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Old 27 March 2011, 19:44   #1
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RIBcraft 4.8m rig-out progressing

Finally got the engine on today with my brother's help. Glad I only have to do this once every so often. Absolute dead weight (115kg) without a mobile hoist. Reversed the boat into the garage and raised the jockey wheel so the boat transom height was level with the engine. Also fitted a outboard lock. Time for a tea-break again!

Next job on my list is to fit the under seat fuel trays for 2x 25 litre tanks. RIBcraft are currently making them.

Also on the list to do:
Fit battery and box
Extend battery cables
Fit tacho, trim guage and wire in
Fit throttle, cables, etc
Fit Garmin marine mount and GPS
Fit Plastimo Offshore compass
Fit battery isolator switch, fuse panel, and rocker switches
Fit Perko light pole and wire in
Connect steering
Fit DSC VHF, antenna and wire in
Fit Tohatsu fuel connector

Think I might need a second job!

Also looking for an auxilliary engine. It will be mounted behind the jockey seat. See attached picture for reference.
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Old 28 March 2011, 02:09   #2
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Also looking for an auxilliary engine. It will be mounted behind the jockey seat. See attached picture for reference.
Will it reach the water from there?

I wanted an auxiliary on my RC5.3 but RC said there wasn't room on the transom with a Suzuki 90...are you sure you have room to fit one on a 4.8?
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Old 28 March 2011, 04:02   #3
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Will it reach the water from there?

I wanted an auxiliary on my RC5.3 but RC said there wasn't room on the transom with a Suzuki 90...are you sure you have room to fit one on a 4.8?
That's because you had a 4-stroke Soozie and RIBcraft probably assumed on fitting a 4-stroke auxilliary.

Plenty room on the 4.8. Looking for a slim Yamaha 4hp (2-stroke). Worst case scenario then I can put a Tohatsu 3.5hp long shaft on, (very slim powerhead). I had the same engine on my Zodiac Pro. Where there's a will, there's a way!
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Old 28 March 2011, 07:34   #4
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A 3.5hp Twatsoo standard shaft will work ok - no need for longshaft. My mate used one on his RC4.8, which he's since sold and has asked me to sell the aux on his behalf - virtually unused:

http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=388506&postcount=8

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