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Old 28 March 2011, 05:28   #21
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Hi 500 for drilling some holes. Its an easy job only thing you have to remeber is to off set the holes from the centre line of the transome so that your boat doesnt want to go around in circle. cant remember what it is for a ribcraft but its around about an inch. Ill post it when i can remebr what it is. Either way when i did it i took about 20-30 mins at my reconning thats about 1000-1500 pounds an hour!! thats a about a third of the the orginal budget!

Maybe i have miss read this anyway even 100 pound for a few holes is expensive.
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Old 28 March 2011, 06:06   #22
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Hi 500 for drilling some holes. Its an easy job only thing you have to remeber is to off set the holes from the centre line of the transome so that your boat doesnt want to go around in circle. cant remember what it is for a ribcraft but its around about an inch. Ill post it when i can remebr what it is. Either way when i did it i took about 20-30 mins at my reconning thats about 1000-1500 pounds an hour!! thats a about a third of the the orginal budget!

Maybe i have miss read this anyway even 100 pound for a few holes is expensive.
So you can mount an engine, steering system and control box, run and set up the gear and throttle cables, connect a fuel system, filter and battery and fit the gauges all in 20 - 30 minutes?!

The industry needs some people like you!
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Old 28 March 2011, 10:25   #23
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No i did say i miss read it, i was saying putting four mounting bolts in four the engine is not difficult.
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Old 28 March 2011, 10:49   #24
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Four water inlet holes, I mean mounting holes, not difficult?

Only if you have the equipment, knowledge and the confidence.

I personally
A) dont have the right knowledge to
B) know which equipment, never mind have the equipment I need to drill through GRP/Wood/MDF/? As back to A I don't even know what the internal part of my transom is made of and as a result
C) most importantly, due to A and B, don't have the confidence to make water inlet holes below the waterline, just to save a few hundred pounds if i had just spent somewhere between 5k and 10k on a boat!
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Old 28 March 2011, 11:09   #25
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Point taken. If your not confident or dont have the skills or tools thats fair enough.
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Four water inlet holes, I mean mounting holes, not difficult?

Only if you have the equipment, knowledge and the confidence.

I personally
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B) know which equipment, never mind have the equipment I need to drill through...
Oh I can feel a classic ribnet how to drill a whole thread coming on.

Installing all the bits properly is easily a days work. Of which drilling and sealing the holes and screwing the engine in place is the easy bit.
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Old 28 March 2011, 16:40   #27
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I'm not qualified to give any advice but I'd be interested in whether the original poster is new to boating as that might affect the choice between brand new or secondhand?

We tried a boat at Soton boatshow, decided we could afford 11K to buy it and headed down to BHG to purchase. When we got there we looked at the second hand ones and ended up paying less than half for our YAM480 with a (lovely) 50HP Yam 2 stroke stuck on the back. I suspect we paid over the odds but it has cleaned up nicely and we've had great fun over the last two years.

I'm pleased we bought second hand as I'm much less paranoid about the inevitable scrapes (like discovering the Hamble bar!) that learning to rib involves! Also worth remembering that is you are new to boating all the extras mount up.....

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ps and I feel much happier drilling holes in the boat - but not anything below the water line!
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Neil, i am not new to boating no but new to boat owning! I am still looking for anything really been trawling through lots of different sites etc. I would go for a second hand but it would have to be the right one.

The searching goes on ........
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Neil, i am not new to boating no but new to boat owning! I am still looking for anything really been trawling through lots of different sites etc. I would go for a second hand but it would have to be the right one.

The searching goes on ........
When I said less than 500 for outboard installation, it is because I did it in 2010 for just 400 to install my old Evinrude E-Tec on my old rib. I bought the engine, controls, and gauges from a dealer in the US. they were shipped to me by UPS in less than 4 days, so whilst everything was in the box, I put it back of my car and towed the boat to our local marine engineer in Brighton. He first quoted 800 to install everything but I wanted to do it myself as it was a good experience espeically on a brand new engine which has all the information and user manuals.

When I took the boat back (with outboard installed) I spent Saturday and Sunday installing everything including a GPS, and VHF radio which I had removed from my old boat.
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