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Old 20 April 2008, 11:33   #11
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Well I've been on the Jackeens RIB and was the most uncomfortable rides I've ever had at speed, yes it's fast but the body gives up well before the boat. Please take into consideration that the seating is setup for someone much smaller than me and rear bench at over 40 should be avoided at all costs .

I really think that a 150 is all you need, you really won't use the additional 50hp all that often, trust me.


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Old 20 April 2008, 11:43   #12
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What sort of price are you looking at for the 150, 175 and 200? When I was looking for one a year or so back, the 150 and 200 were virtually the same price and 175 was non-existent - I heard that all 175s were allocated for military use at the time

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Old 20 April 2008, 13:46   #13
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Old 20 April 2008, 14:09   #14
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For what it's worth, I have a 7m Solent, which is really a 6.9 with some modifications to suite a more commercial use. I had a 140 on it originally which was really boring, especially with more than 4 people on board. I upgraded it to a 225 and the difference was staggering. It will easily do 46 knots with 8 people on board and 180 litre of fuel, along with lots of kit including liferaft. Having the extra power is defiantly worth it for when you can use it, IMHO!

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