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Old 16 March 2006, 12:49   #11
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f**k me need for speed or what

just keep it its a very nice boat i bet it you get free air miles with every trip

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Old 16 March 2006, 13:22   #12
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Once you've scared yourself s***less in a bit sea with the set-up that you have, you might think that a 140 on a 5.5m is plenty enough.
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Old 16 March 2006, 13:43   #13
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150 Opti on a 5.5m

My Northcraft has a 150 Opti, should rev to 5750 but i'm a bit chicken and only had 48kts out of her at 5200 (likes to chine walk beyond this) . The transom is rated for 175, but this is a bit silly. No one needs more than 150 in a 5.5m or less boat. The pickup is amazing and its either stationary or planing.
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Old 17 March 2006, 05:19   #14
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I've been amazed by how steady my Yachtline is. I went in a Zodiac pro, with a 2 stroke 140 a few years back and it chine walked all over the place. My YL is rock solid, even with one up. Seems like my search for extra power is unfounded .... or at least ill advised. I think I may just increase my prop from 21" to 23".... as pickup at present is plenty good enough.

What difference is this likely to make.. anyone any ideas???
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Old 17 March 2006, 05:41   #15
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Maybe i've reached a pretty safe limit then... until I can either find somewhere to store a bigger boat or get a bigger car lol!!!

The 140hp & 5.3m RIB seems about as far as I can go. Thanks for your input though. Now all we need is a little sunshine!!!
If you get bored with that then give it to me it would do nicely for my first RIB

looks like a nice bit of kit to me
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Old 17 March 2006, 09:26   #16
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Thanks Stephen.... and regards to Port Stanley!
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Old 17 March 2006, 12:20   #17
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Looking for speed, a friend of mine has the same rib as me...Ring 5.85, his is fitted with a Yam 130, perhaps one of the fastest ribs V hp, after a few years of messing with props engine heights it now runs 59mph on gps with no chine walking and very good fuel economy, most boats that try to run with it have a 150+ and still fail
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