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Forum: Engines & props 09 June 2015, 15:08
Replies: 16
Views: 4,666
Posted By simsy
I have a 4.1 m rib, light one, 30 hp efi tohatsu....

I have a 4.1 m rib, light one, 30 hp efi tohatsu. Does the job, trim and tilt critical with only 30 hp. 30 hp is the top power rating for my boat, but 40 hp would be much better. For fishing a...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 May 2015, 09:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By simsy
I would drive to the easiest/ safest point and...

I would drive to the easiest/ safest point and only go if weather was perfect. But I have no knowledge of the waters. 4.1 meter light weight rib. Went around Anglesey in it 2 years ago in that v....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 31 May 2015, 00:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By simsy
Scotland to northern island

Anyone done this in a small rib, fancy it as my misses is from there. Would be great to tank over...
Forum: Bits and pieces 09 May 2015, 09:40
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By simsy
https://s12.photobucket.com/user/Simsy888/media/ima...

https://s12.photobucket.com/user/Simsy888/media/image.jpg1_zpshko5ch5r.jpg.html


There is now a brand new connector fitted to the hose end. The one that plugs in to the outboard, twin prong...
Forum: Bits and pieces 08 May 2015, 05:49
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By simsy
Yamaha / tohatsu fitting on the end of the fuel...

Yamaha / tohatsu fitting on the end of the fuel line is brand new, 8.
Forum: Bits and pieces 07 May 2015, 22:41
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By simsy
Fuel tank 25 liter Yamaha plastic and fuel line

Good condition. Fuel line has band new Yamaha type connector, which also fits my tohatsu outboard. Clean inside, filter is as new looking. Fuel bowl in good condition.

30 for tank and fuel line...
Forum: Engines & props 24 April 2015, 15:08
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By simsy
Fuel connector tohatsu outboard

Hi, I have accessed my rib after a long break!

Will a Yamaha or other engine make end fuel line fit my tohatsu 30hp 4 stroke 2010 outboard.

I have bought a second hand fuel tank and line,...
Forum: Other stuff 27 November 2014, 16:14
Replies: 26
Views: 3,196
Posted By simsy
At least he had a working throttle set to spring...

At least he had a working throttle set to spring return...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 22 May 2014, 14:48
Replies: 21
Views: 3,167
Posted By simsy
TIG and MIG will weld Ali..

TIG and MIG will weld Ali..
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 21 May 2014, 13:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By simsy
17 - 21 knotts max from my little experience with...

17 - 21 knotts max from my little experience with similar boats...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 07 May 2014, 15:00
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By simsy
I would expect it to work on 20 volts peek to...

I would expect it to work on 20 volts peek to peek, even if the outboard drives it harder.

Start low, I would not go above 50v p-p without knowing more...
Forum: Engines & props 05 March 2014, 13:31
Replies: 27
Views: 30,218
Posted By simsy
Reasons a 4 stroke is better. No oil to add ...

Reasons a 4 stroke is better.

No oil to add
Much better on fuel
So much quieter
Happy to run at tick over all day with out fouling plug
Not witch kraft
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 January 2014, 11:52
Replies: 31
Views: 6,258
Posted By simsy
LPG can be filled up (people I know fill normal...

LPG can be filled up (people I know fill normal gas bottles with an adaptor with LPG at the petrol garage for their caravans)... so no need to use the left over gas on another thing)..

Octane is...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 January 2014, 11:38
Replies: 13
Views: 4,064
Posted By simsy
The 13 pitch prop is the main issue.... Get a 9...

The 13 pitch prop is the main issue.... Get a 9 or 10 for 4 people....

I have a 4.1m rib with 30hp 4 stroke. All set up perfectly, but I have to move people around the boat a lot to get it to...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 03 January 2014, 13:55
Replies: 89
Views: 11,267
Posted By simsy
My six year old boy wears a ski helmet on my...

My six year old boy wears a ski helmet on my rib... (those that have seen me helm can understand why). A simple fall or an unintended jolt for timing a wave inncorrectly can make a child (or adult)...
Forum: Engines & props 12 December 2013, 11:13
Replies: 28
Views: 3,796
Posted By simsy
Engine temp is water temp, unless you have a...

Engine temp is water temp, unless you have a thermostat... As pump deteriates the thermostat will just open a bit more until one day it is fully open and the engine starts to over heat. Pressure...
Forum: Trailers & towing 27 November 2013, 09:00
Replies: 15
Views: 5,984
Posted By simsy
Standard Stainless is tough.... The main issue...

Standard Stainless is tough.... The main issue can be binding of the nut to the bolt when over tightened or the thread damaged. The screw may have to be ground off if it 'picks up' on the thread.....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 19 November 2013, 12:29
Replies: 34
Views: 4,672
Posted By simsy
Put your hand on a rib sat in very still air, in...

Put your hand on a rib sat in very still air, in the mid day sun (summer in wales) on a beach, it gets very hot, maybe even 50 deg c.....
Forum: Upcoming RIB cruises 13 November 2013, 12:05
Replies: 1,293
Views: 138,225
Posted By simsy
Mental? 4.1m 30hp.... Maybe. I...

Mental? 4.1m 30hp....

Maybe.

I will do it again, but may not bother if as rough as 2013.... My crew had to had a hot bath at 3am the following morning because of the pain...

Is a walk...
Forum: Other stuff 31 October 2013, 13:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,016
Posted By simsy
' displacement property is compremised '...

' displacement property is compremised ' ----------- I'd say...LOL.
Forum: Trailers & towing 16 October 2013, 08:55
Replies: 12
Views: 2,249
Posted By simsy
The ring as the main bearing surface. The...

The ring as the main bearing surface. The 'bearing' you speek of is only half the story.

Its not rocket science, but ring needs to be seated correctly and not chipped or over stressed....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 16 October 2013, 08:51
Replies: 32
Views: 5,146
Posted By simsy
Russians are hard, do not mess with them..

Russians are hard, do not mess with them..
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 14 October 2013, 10:12
Replies: 16
Views: 5,380
Posted By simsy
I have a fairly poor quality pdf copy... Send...

I have a fairly poor quality pdf copy...
Send me an email address...

Email sent
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 14 October 2013, 10:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By simsy
I find the bunk trailer fine for my light 4.1m...

I find the bunk trailer fine for my light 4.1m rib, with 30hp 4 stroke.

Getting off the trailer seesm easy. Getting back on in very shallow water sometimes requires the raising of the trailer nose...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 11 October 2013, 11:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By simsy
Run Away Ozzi Boat

BBC News - Spinning boat spotted off Perth coast by TV helicopter (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20970412)

:facepalm:
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