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Old 28 October 2007, 12:07   #1
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Is this enough HP???

I'm thinking about buying a used 6.8 metre rib which comes with a two stroke 150 hp outboard. Do you think that a 150 hp outboard on a rib that size is man enough to make the ride both responsive and exhilerating?? If not then i'll hold out for something bigger......Thanks in advance.
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Old 28 October 2007, 12:40   #2
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It'll be fine but 200 would be finer.
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Old 28 October 2007, 15:03   #3
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We have 6.2m & 135hp and we can get 41knts+
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On balance yes IMO , but if you load it up with lots of gear, say.. 6 peeps and all your gear for a day out, and the sea gives you some challenge on the way back, a little more would be nice
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Old 28 October 2007, 16:30   #5
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6m with 115 and we get 40k comfortably with 6 and all the wakeboarding gear!
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Old 29 October 2007, 06:07   #7
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Thanks very much for all your input.....Much appreciated.
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Old 29 October 2007, 11:02   #8
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We used to have a 6.65m Cobra with a 150 yamaha 2-stroke HPDi and never found her to be under-powered.
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