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Old 02 March 2013, 18:15   #31
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pics from ad when i bought it last week, I will take some better ones from all angles this week.
Thats one of Leeways consoles. Centrally mounted and the boat looks like an old Deluxe-a leisure model.It might be lighter than the offshores.

The motor should really have a little offset, and it also looks from the pics like the console is a bit further back than standard but that could be an illusion caused by the camera.
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The console is no longer offset on that RIB. Also is it further aft than the standard console, I can't tell. However I would still try to get weight forward and raise the engine by a hole. You could try re propping to achieve max permissible RPM as a smaller pitch prop helps stop the heeling over to port.
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I think the Honda is same as 90 Honda and would guess that 97/ 98 engine weight is169 kk, if that helps
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The console is no longer offset on that RIB. Also is it further aft than the standard console, I can't tell. However I would still try to get weight forward and raise the engine by a hole. You could try re propping to achieve max permissible RPM as a smaller pitch prop helps stop the heeling over to port.
The console was further forward the previous owner removed rear seat console and moved steering console further back.
pic shows how it was
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Old 02 March 2013, 19:13   #35
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I think the Honda is same as 90 Honda and would guess that 97/ 98 engine weight is169 kk, if that helps
Its a 98, Bit disappointed with the age as joc said it was a 2004
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I wouldnt put the console quite as far forward as it is in your pic above if you do move it forward-it won't be comfortable. I'd go with raising the engine a hole as well just to try it before you do anything else though. My Yam is about 1 hole up.

That's a HEAVY motor.
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I wouldnt put the console quite as far forward as it is in your pic above if you do move it forward-it won't be comfortable. I'd go with raising the engine a hole as well just to try it before you do anything else though. My Yam is about 1 hole up.

That's a HEAVY motor.
In what way uncomfortable ?
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The further forward it goes, the more your body goes up and down-a bit like a reverse wheelbarrow.
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So in conclusion.

More forward weight, But not people weight.
Engine higher on transom, and poss offset to the right.
No harsh/sharp acceleration at high speed, smooth and even.

I think I may keep a look out for a different make of rib that is more stable to put my engine on. A little more research maybe needed there.

Thanks to you all for the help and advise
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So in conclusion.

More forward weight, But not people weight.
Engine higher on transom, and poss offset to the right.
No harsh/sharp acceleration at high speed, smooth and even.

I think I may keep a look out for a different make of rib that is more stable to put my engine on. A little more research maybe needed there.

Thanks to you all for the help and advise


You're not going to find one. There's very little more stable than a well set up Searider. Yours just isnt very well set up for what you want to use it for.

I can do pretty much anything I want with mine-it's not even particularly bothered by a F8 (though I can be!), but it's set up properly and the 85hp on there weighs 50kg less than your 75.

You can move people weight forwards, just not loads. Being right in the bow of anything when it drops into a trough is painful. It's the same on any boat, and the advice you've had is the same as you'd get for any boat that isn't set up right.

You MIGHT find an oilrig spec or ex military one like mine is a bit less 'flighty' as they are a bit heavier.
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