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Old 14 February 2008, 14:17   #1
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evinrude 75 etec, enough power for a 6m RIB??

Finally got the cash together to go out on the water this year. Looking round for a RIB, I have seen a 6M for sale with an Evinrude etec 75 on the back.

I am used to seeing these RIBs with 90/115s on the back.

The RIB will be used for fun in the solent with 3/4 on Jockey seats.

Any comments? will there be enough power?

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Old 14 February 2008, 14:27   #2
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Finally got the cash together to go out on the water this year. Looking round for a RIB, I have seen a 6M for sale with an Evinrude etec 75 on the back.

I am used to seeing these RIBs with 90/115s on the back.

The RIB will be used for fun in the solent with 3/4 on Jockey seats.

Any comments? will there be enough power?

PS have been really enjoying the banter and the solid info being passed on this forum - thanks all.
I would have thought 75HP on a 6 meter + rib will be quite under powered.

Depends what you want from it really.
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Old 14 February 2008, 14:53   #3
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I am used to seeing these RIBs with 90/115s on the back.
There's a good reason for that!

The boat would work with a 75, but you'd be lacking in grin factor and would probably spend most of the time working the engine hard. I'd go for a minimum of 90hp.

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Old 14 February 2008, 15:03   #4
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What hull are you thinking of getting for the Solent.
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I recently bought a 6.5 with twin 90hp etecs. I suspect that she would have struggled to plane usefully on a single 90, but she is a heavy hull. 75hp seems a bit hopeful for a 6m. I guess it depends on useage, we were four up plus fuel on our trials. Still, the etecs were punchy and wierdly quiet at WOT - wind roar was the predominant background noise!
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