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Old 01 March 2012, 17:35   #1
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Wing on SR4

Made a cantilever mount to allow wing engine to lie flat inboard and sit nicely outboard once deployed. Pics to follow
Little wing actually lies flat along the sponson below the line of the tube.
When active it sits a foot astern of the transom.
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hurry up with the pics, i wanna see this
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It's a bit Heath Robinson.
Will post pics on Saturday.
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May I warm up this topic - would be great to see pictures !
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It's a bit Heath Robinson.
Will post pics on Saturday.
Which Saturday?
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I believe that I did indeed promise "a Saturday". And so to elaborate.....the Heath Robinson description was a bit too Heath Robinson to sustain more than one deployment of a wing underway. Imagine a Daddylonglegs on stilts after a gallon of whiskey. Pie in the sky dreams in the extreme. As such it was re-engineered and found it's way into the bin under it's own steam! I believe my contraption was more conscious of it's own shortcomings than it's creator.
I now have a standard cantilever wing mount and my little 4hp two stroke twin Evinrude (what a peach of an engine.......the one with the clamshell cover) lies strapped onto a foam pad by the transom (inside the boat!!). Neat in it's own little way.
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Old 20 June 2012, 14:41   #7
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I have been reading this with interest as I am looking at the possibility of storing my 'wing' Mercury 3.5 2 stroke on my SR4, one option I have is to fix an outboard fixed (not sprung) bracket like this Force 4 Fixed Outboard Bracket - Only £48.95 - Force 4 Chandlery to the rear backrest of the seat as shown here with a wooden block or similar to secure the base of the skeg, I would just need to re site the Nav Light pole http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....1&d=1340217590

Anyone got any comments as to whether this would work?
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I tried this on my 5.4 with a little Honda 2.3 which has just 12kg . The center of gravity was quite high and it was scaring to see how the whole backrest was swinging with this little motor - so I took it off before something brake .
Since the little 2.3 motor did not really push the SR I had to go anyway for a bigger wing motor .

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Thanks Jurgen for that useful information, I will now look at it again, I also have a Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke but I think that is too much to carry for the very odd emergency.
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