Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 17 May 2007, 12:14   #1
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
Square peg into a roundish hole

Anybody know if a 150 Merc Optimax will fit in the back of an Audi A4 estate?

I'm worried about the weight as well as the physical size!

Chris
__________________

__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 12:18   #2
ADS
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,410
If its a company car there shouldn't be a problem!
I have had a 70HP Tohatsu in the back of an A6 estate no problem, but like you say its more the weight than the size, you will have trouble manhandling that.
__________________

__________________
ADS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 12:33   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
I'd hire a van. It'll be very hard to get something as heavy as a 150 Opti in (and more importantly out) the back of a car without damaging the engine in some way.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 13:36   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Enfield/Switzerland
Boat name: Zonneschijn II/Vixen
Make: Shakespeare/Avon
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evin' 175 DI /Yam 90
MMSI: 235055605
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,418
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
I'd hire a van. It'll be very hard to get something as heavy as a 150 Opti in (and more importantly out) the back of a car without damaging the engine in some way.
Not to mention damaging the inside of the car and peoples' backs.
If you go the car route, put down a ply board and then an old blanket or something you can use to pull it across the board til it's in.

I have done it with a 65 Suzi into a toyota hilux surf which has quite a high boot floor, and was not a nice job.

Would not fancy a 150, especially into a low down estate!
__________________
Neil Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 13:39   #5
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
That and if you have to do an emergency stop when some goon cuts you up it'll go straight through the windscreen and make a nasty mess of everything in the way...
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 13:49   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Enfield/Switzerland
Boat name: Zonneschijn II/Vixen
Make: Shakespeare/Avon
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evin' 175 DI /Yam 90
MMSI: 235055605
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,418
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
That and if you have to do an emergency stop when some goon cuts you up it'll go straight through the windscreen and make a nasty mess of everything in the way...
Fair comment, if I think about ti I had tie down points in the back of the surf, so it was ratcheted down as well. Maybe not such a good idea if you can't do that!
__________________
Neil Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 15:05   #7
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
Well I managed to put a Landrover engine in the back of a Fiesta once, but it wasn't easy and didn't do the car a lot of good.

I'd go with Nos and suggest investing 50 in hiring a van for the day.

John
__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 15:14   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Borrow or hire a trailer for it.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 15:47   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Nr Faversham, Kent
Boat name: C Rider
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 80
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 479
I got a mercury 90 into my Discovery -and managed to shut the door.

Took four of us to get it out and plonk it on the transome though!


...or take the boat to the engine???
__________________
Searider - The Best 5.4 x Far
Swifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2007, 15:49   #10
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
If it will pysically fit inside then the weight won't be a probem, only weighs 200 kg's.

Ply board and carpet seems like the best way to go.

As for going though the windscreen More likely to give you a good squashing though
__________________

__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:15.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.