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Old 19 May 2010, 11:18   #51
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Yeah, assuming you are reasonably fit, it is possible to mount a 60 single handed. I managed it with thre Merc, but wouldn't think it would have been an approved method by any helath & safety peeps.

If there's two of you then it's easy. If you can't or would rather not lift, if one stands with the engine, you can use the trailer jockey wheel to "jack" the boat up under it & scoop it onto the transom. Just be careful as it's sat on the skeg. .
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Old 19 May 2010, 16:37   #52
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Yeah, assuming you are reasonably fit, it is possible to mount a 60 single handed. I managed it with the Merc, but wouldn't think it would have been an approved method by any health & safety peeps.

If there's two of you then it's easy. If you can't or would rather not lift, if one stands with the engine, you can use the trailer jockey wheel to "jack" the boat up under it & scoop it onto the transom. Just be careful as it's sat on the skeg.
Good idea.

My brother and I manhandled it onto an outboard stand I made over winter. It's a 'heavy hoor' even with my Weetabix!
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Old 19 May 2010, 19:36   #53
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That stand's a touch on the tall side - watch you don't bang your head on the skeg!
Take care when you lower it down to the transom, 'cos outboards are notoriously top heavy and it could easily topple over from that height.
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Old 20 May 2010, 04:46   #54
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That stand's a touch on the tall side - watch you don't bang your head on the skeg!
Take care when you lower it down to the transom, 'cos outboards are notoriously top heavy and it could easily topple over from that height.
Think I must have mixed my imperial measurements with metric! It's off the ground - that's all I was worried about. I'm going to recycled the timber from the outboard stand and make a log cabin. Probably have enough left over for decking and a summer-house!
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I'm going to recycled the timber from the outboard stand and make a log cabin. Probably have enough left over for decking and a summer-house!
......and an outboard stand.
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Ive now received quotes for four boats, the Ribquest 4.8m, the Ribcraft 4.8m, the Humber Ocean Pro 5.0m (2.0m beam) and the Humber Destroyer. The Ribquest is the most expensive by about a grand, and is the heaviest of the four weighing in at 411kg.

The Ribcraft (I've upgraded specification) to include wrap-round console screen and stainless steel grab-rail, double-jockey set-up with back bolsters, four pimplegrip tread-patches and six grab handles on the sponsons, fuel filter, outboard lock, and a spare-wheel. This is my preferred boat as the Tohatsu 60hp is perfectly matched to maximum hp rating and only weighs 115kg. Can anyone confirm boat weight, Ribcraft quote 210kg - bare boat and tubes. However add in console and jockey set-up - 280kg?

I like the Humber Destroyer, but feel my engine is going to struggle to get the best from her. She's no size zero weighing in at 315kg. It's rated for 90hp (135kg). She would be the best in the rough stuff and would be firmly planted.

Any reason I should still consider the Humber Ocean Pro? The only additional specification I added is double-jockey and back bolsters. It comes with four moulded grab handles, bow locker, etc. It's rated for 80hp (153kg). Boat weight is 280kg.
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I my humble opinion, what is there to think about, go and order your RIBCRAFT NOW !

Great boat, Manufacturered here in the UK (you can go and watch it being made !)
great sea handling,
Fantastic resale price holding (I once owned one for 5 years and lost 750 when I sold it)

I have yet to find a boat that I like more and have tried many !
and it is a perfect match for your engine.

Ribcraft after sales service is also excellent.

Dig deep in yer pocket and buy it !
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....(I've upgraded specification) to include wrap-round console screen and stainless steel grab-rail,
I bet that hurt?
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I my humble opinion, what is there to think about, go and order your RIBCRAFT NOW !
Out of the three, I think I agree.
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I bet that hurt?
You could say. Could have bought an A-frame and had enough change left over for a deposit on a stainless prop!
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