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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By Group9
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

When is less tools in the tool box ever better than more tools in the tool box?

:D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By Group9
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

It's that last hundred or so feet into the harbor where an outboard would usually be handy in the event of a motor failure.

I once delivered a 32 footer with a motor that would only run five...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By paulk
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

Losing power may be the No 1 cause of rescue for the RNLI because they rescue a lot of powerboats. Is there a separate count of how many sailboats they rescue because they lose power? Fouling the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

you can rig nice pulley systems on swinging mounts...plenty of cruisers use this method to simply pull the engine up from the dfinghy in the water works great

but yes its messy...quite dangerous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By dabnis
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

Unless you leave the outboard permanently mounted, trying to mount a 60 to 100 lb motor over the transom with the boat possibly bouncing around could be a real chore, even for a big strong person.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By Group9
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

I thinking of when I get into the harbor, not when I'm sailing in a storm.

The two times I have had engine failure in 26 years of sailing, an outboard would have cured my problem.

One time, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

this is what I have on my boat...it was done as the old palmer p60 engine was having trouble

Im leaving it there to use a a swim ladder platform to the davit cross beam and just in case I ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By Shinook
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

Oh, the best OB bracket for the money is the Garhauer OB-125.

I think I paid $180 for it and the quality is far superior to any of the others I looked at, but at about half the price. I do not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By Faster
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

Are you taking a tender? A hip tow arrangement with a powered tender would get you out of most trouble spots if the yanmar takes an inopportune holiday.

I've also seen workable examples of an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,955
Posted By Shinook
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

Make sure you use a mount that is spring loaded to assist with the motors weight and has enough travel to get deep in the water.

How thick is your transom? I'd think a 1in backing plate would...
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