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Old 11 April 2014, 08:26   #1
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Is yam 60 enough for a Ribeye 500?

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I am looking at a Ribeye 500 with a Yam F60 on the back for messing about with the family but also waterskiing, ringing and possibly wake boarding. Would this do the trick? Happy to give wake boarding a miss if it will cope with skiing and ringo.
Sorry for bumpy question but this is first move from motor boats! Looking at costs, I am expecting 2/300 service?

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Old 11 April 2014, 09:07   #2
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I've been looking for the right 500 for a while. I decided 60 is not enough .

They're rated to 100 (?) ....my feeling was a 60 would be working hard , not going overly fast & using more petrol than an 80 which I think would be the ideal.
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Old 11 April 2014, 12:14   #3
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You might be able to ski a light adult on a pair but not heavyweights. I doubt it will tow a mono of any weight. I doubt it will pull a full size wakeboard out of the water either.

Ringo's shouldnt be a problem.
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Old 11 April 2014, 12:22   #4
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You could always run it for a season and then sell/part-ex the Yam F60 for something bigger if needed.
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Thanks guys. I think that you have confirmed my concerns. I will keep looking for something with a bit more grunt. I think an 80 or 90 would suit us better.
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I have a Humber 5m with a Yam 60 & you can ski mono ok behind it, wake boarding is ok but it would be better with a high pylon but you can do it.
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Now I am confused! Thanks anyway!
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