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Old 17 January 2012, 08:18   #1
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stern drive on small rib

Has anyone ever tried installing a stern drive in a smaller rib, after all the reading i have been doing on this site its one of the more interesting ideas i have not seen.
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Old 17 January 2012, 09:08   #2
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what sort of size do you mean? they make 5.4 seariders with a stern drive i think
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Old 17 January 2012, 10:11   #3
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You could get small RIB's with 2 stroke inboards and a jet drive, can't remember who did them though?
Turbodiesel maybe able to help on the stern drive in a SR5.4?
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Old 17 January 2012, 16:22   #4
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i have seen the sea rider 5.4 with a stern drive, just wondered if there is anything smaller.
I'm surprised no one has attempted it with the likes of the zodiac futara with its aluminum floor with the adjustable rail system, you could mount a stern drive on that and support the engine off the other side of the transom and the first section of the aluminum floor and its rail section.
or am i talking out of my arse
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It's down to weight and balance. You could have a smaller boat but you'd have to mount the engine midships

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or am i talking out of my arse
Yep!
Futura is a SIB ain't it!
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Yep!
Futura is a SIB ain't it!
well its kinda rigid ish
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Yep!
Futura is a SIB ain't it!
It is a SIB but I think the idea was to use the floor panel closest to the transom as a mount.
That's how I read it.
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But still, it's a bit of a fix to a problem that isn't there.
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It is a SIB but I think the idea was to use the floor panel closest to the transom as a mount.
That's how I read it.
yes the inside of the transom and the first section of the floor is exactly where i was going this would still allow flexibility.
Im just thinking out load life would be boring without ideas would it not.
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