Originally Posted by ribcraft4.8
Good to hear from someone with another Valiant PT 520 .My previous boat was the Ribcraft 4.8 and I think the Valiant is a far better rough weather boat .I'm looking to change from my 2013 Suzuki df60a to the new Df 90a .I'm very interested in your post and any information you can give me about top speed , fuel flow, and any changes you have done to your boat .is there any place over in Portugal where I can purchase accessories for the Pt 520 .looking forward to hearing from you
My Suzuki DF90 is a 2006 model, not a DF90A.
Top speed with the Rubex (3*13.25*17) propeller was around 30 kts at around 6000 rpm.
With the Amita (3*13.875*19) propeller the top speed is lower (between 25 and 30 kts at less than 5000 rpm).
I needed 20 liters per hour with 4 people on board and cruising at 20 kts, and 15 liters per hour with 2 people on board and cruising at 20 kts in a 400 km trip up and down the Douro river, with the Amita 3*13.875*19 propeller.
If you want to find accessories for the Valiant, try Vanguard Marine
. I use them for tube and hull maintenance. They are located in the north of Portugal.