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Old 02 December 2011, 07:28   #41
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I raised the issue of chine walking , because it has come up before , and was acknowledged as a" potential issue " on 5.85 under the wrong conditions !

There are also real issues with manufacturer's warranties ( obviously only newer hulls ) and insurance cover if you exceed the recommended power & weight limits .
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Old 02 December 2011, 09:34   #42
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I did say it was (a tiny bit) OTT Also, I contacted Ribcraft & the insurers before I went ahead & they were both OK with it. As already said, the 135/150/175 were all the same block, price difference was minimal, all in all, it was silly not to
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Spoke to my insurance co, they said they don't care about angine size so long as boat speed cannot exceed 50kts which seems a tad silly from their perspective, sure the small print will say not to exceed manufacturers recomended hull speed etc. They quoted me 240 for 585 + engine ( total value 11k ) , boat left on a swinging mooring March to Nov , including ski and wake board cover but NOT inflatables , seems pretty reasonable to me .
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Spoke to my insurance co, they said they don't care about angine size so long as boat speed cannot exceed 50kts which seems a tad silly from their perspective, sure the small print will say not to exceed manufacturers recomended hull speed etc. They quoted me 240 for 585 + engine ( total value 11k ) , boat left on a swinging mooring March to Nov , including ski and wake board cover but NOT inflatables , seems pretty reasonable to me .
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I have a RC 585 with 150 Mariner 2st and have had insurance from Euromarine for years. I also keep rib on swing mooring April-Oct and in compound for winter incl water skiing & toys ins for 12k total cost 196 including IPT.
I would give them a call and see.

ps chine-walking never a problem and I have been in some heavy stuff in the West & boat handles well I agree with PD its all down to the skipper and how the boat is set-up.
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Old 02 December 2011, 12:21   #45
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thanks Jambo , how much do you reckon your 150 weighs in at ? must be like sh1t off a shovel ?
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It's the flat spot at the stern where the keel looks like its been ground off. Triangular ish in shape, size depends on hull design. Could be a foot or so wide & extend 18" or so towards the bow
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I didn't know that, but did wonder why it was that shape
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190kgs. Remember as far as insurance goes it never goes above 5o!! AS far speed is concerned with the right sea, wind conditions and with two up it can reach 45knts. fast enough when you need it but at that speed you need a tanker following you!!

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Old 22 December 2011, 08:33   #48
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thanks to all for your feedback , on the basis of advice i'm holding out for a 115 opti or 4 stroke , i think it'll make the boat more saleable ( it's my first rib and while i have used a friends for the summer i still may change my mind ). I was concerned about being a bit bum heavy but i've just picked up a new double console so i'm planning to mount it a foot nearer the bow and put a 100L fuel tank inside the console to balance the whole thing better. 2 double jockeys behind the console , should look and go very nicely.
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[QUOTE=Yes we're all guilty of it. Boats, cars, bikes, computers, women [/QUOTE]

I got a size 10 woman in 1971 and she is now a size 18, she used to be a 4 or more stroke now I'm lucky if she even tries a single stoke!
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I got a size 10 woman in 1971 and she is now a size 18, she used to be a 4 or more stroke now I'm lucky if she even tries a single stoke!
Well,being a Happilly married man I could'nt possibly comment!! BOAT Though definATELY =''Bring-Out-Another-Thousand''!
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