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Old 19 September 2015, 03:58   #11
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And I haven't checked, but 2*25 may be over weight for transom. So you end up going may 2*20, getting 40 horses on the back with power of a single 30!
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Old 19 September 2015, 04:39   #12
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Not a good idea then.

So it,s back to the title of this thread what aux engine and how to fit it.

The other option is a 5mtr rib Is this worth considering ? anything above this size and there will be storage problems well for me anyway..

I just do not like the idea of a single engine just in case.

I thought the sr4 for storage and the towing weight. Was hoping not to have to buy another car.

Any body have any idea on the weight of a 5 mtr complete package.?
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It depends, but you can get 5m under 750kg all up weight if that is your limit.

An Aux is a good idea, it will be about what fits. On a sr4 that is likely to be an old small 2str. How far that will get you is another issue -- where do you boat-
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It depends, but you can get 5m under 750kg all up weight if that is your limit.

An Aux is a good idea, it will be about what fits. On a sr4 that is likely to be an old small 2str. How far that will get you is another issue -- where do you boat-
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There are still options. Getting a Tohatsu 3.5hp or Mariner 3.3hp would be a good auxiliary. You might even get away with short shafts given its location.

I used to have a Zodiac Pro with a Yamaha 40hp main engine and squeezed a Tohatsu in. You have the advantage, as the Pro had a lipped transom.

Now the decision. Fit an adjustable bracket, and quite honestly it will rattle like a toolbox in a Vauxhall Viva. It be tempted to see if you could get something like this fabricated but with a far shorter stem box section. Over-engineered maybe, but it's not going anywhere.

I'd also ratchet the engine when it's in the up position. With a stainless steel U-bolt on the deck.
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I have been looking into this and there isn't enough room on the transom on the port side as the stearing arm on my mercury 40 on full lock goes almost to the tube so would foul on a up tilted outboard so it would have to go on the starboard side but all the cables pipework ect runs up that side .tbh I think if you can get one mounted on the transom itself it will be very tight
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If you see this Zodiac Pro - they squeezed a Tohatsu on the starboard side by buying the auxilliary bracket hard up next to the tube. Pretty sure the same can be done with an SR4. The A-frame is your biggest issue. You could lose the A-frame and consider a lightpole.
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