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Old 15 February 2010, 18:33   #21
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Suzukis don't suffer from
1. Air in the fuel system
2. Dodgy Isolator
3. Frozen linkages
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'cos dem wuz me trubbles...
No, I don't believe they do

And anyway, those problems will only occur on the 2nd motor, so if you only have the one, then you'll be ok.
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Old 15 February 2010, 18:33   #22
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Did you use vaseline or tatty paste as corrision inhibitor/lube?
DT5. Is it made from spuds? It certainly worked!
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Old 15 February 2010, 18:42   #23
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Old 15 February 2010, 19:29   #24
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I would have thought twin if you were planning to go any distance - the chance of two engines failing being my thought.

Funnily enough I was having a look through some images of larger RIBs earlier today and was quite taken with the 10m Scorpion Sting. I figure I should get a bit more experienced before buying something more serious.
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Old 16 February 2010, 02:38   #25
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What are you going for.
If it was I'd stick a single 150 on it.

Thats it i cannot make my mind up,
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Old 16 February 2010, 08:54   #26
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I've expanded these thoughts previously, you may have read them already.......

For a given set of twin / single equivalents, and in most caes before you add the aux, the heavier setup will alternate as you move up the HP range, simply down to the fact that most manufactureres make more then one HP variant for a given lump of hardware. "Twin X" for a given Hp will also vary depending on make

Drag is a similar argument as the gearcase sizes get bigger - my Clamshell has an almost identical sized gearbox to my old Suz DT25, but my Old Yamm 55 shared it's case with the 90! The drag argument goes up as the cube of your top speed. Crusie at 20 knots it's likely going to make negligible difference, but open up & do 35.......

Do you do your own servicing? If so the double service cost argument evaporates....

Slightly controversial thought ref. batteries etc. (and I say this ignoring any electronics you may want to keep alive) - rememeber a 60 is still in the "emergency pull start" bracket, so do you really need 2 bateries?


I have a single / aux at the moment, simply because the rib I bought had a transom cut-out and I didn't fancy rebuiilding it to take another Suzi. I also found a super lightweight 60 Hp to hang on it.

In a parallel universe, yes, I'd have gone with twin 30s / 40s. In answer to your "what to do with the aux?" Q - mine hangs on the transom, and is wedged in front of the frame & held in place with a bungee for rigid support & relatively quick deployment. I also use it to get in & out the marina or for a few mins at the beginning of the day each time to make sure it runs.
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Old 16 February 2010, 09:57   #27
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twin all the way the chance of both breaking down at sea is a slim chance so your always be able to get back with a single engine and will not need an auxiliary engine..
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No, it's "der Aldi-schpeak" for WD-40. It's great for sorting out awkward nuts and irritating squeaks. Lanky should squirt a bit on this forum...
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They don't make a can big enough....
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Spoke to jason today he is going to send a picture of the boat so that i can upload it to ribnet for your views

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