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Old 07 October 2005, 06:14   #1
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What power auxiliary outboard for 6.5m?

I'm planning to extend my cruising ground next year. I hope this will include The Isles of Scilly, The Channel Islands and further along the South coast. I'm based in the Solent.

I have a 2.5 hp Tohatsu that I could mount on the transom. What sort of speed would this give me in the event of a main engine failure? What auxiliary outboard hp would I need to produce 4/5 knots?

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Old 07 October 2005, 06:21   #2
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I'm planning to extend my cruising ground next year. I hope this will include The Isles of Scilly, The Channel Islands and further along the South coast. I'm based in the Solent.

I have a 2.5 hp Tohatsu that I could mount on the transom. What sort of speed would this give me in the event of a main engine failure? What auxiliary outboard hp would I need to produce 4/5 knots?

Rich
just based on what you see on the river i would go for a 4 or 5 hp as a 2.5 might be a real limp home and if the water is against you or the wind you might go nowhere fast

a sib dont go very fast with a 2.5 on the back so a 6.5 rib will be very interesting
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Alderney

Has anyone crossed over to Alderney from the Solent?
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Yes, a few times!

Why do you ask?
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I haven't even got my rib yet, but I would love to do that trip. A quick pint in the Divers!

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Have a look at
http://ribsters.proboards22.com/inde...6469165&page=1

for an ongoing account of The Jackeens and co trip this summer.
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one of our trips is fairly well documented here:

Alderney Jaunt

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Well, I'd certainly be up for a group trip to Alderney. There is always safety in numbers!

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How long would it take? 3hrs?
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Depends how fast you go

Yep, allow three hours from Needles in good conditions. You'll end up stopping for one reason or another... change of helm, cup of tea, comfort break, hopefully not a net caught round the prop!
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