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Old 05 December 2015, 06:55   #1
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Hi! I'm a new member. Don't have a RIB though just a fibreglass Microplus 501

Have read some great threads, hoping to finds some answers to questions about my outboard!
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Old 05 December 2015, 07:23   #2
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Have read some great threads, hoping to finds some answers to questions about my outboard!
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Old 05 December 2015, 07:26   #3
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Yes a big welcome. Make sure you use all the info stored in the search facility and don't be shy to ask specific questions. Happy boating when you get what you want.


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Old 09 December 2015, 08:17   #4
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Poggle,

Firstly welcome,

Secondly - stop teasing us - what's your outboard?

The engine section is awash with info. If you are looking fora new one for the boat, the maker's plate will be a good start for max HP and if it's new enough - weight.
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I had a Microplus for a very short time. I shan't go into it too much as it wasn't a fabulous experience.
From memory Microplus 501s are rated for 85hp., but most are short shaft only and I really wouldn't stick more than a 50 on them. They're VERY old now and they were rated for the old crank-rated light 2 strokes.

Helpful hint... Don't EVER shut the throttle totally from full speed without turning the boat as well or you're liable to have your own wash swamp the outboard.
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Don't EVER shut the throttle totally from full speed without turning the boat as well or you're liable to have your own wash swamp the outboard.
As 92D80 said "engine section is awash with info..."
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Old 15 December 2015, 15:16   #7
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Thanks for the welcome! I have a Mariner 40hp pull start on the Microplus. Needing to fit a kill cord. We have had lots of fun with the boat on rivers, not been brave enought to go out to sea yet!
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Old 21 December 2015, 08:12   #8
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If it's a 2- stroke then it'll be similar to what I had lots of fun with on an SR4 many years ago.....

So what are the Questions? ...... or should I have dived into the engine thread before typing this?
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