Originally Posted by joakimhansson
Do that and use a open bow and jockeyseats....
I saw your Bananashark, the video from red sea rally 2006. It was maybe little or much to light for that sea condition, but you made a good job, im impressed. Are you planning to compete red sea rally this year to? Who is the designer of the Banana Shark Hull?
About the first question.
1. What do you have, boat and engine that did 60 knots or close to?
2. What do you need to come to 60knots, in your rib?
I saw in Ribmagazine that a Goldfish make 59knots with 315 yanmar and bravo one.
We would have liked to do the Red Sea event, but we still have some issues to resolve with the organizers.
Our hull with a Verado 250 does 64 mph which is a little under 60 knots - a 275 or 300 would be no problem. If we did an open hull version with jockey seats and a console it would be lighter so a 250 Verado would probably be enough and a 275 may even be a 70 MPH boat, it certainly would with a 300!
We would fit a diesel if required - as you know surface drives are more reliable with higher diesel output engines - it is the customers choice!