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Old 26 February 2008, 07:30   #1
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My first boat, well sib

Well you have to start somewhere, right, me and my dad went and brought a sib on the weekend, with a view to starting out small and maybe getting a rib in a few years!

The sib weve got is a quicksilver 4.30 with a 25hp two stroke marina (old version without the de regged emissions), any idea how fast this will go with two people on board in flat conditions?

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Old 26 February 2008, 09:01   #2
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Well you have to start somewhere, right, me and my dad went and brought a sib on the weekend, with a view to starting out small and maybe getting a rib in a few years!

The sib weve got is a quicksilver 4.30 with a 25hp two stroke marina (old version without the de regged emissions), any idea how fast this will go with two people on board in flat conditions?

Cheers
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A 30 HP engine same brand that weights the same would have been the ideal best for that size... Anyway...

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Old 27 February 2008, 03:37   #3
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its faster than the 30hp, because the 30hp has emission restrictions and the 25hp has in fact 29.1 hp but is still called a 25hp
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Old 27 February 2008, 06:19   #4
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I reckon you should see 20 knots + on flat conditions!
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Old 27 February 2008, 11:54   #5
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A SIB is still a boat.

Congrats, and enjoy;


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Old 27 February 2008, 16:15   #6
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its faster than the 30hp, because the 30hp has emission restrictions and the 25hp has in fact 29.1 hp but is still called a 25hp
That will depend on how old is the engine and the manufacturer, probably you have a Yamaha disguissed Mariner engine, newer Disguissed Mercury/Mariner manufactured by Tohatsu has no emission restrictions in 2 stroke models.

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Old 27 February 2008, 16:42   #7
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you dont want to do it like that you want to do it like this you should have done this not that...

Anyway.... Happy Boating



I am sure you have a great outfit and will enjoy hours of fun. I am in Gloucestershire as well along with wave jumping supremo MattH who lives under a dissused SIB in Portishead. Let us know if you fancy putting the new purchase to the test in the Severn and we will act as support craft

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Old 27 February 2008, 16:54   #8
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You should have great fun in that.

To make life a LOT easier get some transom mounted wheels - the big inflatable ones - they make life so much easier!!!
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Old 27 February 2008, 18:24   #9
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You have to start somewhere!
I haven't even picked up or fitted out my new boat and already am making plans for the next one, which will be even bigger!
You have to sneak in things like RIBs gradually so the wife doesn't realise just how much money is tied up in that blow up toy we have sitting in the drive......
Gradually getting bigger ones a meter at a time and she never notices until she can't park the car in the drive anymore....................
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Old 27 February 2008, 19:03   #10
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Well you have to start somewhere, right, me and my dad went and brought a sib on the weekend, with a view to starting out small and maybe getting a rib in a few years!

The sib weve got is a quicksilver 4.30 with a 25hp two stroke marina (old version without the de regged emissions), any idea how fast this will go with two people on board in flat conditions?

Cheers
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My 4.2 futura with the same motor did 21mph and cruised best at about 18 mph at half throttle .
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