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Old 21 May 2006, 11:07   #1
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Oddly mounted engines!

http://www.boatshed.com/images/_auto...%20%28Stern%29

Does anyone know if there is a reason for the oddly (angled) mounted engines in the picture above? Here's the link to the boat... http://www.boatshed.com/viewboat.php?boat=6150
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Old 21 May 2006, 11:14   #2
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Looks like my old Hysucat. The engines are angled in such a way so as to gain the maximum propulsion behind the hulls.
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Old 21 May 2006, 12:22   #3
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Yes agree with Charles there the Hysucat we had, had similar cambered engines, it also made a difference when turning the cat as they tend to turn flat with a slight lean, and when this happens you get the benifit of the cambered motors
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Old 21 May 2006, 15:19   #4
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How are those RIB's in general? Good boats? How do they take to a rough day/pounding as opposted to a single hull 6.5m?
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Old 21 May 2006, 16:13   #5
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Husycat in the rough

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Very wet boats in my opinion. They have a Stainless steel planing fin which sits horizontally approx two rhirds up the length of the boat and runs from one hull to the other. This helps to strengthen the structure and keeps the boats nose down in heavy seas. This allows you to keep the power on and speed up in the rough. Only problem as I see it is that keeping the bow down tends to have the boat ship a lot of water and the boats seem to constantly slamm the waves. This gets very tiring after a while. Also means you will need to get a drysuit.

tim and Gavin can tell you more. They had one for a few years and really put it to the test.

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Old 21 May 2006, 17:03   #6
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Here it is here airborne

http://www.boatdesign.net/gallery/sh...o/1688/cat/529
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Old 21 May 2006, 17:36   #7
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Very wet boats in my opinion. They have a Stainless steel planing fin which sits horizontally approx two rhirds up the length of the boat and runs from one hull to the other. This helps to strengthen the structure and keeps the boats nose down in heavy seas. This allows you to keep the power on and speed up in the rough. Only problem as I see it is that keeping the bow down tends to have the boat ship a lot of water and the boats seem to constantly slamm the waves. This gets very tiring after a while. Also means you will need to get a drysuit.

tim and Gavin can tell you more. They had one for a few years and really put it to the test.

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So you have done many miles in these ribs, have you?
Why do people say things when they don't have a bloody clue what they are talking about!
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Old 21 May 2006, 17:45   #8
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Why do people say things when they don't have a bloody clue what they are talking about!
C'mon Chuck, it's traditional on Ribnet.
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C'mon Chuck, it's traditional on Ribnet.
This is a bloody first - I agree with you. DON'T call me chuck!
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Old 21 May 2006, 18:26   #10
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Thats a lot of money for about 80 HP of boat second hand.
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