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Old 26 September 2011, 10:46   #41
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Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
I read somewhere a while ago - forget where - that the small aircooled engines are no use as an aux because they overheat slugging away pushing a big load. No idea if true or if it is a major problem but worth checking?
I used to use one on a 5m sailing boat. No issues with overheating, but it was deafening!
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Old 27 September 2011, 09:40   #42
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Regarding drag, the way to get it moving is to get the weight up forward & lift the transom out the water. It;s for the same reason a 5Hp will shift a ton & a half of yacht quite happily- their hulls are designed to be "slippy" through the water - RIBS are designed to go across the top!

I forget the exact numbers, but on a Friend's Ribcraft with a Tohatsu 6, the difference between us "lounging on the jockey" vs me sitting on the bow & him steering from ahead of the console with the "main rudder" was in the ballpark of 2 knots!
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Old 27 September 2011, 10:42   #43
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sorry for lack of update folks-weathers been too bad to get to the boat to get pics let along actually go out!

will try today/tomorrow.

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