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Old 18 July 2005, 11:22   #11
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I've got a RIBTEC 585 with a 135 Optimax on and it goes some! With one person, all kit and fuel I get 46kt trimed right out.

The RAFSA have Ribcraft 585s with Merc 135 EFIs and they are pretty quick too. Fuel economy is not that bad on the OPTI if they'll let you have that combination.

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Old 25 August 2005, 08:02   #12
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I was wondering if I did get the Honda 115 on the back of my RIBCRAFT 5.85 and it was to heavy couldnt i just put some dead weight in the bow and it would even out? Or is this not a very smart idea heh
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Old 25 August 2005, 14:22   #13
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Just for the record Kent Scouts have a 5.85 with twin Honda 50's.
Verdict:
Love the engine sound when throttling up. Copes with pretty much anything but is very arse heavy. Accelleration is not brilliant and peaks out at 33Kn 1 up full tank fuel and all the usual accessories. 6 up peaks at about 22Kn. Nice boat but it is slightly underpowered. Doesn't plane until engines reach 3000 RPM but tows like a tug.

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