Picked up my new (to me) Ribcraft 585 yesterday, and went for a spin
I absolutely loved the boat, especially the way it handles. Just one question I am hoping a Ribnetter can help me with.
It has a Suzy DF140, which has just been serviced, and seems to run very well. However when I went to WOT, it seemed to top out at around 33 knots / 5500 RPM. Admittedly it was a little choppy (when isn't it in the Solent?), and I may not have not got the trim right, but I was a little disappointed.
The prop is a new-looking ali 3x14x21. From the engine manual it looks like I should be getting another 500 to 1000 rpm at the top end.
So my questions are what props to others use with the RC585 / Suzi 140 combo, and what sort of top speed do they get?