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Old 10 May 2018, 00:31   #1
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First Day Out and Performance

I had my first day out in my 4.5 m rib on Tuesday and what an amazing day it was. Managed about 45 miles in total and used my DJI Spark to get some pics and video.

This was the first time I have managed full throttle on this rib with just me and kit on her and I was quite pleased. I managed to get 37 Knots at 6000 rpm from the 60 hp Mariner 2 stroke.

Is this about what people would expect speed wise

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Which river is this Bp?? 37 knots is about right Id say
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Looking good BP.

Quite content with 20kts max sibbing that matches our current family lifestyle but well remember the feel of a hard hull as it takes 20kts as more of a starting point and surges on to 30kts and beyond.

In truth if you are happy to trail and store a hard hull I think in some ways they offer better value for money (used) in regard to initial purchase cost.
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Which river is this Bp?? 37 knots is about right I’d say
That picture is taken on the Beautifull River Deben at Ramsholt Rocks in Suffolk

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Looking good BP.

Quite content with 20kts max sibbing that matches our current family lifestyle but well remember the feel of a hard hull as it takes 20kts as more of a starting point and surges on to 30kts and beyond.

In truth if you are happy to trail and store a hard hull I think in some ways they offer better value for money (used) in regard to initial purchase cost.
I love the solid hull rib but also enjoy my SIB so if funds allow I say have both and more
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>>> I say have both and more

Yes we did so a decade ago in our old house with yard and a side paddock where storage wasn't an issue.

At 62 though now we are now in our pre-retirement/retirement house where the only access for a trailed boat is in the side of the garage currently needed for a car while we have one daughter left at home. I don't want to keep a boat off site. We keep dreaming of the day daughter moves out and we get that space back... which could coincide with me being less than keen on lifting a 20hp so then a trailed boat will come back into the choices.
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I was out on the Monday from Suffolk Yacht Harbour but went in the opposite direction. I saw a couple of ribs beeched on Stone Point I think it's called. I haven't tried doing this yet but will take a trip up the Deben next time.
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I was out on the Monday from Suffolk Yacht Harbour but went in the opposite direction. I saw a couple of ribs beeched on Stone Point I think it's called. I haven't tried doing this yet but will take a trip up the Deben next time.
The Deben is lovely you wont regret it

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