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Old 30 November 2005, 13:47   #21
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yours might be a long shaft but some folks have extra long shafts!!
Ah, but it's not the length of the shaft, it's the width. More width, bigger lifts greater productivity!
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Old 30 November 2005, 13:48   #22
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so you saying my seagull is not up to much then?



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Ah, but it's not the length of the shaft, it's the width. More width, bigger lifts greater productivity!
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Old 30 November 2005, 13:52   #23
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so you saying my seagull is not up to much then?
as an anchor yes
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so you saying my seagull is not up to much then?
Only if you can tie a rope around it's leg and get it to give you a tow!!
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Old 30 November 2005, 14:14   #25
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are we back on the skyrats theme again?
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Old 01 December 2005, 01:05   #26
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A yamaha 2 hp will get you from a-b slowly but use very little fuel and is very light.
Strangely enough,a 2.5 mariner feels almost twice as powerful,planing potential on a 3m rib one up if you sit forward,I used a length of washing machine pipe to steer.Sounds a bit sad but does reduce your trip time on the 5th trip to a boat ferrying kit,dog,family,food for just a weekend trip.
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Seaguls make fantastic anchors and as a bonus you can strap it to the back of the boat again sfterwards and the damn thing will still work (probably...).
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Old 01 December 2005, 04:57   #28
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Twin 2hp - now we're talking!

Borrowed a mates 2hp Evinrude and added it to my one on the back of a 9' hard dinghy.

Sounded horrendous but felt like a pilot boat - semi-displacement.

Was also rigged for sailing and so had to plug the centreboard casing as well.

Went better with a Yamaha 4hp steered with a length of 1.5" waste pipe.
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