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Old 14 March 2006, 08:21   #1
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Compact Leisure RIB - 200HP - Any ideas??

I am intesested in purchasing a RIB which can take a 200HP engine. I want the RIB to be as portable as possible and so am really looking for the smallest RIB capable of taking an engine of this size, as I do alot of trailering.

Can anyone suggest anything ???

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Old 14 March 2006, 09:02   #2
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I had a Zodiac Yachtline 420DL. It was rated for 50hp, but I stuck on a 65hp Suzuki two stroke. It pulled mono skiers all day long with no probs!

Hope this helps

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You seem to like over powering your boats! I would think a 6m is the smallest you could put a 200HP on and even then at a push. A Ribcraft 585 performs very well with a 150opti, but thats the max it will take. I would think 6.5m would be the right sort of size.

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Mark, 6.5m would be the smallest high speed sensible option, and 6m probably quite scary depending on the rib (Tohatsu/Solent) rather than a heavier Ribcraft / Delta hull. Phil has a Delta 5.5m for sale that could be really interesting http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F92490/ could I have a go if you choose this one but couldn't hand on heart recommend it.

Take it you have an 200 hp engine and are wondering what to do with it.

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Old 14 March 2006, 13:47   #4
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Thanks guys...

No i haven't a spare 200HP sitting round, I'm just addicted to RIBS again and when I went to the Southampton show, I had a run in a rib with a 200HP Suzuki - it was just fabulous!!!!

I wonder whether the answer is to find something that takes a 150 and drop a 175 Suzuki on it... they are the same weight
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Here's one all ready to go Redbay .
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how long was the rib you had a run in. also where was the trial and for how long?
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this something?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F88647/
easy to trailer.
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Old 16 March 2006, 11:23   #8
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Thanks guys.....

I'm looking for something 5.5m at a max. How close to 200HP could I get on this. At the mo, my Zodiac at 5.3 meters has a 140 on it.... Is this actually about as good as I'm going to get for boat length????

I guess I'm cheating a bit now, as my Zod is actually rated at 115, but my dealer helpfully pointed out that the 140 was actually lighter...

Are there not any real tough, but smallish boats out there, that at 5.5m, will let you sling on say even 175????

Thanks guys.... a great forum this hey!!
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I think CJL said he had a 150opti on a 5.5m Humber, which was lively! I would think 150 is the absolute max on a 5.5m and even then probably well over the limit.
Just had a quick look on the net, Ribcraft 5.3 max 100HP, 5.85 150HP.
Humber Destroyer 5.5m 130HP

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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!!!
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