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Old 22 September 2003, 06:41   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: London + Brighton
Boat name: TIPS
Make: Avon Adventure *FOR SALE*
Length: 5.6m
Engine: 115 Yamaha 4-Stroke
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 50
Re: engines again!

Originally posted by jwrhold
Well there you go, that shows you the difference in fuel comsumption with two vs four strokes!

Mark, you are getting good speeds out of that boat! it would be fun to have a standing start with you though!!! I think it would be 'see you at studland!!!'

No, you'd probably catch me with that kind of top speed, but then you might have to slow down if it was rough, where as i would speed up! good old ribtecs!

we'll see about that johnny, once in gear our boat has a tendancy of getting stuck at 6000rpm, must be a faulty cable or something

In reality, we rarely hit 42 knots, this is only really possible 1 up on a calm day. late thirties is more accurate once theres a few people on board and a bit of chop.


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Old 22 September 2003, 10:13   #12
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With Ribtec being part of the Ribeye empire are you not tied in to using Yamaha engines as these are their packaged engines ?

I'm sure you are also aware that Ribtec's are now being made in South Africa.

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Old 22 September 2003, 14:24   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: Leamington Spa
Boat name: Whizzpopper
Make: Humber
Length: 5.5m
Engine: Mariner 75ELPT
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Which Engine


I'm having a brain storm, I meant "Ribcraft" in the original post not "Ribtec".

Anyway Suziki 140 looking favourite at present.

Thanks for your info.
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Old 22 September 2003, 23:37   #14
Country: USA
Town: Seattle
Boat name: Spirit Seeker
Make: Bombard 730
Length: 7.3
Engine: Suzuki 140
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 12
Love my Suzuki 140

I bought a Suzuki 140 four stroke two months ago. I have since logged nearly 100 hours most of it cruising at about 4500 rpms. It's on a Bombard 730. I find with the boat empty she has a top cruising speed of about 34 knots. Not fast, but when I bring her down to cruising at about 23 knots she burns around 5.5 gallons of fuel per hour. With the 50 gallon tank on board, this gives me a good bit of cruising range between fill ups. The engine is also super quiet. I decided to go with engine based on fuel economy, cost vs. other 4 strokes and that here in the states as well as Canada both Evinrude and Johnson are both made by Suzuki. This means when it breaks down, I should be able to find parts in most any place I'll be.
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Old 23 September 2003, 03:47   #15
Country: UK - England
Town: Blandford
Boat name: Hypa - Activ
Make: Ribtec 585 (6m versi
Length: 6m +
Engine: 115 Yamaha 2 Stroke
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 27
Engines! yet again!


I used to have a throttle cable like that when i could afford it!!!!

It would be nice to link up one day... if you are going out, let me know...I'll see if i can fix that cable for you...!



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