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Old 01 June 2006, 14:10   #1
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5M to 6.5M Ribs - Speed Survey

I am looking to build a dataset of real (2 way GPS measured with and aganist tide averaged, 2 adults on board) top speed (wide open throttle) attained by Ribs in the popular 5M to 6.5M range. To start off:

Farfetched - Solent, 6.5M, 150 opti, goes between 42 and 45 knots, depending on fuel level.

Look forward to amny answers. Please, no bragging, I am genuine interested in the true real world answers.

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Old 01 June 2006, 14:21   #2
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Delta 5.5m 90 hp mercury 2 stroke, 2 uyp, approx 30l fuel load
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Old 01 June 2006, 14:33   #3
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Thanks Mouldy. More please!!!
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Old 01 June 2006, 14:36   #4
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Blue C 5.5m XS, 3 up, Opti 90hp 80 Liters fuel, 2 way av 37.6Kn.

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Old 01 June 2006, 16:16   #5
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Thanks Brian - come on you guys - there must be more players who look at their speed on GPS occasionally!
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Old 01 June 2006, 16:19   #6
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Ribtec 5.35 Evinrude 90, 38 kts 4 up, 40 kts 2 up half fuel load
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Old 01 June 2006, 16:27   #7
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Thank you. Let's have some 6.5M replies!
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Old 01 June 2006, 16:46   #8
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Avon 620, 4 up, full tank of fuel, 43.7 knots at WOT
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Old 01 June 2006, 16:48   #9
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Humber Destroyer 5.8, Johnson 115 with a 17" prop
1 fat person
about 75L fuel
max speed ever recorded on GPS 36.1kt
normally won't get past about 35.4/35.5 so assume the above may have been following tide

Getting a 19" prop so will be interesting to see if that makes any difference as the engine feels like it could give more.

I also discovered recently that the engine (which is a FastStrike variant) still has the running in restrictor fitted so I could get another 500rpm if I could figure out how to chisel that off, that and a 19" prop might see the hectic side of 40
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Mako 6.5 with twin 90 Tohatsu full fuel 2 people 46 MPH @ 4300 RPM. Motors only have 6 hours on them and need to be reproped.
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Old 01 June 2006, 16:53   #11
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tornado 5.5m 2up no tide 40ltrs 23pitch ss 44 kts on gps yam115 2 stroke quite calm water 5,500wot
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Prosport 5.85m, Suzzy 90, 4 light people, 19" prop and say 10 gals fuel and flat calm... 37 knots. Never managed to better it!
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Old 01 June 2006, 17:10   #13
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Solent 6.5

Solent 6.5mtr Etec 200HO.

2 up force 3 full fuel 200ltrs engine at half trim wot 52knts

One up flat clam 200ltrs fuel 59 knts fully trimmed just prop in water... scary stuff!

Both two way and both on GPS
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Approx 100ltrs fuel
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34knots and my wallet getting lighter all the time!

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Old 01 June 2006, 18:43   #16
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tornado 5.5m 2up no tide 40ltrs 23pitch ss 44 kts on gps yam115 2 stroke quite calm water 5,500wot
that's interesting - hell of a lot faster than mine for similar size/hp!

be interesting to see how mine goes with coarser prop on - maybe I should have gone for a 21 if you are running a 23 - how well does it go?
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Old 01 June 2006, 19:53   #17
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3 slim students (full of Murphys though!! ), full 110l tank, 3.2 trim (Opti), 21" Laser II, flat like glass - 2way GPS readings between Bushe's Bar, Baltimore and The Jolly Roger, Sherkin Island : 50.7kts

Total time from one Murphys to the next: 10 mins!!
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Humber 5.7 assault,yam 100hp 41 knots,one person,full of fuel
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Old 02 June 2006, 02:56   #19
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Ribcraft 585, suzuki df140, fullish tank, one person flat water, little tide, 42.2 knots (photo taken at a lower speed for safety reasons before anyone mentions the trim etc etc etc)

She has done 42.9 since then but no camera.
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A friend has a 6.5 Vipermax with a 150 Opti. That'll pull 40knts dead with a 19"P prop and 43/44 with a 21"P.
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