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Old 15 August 2005, 03:24   #1
Country: Ireland
Town: ireland
Make: lencraft rib
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 80hp four str
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 42
Power to weight

Could somebody help me make up my mind please on buying a new 5.5 rib and engine size?My first preference is Yamaha as I had them before.Firstly 80 hp four stroke at 164kg or 70hp 2 stroke at 105 kg.I understand fuel consumption is a serious consideration but how about speed and torque and how lively it will feel?Is there good up and off with a four stroke on a 5.5 with 80hp?I would assume that 60 hp 2 strke is too little for a 5.5 bearing in mind my last boat did 37mph with a 50 hp 2 stroke on a 4.8 m.I am trying to get the best set up so I need all the experience of the wise ones on the forum!

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Old 15 August 2005, 14:32   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Chelmsford/Anglesey
Make: Avon SR/RibLite 3.1m
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda 30hp/Yam 8hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 970
Originally Posted by mccabe
My first preference is Yamaha as I had them before.Firstly 80 hp four stroke at 164kg or 70hp 2 stroke at 105 kg.
Split the difference - Evinrude E-Tec 75hp direct injection 2-stroke at 145kgs
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