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Old 27 June 2013, 14:58   #1
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sr4...Auxiliary or not?

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have just bought an SR4 with a Suzuki 55 2 stroke, low hours and lovely (should go like a stabbed rat... my question is... though i am sure the Suzuki is very reliable, what if it stos when i am a couple of miles out to sea..... i don't really want to burden anyone, is an auxiliary a standard bit of kit and something i should get? if so.. is there room to transom mount or do i need a bracket.. and do i have it mounted as a matter of course or do i strap it to the floor? or pt it under seat etc? also how big, 2hp, 4hp? i guess it is whatever will fit?

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Old 27 June 2013, 15:10   #2
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Gridge, you wear a life jacket I assume. That's not because you expect to get dunked. You carry more fuel than you need, at least twice as much ( I hope), you have fresh water on board and a radio????, at least your mobile is topped up, spare plug and spanner to fit it, knife?, flare(s)? You're wearing kit to prevent hypothermia and of course, you have paddles. In my opinion, you still have space for a wing.
And I have an SR4
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Old 27 June 2013, 15:41   #3
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Was a very simillar thread on here the other day very simillar.

You do know a 55HP is probably over powered for the SR4 transom and might invalidate insurance?
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Reliability....aux engine....or not???
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A 55 on a SR4 sounds a bit like 'squeaky bum time'.
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Old 27 June 2013, 16:31   #6
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hi, 55 i a smidge over the limit, i have spoken to the underwriters and after a little financial adjustment they have covered me..
yes squeaky bum time indeed... but i don't have to use all of them horses...
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miccheck1516, thanks for the link, in essence nothing to lose if carrying an aux...
my uncle always has said, when you go near the sea always assume the sea is trying to kill you...
an aux at 300 is a good insurance policy for your few thousand quid boat and maybe your life....
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I was told by a VERY wise sage that if you carry a wing then keep the wing fuel separate. Got short shrift from him for using colourful words, however his jibe has actually stuck with me. Fuel your spare tank and/or your wing from a different pump.
Just make sure you use all the fuel every now and then.
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ill be carrying 2x25l pre prepared 2 stroke plus 5 litres of other preprepared 2 stroke...
they are wise words from your sage.
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ill be carrying 2x25l pre prepared 2 stroke plus 5 litres of other preprepared 2 stroke...
they are wise words from your sage.
Got three hits for my reaction. Glad it passed onto you.
Fuel your spare from another station.
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