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Old 20 December 2009, 08:00   #1
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9m Solent - Suzuki 250

Spotted boatphotos out one afternoon so did some turns and things around their boat, just found these:

http://www.boatphotos.co.uk/portfolio73484.html

The 9m Solent is a fantastic hull
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Those are pretty good.
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Whats the performance like with that motor tim?
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Whats the performance like with that motor tim?
There is a full write up on the Solent 9meter in Sports Boat and Rib Jan edition with Kev the builder at the helm.
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cheers, just got that mag in the post, better take it out of it's packet then....
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With that engine shes a little under powered I think. I'm planning to put a 300 on her in the next few months; Lee at Fairweather has had just under 60 knots out of his one (9m/300 Suzi). This one will do near 40 knots with 10 people on board which isn't bad going. That hull is really fantastic in the chop though; I'd rate it better than a 9m Ribcraft.
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Tim, the boat looks fantastic.! I've heard a lot of good things about this hull. What is the fuel consumption like at 27-30knots cruise in litres per hour? I'm just pondering as to how much more fuel a 9 metre would burn as opposed to a 7.5 metre. I'd be amazed if a 9 metre with a 300 did 60 knots????

If it does then that is very very impressive indeed
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Cruising gently I can get down to about 40 litres an hour (that's paying a lot of attention to the fuel consumption gauge and not the speedo!). I had, until recently a 7m Solent with a 225hp Suzuki (same block as the 250) and I don't really notice a huge increase based on a day generally razzing around. The 9m hull, compared to the 7m is a vast improvement though (7m and 7.5 are same hull, one just slightly longer, 9m is a totally different design). I found the 7, (and indeed the 6.5) to be quite slammy and "sharp", whereas this is like sitting on a motor cruiser; doesn't slam at all, just cuts through anything that gets in the way. The 9m is considerably beamier as well. The finish on this one is a lot better than my 2005 7m. If you do buy one, get a 300 on it
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