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Old 04 June 2010, 10:30   #21
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Thanks for all the replies. Decided on the 140 in the end, the extra weight and size of the 150 was the deciding factor in the end.

Once I get the boat I'll let you know my thoughts.
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Old 04 June 2010, 15:26   #22
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Good choice!
Give me a Jag over a Ferrari 'at sea' any day!

Solid, reliable, dependable, more economical, less twitchy, easier to maintain etc etc etc.

No brainer really!
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Old 23 August 2010, 07:05   #23
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Ribcraft 585 DF140 v's DF150

I've just had my DF140 replaced with a DF150 by Ribcraft despite their reservations. it's a huge improvement and if anything appears to make the boat more stable at speed (possibly due to the greater size of leg). It accelerates like a rocket and has gained about 5kn. I don't know about the economy. I was expecting a bit of a trade off with the handling but if anything it appears less flighty going over large waves (even after taking air).
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Old 12 February 2011, 16:37   #24
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The df140 has been great on the 10hrs we've put on it before winter, very good on fuel and excellent top end. Could probably do with the extra torque of the 150 for acceleration but difficult to tell yet though as it's only just running in.
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