Originally Posted by will_m
Ribtec 585/YamF100. Identical hull/engine combo to mine. Nice!
Would be interested to hear from you where you end up performance wise and propeller size please.
I was out running engine in today and seeing harbour authorites, we ran her up this time to throttle at 35knots for a few yards but having to run her in at alternative revs for short stints now we are after the first section. Forgot to look at prop size on Yam 100 and order notice shows aluminium prop and website shows 19inch.
As for fuel it is marvellous but I am used to 250s
I have found it very easy to accelerate to plane and and is a good handler with plenty of bow rocker keepin bow well clear of waves and chop.
With the set up we are having to do things properly as the heavier boat is easier in waves so having to do the right helming over waves. Has more weight to the stern with liferaft so appears to drop quickly of waves. But is you follow the RYA book on helming in waves and remember to do that iit is superb. The larger RIBS have more weight on the bows.
I have a couple more changes to make, one is to throw the present radar reflector and replace with a Tri Lens and also altering the lifering supports