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Old 03 September 2011, 15:11   #1
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Large outboards (200 plus) on sub 6m ribs

Have noticed a few sub 6m ribs with 200 plus outboards what are the pros and cons of doing this well mainly the cons other than insurance issues
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Old 04 September 2011, 05:36   #2
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Apart from the insurance issues:

- the transom probably wasn't designed for the forces / weight
- the hull will be extremely stern heavy
- the boat will be stupidly fast, and likely to chine walk
- it will burn a stupid amount of fuel

Still it might be fun for half an hour.
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Apart from the insurance issues:

- the transom probably wasn't designed for the forces / weight
- the hull will be extremely stern heavy
- the boat will be stupidly fast, and likely to chine walk
- it will burn a stupid amount of fuel

Still it might be fun for half an hour.
Agree with all of the above and would add that you'll spend more money on the larger engine which you'll probably not see back when/if you sell the boat.
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However if the boat is weight rated for the engine you'll be able to run at the boat speed on tick over and save fuel!!

You don't have to use all the power and may just find it'll be economical to run - however not so sure I'd have that much will power!
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I had a RC 585 with a 175 Ficht on the back, very economical & talk about FUN
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