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Old 02 April 2016, 05:41   #1
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65 knots? Really?

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Running an almost identical set-up I can only get 47 knots, and that's practically empty going down tide and down wind. I must be doing something wrong!
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Old 02 April 2016, 15:51   #2
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Must be the bit that yours is missing between 'almost idential' and 'identical'
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Old 02 April 2016, 16:20   #3
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65 knots? Really?

Swap knots for mph and then add a good 7knots to help in the Strait if you get the tide right, have some artistic license and you're doing the same! ;-)
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Running an almost identical set-up I can only get 47 knots, and that's practically empty going down tide and down wind. I must be doing something wrong!
I can consistently hit 60 knots with appropriate conditions ( that's GPS not BS lol ), clocked 63 knots once - however running a little more HP than Anglesey boat trips................
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700hp on the back of a Stingher? I'd hope so....!
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700hp on the back of a Stingher? I'd hope so....!
Me too!
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Insurance for passenger rides at 65 knots must be costly. Unless, in reality, its less than 50 knots?
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Indeed

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
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Insurance for passenger rides at 65 knots must be costly. Unless, in reality, its less than 50 knots?
Most policy's cover up-to 50 knots, when I purchased Katie had to shop around to find someone who covers higher performance boats ( Alan&Thomas insurance )
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