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Old 30 August 2006, 13:47   #1
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Auxiliary thoughts

Just fitted a Tohatsu 3.5 to my rig, seems to fit ok tight to the A frame.
I can steer to stern only with the 3.5 but am planning on using the main 65hp engine to steer. The 3.5 is well clear of the 65 leg and prop on full turn.
Any thoughts welcome on this setup.
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Old 30 August 2006, 13:51   #2
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...... I can steer to stern only with the 3.5 ......

Err, how do you do that???
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Old 30 August 2006, 15:19   #3
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Err, how do you do that???
In reverse



erm.. maybe I meant Starboard!
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Old 30 August 2006, 15:26   #4
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erm.. maybe I meant Starboard!
erm....maiybee yew ment pawt

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Or to Port perhaps??

You should get decent steerage with the main motor.
I assume the aux won't fit on the starboard side, due to the steering cable getting in the way?
Your other option would be a transom mounted outboard bracket for the aux, which would set it back and hopefully allow some steerage.
Probably best to get out there and give it a try to see how it performs.
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Damn. gArf got in there first
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I had much the same problem which necessitated losing the A frame - so now I need somewhere to hang some lights instead...
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Can you put the engine the other side of the engine? That way the tiller will be on the other side so might give you a bit more movement as it won't hit the a-frame
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Will it have enough power to push you along especially with the main causing drag?

As for the steering I use a paddle or thatís the plan hope never to test it for real

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Can you put the engine the other side of the engine? That way the tiller will be on the other side so might give you a bit more movement as it won't hit the a-frame
The steering cables are in the way so this would be difficult.
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