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Old 07 May 2010, 15:03   #1
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Aux ? on 5.4SR

Is a 8hp 2 stroke yamaha to big to hang off a kicker bracket on my 5.4sr. I amrunning a 90hp two stroke Yammi on it. I have the 8 now and with a bracket can make it fit.
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Old 07 May 2010, 16:34   #2
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Is a 8hp 2 stroke yamaha to big to hang off a kicker bracket on my 5.4sr. I amrunning a 90hp two stroke Yammi on it. I have the 8 now and with a bracket can make it fit.
It'll lean very oddly to one side
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Is there an option to fit the engine elsewhere on the RIB, so that it can be deployed if and when you need it. I saw a RIB outside Mackays Marine in Aberdeen that had some sort of ply box (in front of the main console) where the auxilliary was situated. Looked plug-ugly, however with a little planning, possibly glass it in - it may be possible to do something?
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Some people clamp them to a bottle rack, seems to work well.
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Old 07 May 2010, 17:40   #5
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dont really have room to mount and leave it elsewhere, I have 4+ divers and 8+ tanks in the boat usually and space is pretty tight already. So would I be better off selling the 8hp and getting a 4hp then? Either a 2 or 4 stroke?

thanks stan
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dont really have room to mount and leave it elsewhere, I have 4+ divers and 8+ tanks in the boat usually and space is pretty tight already. So would I be better off selling the 8hp and getting a 4hp then? Either a 2 or 4 stroke?

thanks stan
If weight/balance is the only problem with the 8HP - then I'd have though with a bunch of divers and kit as well as spare fuel tanks, batteries etc that you can move around you can counterbalance the weight issue.
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I have an 8hp 2 stroke yam as my spare. Fitted on the transom next to an 85hp 2 stroke. Dont feel the need to put it on a kicker bracket. It seems a lot more secure where it is. The 8hp yam was pushing the SR at 5.8 Knots 3 guys and 3 girls up. I wouldn't like to be going much slower than that.
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Has anyone a solution for fitting an aux to a sr5.4 where it has the military frame? This was briefly discussed on the thread I posted asking about aux. engines...but figure maybe someone here missed it and has the solution.

I'm thinking that maybe a bespoke bracket could be made to just about fit...or even one that is partially bolted to the transom and partly to the frame?

crazymac680: Hi there. Where on Lewis do you run your SR? I am thinking of getting one for use over here off Gt Bernera.
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I think your best bet would be to either remove the A-frame and put a light pole on,or change the A-frame.

The issue with the military frame is going to be tilting an aux on a bracket without the powerhead hitting the frame,but not having massive stresses through a really long bracket.
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Old 21 May 2010, 01:52   #10
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crazymac680: Hi there. Where on Lewis do you run your SR? I am thinking of getting one for use over here off Gt Bernera.
I live on Cameron Terrace next to the Cameron terrace shop on the Lochs Road. No doubt you see my boats on the way home from town. I normally launch from Leurbost for fishing and spins to the Shaints but sometimes launch from Uig and Carloway. Furthest I've been was the Flannan Isles.
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