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Old 29 January 2003, 17:51   #1
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Atlantic crossing with a donkey engine !

The guys a nutter ???

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Old 30 January 2003, 01:50   #2
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Makes the Orkney expedition look a bit tame!

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Old 30 January 2003, 04:45   #3
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What an amazing little chap, He obviously didn't realise how much easier the task would have been if he had fitted a tube to the boat!
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Old 30 January 2003, 08:18   #4
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what an advert for tohatsu

the engine was running 21 hours a day for months on end, thats some test !

what's peoples opinions of tohatsu as outboards as I have seen these mated to a few ribs ?
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I had a 70hp Tohatsu on the back of my old Narwhal 5m rib..... it went like a rocket.

In the year, with about 35hrs of use (from brand new).... I didn't even use a full plastic carton of 2 stroke oil.

The thing started 1st time every time, and the build quality was good too.

From 1000 upto 3500rpm wasn't greatly spectacular, but from 3500 upto 5200rpm (I think that's what the max was), it was like a turbo had kicked in, and if you weren't holding on tight, it would be an over the transom job

If Tohatsu did a 140hp 4-Stroke engine, I would have seriously considered them on my recent rib purchase.

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Old 30 January 2003, 15:50   #6
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Re: what an advert for tohatsu

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No complaints about mine.
They should be good as they make all the smaller engines <10hp for Mercury and Mariner. Only a couple of theit 2-stroke models are HPDI/Optimax technology though - the 90tldi and 50tldi. All others have carbs. Ask Andy Clark about them - he reckons they're as tough as old boot.
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What an amazing little chap, He obviously didn't realise how much easier the task would have been if he had fitted a tube to the boat!
Well Dirk a friend of mine from Poland Arek Pawelek did this route in a rib no outboard mind you but a sail. The rib was a Sportis 455 and was modified to include a keel. If you have any old RI magazines see the June 2000 issue. Its all there

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Alantic crossing in a RIB

My Friend did it in around 1986 in a 5M Rib By sail.. The also had a 55 Susiki on the back, but that was just for land fall..

As far I am aware he was the first in no. 1 a RIB and no.2 the smallest boat, but that was betten the following year....

Now, when he comes out in the Hysucat he shits himself!! haha
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any more details of this rib sail crossing ?

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