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Old 04 April 2010, 09:24   #161
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Hi matt,

Why not something bigger than the RC585? I mean the difference in length with youre RC5 is quite small...
I don't think it is.
I have a 4m RIB and my mate has a 4.5m RIB, he's does seem alot bigger. 85cm is a good bit more boat.
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Old 04 April 2010, 12:11   #162
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the 585 is big enough ,anything bigger and the car will struggle on slips etc, i have seen a couple but i will continue to use it as it is such fun until its sold.
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Old 16 October 2011, 01:36   #163
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Since selling my old Searider 5.4 I couldn't live without my boat so I just put my order in for a new Ribcraft 5.0 all in black. Thanks to Matt H for his valuable critique of the boat and to Jason Purvey at Ribcraft for his very professional service.....even when it seemed I'd never make up my mind on what I wanted!

Have sourced a lightly used Yamaha 90 two stroke I'm now turning my attention to the steering gear and prop spec. Any pointers on these two issues would be gratefully appreciated dear ribnetters!
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Old 16 October 2011, 04:28   #164
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Congrats, great Boat and youl have a load of fun, i ran a 13.25 x 19 pitch on mine which gave me 42knots.. im not sure you could ask for much more, reference steering. i ended up using a teleflex Bit T helm as is very light to operate with out the extra weight of going hydraulic.
Hope you keep the pics coming!
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Old 16 October 2011, 05:58   #165
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Thanks Matt, is the hydraulic really that much more heavy?

Must confess I'm rather confused on the prop selection bit. I take it stainless steel would be preferable, the 13.25" is constant but you can play with the 19"? I see some four bladed and "high performance" props on the web, are these worth a look?
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only a few kilos heavier really, but the deciding factor was it really neccesary, when i swapped to the different helm it made all the difference. now im in the same quandry at the moment, i have a brand new Hyd system sitting on the bench and the boat has a Heavy duty helm as before, do i fit it? or carry on with existing and as the engine is so light am i really going to notice that much difference, its really down to your personal preferece!
with ref to props, i tried 3 variants, 17 pitch stainless, 19 pitch ally which was the best all rounder, revved to 5500 (or its max rev for a 90 two stroke) and 41 42 knots and lastly i tried a 12.5 x20 pitch, and that one broke out more ofter and would not rev to its maximum, the winner for me was the 13.25x19 by a long shot
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Old 16 October 2011, 11:22   #167
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I take it stainless steel would be preferable,
depends what for. an ally prop will hopefully just bend if you hit the bottom. a stainless one will transfer all the force to the gearbox which won't be so good.
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depends what for. an ally prop will hopefully just bend if you hit the bottom. a stainless one will transfer all the force to the gearbox which won't be so good.
Tchu! only a numpty would hit the bottom
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Tchu! only a numpty would hit the bottom
I'm sure that hadd will have a red face when he reads this
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Oh no what has he done?
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