Thoughts gentlemen please (and ladies).
I have been thinking about getting a bigger RIB (and more eficient engine) for a while, but since the 18 foot'er fits nicely on the drive i have taken to looking at Optimax / HPDI to upgrade the current outfit...
...I have stumbled accross a 150 Optimax and quite fancy putting it on the back of my boat. Yes i know it's big, but is it too big???
I am quite sure (been told by a few people and http://www.divernet.com/boats/survy299/tabboat.htm
) that this little boat was rated up to 150.
Yamaha 130 (wot i got) 167Kg
Mercury 125 158Kg
Yamaha 150 v6 194Kg
Yamaha 150 v-max 199Kg
Yamaha 150 HPDI 216Kg
Optimax 150 201Kg
By my reckoning this is not very much more than a 'standard' 150 which is what the boat is rated at so all should be OK??
Anyone seen / owned a BWM 18 with an engine of this size?
All comments and suggestions of insanity invoted (but beleive me this baby will FLY!)