Ribeye 2.6 tender
I have bought an ultra light weight alloy hulled 2.6 metre ribeye rib as a tender for my yacht in Greece.
Its rated for a maximum of 6hp so I bought a new 6hp fourstroke tohatsu.
With just me in it it will plane (eventually) but two up it won't.
The ventilation plate is about one inch below the bottom of the transom and there is no easy way to get it higher.
I've played about with the engine angle to no avail.
The prop pitch seems to be about right as with only me in it it will hit max revs.
So my choices seem to be
A bigger two stroke engine (so as to be a similar weight to the tohatsu.
My other rb is a 5 metre humber destroyer with a modded 90 yam twostroke on a jack plate , I built the engine etc so I have a fair idea of how these things work.
Have any of you tried trim tabs on a little low powered rib tender like mine ?
Or doel fin type fins ?
I know what I really need is a twin cylinder ten horse two stroke but that the most expensive option !