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Old 05 June 2013, 21:29   #1
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Zodiac hurricane Tube frame around outboards

I have been looking at some pics of zodiac hurricanes and found this single tube frame bar that goes around the outboards. It is attached to the transom and by the batterys. Could someone tell me more about it, the purpose of it. I tried to upload photo but couldn`t. It`s here http://crownassets.pwgsc.gc.ca/lotImages/FS544483.JPEG
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Towing, keeps the line away from the props. Crash protection against backing into things.

"I Love ribs" has one available for sale in southern California. Look up his user name and contact him. It's for a H733 (with bracket).

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ok thats what I was kinda thinking, does anyone know how much these are new and the part number from zodiac? thanks
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Also for when the RIB is craned onto a larger ship there's something to keep the back end away from other structures.

I don't think they are a Zodiac product. Why do you want one?
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thinking about getting a hurricane rib, I would like to get one of these so I can assure my wife that the motor could never flip back into the boat if struck. We read about that freak accident awhile ago where someone hit a submerged log or something hard enough and the motor flipped back into the boat and killed someone mighty violently.
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thinking about getting a hurricane rib, I would like to get one of these so I can assure my wife that the motor could never flip back into the boat if struck. We read about that freak accident awhile ago where someone hit a submerged log or something hard enough and the motor flipped back into the boat and killed someone mighty violently.
Outboard are locked down underway. The only way to raise it is via the power trim or a special trim release screw.

If you really hit a log underway at significant speed you are screwed. I wouldn't expect a rear bumper to protect you from striking a log. Depending on the size of the log the whole boat could flip, or you could shear off the lower unit, or any number of other bad (fatal) things could happen.

If you really want one I would expect you'd need to have it fabricated.
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this part wouldn't keep the engines from moving. It goes out around them to keep the tow rope from falling between the engines. The engines can move up and down freely inside the hoop.



I think you'd be better off finding a local fabricator to make one once you get your boat. Also if you get an outboard version the often came with them. Might have even been standard equipment.
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ok, thanks
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As I understand this is to protect the engines when reversing just in case you hit the side of another vessel or back into the quayside. Typical installation for a Zodiac Hurricane with transom bracket.
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You can see this one on and it has guides to keep the tow rope centered. Top is braced to the transom, bottom is braced to the outboard bracket.

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