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Old 01 February 2010, 15:53   #21
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From past experience of losing a perfectly good auxilliary off the back of a Dell Quay Dory we used to own (my fault), I now prefer to keep the 3.3 mariner 2 stroke under the rear seat of my Ribeye 550. I have made a fixed wooden bracket which attaches through the mounting holes for one of the ski eyes (not required as i have a ski pole too) and mount the engine on it when needed. It is very much a last resort get me home set up which pushes me along at 4-5 knots. I know it won't work too well in a rough sea but I am never happy being out with only 1 engine.
I have the same, a Merc 3.3 auxillary on my Avon D560, only 12kg, does about the same around 4-5 knots, its ok for the solent
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Old 01 February 2010, 16:53   #22
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I fitted a Tohatsu 3.5hp auxilliary (17kg) to my Zodiac Pro 7 Man in 2008. It's got zero hours on it, hasn't even been run in. If you're on the Moray Firth or Atlantic and you break down - there's a good chance you might not see another boat all day... next thing you're landing in another country without a bleed'n passport!
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Old 02 February 2010, 19:04   #23
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I fitted a Tohatsu 3.5hp auxilliary (17kg) to my Zodiac Pro 7 Man in 2008. It's got zero hours on it, hasn't even been run in. If you're on the Moray Firth or Atlantic and you break down - there's a good chance you might not see another boat all day... next thing you're landing in another country without a bleed'n passport!
You think you have got a problem, you should try getting caught in the prevailing westerley here, next stop is Chile in 13000 miles
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Old 03 February 2010, 11:13   #24
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You think you have got a problem, you should try getting caught in the prevailing westerley here, next stop is Chile in 13000 miles
I think you're exaggerating a little there Stephen. If you used your paddles, you could probably make landfall at the Cape of Good Hope
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Old 03 February 2010, 13:29   #25
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Come on guys, where's your imagination, why stop at the Cape of Good Hope.............why not go for the full circumnavigation! Be a first in a RIB as far as I know!
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Old 03 February 2010, 14:01   #26
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Come on guys, where's your imagination, why stop at the Cape of Good Hope.............why not go for the full circumnavigation! Be a first in a RIB as far as I know!
ah-hummm!
http://rib.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-2625.html
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Old 03 February 2010, 16:56   #27
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You think you have got a problem, you should try getting caught in the prevailing westerley here, next stop is Chile in 13000 miles
This is turning into the fish I caught is bigger than your fish story!

If I was on the west coast and in the unlikely event you were blown west, you can either make for the Flannans or worst case scenario St Kilda. Only accessible from one side in Village Bay. Cliffs are 1300 feet high. Never been there - but would dearly love to go. Details here: http://www.kilda.org.uk/
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Old 09 August 2011, 14:19   #28
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Recently i tried on this




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4.5 square metres, are a bit to small for a 8 meter rib but on force 4 can give 2.5 knots .
total extra weight about 7-8 kgs

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Old 10 August 2011, 04:03   #29
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Old 10 August 2011, 04:06   #30
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personally i;d say keep it, but also use it. I tend to use mine to get in / out the marina - then I know it was working when I left...... Can also if you stop for a "drifting picnic lunch" use it to hold position or something, either way, it gets some excersise and if it does fail you'll know when you still have the main lump to get you back.
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