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Old 07 November 2010, 14:57   #11
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If your keeping the boat a long time and you want the higher transom, replace it rather than build it up. But I imagine it would be costly.

However the 150 is quicker and has many less hours If you have a deck well at the rear, just stick a pump in with an inbuilt float switch.

The problem on our sr was no well to catch and pump the water from, so the deck was always awash.
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If your keeping the boat a long time and you want the higher transom, replace it rather than build it up. But I imagine it would be costly.

However the 150 is quicker and has many less hours If you have a deck well at the rear, just stick a pump in with an inbuilt float switch.

The problem on our sr was no well to catch and pump the water from, so the deck was always awash.
Okey doke, another vote for the 150 then. Yes, fairly large deck well, when I'm having the transom tidied I may well ask for a second elephants trunk in there too.
Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.
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Old 07 November 2010, 15:33   #13
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Okey doke, another vote for the 150 then. Yes, fairly large deck well, when I'm having the transom tidied I may well ask for a second elephants trunk in there too.
I wouldn't bother. One trunk will cope with a hell of a lot of water. It's the annoying last 2" of water that you need rid of, an auto blige pump is the way to go, especially if you have a decent well.
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Hi Kernow
I have the same rib as you and I have a 150hp V6 mariner on the back. Yes the drop transom is a pain when astern but I have 2 trunks and a bildge pump with float switch and manual overide and it handles the water no problem. Go for the 150 I do not think in the long run you will regret it!!
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Old 07 November 2010, 17:41   #15
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I have the same rib as you
Isn't yours a Ribcraft? Kernow has a Ribtec.
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Isn't yours a Ribcraft? Kernow has a Ribtec.
Jesus your right 'senior moment'!! Anyway to start again same length and transom design. Hows that, any use?

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My 5.8 Vipermax is similar too (20" 150 Opti). It will take on a drop of water if it comes off the plane a bit sharply, but it's nothing serious and easily avoided. It's a beamier boat than the Ribtec, so probably has a bit more transom freeboard when at rest.
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Old 08 November 2010, 07:48   #18
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what top speed are you boys getting from a 150 on 5.8m boat?
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Hi Paul, hows the other black & yellow doin?
Well in answer to your question it depends!! On all the usually variables load sea state and bodies, but if all are good then she will do 45knts ok.
I take it your ribs up for winter now and that will save you being the butt of all the jokers?

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Old 08 November 2010, 08:32   #20
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what top speed are you boys getting from a 150 on 5.8m boat?
46kts on a good day.
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