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Old 22 October 2014, 10:15   #31
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what is "transom reinforcement straps" can you show me a photo?
My image posting is flecked up, If ya Google '' Zodiac F-470 transom straps
their half way down the page.

I don't use them on my CRRC as I have rigid mounts from my radar arch triangulating her stern.

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Old 22 October 2014, 19:50   #32
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You aren't going to be mounting and dismounting a 60hp without a crane or engine hoist. You won't use 60hp unless its very heavily loaded with divers. 40hp would be fine for family cruising.

I think you'd be better off in a RIB too. The FC470 is a highly capable sib but its basically a flat bottomed boat which will rattle the kidneys out of you. There's a reason you are having to go all the way to the East Coast to find one. They are not an optimal choice for So Cal Catalina type trips regardless of the HP.
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Old 22 October 2014, 21:40   #33
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You aren't going to be mounting and dismounting a 60hp without a crane or engine hoist. You won't use 60hp unless its very heavily loaded with divers. 40hp would be fine for family cruising.
Why would a 40 hp out board that weighs 240 lbs be any easier to hoist off a transom than a 60hp outboard that weighs 240lbs?

I have a 40 hp on my 4.7 m SIB and could certainly use more power.

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I think you'd be better off in a RIB too. The FC470 is a highly capable sib but its basically a flat bottomed boat which will rattle the kidneys out of you. There's a reason you are having to go all the way to the East Coast to find one. They are not an optimal choice for So Cal Catalina type trips regardless of the HP.
Can't argue with that.
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Dumb question, what SIB mean?

I already have the boat now so there is no turning back. LoL.

I'm going with the 60hp. I will also taking my boat to the river and lakes.
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Old 23 October 2014, 09:02   #35
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Dumb question, what SIB mean?

I already have the boat now so there is no turning back. LoL.

I'm going with the 60hp. I will also taking my boat to the river and lakes.

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Old 23 October 2014, 09:13   #36
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Soft hull (as in foldable)
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in contrast to

Rigid hull
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Old 23 October 2014, 11:00   #37
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Why would a 40 hp out board that weighs 240 lbs be any easier to hoist off a transom than a 60hp outboard that weighs 240lbs?
That "6" is affected more by gravity than the "4".

Same sort of effect that makes a tool with "Marine" on it twice as much as an identical one that doesn't say it.


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Why would a 40 hp out board that weighs 240 lbs be any easier to hoist off a transom than a 60hp outboard that weighs 240lbs?

I have a 40 hp on my 4.7 m SIB and could certainly use more power.
Maybe because the 249lb 60hp is 30 or more lbs heavier than the "240lb" 40hp??

e.g.
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Old 30 October 2014, 02:25   #39
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photo's of my RIB

my friend in NC took a few photos of my boat, tell me what do you guy's think? anything funny i should know?
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