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Old 13 February 2013, 14:46   #1
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A tad overpowered mr thinks even for a ribnetter/ ribnutter

This rig is just mad. it is the same boat as mine and I think that 60 hp is plenty. the max rated outboard is 75 hp at 171kgs

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Old 13 February 2013, 14:54   #2
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"Rated as the best 5m RIB by the RNLI" !????!


Really? I doubt it.
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Old 13 February 2013, 15:12   #3
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This rig is just mad. it is the same boat as mine and I think that 60 hp is plenty. the max rated outboard is 75 hp at 171kgs

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Old 13 February 2013, 15:17   #4
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"Rated as the best 5m RIB by the RNLI" !????!

Really? I doubt it.
I believe there is actually some truth in that. The RNLI have used at least two sub 5m Valiants. One was used as a sea safety demo boat, the other as an ILB by the South Broads RNLI station as the Broads authority wanted them to use something with less wash than a D class. Got some piccies somewhere of it somewhere.
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Old 13 February 2013, 15:44   #5
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Current Valiant DR490 max. engine weight 112kg here:

http://www.valiant-boats.com/valiant...Model=DR%20490

Yamaha 90 2-Stroke weight 119kg here:

http://www.outboard-engine.com/engin...p?recordID=237

So not that far over the top....
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Current Valiant DR490 max. engine weight 112kg here:

Valiant | All Models

Yamaha 90 2-Stroke weight 119kg here:

YAMAHA 90 HP 2-STROKE prices, specs, manuals and brochures.

So not that far over the top....

Aye good enough in the right hands
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Old 13 February 2013, 15:59   #7
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While we are on the subject of engine ratings, if a rib is rated say fo a max 70hp and you fit a larger hp engine would it affect your insurance. My understanding is that it would .
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Old 13 February 2013, 16:07   #8
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If you have an accident then its the first thing they check and the first observation in the report?

Your insurance wont cover it even though you may get insurance without many questions. You haven't mentioned the the force on the transome either.

I think its great to have fun, but you have to think what if.....

The best thing for that rib is to buy it, take the engine off and fit the correct hp one and then sell it.

Then buy yourself a ex mod SR5.4 and build a nice safe boat.

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While we are on the subject of engine ratings, if a rib is rated say fo a max 70hp and you fit a larger hp engine would it affect your insurance. My understanding is that it would .
Its like putting a blow torch on your bollocks .. dont do it .. if ya dont wanna get burned .. but some guys like that sort of thing .. then they go racing
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Old 13 February 2013, 17:34   #10
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Its like putting a blow torch on your bollocks .. dont do it .. if ya dont wanna get burned .. but some guys like that sort of thing .. then they go racing
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