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Old 18 August 2013, 15:38   #161
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2000 model boat and motor

Ribeye 725s with a Yamaha 150 TRP

40 Knots flat out, I was thinking it would be faster but I'm happy with the boat and the TR props are amazing at getting the boat on the plane from a standing start in 3 seconds.. But this could be the boat design helping.
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Old 05 July 2014, 06:54   #162
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Nautica 22 with hardtop. Twin 90 hp evinrude's. Light on fuel and gear i get 40.5 kts WOT. Engines to be trimmed up for maximum speed. Stainless props, 13" x 17" 5400 rpm
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Old 05 July 2014, 07:29   #163
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how fast is your rib?

I don't often run flat out, I hate hearing an engine screaming its max.

I did run it flat out the other day and managed 41knts.

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To me top speed means nowt, willy waving rights, I'd far rather ride and comfort than sheer speed.
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Old 18 August 2014, 20:09   #164
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Top speed (via GPS) is 24mph / 20.8 knots, top speed with the missus, 7mph (limited by her comments on ride comfort).

2010 Zodiac Futura Mark IIC Alu (3.7m SIB) with 2013 Honda BF20D (4-stroke) with stock 4-blade prop (9.25" diameter x 10"). This is 1-up with several hundred pounds of crap aboard. That speed is exhilarating and a little scary. Engine is around 5500 RPM (hard to read the digital tach while being bounced around and looking out for larger waves). I'm sure that with a nice 3-blade stainless prop I'd get a few more mph out of it, but this boat isn't made for that kind of speed on the choppy waves of Puget Sound.
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Old 19 August 2014, 00:49   #165
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Impressive 59 knots.
But the fuel gauge is much quicker than the gps readings
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Old 19 August 2014, 03:01   #166
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Ive tried a few times to see what mine will do, but the noise from the missus gets too loud so I throttle back
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Old 19 August 2014, 16:10   #167
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Old 19 August 2014, 16:30   #168
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Ive tried a few times to see what mine will do, but the noise from the missus gets too loud so I throttle back
You need to chuck the missus off as it will save weight

On a serious note I reckon your boat should be one of the quickest off the shelf / consumer rib here on ribnet and I would love to know what its top speed is as I must admit I have a bit of a soft spot for hyrdofoils
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Old 19 August 2014, 17:00   #169
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We've had 50 knts but the fuel consumption is in excess of 90li/hr (gauge only reads upto 90 LPH). It's got 10% more rpm but my bank balance hasn't got the nerve.

Much prefer 40 knts / 55 LPH, far more civilised pace per pound !!
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