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« Reply #60 on: February 05, 2014, 12:10:20 CET »

As regards the main motor... Mine is a 70hp 4 stroke on a 16foot rib.
Top speed is 28knots. (not much)
Both motor and rib are a bit heavy and rib has a very deep V hull, and this is the reason why top speed is limited, but then it handles the water marvelously.
Wit 5 persons on board, in force 3, I can plane and go wihoout  any prob, in force 5 we were 4 on board, and I could plane also easily, but could not drive comfortably, so I opted to slow down and went in rather smoothly.

Last year i had a very bad experiance, and i found myself in the middle of a force 8 tornado or whatever it was. I was at sea and the rib on anchor and took me some time to get onboard (I was in panic), we were 3 persons + equipment. Once the anchor was off i managed to get to shore to the slipway safely (although not comfortable at all since that i was shaking with fear). Emic knows what i am saying since that he was facing harsh winds direcly in his face at Popeye, and had to find refuge behind the breakwater..


So guys, altghou consumption etc play a very important role, go for the most safe also.
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« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2014, 12:16:38 CET »

I also used to tow my boat with an escort.

Now I have my landie, and I put my mind much more at rest especially in winter.

considering the fact that my landie cosumes 4 times as much as the escort, but safety must be first.
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« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2014, 12:51:40 CET »

@baghira you are right, all the small 3.5hp 2 strokes normally have a 1.5L built in tank BUT I never keep fuel in the outboard tank. I rather take jerry cans with me and if need be I fill up when needed. Wow...considering you have a rib I would have imagined you should reach 35 knots easily with a 70hp! So it must be pretty heavy..but then again...weight will help in rough seas as you said.

Regarding small 2 strokes (I don't know if the small 4 strokes have them too), as soon as you remove the propeller one will find a small shear pin which will break under heavy load e.g. when the prop will suddenly entangle itself in a rope etc. So be careful that the 3.5hp is infact adequate for your size and weight of boat. For me it worked fine! I also heard a case where a 3.5hp 2 stroke was used to move a 20ft cabin cruiser (without that shear pin breaking).
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« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2014, 13:03:04 CET »

I would def. not go for a 9.9 for your boat. Too large and heavy to carry. If its use is going to be just as a backup in case of an emergency, I would go for ths smallest 2 stroke engine that can displace your boat with 3 persons on board. Amongst the brands you mentioned, i would go for the cheapest, and lighter. But aslo i would opt for a second hand.
If it's a 2-stroke it certainly has to be a 2nd hand as there's no new ones available for sale. Right?!
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« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2014, 11:26:04 CET »

Anyone knows of a very good working, 2nd hand, not so old, 6HP 2-stroke outboard for sale? I'm still confused and uncertain whether to buy a 2nd hand 2-stroke or a new 4-stroke due to the fact that 2-stroke has more torque and thus provides some more power for my 14 footer.
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« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2014, 20:02:38 CET »

ara d ditta hidea x'tofri?
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« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2014, 06:44:58 CET »

Hidea (moving parts yamaha) have a 5HP model 4stroke.  This model is available from the agent in Malta for around 1000. 
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« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2014, 09:05:08 CET »

Prefer to go for a 6HP and better brands.
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