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Old 15 March 2011, 06:59   #11
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Not too long ago we used to use a 40HP Mariner with a tiller on an Avon 4m in the royal navy for diving operations. We sat on the tubes with no problems. Mind you it had a prop guard on & a kill cord.
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Old 15 March 2011, 08:29   #12
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You sure?
No, but I can check later.
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It'll be getting a 50hp anyway, will have a kill cord and maybe a prop guard.
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It'll be getting a 50hp anyway, will have a kill cord and maybe a prop guard.
....and one of those tiller extensions, so you can get up there in the bow?
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....and one of those tiller extensions, so you can get up there in the bow?
Either that or a periscope.

Forget the tiller idea, it's shite.
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Either that or a periscope.

Forget the tiller idea, it's shite.
Cheers fella, I'll stick the console on it.
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Old 15 March 2011, 12:57   #17
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Max hp is down to 25hp IIRC when the SR4 is operated on a tiller.

Do you want to buy an Avon centre console?
do you have something suitable for an sr4 then?
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Old 15 March 2011, 19:47   #18
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do you have something suitable for an sr4 then?
Genuine Avon SR4.7 jockey console in lovely condition:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=35332
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SR4fine on tiller

Chewy,
We always had our SR4 on a tiller steering (Merc 25) and it had excellent steering conditions, even on a 5 beaufort Norhtsea. The only thing you are going to notice, is that the tiller is quite far away when steering left arm, sitting on the right tube. No problem cruising, but full throttle at sea forces the driver to sit on the floor, which is not that bad, because the centerpoint of gravity lower along with that action.

When you decide to use the tiller setup, you should try to lift up the engine about 2cm (we put a little stainles steel beam between motorplate and bracket). This will probably ingrease full throttle handling, as it did with mine. We also made a flat aluminium build-in fuel tank, which we include into the bottom for more flat floor space and a better centre point of gravity (flooding hull holes closed of course). See the link for pictures

http://www.avonsearider.nl/index.php...=128&Itemid=30

Good luck!
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