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Old 01 November 2011, 14:38   #11
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Loved my 200.. I assume the 225 & 250 have the same V6 block but some other tweaks ?

A bit rough at low revs, but as soon as you open it up its an awesome noise. I had lots of people who were surprised at the pick up compared to modern 4strokes.

Old boats just out of the water so cant get you out on it (but it may be for sale next year anyway ....tempting to buy it back)

Get the opti - you'll love it. The new ones are by all accounts smoother at low revs as they changed the injection mapping etc.

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Thanks for that Peter.You could do alot worse than re-buy the old boat!
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Old 01 November 2011, 15:25   #12
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I don't understand if it's rated at 225 it's rated at 225, I assume you either need a letter from the builder stating more hp is ok to keep the insurance company happy or you take a risk ?
Most Insurance companys DO undrestand. Mine have a maximum speed to length ratio, which for a sub 6m Rib is 50 knots.Not sure the figures for pluss 6m but even with a 250hp on the 6.8, I'm certain I won't be speeding in excess of 50knts! So the point moot.
The thing is, Hull rateings are flexable and open to change,the trouble is the manufacturer has to pay ( several grand) each time they up-rate any particular hull.Things move on,as is the nature of things,sometime it takes time for manufactures to catch up..ESPECIALY when it costs them.
You can see this clearly if you look at the older rateings for alot of hulls,they have steadley increased.The Ribcraft 585 I think was only rated at 100hp in the early years, now its 150!A 50% increase.
My old Rib Mr Jingles an R.C.545 was originaly rated at 90hp! A deeper hull and only 40cm shorter than a 585,when I wanted to up-rate the power with a 130e-tec I contacted them,and they explained the situation regarding rateings. When I re-powered, it Made a good boat into a great one!
So,in short if the Boat can take it,And the Insurance company can take it =NO problem!
Ofcourse we're talking keeping the insurance premiums standard,if you wanted to go even faster or Race ect you could,but it would cost you more,I hope this helps.
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Two certanties on Ribnet,if you want to know anything about Redbay's.. ask Wilk
Well now well now. I think you'll find that the 25" Etec 250 (non-HO) is available only in White. Over to you Chris

BTW, Maximouse, I think the Opti is the PERFECT match for a RIBKRAFTĦ
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Don't buy the 25" then
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You reckon 20" is OK for a Shallow Vee then Chris?
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Assume you mean is 20" OK for a Deep V....Depends on how deep the transom cut out is I guess. I ran a 20" on my Osprey and had about a 4" cut out. I prefer this as it kept the engine COG low down on the transom. Certainly worked for me.
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Assume you mean is 20" OK for a Deep V....
Was it not for a Ribcraft?
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Sorry mate I'm completely lost WTF are we talking about
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You reckon 20" is OK for a Shallow Vee then Chris?
Redbay's are'nt That Shallow are they?
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I hate to disappoint Maximus, but it looks like neither Chris nor I have a balls notion what we're talking about...

i recummend a kwinquari
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