Originally Posted by biffer
have you guys actually built a cabin/cuddy boat yet? my advise to you would be to work out how heavy that mockup cuddy will weigh and put the same amount of weight in one of your boats and try it
Biffer, I've sent you an email - thanks for your comments. No, we haven't built a cabin/ cuddy boat yet, its just a scheme at the moment. Your comment on the displacement of the XR24 is interesting and got me to go back through our calcs. We're estimating 410 kg all-up for the standard boat (not the cabin version), excluding engine. Interestingly, that's only about 10% more than the carbon rib project: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ght=carbon+rib
(assuming their Yam engine is 170 kg, their boat is 370 kg). The carbon rib aim for fuel efficiency is where we're coming from with the Eco XR24.