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Old 12 March 2008, 19:07   #11
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I own a quicksilver 4.30 HD XS, i had a 25hp mariner a got around 20kts with 2 people, i was able to wakeboard withe the 25hp. I recently bought a 40hp for her, shes a rocket now.


Some links to my boat pics...

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23593

http://www.quicksilver430.blogspot.com
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Old 12 March 2008, 21:29   #12
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To be honest, I don't understand the "you've got to start somewhere" type comments. What you've got is a unique and capable boat, and a damn fine one at that. You'll be able to haul heavier loads in that boat than you could with conventional hardboats more than double it's length. You'll be able to run up shallow rivers, creeks & estuaries that could not be accessed from rigid hulls.

Again it is a unique boat that will allow you to do unique things. Stand up straight and be proud, man!
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Old 13 March 2008, 09:43   #13
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Size does not matter...

Many a fine summer afternoon I have spent tooling around in a 8 ft. inflatable with a three horse motor on it. Put a cooler with cold whatever in the boat, Invite pretty women in bikinis, kick your legs up on the tube and lean back, crack a cold one and cruise around at low speed all day... Life does not get much better than that! I have a good sized rib and it's fun, but I can't say I've had better days on it than I did with the first one I had, different, but not better. Being on the water no matter how you get out there is what's important...
Lord do I need a boat ride right now!
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Old 13 March 2008, 16:21   #14
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Many a fine summer afternoon I have spent tooling around in a 8 ft. inflatable with a three horse motor on it. Put a cooler with cold whatever in the boat, Invite pretty women in bikinis, kick your legs up on the tube and lean back, crack a cold one and cruise around at low speed all day... Life does not get much better than that! I have a good sized rib and it's fun, but I can't say I've had better days on it than I did with the first one I had, different, but not better. Being on the water no matter how you get out there is what's important...
Lord do I need a boat ride right now!
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