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Old 16 February 2010, 14:35   #21
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Country: UK - England
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Make: Ribcraft 5.3
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I have used this forum to try and provide a solution on my ribcraft 5.3. The overall concensus for my size boat seemed to be 4hp as an auxillary, and 2 stroke so it could lie on the cockpit sole when not needed. I didn't want it "usually" attached to a bracket due to the poundint it would receive. The other problem I had was the A frame in the way.
I bought a s/hand Tohatsu 2stroke 4hp longshaft and I fabricated a mount from 5mm 316 stainless with an iroko mounting board.
See the photos (a little dark, taken on February evening).
Only now need to see the result in anger....
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Old 11 July 2013, 15:55   #22
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i have a 2012 Yam 2,5hp on my 5.6M Osprey along side a 135hp Merc, it does the job, got me home twice in some fun weather..
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