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Old 16 March 2006, 11:58   #1
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Pics of our Zodiac RIB & 140 Suzuki

This is 'Trunk Monkey'....

A Zodiac Yachtline 5.3m and 140HP Suzuki.

Top speed just over 50MPH.... I want to try and make her hit 55....

The challenge is on... suggestions welcome

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Old 16 March 2006, 12:16   #2
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why 55?
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Old 16 March 2006, 12:22   #3
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Just because it gives me something to realistically aim at.... I just like trying to get stuff set up so it performs to the max.... If you can help me get to 60.... then 60 it is
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Old 16 March 2006, 12:48   #4
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This is 'Trunk Monkey'....

A Zodiac Yachtline 5.3m and 140HP Suzuki.

Top speed just over 50MPH.... I want to try and make her hit 55....

The challenge is on... suggestions welcome

Regards

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Old 16 March 2006, 13:05   #5
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Simple, swap that 140 Suzuki 4 for an E-Tec 90 ..........
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Old 16 March 2006, 13:11   #6
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Cut out the pies. Chop off that screen and buff up yer barnet.
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Old 16 March 2006, 13:52   #7
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A Zodiac Yachtline 5.3m and 140HP Suzuki.

Isn't that a bit overpowered ?? Max is 100HP isn't it?

I wonder if this affects boat insurance ?

Hope you have great fun in it anyway :
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Old 16 March 2006, 17:46   #8
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Cut out the pies. Chop off that screen and buff up yer barnet.
Funnily enough, this is probably the best advice you'll get!
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Simple, swap that 140 Suzuki 4 for an E-Tec 90 ..........
And if you swap the hull for a faster one you might get the 60!

I'll tell you what you want, what you really really want...

158mph: http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m...rtech.wmv.html

Oh soddit, go for broke...

202mph: http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m...02mph.wmv.html

Ta Jon & Matt.
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Old 17 March 2006, 05:27   #9
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Thank for the reply guys....

Yes even for me 158mph seems a little over specced!!!!

2005 Zodiac 5.30's were rated at 100HP, but the 2006 model is 115HP... as as my dealer helfully pointed out when we where purchasing... the 140HP is lighter
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Old 17 March 2006, 07:44   #10
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Boat hp ratings are not just about weight of engine - but as much about the torque and power of the engine trying to rip the transom off as it trys to push your boat along.

If your dealer sold you a 115 rated boat witha 140 on the back then i hope it will be him that will pay to get the transom fixed when cracks start to apear as i doubt zodiac will be interested !!!!!
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