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Old 07 November 2006, 15:50   #1
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Anyone Fitted Yellow Fin?

Hi All

Anyone fitted or seriously looked in to yellow fin?

www.yellowfin.com

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Old 07 November 2006, 16:14   #2
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There was quite a long thread on this not long back. Have Yellowfin actually started selling them yet?
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never seen one, but looks........well........ amazing!!
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That engine sounds awesome on the intro........
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"Imagine being able to position an 18 ton boat to within a milimetre in a howling gale " Instant planing ??

Maybe its good , but had a look at the site and I am still none the wiser as to exactly what it is , and after reading a claim like that above I lost interest ,
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detailed article in this months Motor Boats Monthly too.
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Maybe its good , but had a look at the site and I am still none the wiser as to exactly what it is , and after reading a claim like that above I lost interest ,
I had pretty much the same reaction.

I'd even settle for a decent picture of the thing, since they don't have a technical description.

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Glad its not just me ,
Usually when something like that happens its because I missed something

So what the hell is it , an add on or complete engine and drive system?
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Was covered on Ribnet before

Here are some good piccies

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.p...gonew/1#UNREAD
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Anyone fitted or seriously looked in to yellow fin?
There was quite a long discussion about them recently http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16197

Not on the market yet, but a very interesting concept.

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So what the hell is it , an add on or complete engine and drive system?
It's a drive system, and it will apparently be priced to compete with existing outdrives.

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Here are some good piccies
Thanks for that Codders;

Explains a bit. Looks like it would be awfully expensive to hit something with it...

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sounds like they have a difficult marketing problem ,
They need to sell it but can't disclose too much about exactly how it works .

Good luck to them , will be interesting to see just what it can do
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Explains a bit. Looks like it would be awfully expensive to hit something with it...

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My first thought is as above ... my second thought is that anything that complicated which is immersed in salt water is probably going to be a pain in the butt from a maintenance point of view in a few years time!

Looks very interesting though....
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Thanks for that Codders; Explains a bit. Looks like it would be awfully expensive to hit something with it... jky
Yes you would cause much less damage running aground with the latest Volvo IPS drives, or maybe not. At least you could change a blade easily enough.

There was a little rib in Saxon for a while with a stern drive, probably 5.3m, yellow and blue colours. I assumed someone had put a merc or small volvo drive into her. Turns out that she was an exeriemental rib for Yellow Fin after I spoke to them at the boat show. Wish I had taken a closer look now
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Yes you would cause much less damage running aground with the latest Volvo IPS drives, or maybe not.
On the other hand, the props will be much higher than a conventional outdrive so there's less likelihood of running aground or hitting something.

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My first thought is as above ... my second thought is that anything that complicated which is immersed in salt water is probably going to be a pain in the butt from a maintenance point of view in a few years time!
That was my first thought. They claim that there are fewer moving parts than in a conventional outdrive though as there's no gearbox.
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Then we can take it apart to see how it works.

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Glad its not just me ,
Usually when something like that happens its because I missed something
So what the hell is it , an add on or complete engine and drive system?
Possibly they were being intentionally vague because the thing was still under development and patents were not in place.

I have had a client for 20 years that builds hi-tech water purification systems. During their early days, we would generate marketing fluff that told the potential client almost nothing, other than "we're awesome!"

It does look impressive in the vids, but I don't know I'd want to be the first kid on the block with one.. It looks pretty complex!
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