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Old 21 March 2014, 10:45   #1
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Im new here and I am looking for some advice, I have a RIBTEC 5.8m with a Yamaha 2 stroke 90hp,the 90hp engine has been giving me trouble, I have been offered a great bargain on a Yamaha 115 v4 2stroke engine, will this engine be too heavy/ powerful for the RIB?

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Old 21 March 2014, 10:50   #2
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at a guess i would say power should be fine, but the yam v4 is a thirsty engine. looked at one but decided against it
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haha dont care about the fuel as long as the back of the boat doesnt get ripped off and sink!
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115 will be fine, I've got a 150 Opti on mine!
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Happy days, ... however it does have a plate on the back saying recommend hp 90! Thanks for the quick replies by the way guy
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Happy days, ... however it does have a plate on the back saying recommend hp 90! Thanks for the quick replies by the way guy
Hang on that doesn't sound right, my 5.35 Ribtec was rated to 90hp
Ribtec 5.85's were rated to either 120 or 150 depending on year of manufacture.Sure your's is a 585?
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Maybe mine is a 5.3 then? yikes!!
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Maybe mine is a 5.3 then? yikes!!
could be! got any pic's?
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Trying to upload a couple now but im overseas and the net is rubbish! i will keep trying, thanks mate
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The early 585s were rated to 90hp later it was changed to 130. When I worked for Ribtec we rigged loads with the Yamaha 130V4 and they went very well.
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