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Old 01 May 2014, 09:42   #1
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Pete & sue's Ribeye 365

Great little boat, needs a bit of wheight up front so we can get on the plane a bit easier, may move the console as far forward as it will go which will help.


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Hurrah for smaller Ribs!
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Could you move the fuel tank(s) forward to move the weight?
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Could you move the fuel tank(s) forward to move the weight?
Hi Tim.

Not really, there is no room to put it anywhere else.
The console is nearly full inside with the battery and a few bits, then right in front of that is the bow locker with the anchor and spare fuel. I will try adding 20kilos to the bow locker to see if that helps, and I will move the console as far forward as it will go, also the engine has a hole or 2 of trim that I can use, so I will lower it right to the bottom. That should help, then I can trim back up with the power trim when neccesary. If that doesn't cure it at least it will be a lot better.

I may try running it without the little Yamaha Aux on the back, but that seems a bit of a backwards remedy really.
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Surely lift the engine up holes? The prop then causes less bow lifting torque?

And if that doesn't work along with moving console as far as you can there is always fins -they transformed my other small rib. :-)
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Old 03 May 2014, 18:47   #6
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Surely lift the engine up holes? The prop then causes less bow lifting torque?

And if that doesn't work along with moving console as far as you can there is always fins -they transformed my other small rib. :-)
As for the engine up holes,what I meant was that the tilt/trim "stop" on the engine bracket was keeping the engine from going any further down, trim/tilt wise, not actually altering the height or amount the engine sits on the transom.
(difficult to explain). I have now moved the stop bolts so I will have more trim to use.
I f you think I should move the whole engine up so less of it is underwater, I hadn't thought of that,would that help?

Have also now moved the console forward as far as is practical, and if nothing else there is a lot more room now between seats and console making it much more comfortable. I got it to go forward about 3.5inches.
Fins!! yes I had forgotten about those, I will look into it.

When the guy's recovered the little rib after my first go they found a lot of water in the hull and found the drain bung had been letting in water, so as it had been sitting on the pontoon for a while before I went out they think I had been carrying a load of water around which obviously when trying to get on the plane would have all gone to the back, no wonder it didn't want to plane

I will replace the bung with a nice brass one which should be better.

Sorry this thread has drifted from "Gallery" to technical problems.
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