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Old 12 September 2007, 06:20   #131
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Only on the A34 going home

You're welcome to come for a ride and see for yourself if you don't believe me - you can also ask anyone down here and they'll tell you that speed is genuine - we were dong 83 mph in the Salcombe basic race on Sunday!

Our leisure version (the 770) with a Verado 250 on does 64 mph as well.

And the slipway is only a few hundred yards from my house!
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Old 12 September 2007, 06:26   #132
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we were dong 83 mph in the Salcombe basic race on Sunday!
Cookee - I don't suppose you have any pictures of that race you could post? I'm not doubting you, I'd just like to see a race in Salcombe Harbour
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Old 12 September 2007, 06:49   #133
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You're welcome to come for a ride and see for yourself if you don't believe me - you can also ask anyone down here and they'll tell you that speed is genuine - we were dong 83 mph in the Salcombe basic race on Sunday!
I could be wrong here and am obviously speaking for someone else, but the reply by bedajim gave me the impression that he meant the only way he would beat your speed would be when HE was on the A34 going home, not that that was where YOU achieved that speed.
Could be way off the mark of course
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Old 12 September 2007, 07:08   #134
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I could be wrong here and am obviously speaking for someone else, but the reply by bedajim gave me the impression that he meant the only way he would beat your speed would be when HE was on the A34 going home, not that that was where YOU achieved that speed.
Could be way off the mark of course
Yep that is the way I read it too!
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Old 12 September 2007, 07:13   #135
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2 up 50 L fuel .- I thnk the slowest on here 31knts and I'm pround of that !

All in a little 4m boat with just 50 hp 4st yam . very flat sea needed

You dont need to do everything quickly to have fun ( but it helps! )
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Old 12 September 2007, 07:29   #136
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Ribtec 585 with Mercury f115 4 Stroke. 2 of us plus 80 litres of fuel, 38 knots at 5200 revs, starting to pick up a few revs, and a few knots as it runs in.

I thought it'd be quite fast enough for a newbie, but its so bloody stable at that speed it could do with a bit more!

Compares badly to my 35bhp, 4 stroke, 3.1 Metre Hovercraft which manages 40mph and burns 2 gallons an hour LOL!
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You're welcome to come for a ride and see for yourself if you don't believe me - you can also ask anyone down here and they'll tell you that speed is genuine - we were dong 83 mph in the Salcombe basic race on Sunday!

Our leisure version (the 770) with a Verado 250 on does 64 mph as well.

And the slipway is only a few hundred yards from my house!
Oh i do belive

No thats the only way mine will do that speed, on the trailer but I'll hold you to the ride

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Old 12 September 2007, 08:34   #138
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Oh i do belive

No thats the only way mine will do that speed, on the trailer but I'll hold you to the ride

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Sorry James!

You'd be welcome any time!
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Old 12 September 2007, 09:51   #139
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i have just under 50 knots in mine...but the question is ......from 40 to 50knots is a a hell of a difference, to me 40 is a great fast cruising speed with eyes wide open. surely 50 to 70 knots is just darn right scary? Can a rib handle that speed over average waters for a period of time?
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i have just under 50 knots in mine...but the question is ......from 40 to 50knots is a a hell of a difference, to me 40 is a great fast cruising speed with eyes wide open. surely 50 to 70 knots is just darn right scary? Can a rib handle that speed over average waters for a period of time?
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