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Old 21 August 2002, 20:00   #1
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Zodiac pro II 470 & what engine?

I am thinking of trading in my Mark2C Futura & 30 hp Mariner for the Pro II rib. I need to pull one skier at times, go like the clappers at other times (3/4 on board) and would like advice on which engine to go for. My sons have outgrown the present set up and your advice would be welcome as to the choice that I am considering. Would 40hp do or would 50 be the best option?
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Always get a slightly bigger (more HP) engine than you need, within the constraints of what the craft can handle. Speak to the manufacturer to ascertain the largest engine you can safely 'hang off' the transom.
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Old 22 August 2002, 04:54   #3
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What size is the Pro II RIB?

How long have you had the Futura and what do you think of it? Is it as easy to put together as they claim?

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Old 22 August 2002, 05:46   #4
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The pro II is 4.7m and we have had the Futura from new for 3 years but only used it for a three week period per year. The Futura is a great boat for two adults and two youngsters but the big lad has just got 8 GCSe's today (boy am I pleased!!!) and getting on the plane with a tube is not easy any more, it will do it but takes a bit of effort. As we would like to knee board and ski I think we need a bigger set up. As far as putting the Futura up it is quick and easy, the 30hp Mariner is a lump to move but fine with a helper. I have designed my own launch trailer and this makes life easy. I drive a Discovery and the whole set up minus trailer will go in but it is tight with two adults/two kids. A friend has the Fastroller and this would be a better bet if I was to buy again and transport was limited. The fact is I put the boat and trailer in the caravan for transport at the moment and the engine goes in the boot with dog!
I know a rib will mean two journeys to the caravan site in future but I see no option if we are to get as much fun out of the boat as possible.
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Old 25 August 2002, 05:50   #5
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The ProII 4.7 is rated to take a maximum of 60hp. Given that you want to ski then I would definitely go for the 50hp rather than a 40.

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