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Old 20 August 2014, 11:46   #191
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Had to google strava - good idea!
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Old 20 August 2014, 14:17   #192
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Thread drift........

Strava is lots of fun. Fun to just how fast pros that ride your same routes are and a handy tool to see what you have done. Athletic progress at my advancing age is slow so it's nice to have a long record of progress. Also every single ride that started with "I'm so tired tonight..." Was usually a very fast one.
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I have been playing with my works boats for the last few years but planning my own first rib soon. Looking at potential top speed - can anyone recommend a good make of rib that could be found second hand for a 6 to 6.5 meter hull and outboard. How about the narrower Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro with a 150hp?
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Old 24 February 2016, 03:07   #195
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We used to have a 10metre cabin rib with twin 275 on the back which used to edge over the 60knot mark on a good day! think we once did WOT to cowes and back from ocean village and the fuel bill came in at about 250£!!!!
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Old 24 February 2016, 07:28   #196
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how fast is your rib?

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I have been playing with my works boats for the last few years but planning my own first rib soon. Looking at potential top speed - can anyone recommend a good make of rib that could be found second hand for a 6 to 6.5 meter hull and outboard. How about the narrower Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro with a 150hp?

Nice boats but they're not fast for size and power. Deep V and tube tails drag.

You may want a shallower V and point boat with tapered tubes that don't drag... Revenger?

All about balance for what you want.

Our 6.3 with 175hp optimax did 53mph on GPS.
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What other hulls in the 6 to 6.5 meter range would be good - the revenger ribs smallest size is over 7 meters. I have spotted that Scorpion do a 6.5m.

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We used to have a 10metre cabin rib with twin 275 on the back which used to edge over the 60knot mark on a good day! think we once did WOT to cowes and back from ocean village and the fuel bill came in at about 250£!!!!
Yes but isn't it awesome fun! Lol
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Hard to believe I started this thread almost 5 years ago.

My new boat goes around the same speed as my old boat, except a lot more stable.

Yep, big difference in a Novurania 4M and a Willard 7M.
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