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Old 14 June 2010, 06:47   #11
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Looks like we could have an "Evenrude Aux"parrty.....I had one of the 2Hps on the SR4, and have a longhsft 4 on the Humber.

Other nice lightweight one is the 3.5 Hp Tohatsu (also re- badged by pretty much much everyone else at some point in the last 20 years) 3 on Fleabay at the mo......
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Old 14 June 2010, 07:27   #12
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Other nice lightweight one is the 3.5 Hp Tohatsu (also re- badged by pretty much much everyone else at some point in the last 20 years) 3 on Fleabay at the mo......
That's exactly what I had on my Zodiac Pro. Bit industrial - but does the job. Only went for the two-stroke because the 4-stroke is wider and heavier. One note of warning is that it needs addional support on the tilt bracket (and a ratchet strap to maintain tension on it) - as it frankly isn't up to the job bouncing up and down on the transom of a RIB! A Yamaha 4hp (2-stroke) would be a good buy too.
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At least it's got a support bracket, which is a lot more than those Johnsorudes do........

One thing I don't miss form 1970s OMC - "friction tilt lock"
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At least it's got a support bracket, which is a lot more than those Johnsorudes do........

One thing I don't miss form 1970s OMC - "friction tilt lock"
Yep.

Bungee round A-frame is how I used to hold mine tilted
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Old 15 June 2010, 03:40   #15
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...and in the absense of an A- frame you need about 4" of 2x1, an 8mm drill and some bungee.

Drill the wood , loop the bungee a copmlete lap of the leg just below the powerhead, then tie two figure 8 knots having tensioned the bungee and passed it throughthe two holes in the wood. For "run" you swivel the wood out the way (the fin halfway down the leg stops it getting to the prop). For "up" swivel it round & lift into the gap 'tween clamp & swivel. the corner on the swivel bracket holds it in place nicely. A further length of bungee tied to the clamp & looped round the leg holds the engine down onto the wood. (ensure that loop is short enough to not meet the prop when running, although not too difficult as the bungee stretches).
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