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Old 24 November 2009, 03:56   #1
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Crompton Ribs any good?

Title says it all really, looking at a 2001 Crompton 6.1 fitted with a Yam F80 black hull with black tubes inbuilt 120L tank, no nav just radio. priced at 8k. Would it not be underpowered?
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Old 24 November 2009, 06:03   #2
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It's a club rescue boat, so they clearly decided that they didn't need a big motor. Something like a 150 would be a more usual choice - I had a 5.7m Crompton with a 115 which worked well.

It will be underpowered, but it's a hull design that doesn't need masses of power to get it moving so it may still be usable even if it doesn't set the world alight. Could be worth a look, and maybe a sea trial. What do they reckon the top speed is?
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Old 24 November 2009, 06:38   #3
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Hi Mark,
I have a 7m. I think the model is a sea patrol. I am very happy with the hull so far performance wise and she is built like a brick $hithouse.
She is commercial spec and is quite heavy especially when loaded with eight passengers and 200l fuel. We have a Yamaha ox66 150 two stroke and have no shortage of power for our needs.
I would always advise an in water test if at all possible before purchase.
Offer to pay sellers expenses, it might be a cheaper in the long run.
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Old 25 November 2009, 06:27   #4
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What do they reckon the top speed is?
Mochara will do 35knots. Changing engines would not be a major problem; she used to have a Yam F100. But the engine currently there is a very good engine which we have found excellent for our uses.

Sounds like there may be better used boats for 8k
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Old 28 November 2009, 19:12   #5
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Hi Mark, I have a Crompton 7.5 seasprint. it is a little old and tired but still an awsome machine. Built very strong and good to use, it could have benefitted from a slightly deeper vee but copes well in all the seas I go out in.
I have a 200hp optimax so lots of power when I want it.
Recently retubed by Humber.

I would recommend Crompton, (IMHO).

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Title says it all really, looking at a 2001 Crompton 6.1 fitted with a Yam F80 black hull with black tubes inbuilt 120L tank, no nav just radio. priced at 8k. Would it not be underpowered?
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