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ukprometheus 17 January 2012 13:18

stern drive on small rib
 
Has anyone ever tried installing a stern drive in a smaller rib, after all the reading i have been doing on this site its one of the more interesting ideas i have not seen.

Nathan k 17 January 2012 14:08

what sort of size do you mean? they make 5.4 seariders with a stern drive i think

chewy 17 January 2012 15:11

You could get small RIB's with 2 stroke inboards and a jet drive, can't remember who did them though?
Turbodiesel maybe able to help on the stern drive in a SR5.4?

ukprometheus 17 January 2012 21:22

i have seen the sea rider 5.4 with a stern drive, just wondered if there is anything smaller.
I'm surprised no one has attempted it with the likes of the zodiac futara with its aluminum floor with the adjustable rail system, you could mount a stern drive on that and support the engine off the other side of the transom and the first section of the aluminum floor and its rail section.
or am i talking out of my arse :lol:

biffer 18 January 2012 07:45

It's down to weight and balance. You could have a smaller boat but you'd have to mount the engine midships

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chewy 18 January 2012 09:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukprometheus (Post 439589)
or am i talking out of my arse :lol:

Yep!
Futura is a SIB ain't it!

ukprometheus 18 January 2012 11:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by chewy (Post 439670)
Yep!
Futura is a SIB ain't it!

well its kinda rigid ish :lol:

mister p 18 January 2012 11:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by chewy (Post 439670)
Yep!
Futura is a SIB ain't it!

It is a SIB but I think the idea was to use the floor panel closest to the transom as a mount.
That's how I read it.

mister p 18 January 2012 11:35

But still, it's a bit of a fix to a problem that isn't there.

ukprometheus 18 January 2012 16:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by mister p (Post 439688)
It is a SIB but I think the idea was to use the floor panel closest to the transom as a mount.
That's how I read it.

yes the inside of the transom and the first section of the floor is exactly where i was going this would still allow flexibility.
Im just thinking out load :rolleyes: life would be boring without ideas would it not.

Jizm 18 January 2012 20:58

Isn't the Solent 6m able to be fitted with a stern drive?
Sure I read it in the brochure some where..........

Daibheid 18 January 2012 22:44

I saw a Ribcraft 5.5 or thereabouts wot had a stern drive as a factory test bed. Didn't work out - it looked like it would have been very tail heavy.


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