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Old 13 July 2011, 12:01   #1
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Remote controls for outboard

Is it possible to fit an engine with remotes to a sib? I presume a make shift throttle & wheel mount would be needed, but what about steering at the transom side of things? Is it possible? Or do-able but difficult? Or just just plain simple? Just a general query really as im looking for an outboard and have seen a couple that crop up with remotes.
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Old 13 July 2011, 12:35   #2
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yes its possible especially for the bombards you just buy the cross bar steering and use the boats original seat , the remotes then screw on with the steering , can post photos of my old bombard 420 with it all setup ,it costs a bit ,but its a totally different experience, and you have much more control
i just see u have honwave has it got 2 holes in webbing that runs on the top tubes if so then should be easy as ,thiis where the cross boat steering fits
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Old 13 July 2011, 12:46   #3
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Yeah, the control would be a big improvement over tiller, especially on a bigger engine. So if i got an engine with full controls, would it just be basically a bolt on system- Just screw down the throttle & steering wheel? Then main thing i was thinking about was the steering setup near the transom, how does it attach to the transom?
Cheers for the pic, if you have anymore of the setup around the engine so i can see how it goes together that'd be great.
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the steering shaft just pushes through the hole in your outboard and the nut on the steering rod is then done up on the engine to hold the steering rod in place then a rod goes from the steering rod to a pigs nose attached to the engine nothing attaches to the trans form in theory u can remove the engine with the steering still attached should just say the steering cable stays rolled up with the steering so no connections to make at the steering end of things
i can take a picture with it attched just to my outboard, as i have just got a mariner 25 with remotes and cross boat steering for my bombard 380 if it helps
yes to the steering and remotes just a matter of screwing them on , the only difficulty or hardest part would be if you bought an engine with out the remotes thats a bit costly and more involved but its straight fwd if the engine is already kitted with the remotes
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Old 13 July 2011, 13:59   #5
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Ah rightt, thats makes sense now. Just what i wanted to hear. For some reason i thought it would be connected to the boat. I have seen a few that come with the remotes and at reasonable prices, just a little less hp than what id like. Id be pretty sure i wouldnt have a problem fitting them as long as its just bolt into place (with a little mod to the seat). Its when, like you say, having to fit them to an engine thats not already equipped with them which would be a no go area for me, too much cost involved and hassle.
If you have a bit of spare time, a picture would be much appreciated.
Another quick one.. How important is it to get a motor with the correct shaft length?
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Old 13 July 2011, 14:05   #6
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heres a quick picy as you ca see the whole setup can attch to any boat that has the 2 holes for the steering and remotes are fixed .thats the only part that attches to the boat
shaft lenght is important all i know have short shaft except the bombard 420 which is the only sib i know which has a long shaft there may be others im sure others van tell you the exact problems with using incorrect length shaft
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thanks for that, it does look a neat little setup. Ill be on the look out for something similar/ tiller depending on what comes up. Doesnt seem to be much choice on the second hand stuff. Bill Highams local though and has the same setup for 1800 but a johnson 25 instead. Just wrong timing for me.. budget wont quite stretch just yet.
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i just got this mariner 25hp steering remotes fuel tank etc and the bombard 380 with the leaks for 1200 after some extra negotiation when i got home and found it had more patches and leaks than he advertised !
so they are out there .
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1200! Thats really good, where did you find that advertised? Its a bargain to be honest for all that, even with leaks. I bet youd pull that for the engine alone if its in good nic. Im just waiting for the right one at the right time, even if it takes a while. Only problem is im not the most patient person in the world!
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patience is not my strongest point either it was advertised for around 2500 about 2 years ago on boats and outboards then he contacted me this year and asked if i was still interesed in it , i wasnt to bothered as i had already bought a mint condition 380 with a 15 yam 18monhts ago for 1600 but no remotes etc ,
so just made him an other on his description the rest is now history,
the engine has run in a water butt ok ,but not had it in the sea yet so wont know for sure till then , but i do think he let it go cheap because the boat has had some neglect , the boat itself is solid and holds air for 3 days no probs its just the floor needs the rear repaired then hopefully its good to go touch wood!
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