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outboard too heavy

Post by jimbob » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:13 am

my seagull is too heavy for boat It is a 3 hp long shank Is there a smaller and lighter model

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Post by PeterW » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:06 am

Jimbob

A bit more info would be useful here..

What engine is it etc, which you can get from the Serial Number. This then gives an idea of weight, and then you can work out if there is a lighter engine.

Also, whats the boat its on..? Again, this will help as you might be overpowered for the boat size

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Post by Vic » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:34 pm

A "Featherweight" is the lightest. About 1.5 hp IIRC and the only truly short shaft (13" transom height) outboard that I know of. Also known as the Forty Minus and later as the "45"

Suitable for use on small inflatables and dinghies below 10 feet.

I use one on a light 8 ft tender and provided the water is calm it runs at WOT.

Forty Plus models are just a bit heavier and about 2-3 hp. They come in standard and longshaft versions and later ones had aclutch as well! They'd suit a larger dinghy

I have one for a Mirror dinghy (10' 10")

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Post by Collector Inspector » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:55 pm

Jimbob

And how heavy are you in the back of the boat?

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Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:49 pm

I am sure that with Jason, John Boy, Mary Ellen, Ben and Elizabeth at the front it won't be stern heavy. :)

Good night Jim Bob

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Post by Charles uk » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:39 pm

WHY would anyone know that much about the Waltons?

Very strange

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Post by woodbutchergraham » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:13 pm

Quite agree Charles, the soud of duling banjoes playing in the back ground springs to mind. still puts me off bacon!

But to the question in hand the 40-or+ still i think give good power to waight ratio but depends on the boat. My 40+ pushes my canoe two or three up no probs.
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Post by Charles uk » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:19 pm

People are so strange, but women top the list, after 10 years she still makes a huge fuss when I use her toothbrush!

What I want to know is, how else, am I supposed to get dog muck out of the tread of my trainers?

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Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:20 pm

No that was Deliverance.

Don't think there were any over weight seagulls in that film. :)

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Post by woodbutchergraham » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:22 pm

it was all the wrong side of the pond for me ,still cant get my head around
"squeeel piggie squeel"!!!!!!
thats Just Wrong
put me off canoeing for some time aswell,
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Post by Horsley-Anarak » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:30 pm

Not wanting to be pedantic but I thought that the mountain man actually said " I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeeeeee! " :D

Now that is sad

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Post by Collector Inspector » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:12 pm

WOW!

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Post by Collector Inspector » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:58 pm

OK, Now that is all over.

And how heavy are you in the back of the boat?

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Post by woodbutchergraham » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:25 pm

Can you counter balance in some way. I use 6pt milk containers filled at the bank side to trim up between 6-8 work for me. I also use an extention tiller to push me forward, starting is a problem as water level often pushes the prop deep.
It was recomended buy an antipodean friend of mine i should use a biger cooler for the tinnies, but my thaughts wher that this could be counter productive.
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