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Old 25 August 2011, 12:45   #11
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cheers for the advice. I've got room at home to keep it assembled on a trailer which will make life easier. Obviously I don't want to have to do 'an Arnie' to move it around though.
I'm not aware of any additional regulations for over 10hp here in the UK unless the more knowledgeable folks on here chip in to say otherwise.
Still early days for me and I'm trying to make sure I make the right decisions now before committing to parting with any money!
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Old 25 August 2011, 16:32   #12
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Good to hear that you'll keep it assembled and on a trailer it will make it far more convenient to use, and you will in turn use t much more frequently. If being trailered, I would consider a more powerful outboard. If you are looking for a used outboard, you might not find a big difference in price of outboards in the 10-25hp range.
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Old 25 August 2011, 17:23   #13
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Plus trying to steer twin tiller arm engines is always a little difficult!
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Old 26 August 2011, 09:03   #14
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Good points mentioned here. Just for interests sake there is a vid on youtube (damd if i can still find it) where someone has put twin outboards on a sib if anyone can be bothered finding it and posting a link on here for the entertainment value
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Old 12 September 2011, 04:00   #15
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Haha found it
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Old 12 September 2011, 04:12   #16
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excellent!

my original plan to keep it on a trailer fully assmebled has been vetoed by she who must be obeyed.
SO at the moment I'm assembling as required. I've got better at this. I may end up berthing it at the local yacht club in due course.

I have now found a nice cheap air cooled volvo penta 4hp to get me out on the water whilst I hunt out something a bit more mental for fun and hijinks later.
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Old 12 September 2011, 04:23   #17
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Good stuff on getting on the water!

I was going to get a trailer also for ease but cost, space and the 25hp motor bouncing on the back wasn't ideal. So yeah I'm setting up each time also like you! Just remember a few tips (presuming you have same as me and these aren't new):

-Semi inflate before putting floor in
-chuck metal spacer under boards
-Use airpump with valves open to get initial air quantity
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Old 12 September 2011, 04:28   #18
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thanks for that. the oars under the floor was the key to getting those tricky edge stringers in. everything else was a breeze.
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Hilarious! Only problem is it looks like it needs two helms!

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Plus trying to steer twin tiller arm engines is always a little difficult!
I believe the thing you are after to solve that problem is called T.E.S.T. (Twin Engine Single Tiller) Basically a tiller that also has a couple of short bowdens attatched to allow both throttles to work off one twist grip. Then link engines with aconnectiong bar as you would on a standard twin setup.

I'm suire something similar could be rigged at the lower end of the scale!

Oh, and as for the "twice as heavy" comments, not necessarily. I'm fed up writing it all, so do a search for "Twins" "weight" and my ID. Then go find the brochures for your chosen engine(s). You may be surprised....
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