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Old 29 March 2017, 15:56   #21
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If he wants it dressing up in pink ribbons, he's in the wrong place. It might be harsh, but I've his best interests at heart.
"You can sprinkle glitter on a turd, but all you end up with is a sparkly turd"
Yep, that's the long and short of it.

There must be a few tidy used marine safari type rigs available in the States?
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I have 2x Humber 10 metre boats one has a pair of Etec 200 the other has a pair of Yamaha 150. The Etec boat goes 7mph faster but uses 38% more fuel. This is fact using the 2 boats for the same job on a daily basis and filling them up every night not what any fuel gauge reads or manufacturer claims.
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Old 30 March 2017, 01:32   #23
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I have 2x Humber 10 metre boats one has a pair of Etec 200 the other has a pair of Yamaha 150. The Etec boat goes 7mph faster but uses 38% more fuel. This is fact using the 2 boats for the same job on a daily basis and filling them up every night not what any fuel gauge reads or manufacturer claims.


I bet the hole shot is better with the Etecs & the driver takes advantage
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I bet the hole shot is better with the Etecs & the driver takes advantage
Engines/performance/size and economy you can choose and tweek (or even swap) to suit particular needs....(which in a Comercial setting may well be different from us Leisure users)

....Buy a Pup of a RIB from the other side of the World...unseen,and untried which may give you ongoing problems and you're Up the Swanny!
ALL the Chinese Ribs I've seen,and friends have owned are and were Crap!..
Considering a Comercial operation in the U.S. With thier Zealous Lawyers and punitive legal system...I'd have thought Going with a well proven product with a decant track record would be a minimum
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Yes it's quicker getting on the plane. The amount of days you can actually use the extra speed is minimal though. Its howl off the etecs does your ears in.
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Have you checked with transport Canada on this ??

Is it ISO compliant?

6185 VII cat C
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An 8.3m boat with twin 150s and 12 POB is going to be hopeless. I run a 7m with a 250hp single (greater power to weight than you are proposing). If I crammed that much humanity onboard it would kill it.

You'd need to be looking at 2x200 min. to shift that number of people around efficiently IMO.
no, ... in fact I used twin Honda 115s on a 7.8m alu RIB

I have used twin Hondas 130s, then 115s, then 135s and now a combo 135/150

in fact I think they are all about the same

no, you won't go 30-40 knots ... but right ... the sea state rarely allows it anyway.
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Old 30 March 2017, 11:56   #28
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8.3 metre rib

Do you need twins, a 350 single could suit and be a cheaper lighter option and possibly more speed. Not sure of your full requirements concerns or budget. Just a thought! I'm looking at a boat at the moment that has a quicker pace with a 300 Suzuki than the optional 2 x 150's but there is much to consider on this one.
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OK ... now I've got one that most of you twin 200s will find it hard to believe.

My FIRST 7m 12 passenger RIB was a Zeppelin

and I used twin .............. Thrust 50s! .... that's right fifty

the white - ish RIB here on opening page:

Ocean Explorations Whale Adventures, Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada

1995-99 .... they were torqued low for power ... now we we thought we were zooming ... around 17-18 knots ... but she got up on a plane with a load!
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That must have been cosy, 12 pax on a 7m. Were they on seats or stood/sat on tubes?
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