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Old 26 September 2005, 10:38   #1
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I have a falcon 700 rsr or a rib x xp 700 which ever you want to call it, both identical. My rib has a mercury optimax 150hp and i, at the moment have reached 54.8 mph on the gps, i was wondering if this is right i have told it should do closer to the 62mph mark, is this true? And also i have been offerd a new evinrude 200 high output for next season and apparently this should boost the boat to 80mph is that correct?

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Old 26 September 2005, 10:47   #2
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I have a falcon 700 rsr or a rib x xp 700 which ever you want to call it, both identical. My rib has a mercury optimax 150hp and i, at the moment have reached 54.8 mph on the gps, i was wondering if this is right i have told it should do closer to the 62mph mark, is this true? And also i have been offerd a new evinrude 200 high output for next season and apparently this should boost the boat to 80mph is that correct?

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A lot will depend on your prop and the rpm of your engine. Also how clean the hull is etc etc. Obviously more power will help - why not get the ETEC 250hp??? Same weight!!!
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Im running somewhere very close to 5500 i belive thats 2750rpm short of the max. Do you know what type of speed i could get with the e-tech 250 with the right set up?
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Im running somewhere very close to 5500 i belive thats 2750rpm short of the max. Do you know what type of speed i could get with the e-tech 250 with the right set up?
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I have a falcon 700 rsr... mercury optimax 150hp... at the moment have reached 54.8 mph on the gps, i was wondering if this is right i have told it should do closer to the 62mph mark, is this true?
I would very much doubt that 62mph is achieveable with your setup.
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And also i have been offerd a new evinrude 200 high output for next season and apparently this should boost the boat to 80mph is that correct?
Only in Jackanory land. I think that both the figures you've been quoted are exaggerated, by at least 10mph in the case of the 200hp engine IMvHO.

It would be interesting to hear who'se being telling you these little porkies.
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You need to contact Manos... he's the "expert" on achieving remarkable velocities with these Falcon thingies…..
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Im running somewhere very close to 5500 i belive thats 2750rpm short of the max. Do you know what type of speed i could get with the e-tech 250 with the right set up?
I assume you mean 275rpm and NOT 2750??? If that is the case youa ren't far off it anyway.

Not a clue as to speed with the 250 - will obviously go faster - maybe 70mph???

Ribs are not the best speed machines out there - a flat bottom boat will always be quicker - where RIBs score is in rough seas - you don't want more speed you need bigger waves!!!
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Ribs are not the best speed machines out there - a flat bottom boat will always be quicker - where RIBs score is in rough seas - you don't want more speed you need bigger waves!!!
Falcons are almost flat bottomed!
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ive yet to be on a leisure rib that does 70mph evan with 2 x 300hp on the back

as richard b says owners are like fishermen, it always goes faster than when i am on it

68 69 but not 70mph
race ribs and commercials now thats a peice of piss but a family boat costs a lot of ££££ to break the 70mph mark
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It will not do the speeds quoted with a 200 HO on the back - Richard Strawford was racing one this year on a Pascoe RIB which is the same hull as a bat boat and it was only just managing 70 after he took the lifter off, so I would say that is impossible (it was a handfull as well!)


We overtook him in the race boat with an XR2 on in dead flat water around the back of the Isle of Wight recently, and he was struggling at around 68 - 69 mph!

Our pruduction boat will do 60 with a Laser 23, but that is with a 225 Optimax powering it - but it is heavier, got a centre of gravity further forwards, the engine is lower etc ............ but it is setup for cruising and skiing not racing - a big differance!

If you want advice on going faster email me!
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