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Old 16 March 2008, 12:09   #1
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How fast??

What would the top speed would be for a Ribcraft 6.4 with a 175hp Suzuki? Anyone any thoughts? Has anyone got one?

All information would be gratefully received!

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Old 16 March 2008, 12:11   #2
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chris - might be worth taking a look at this thread.
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Old 16 March 2008, 12:19   #3
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Thanks Polwart very quick reply!
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Old 16 March 2008, 12:32   #4
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Why not call Dorian at Ribcraft. He'd be able to give you theoretical speed then compare what the owners say on here.
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a mate of mine with a 6.3 ribcraft and 175 honda got about 43kts, his boat was loaded with coding gear etc though so was fairly heavy
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Hi, if it helps:

xs 6.5 suz df175 13 3/4 x 23 = 40 knots

4 adults 100l fuel usual kit anchor, ropes etc
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Old 17 March 2008, 09:28   #7
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Ribcraft 6.5

Hi all,

I have a 6.5 Ribcraft with a Honda 150. With two on board and 40 or so gals. of gas, I get 42-43 kts at wot. By the way, to Colin, I didn't know that honda sells a 175 hp. It's not sold over here.

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Old 17 March 2008, 10:03   #8
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There was a bloke on here about a year ago selling a 6.5 RC with a DF175 he said it did 45 knots (Remember he's selling) with the 23" suz prop.

My 5.85 RC with DF150 does 47knots. if it helps.
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Old 17 March 2008, 10:44   #9
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Thanks guys need to go down and check what prop we have. Still running the engine in and was a little concerned about the speed as we were only running about 22kts at about 4000 rpm, but i guess (hope!) all the power will be at the end!

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