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motor for Tiki 26
As Im going to be sailing my Tiki 26 from Hawaii to Fiji Im thinking I will need a bigger motor.Kim I checked out the one you have but Im thinking a 8 or 9.9 longbase.does anyone have any suggestions..Want it to be lite Thanks Jim
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Re: motor for Tiki 26
Engines are really only needed to maneuver in close quarters, Jim. Once you enter blue water, the engine should be superfluous. My old 5hp 2-stroke w/elephant ear prop could push the tiki 26 right along. Outboard engines are not for passage making. If you are sailing to Hawaii and Fiji, you will be on "island time," not clock time. ;)
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Thanks Kim..I live in Hawaii and will be sailing from here to Fiji..Could you give me a few measurements for your transome going to build one this week..thanks Jim
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Jimmy, I've been layed up with a monstrous sinus condition and haven't been on the boat for the last week. I'll try to get there, but it sounds like you may have it built by then. . .
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Thanks Kim,Hope your feeling alittle better,Ill wait for your measurements as I wont buy the motor for about a month Jim
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Kim,how you doing,havnt built the transom yet ..Is it the weight of the engine that keeps the transom from moving up and down Jim
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Jimmy , If you fancy pushing on from Fiji , I am located in the Philippines,(Mactan Cebu) I have a mooring and a hotel on the seafront at Mactan. If you want to visit........ Im starting the build on a tiki 26 next week. ;)
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[quote="jimmyboy60"]Kim,how you doing,havnt built the transom yet ..Is it the weight of the engine that keeps the transom from moving up and down Jim[/quote] My apologies, Jimmy, for taking so long. Here's a shot of the engine sled for reference: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4290559909_78cce18532.jpg[/img] The width of the sled at the top is a uniform 13". The length of the sled at the top horizontal line is 24". The width at the bottom front is 9 1/4", with the width at the bottom rear being 3 1/2". The sides are 3 1/2" in height at the front, and 11 3/4" at the rear. The back, where the engine clamps to, is 1 1/2" thick, and 7 1/2" in height. The front is 3/4" thick, and 3" in height. The sides and the bottom are 1/2" plywood, with the back and front being solid wood as dimensioned above. It is typical epoxy filleted at all adjoining surfaces. Another shot from the rear for reference: [img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4290559835_cebcc0ff93_b.jpg[/img] The engine's weight does keep the sled down; I've never had it bounce at all. It would not be difficult to engineer a hold-down if desired.
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Thanks for the info Kim Ill start that today
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