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Old 21 October 2013, 14:49   #21
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I nearly bought this 5.5m with a 225hp 2 stroke......

Must have been a real speed machine!

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Ooh, I want one
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Old 21 October 2013, 15:15   #22
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40knts for a 5.3,impressive
Only for the bloke sat in it.
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Old 21 October 2013, 15:37   #23
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I nearly bought this 5.5m with a 225hp 2 stroke......

Must have been a real speed machine!

Chris
I had a Suzuki DT200 on my 5.6. I could never get to top speed as it would scare me, the boat was very unbalanced. Have a brand new 90 Tohatsu on it now and it still does 40 knots but more importantly it has transformed into a beautifully balanced enjoyable boat. I will not be putting a 200kg engine on a 140kg boat again in a hurry regardless of what it is plated to. The ride is so much smoother that I actually end up going a lot faster comfortably than with the 200.

Not saying that the one you looked at wasn't good, just that there is a bit more to it than bolting on the biggest engine you can.
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Old 21 October 2013, 15:42   #24
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Very true,I'm fortunate enough to run two boats. 8.6 m for cruising and rougher stuff and 5m for shits and giggles.
We have a 5.6 and a 8.9, We put 100 hours a summer on the 8.9 and 10 so far on the 5.6. The 8.9 is actually a little faster in top speed but we always cruise faster as the ride is so much smoother. I get the 8.9 in and out of the water on my own, only down side it takes so much longer to wash after a day out.

Not trying to discourage you, just my opinion.
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Old 23 November 2013, 14:47   #25
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I have also possibility to enjoy two ribs.
Grand S470+E-tec 60, 39kn
SACS S590+suzuki DF175, 47kn

Grand weights ~320kg, SACS ~750kg. Not much length difference but weight makes ride very smooth I must say
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Old 23 November 2013, 17:04   #26
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Old 01 December 2013, 16:41   #27
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My 5.8m laydown hydroplane does just over 100mph and all from 250cc and a lot of methanol!
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Old 01 December 2013, 18:42   #28
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My 5.8m laydown hydroplane does just over 100mph and all from 250cc and a lot of methanol!
as the op asked about fastest rib, dont think your counts. Or i could add my Bike does over 130 mph from 1200cc
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Old 02 December 2013, 03:37   #29
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But the hydroplane does do it on water and is made of top quality plywood! Admittedly it isn't inflatable though so you do have a point!
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Old 02 December 2013, 06:29   #30
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My Bombard SB 500 with two stroke Yamaha 90hp would hit 40 knots on the GPS but I am not sure how much boat was actually in the water
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