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Old 19 December 2014, 03:36   #111
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Well, I was not really thinking of the crappy flappy floor bottoms but more a well set up SIB. The floor on an Aerotec, Honwave, ply floor Suzumar etc should be drum tight in my experience. Even my slightly looser Zodiac Fastroller floor made little difference compared to the others I've listed.

But seriously - an 85KG Bonwitco + passengers will see 18.5 mph with a 6HP?!?!

If so that is incredible.
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Old 19 December 2014, 03:41   #112
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Ah okay, I thought perhaps I was missing something there and the 9.8 was a perfect engine to tune and therefore get more power to weight ratio.
I could not agree more regarding 2 stroke for sibs and I would not use anything else. 15hp 2 stroke is the very maximum I can handle on my own to move around on land.

I have however made a liar of myself and bought a 2.5 4 stroke Merc for some of my fresh water fishing but am not counting that in the equation.

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Old 19 December 2014, 04:00   #113
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>>>But seriously - an 85KG Bonwitco + passengers will see 18.5 mph with a 6HP?!?! If so that is incredible.

Yep indeed that flattish towards transom hull profile is so efficient.
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Old 19 December 2014, 06:07   #114
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I think you are missing the point.
We are not talking about a Sib
We are talking about a Rib
A Rib which the Fboats are .
Are far more efficient than any Sib is
Actually having a hard hull and a real V does matter.
More importantly the hard hull
A hard hull does not bleed energy the way a soft hull does

In fact the boats we refer to as Jon boats and Skiffs in North America will give the same type of performance on small powered outboards as they are hard hull boats designed for small outboards
The reason for gravitating to the Fboats Rib is the fact that we can finally own a hard bottom boat without the need for a trailer and have the increased performance
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Old 19 December 2014, 09:43   #115
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Here are the official performance data posted by winboat.us

330-RF WinBoat 330RF SPRINT | WinBoat USA

Test results conducted on March 2010 by Boats and Yachts Magazine with different payload.
Conditions:
Air temperature – 26 Fahrenheit (-2ēC)
Water temperature – 38 Fahrenheit (4ēC)
Wind – 2 knots (1-2 m/s)
Wave height – 0-4 inches (0.0-0.1 m)
Outboard motor – Mariner 5

Load (adults) Speed (mph) Speed (km/h)
1 17.8 28.6
2 15.2 24.5


360-RF: WinBoat 360RF SPRINT | WinBoat USA

Test results conducted on March 2010 by Boats and Yachts Magazine with different payload.
Conditions:
Air temperature – 26 Fahrenheit (-2ēC)
Water temperature – 38 Fahrenheit (4ēC)
Wind – 2 knots (1-2 m/s)
Wave height – 0-4 inches (0.0-0.1 m)
Outboard motor – Suzuki 15
Load (adults) Speed (mph) Speed (km/h)
1 28.6 43.2
2 23.9 38.4
3 22.5 36.2
4 21.6 34.7
5 19.3 31.1
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Old 21 December 2014, 03:15   #116
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Pennine Marine now have the F Boat on their site, A good write up from a straight talking, no frills - Yorkshireman.
F-Rib - "Unique Folding Rib" - New for 2015 | www.penninemarine.com
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Old 21 December 2014, 04:03   #117
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Pennine Marine now have the F Boat on their site, A good write up from a straight talking, no frills - Yorkshireman.
F-Rib - "Unique Folding Rib" - New for 2015 | www.penninemarine.com
I may live in North Lincs but I still have yorkie blood running through my veins and like you Biggy, would expect nowt else from another yorkie but straight talking.

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Old 21 December 2014, 04:16   #118
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Great review, perhaps I need to sort out a passport and translator and head up to Yorkshire,
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Old 21 December 2014, 05:14   #119
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You can call in here on route Mick to get your jabs before entering god's own country

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Old 21 December 2014, 05:51   #120
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You can call in here on route Mick to get your jabs before entering god's own country

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You can tell he's an outsider...
Yorkshires a county, not a country lol..
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