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Old 15 April 2010, 17:14   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,840
Originally Posted by willk View Post
Many builders have got around this by fitting a shower to the leg, an S shaped pipe that scoops water from under the hull and sprays the leg (under way). Cheap and effective.
A bow tank filler isn't much different. It's amazing how much water can be rammed in an 1"x1" square hole.

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Old 16 April 2010, 15:43   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
Join Date: Sep 2003
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Originally Posted by titusgroan View Post
thanks for the help,

this is what i have been hearing so far, good builders and good boats.
Dare i ask about peoples opinions on outdrives? As i understand it, if you use them really hard they suffer from overheating due to the leg being out the water,(on all ribs), but there are ways around it. Can of worms?

Thanks for the good advice.
Mercruiser Bravo sterndrives are often paired up with 300/315hp Yanmar diesels. There have been some (many) failures of these drives when used with these engines - it would appear that they can't take the torque.
Bravo "X" series drives are the latest incarnation and claimed to be better.

Showers are often fitted. Might make a difference.

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Old 24 April 2010, 16:03   #13
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Peter Port
Boat name: La Conchee
Make: Coastline
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 150
MMSI: 235055744
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 31

I have a 7m Coastline and it is a cracking boat, nice and dry and has never let me down. This gives me great confidence taking the kids out.

Mine is good for 40kts and is solid at that speed although you are much more comfortable at 30 and feel you could go through anything at that speed.

Here are a few pics of us taking the boat to herm camping.
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