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Old 12 September 2007, 16:23   #151
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Oh please no ..... I think he's dissapeared back off to 'float bad' for a while, to annoy his own punters for a change.. anyway .. you'd want a valued opinion wouldnt you ?
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Old 13 September 2007, 03:46   #152
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Just put a 19p stainless prop on mine and it's now a comfortable 45k boat. A bit of Solent tide got 47k on the GPS but to be fair this was then 44k on the way back.

Still pulls me out on the wakeboard comfortably as well
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Old 13 September 2007, 08:27   #153
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does it need to be in the water to count?
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Old 13 September 2007, 08:29   #154
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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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Actually we had one of our leisure boats do 64 mph with my inexperienced girlfriend driving it - 250 Verado, it does over 50 mph without any trouble at all unless it gets bumpy!
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Old 13 September 2007, 15:59   #155
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Zodiac Medline with 60 yam 4stroke
30knots flat out with 2 kids,wife, dog and the other crap you end up storing and taking out with you when you have big lockers !!!

but still had 20 knots with 9 in it (big teenagers)


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Old 13 September 2007, 18:05   #156
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Zodiac Medline with 60 yam 4stroke
30knots flat out with 2 kids,wife, dog and the other crap you end up storing and taking out with you when you have big lockers !!!

but still had 20 knots with 9 in it (big teenagers)


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begs the question, if you ejected the wife & big lockers .. and the dog, you might have gained 4 knots.... come on floater this about 'max' performance
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Old 14 September 2007, 08:57   #157
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Sorry Codders, I'm not very technical....Its a Mercury S/Steel HighFive

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We are using the same one. On our boat, acceleration and planing speed became much better. Top-speed remained the same. 51,6kn
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begs the question, if you ejected the wife & big lockers .. and the dog, you might have gained 4 knots.... come on floater this about 'max' performance
Would the boat necessarily go faster if your wife doesn't have big lockers???
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Old 16 September 2007, 16:41   #159
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Would the boat necessarily go faster if your wife doesn't have big lockers???

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the boat not the wife

christ she might read this Gulp !!
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