Originally Posted by RLS
Manos they look awesome - can't wait for my Rib-X 640 to arrive just 2 weeks left, From the pictures the tubes seem to ride a nice distance from the water - I presume this attributes to the high speed they are capable of?! Congratulations
Possibly your boat was in the factory when I was there. Has it got a blue or grey colour tubes with the blue (AVON like) paches on it ? I have some posted some photos from there and if you look in the galery you most probably see it.
When the boat stands both tubes touch the wather, when is on the plain they don't (very much). The speed of the boat is due to the shallow V (only 15 deg). (The deeper the V the slower the boat).
This boat (650SR) has been designed to ride comfortably on waves, and get on to the plain quickly too. Hence you can use a relatively small engine (I used 115bhp) and get high performance.
I'm sure you will enjoy it.
They are very nice boats indeed.