Originally Posted by Siochair
What engine(s) did you install? Now that you have put the boat through what most folk would be happy to do in a season is there anything you intend to change or wish you had done differently from the outset?
Interesting question about the changes. I've asked myself that many times. I want to add a couple of minor bits of lekkie - but they were omitted from the original build for budgetary reasons. TBH I haven't really come up with anything that would have worked for me better - but then I did try out rather a lot of loaner RIBs before buying
The "cabin" turned out to be much better than I had expected - it's actually very useable for overnighting. It's also legend at swallowing huge
amounts of kit. The steeply pitched windscreen worked very well too - it throws the wind stream up and over my head and keeps the noise down. If I had one gripe it would be that I should have created a few storage pockets for personal kit - but I'm sure they'd just be full of tat and litter. I can still add them if I want.
The powerplant is a single 370hp Yanmar 8LV - an eight cylinder 4.5L block with twin turbos driving a 28" pitch seven blade Bravo III propset.