I can weave up some nets easily enough but attaching them to the boat is an issue. The idea of netting is so that you can see what is in there-togs,shirts jumpers and so on.Perhaps on the outer edge the nets could be attached to PVC pipe which in turn is attached to the boat side-on the inner net side perhaps some stretchy rope threaded through for easy access-any ideas?
My outboard died recently-any ideas on the size for an RL24? Some say 10HP but other owners seem happy with something as low as 4HP. I want a 4 stroke as the previous 2 stroke motor was in a well and it was pretty smelly and fumey-also used a fair bit of fuel.
The four stroke outboard alternatives for an RL24 in order of my preference are:
- Honda 5hp short shaft with low pitch propeller (charger is standard).
- Mercury/Mariner 6hp short shaft with high thrust propeller with charger.
- Tohatsu 6hp short shaft with low pitch propeller with charger.
- Yamaha short shaft with low pitch propeller with charger.
- Suzuki short shaft with high thrust propeller with charger.
If a dealer canít or wonít supply a high thrust or low pitch propeller, then the outboard is not suitable for a displacement hull like a yacht and you should not buy the outboard. Propellers that suit displacement hulls have a pitch of 6, 6.5 or 7, high thrust propellers have blades shaped like mickey mouse ears.
Apparently Evinrude have an engine in this size but I have not seen it close up.
10hp outboards are too big for the RL24 and are not needed as far as power or weight.
People use 4hp in some States to avoid registration of the craft.
Buying from a dealer near you is always handy for service.
I didn't express myself well re the storage nets-imagine lying in the v berth with your head to the bow-the nets would be under the ledge-if you were on the port side lying on your back you would reach into the net with your right hand and get a jumper,sox or whatever which are all easily seen through the mesh. My problem is attaching the nets to the boat without drilling lots of holes into the hull-perhaps glue? Any ideas? Thanks for those outboard ideas Greg
Had a Honda8 4stroke on purchase but it was too heavy to lift out and ended up growing marine life. Changed to Yamaha 2stroke with displacement prop with charger and it moves us around 6kts. Has performed well for a few years now.