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Old 18 October 2006, 09:50   #21
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Both the 6.3M and the 6.8M Ribcraft are rated to 225HP, so I can forsee no problem having a 200HP on either, Ribcraft know what they're talking about.
http://www.ribcraft.co.uk/specifications.html

225 Honda on this 6.8, prob needs the power though when its full of divers!
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F43823
Thanks Alex. My only concern is that I think those stats are dated, they are still based on two stroke engines which are obviously lighter. That table is the same as it was when I bought my 5.85 in 2002.

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Old 18 October 2006, 10:00   #22
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Thanks Alex. My only concern is that I think those stats are dated, they are still based on two stroke engines which are obviously lighter. That table is the same as it was when I bought my 5.85 in 2002.

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Ok fair enough, I just pulled them straight off the website, what do Ribcraft themselves have to say on the matter?
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Old 18 October 2006, 11:49   #23
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. From what I am told ribcraft don't make a straight 7m, its either a 6.8m or 7.5m,
Scarlett is 7 metres! They also make a 7.8! Speak to Dorian Martin.
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Old 18 October 2006, 12:39   #24
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Scarlett is 7 metres! They also make a 7.8! Speak to Dorian Martin.
If she's 7m shes 7m, must be a special one.

Know Dorian and he is fairly easy going about the 200hp, although I have my doubts, and think it may be too heavy, will pester him some more. Would be very annoying to have the 200 and find its always slamming becuase the engines too big.

Seems to me that there is no easy answer to this dilema!
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Old 19 October 2006, 16:45   #25
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Perhaps this may help! The school boat - a Ribcraft 7m - was originally specked with the 175 Suzi. It ran Ok, topping out at around 38knots. Now for reasons beyond everybodies control, the engine was swithced to a 200 V6.

What a diffrence. OK, top speed had gone up to around 43 knots, but the sheer grunt mid range is startling. Between 4,000 and 5,000 RPM it just gets up and goes. In terms of fuel consumption, it's the same if not slightly better in certain conditions - just becuse it's not running so hard and it's easier to stay on the plane in "tougher" seas.

I've driven the 7.8 metre Ribcraft with the 250 Suzi and that's nice, but I think you'l be more than happy if you go for the 200 in preference. It's also very quite and very smooth.

I also spent some time at SIBs (Try A Boat)helming Ricraft's 10.5 metre with twin 250 Suzis - now that was awesome. Just a shame the weather was so good for most of the show - only really showed it's full potential when we had a F6 and the other boats were being put to bed!

A rib with a funnel!
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Old 20 October 2006, 00:37   #27
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