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Old 27 August 2009, 13:12   #1
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My new Ribcraft 5 Mtr

Ive gone and done it!!
Went to down the factory yesterday and placed a order for the new 5.0 mtr they have designed recently they had one almost complete with the Double FS (touring) consol and it had the Brand new Suzook 90 etc etc with blue tubes,attention to detail was superb and it was just too much to bear!

There was a few additions to the build spec but pretty much fully loaded. I will be taking pics of the build from start to finish and posting them (if they dont mind) and anything else that is is interesting lying around, Build is to start in a week or so!!

if I remember, I think they have one at this years Southampton boat show,so will be nabbing a go on that one!!
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Old 27 August 2009, 13:22   #2
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Congrats, looking forward to build pics...
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Old 27 August 2009, 13:24   #3
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Sounds good mate, what colours you having?
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cheers! really looking forward to some serious blatting around.
Im going for blue toobs, white hull, grey strake,Grey floor, Grey seats with blue beading, also with 2 wing back seat on the FS consol,(which is like brain out, iron in type consol seating postion) ,4 grey wear patches on the rear tube section, in built 55 L fuel tank which is below the deck up front with the facility for another 25 L underneath the rear seats and will do a switch over tap to give 80L, i would hope to acheive 100 miles the way i drive



oh and 4 foot straps bonded in so that i can cable tie the mrs down when she complains that boats are boats and not aeroplanes!!
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Old 27 August 2009, 14:19   #5
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Are you having the Soozook 90 on yours?
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havent decided yet, its really down to weight, with 60 efi f/s they all come in at 110 kgs approx which is really light.
The new suzook weighs 155 kgs, i would want something in between,aiming when airbourne to be slightly stern down, any ideas?
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No, there's nothing to fill that gap - went through the same research looking for a motor for my SR4.7. I'm limited to 130kg transom weight, so the Soozook DF60/70 (inc the new DF70) are all too heavy. If I wanted 4-stroke, then I'd be limited to 60hp Merc/Mariner or Yam (and possibly the new Honda).

You could go for a lightly used 2-stroke Yam 90.
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you beat me to it, a 70 or 90 Yam would be great, but they are just out there anymore wanting a literally newone , can our commercial friends out there get me one??
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Evinrude etec 90 = 145kg
Honda BF90 = 163kg
Yamaha F90 = 168kg

e-tec 130hp circa 170kgs, food for thought....
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you beat me to it, a 70 or 90 Yam would be great, but they are just out there anymore wanting a literally newone , can our commercial friends out there get me one??
pretty sure you can source a new one from the states without too much hassle...
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