Weight : Power : Speed?
Hey guys, my first ever post!
I was just reading the talk on these crazy engines that Ford would think twice about adding to a Mustang, and I remember something someone at Humber once told me about weight : speed ratio.
My parents have just bought our first RIB, its a Humber Ocean Pro 7, with a beam of 2.6 metres. So a reasonable size. The thing is, its only got a 140bhp Suzuki on the back. Some of you are probably thinking "what?".
If the Suzuki 200bhp is put in its place, the difference apparently isen't worth it, simply because of the weight differece in a 4 stroke or a V6 ( I think ).
Its only been in the water once, and with the engine not run in, it still does 33 knots at 5200rpm, so when its doing 7000 whats going to happen?
So 350 V8 Outboard? Rather big maybe? Speed depends on the amount of boat in the water? Right?
Any thoughts? Im reasonably new at this, and im 16 so go easy, haha.
Btw, the RIBs awesum!