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Old 15 June 2007, 09:09   #1
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Surface drives on a rib?

Anyone have it... ? Arneson or other brand..
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i think i saw an advert for a Pascoe with twin Arnesons, something like 1000hp!
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OK, and Fabio Buzzi have some 2. Anyone us it on a smaller rib...
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OK, and Fabio Buzzi have some 2. Anyone us it on a smaller rib...
Any surface drive boat isn't gonna be very small. You need two inboards to drive them, two sets of transmission, the drives themselves stick out about 4ft. Your not going to wrap that lot up in a 21ft hull. Your talking big, quick boats with this kind of set-up.
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Crompton used to make ribs with surface drives-at least, when they sold the company assets there were a load of surface drives for sale.
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You donīt need 2...and for smaller engines they are not so big...
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You donīt need 2...and for smaller engines they are not so big...
Umm, I did see that after a google. Not sure where the advantage would be over say, an Alpha One drive though.
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One of the Hot Lemon's (Mike Deacon's boats) was a surface drive. IIRC it was a 8.5m Scorp with a 300hp diesel & trimax drive. Very fast but big problem with surface drives is that they are not trimmable. Also lousy manoeuverability in reverse!
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One of the Hot Lemon's (Mike Deacon's boats) was a surface drive. IIRC it was a 8.5m Scorp with a 300hp diesel & trimax drive. Very fast but big problem with surface drives is that they are not trimmable. Also lousy manoeuverability in reverse!
I have pics on a 27foot rib with some kind of Surface Drives on it. But i canīt take pics to this computer....today. If you take arneson they are trimmable up and down...


If you havenīt seen this video....Take a look.

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trimax drive. Very fast but big problem with surface drives is that they are not trimmable.
Most of them are, with the exception of a trimax. Here's some pics.
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