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Old 09 March 2010, 08:03   #1
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Redbay Stormforce 650 Auxiliary

We have ordered a 6hp Suzuki to act as an auxiliary for our Redbay 650. Does anyone know the preferred side to mount the auxiliary on the 650 and why? I have seen 2 other 650's both with their auxiliaries mounted on the port side. Is there a reason for this?

Does anyone have any ideas/ photos on the best way to mount the auxiliary?
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Old 09 March 2010, 09:14   #2
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I would have thought the gear controls are mounted on the starboard side so mounting the engine on the port side maked these easier to reach?
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I would ask the skipper if he is right or left handded... I would say it would be best put it where you would get to use your best arm.

I would also take into account which side the tiller was on to enable this not to be restricted.
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Here in Greece most of ribs have auxiliary motors. The correct side is the starboard side , as it helps to compensate the torque of the motor.
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The main engine will be offset to one side, put the aux in the gap
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The main engine will be offset to one side, put the aux in the gap
Yeah, that inch should give you just about enough room to get another 250 Etec in there.
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Here in Greece most of ribs have auxiliary motors. The correct side is the starboard side , as it helps to compensate the torque of the motor.
That was what I thought was correct, mine is on the wrong side though
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That was what I thought was correct, mine is on the wrong side though
Ah, that will be the southern hemisphere effect
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