Originally Posted by caribcat
700hp on the back of a Stingher? I'd hope so....!
I will say unlike a lot of larger ribs which it looks like the builder has just only 'stretched' the length of the hull say from a 6.5 to a 9/10m ( and they look like a pencil on the water ) the stingher's beam is huge, thinks its about 3.5m wide at the arse! The usable space in the boat is great and she performs very well in the rough. You also don't have to clamber over the tubes to get around the helm like some designs.
I appreciate a narrow hull can carry some speed ( owned a few Phantoms in the past - one running a blueprinted 280hp Merc on a lifter and surface running prop would hit 90mph ) but I'm enjoying the performance and social side of a larger RIB