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Old 09 August 2005, 11:25   #1
Country: USA
Boat name: Thalassa
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda 115 4 stroke
Join Date: Jul 2005
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Boat to engine wieght ratio Ribcrafts

Hey i dont kno if the title made alota sense butttt im almost 99% sure i am bbuying a Ribcraft 5.85 (19 ft) for next year but the only engines that RIBCRAFT USA offers are Hondas which are very heavy i hear. What kind of problems would i encounter if i put a 115 4 stroke Honda (500lbs) on a 19 ft Rib? Thanks

O and...anyone else have this RIB with a Honda 115 on the back? Thanks again

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Old 09 August 2005, 11:34   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: St Austell
Make: Ribcraft 5.85m
Length: 5m +
Engine: Twin 60HP Bigfoots
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Well I use a 585, with twin 60 Marinar Bigfoots 2-strokes on the back, and it goes like stink, fully loaded. Handles and rides waves very well.
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