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Old 01 December 2011, 13:23   #21
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115 is a sensible choice but a 130 probably won't use much more fuel on a boat that size. I did C2 ribs boat transom search back through the posts

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Old 01 December 2011, 13:28   #22
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A couple of thoughts.........re. the " low freeboard " , with an auto Rule 1100 in the bilge , you should be able to cope with most conditions assuming you can keep the pointy end facing the waves. ( maybe use a drogue ? )

I'm a big an RC fan as the next , but the nearer you get to 150 horses , the more likely you are to experience a bit of chine walking . Regards Bern
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Old 01 December 2011, 13:56   #25
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Bern , yeah makes sense , i don't need to go fast fast , just need to be able to truck along in a nice sea , think the hull gives me that , just the usual mopre power less power more fuel argument . with the prices they charge for fuel at my local places it's gotta be thought about and i REALLY hate carrying cans every time i go out , plus if I leave the cans on the boat they get pinched.
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Old 01 December 2011, 14:08   #27
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Biffer , looks like a jumbo "smooth Groove " )
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Our 90 made the 5.4 sr chine walk and had instant mid range. Would a 115 not do the same with a RC 585? Therefore that 130 really would be a waste of power and more importantly cost.

Im a speed freak twosome degree, but once an engine makes a hull chime walk, you're at it's limit.

I've seen an RC 585 with 115 opti on and thought it was one of the most balanced boats for seaworthiness, speed, tow And launch ability and Internal size for a small family of 4.
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Ribcraft 585 90hp Honda

I'm running a ribcraft 585 with a 90hp Honda 4 stroker...... It will do 25mph with 10 people on board with a 17 pitch prop and 34mph with 2 up.

It gets on the plan no trouble and doesn't feel too heavy on the transom. I also have a low transom and can fill the boat with water if I give it a large handfull of reverse. but normally it high enough not to be a problem.

Its not super fast but adequate on the flat. but very exciting in the rough.


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