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Old 02 March 2006, 14:41   #1
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Boat & power chosen, Where does AUX go

Right men some ideas please , New 8.5 chosen with single verado 275. New 30 hp lightweight chosen as aux power. Where do I stow it. My last 6.3 with 150 opti had a ten strapped behind last two jockeys at stern and was a sound set up, but i'd like to get the weight forward if I can, strapped inboard meant little buffeting, but I like good balance (in case of take off - and oh yea, I've had a few hehe). Any one tried to get the o/b shaft under a double jockey seat for stowage?
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Right men some ideas please , New 8.5 chosen with single verado 275. New 30 hp lightweight chosen as aux power. Where do I stow it. My last 6.3 with 150 opti had a ten strapped behind last two jockeys at stern and was a sound set up, but i'd like to get the weight forward if I can, strapped inboard meant little buffeting, but I like good balance (in case of take off - and oh yea, I've had a few hehe). Any one tried to get the o/b shaft under a double jockey seat for stowage?
Are you serious?Do you think you can manhandle a 30hp motor over the stern and clamp it on at sea?
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clamping a 10 or 15 on the back at sea would be tricky but a 30 would be really tough, remember there is not much room reaching over so you have to think you might need to do it single handed!!


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Yes we worked out a system of winching it over the A frame, and lowering it onto the aux bracket. Force 6 this was tested (well a slightlty lighter motor granted, but bear in mind this is a light weight 30) should say I'm, 6'5" hehe
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Dont u guys have proper breakfast ??
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Id like to see the video of that

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Still listening guys ,, points apreciated, tell me what you think that motor weighs without checking the stats, then tell me when u last lifted a big bag of cement or fertiliser?
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i havnt checked to see how heavy 1 is but its heavy i now that but not only heavy orkward too i can just imagine u wen uve broke down tryin to put that on the back with a choppy sea

id go smaller myself
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Well BigMuz is taking some stick here for his large choice of aux, although he deserves some credit as you do see many large ribs with small aux's as an after thought, i.e 7.5m with a 3.3hp. Following on from Phil Davies's comment earlier today a 3.3hp will provide as much propulsion as a rampant rabbit

A 30HP Tohatsu 2 stoke is 51kgs and its 30HP 4 stroke counterpart is 69.5kg.

51KG is not a massive amount but they are awkward to carry and would be difficult to clamp on the transom in a rough sea. The ideal engine would probably be a 15HP or a 20HP, however, the Tohatsu 18HP is 41KG, for 10KG more you can get the 30HP with 50% more power.

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Your havinga laugh

i 'attempted' a 25hp as an aux engine last year, and thought of a happy stow a way place for it on a 9.5m boat.. did not work in any fashion or form.

If it is not fixed in a place ready to go, forget it.... unless you are only taking out weight lifters, when you need it........ believe me an aux that size is a dream, that will not come true.

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..If it is not fixed in place ready to go, forget it....
Agreed.

Nothing wrong with 30hp though.
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Yeh. jw used to carry 2 30hp "auxiliaries".
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personally i like to have a couple of spare auxiliaries as well

as long as i have one of the eight running i am fine
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Nothing wrong with having a few forms of alternative power:
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personally i like to have a couple of spare auxiliaries as well

as long as i have one of the eight running i am fine
Hehe, thats more like it - 5 I have seen, but not 8, I take it the big bit in the middle of the boat is the fuel tank, hehe
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A fine vintage display, my mum used to have a food mixer a bit like one of them, hehe
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Hehe, thats more like it - 5 I have seen, but not 8, I take it the big bit in the middle of the boat is the fuel tank, hehe
No the whole hull is a fuel tank and we keep the precious cargo in the cabin to keep it dry!
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Aux must be ready to run

Hi

My advise is as follows:

The auxilary must be ready to run. lower, open air vent, turn fuel cock pull cord.

when you need it (to save your life) you will need it running within seconds. It might enable you to keep head to sea and avoid a broach for example.

Routine at launch is to start auxilary every trip - you have seen it run today. not six months ago!

How to achive these things is the difficult part.

good luck getting it fitted and ready - but foget winching it in to place.
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A much better approach to boating is to avoid putting yourself in a situation where you need the aux to save your life.

Or if you must do so, (RNLI eg), don't mess around, just get twin engines.

The aux then becomes a hassle saver, rather than a life saver, and as such, you can have it stowed in a dry locker, wrapped up, so it actually stands a chance of working when you need it.

Think about it - the poor thing has been sitting on the back of the boat getting splashed and sprayed for months, and rarely runs at all. So it'd probably damp as hell, either electrically, mechanically, or both.

A membership to seastart is probably a much wiser investment.
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Thanks for your thoughts Guys, I appreciate it
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