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Old 21 May 2019, 13:39   #1
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Redbay 6.5 Auxiliary

Hi, has anyone mounted an auxiliary on a redbay 6.50?

Looking for inspiration. I have a 140hp Suzuki and got a 5hp long shaft Suzuki arriving next week.

I think I can do it without a mount - would be nice to avoid a mount if possible.

Any direct experience of this or pictures of this sort of set up. I have trawled the internet with no joy.

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Depends entirely on the design of the transom. Typically you wouldn't require a mount, but some fettling of the transom capping may be needed. A photo of the transom arrangement would be useful....
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Presumably you won't want it in the down position whilst it's not in use therefore if you're not using a lifting bracket you'll need more than the standard tilt latch to support it whilst travelling. Some form of stay on which the leg will be supported perhaps.
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this is how i set mine up steered with the main engine there was 15 mm clearance when the engine was at full lock between the two engines worked well
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this is how i set mine up steered with the main engine there was 15 mm clearance when the engine was at full lock between the two engines worked well


I have mine set up the same way. Itís worked for years.
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I have mine set up the same way. Itís worked for years.
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bit of an art berthing in the marina Billy


We go bow in Jeff much easier
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had it this way for a while too but awkward in a swell to fit not enough room to tilt whilst on the bracket so had to hang it up
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had it this way for a while too but awkward in a swell to fit not enough room to tilt whilst on the bracket so had to hang it up


Yes I thought of putting it on the back of the rear seat back but like you trying to move it in any swell was not good!!
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Yes I thought of putting it on the back of the rear seat back but like you trying to move it in any swell was not good!!
did the same billy i trialed at sea in a decent chop put a rope on it took a turn round the A frame and lowered it down from start to finish engine running it took 10 mins too long for me
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Presumably you won't want it in the down position whilst it's not in use therefore if you're not using a lifting bracket you'll need more than the standard tilt latch to support it whilst travelling. Some form of stay on which the leg will be supported perhaps.
Been there for three years, just held with the latch.......never budged.

From about 6 min 30 secs..............

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Thanks all, this is going to be close so will come down to a test.... and then no doubt some tinkering. More confident it will work though.
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Been there for three years, just held with the latch.......never budged.
Your choice wouldn't be mine, some of us go boating in real waves.
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I just nip back and forward to Ireland and the outer Hebrides (and inner) from Scottish mainland. About 150 hours a year. All very sheltered always flat calm. You must have to go much further to find real waves.
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I just nip back and forward to Ireland and the outer Hebrides (and inner) from Scottish mainland. About 150 hours a year. All very sheltered always flat calm. You must have to go much further to find real waves.


Nice setup.
I Hate the look of an aux bracket.
Have you noticed any stress on the saddle of the aux motor over the years?
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Nice setup.
I Hate the look of an aux bracket.
Have you noticed any stress on the saddle of the aux motor over the years?
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I've not had any issues at all with it. I do tighten up the tilt bolt a bit to stop it "pitching" but the bracket is designed to carry the weight of the engine (It's still going to have to do that on an aux bracket) and it only ever really gets a bit of vertical loading on airborne landings and the stern lands fairly softly anyway. It wouldn't do any harm to put a strap on it but it's pretty much balanced so it's not going to make a lot of difference.
I suspect the way the "A" frame is fitted on most RIBs might cause problems getting enough space. It's straight forward on boats with engine wells like mine and Ribeyes where the frame is moved forward. Borrow an engine and have a play around with it.
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just stick a piece of wood in the saddle or as i have HDPE round bar works for me with the 25hp traveling up and down on the trailer with no issues
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I've not had any issues at all with it. I do tighten up the tilt bolt a bit to stop it "pitching" but the bracket is designed to carry the weight of the engine (It's still going to have to do that on an aux bracket) and it only ever really gets a bit of vertical loading on airborne landings and the stern lands fairly softly anyway. It wouldn't do any harm to put a strap on it but it's pretty much balanced so it's not going to make a lot of difference.

I suspect the way the "A" frame is fitted on most RIBs might cause problems getting enough space. It's straight forward on boats with engine wells like mine and Ribeyes where the frame is moved forward. Borrow an engine and have a play around with it.


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