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Old 08 May 2008, 12:40   #1
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My sea rider in the water

After 14 months of having her. I bought the rib cheap with no engine then finally got an engine. I lost interest in it and time goes in. I finished her off in the last week not had a proper test in her yet but she is running great
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Old 08 May 2008, 13:35   #2
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looks like a good boat that should be able to do about anything you can think of & I assume all done pretty cheaply . Dare I ask roughly how much ? I wish RIB magazine would speak to people like you to get your view / motivation behind the boat - can you explain why etc on here ?
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Old 08 May 2008, 17:37   #3
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Hi ,
let me know, what prop you are using and which speed.
I am working at my SR and want to use a 75hp yam.
Greetings Mike
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Old 08 May 2008, 18:20   #4
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looks like a good boat that should be able to do about anything you can think of & I assume all done pretty cheaply . Dare I ask roughly how much ? I wish RIB magazine would speak to people like you to get your view / motivation behind the boat - can you explain why etc on here ?

i have allways like ribs when i was young my dad mate had a osprey with a 40 hp i remember that and then he got a 5.5 m rib with a 110hp cant remember the make then he got a ex navy 6.5 rib with a 200 yanmar in it and he is keeping it

i got the rib and trailer 1700 engine at 1200 then fuel tank cables battery few other things 200 so just over 3200 i did have a budget off 3500 so just under it and the rest on fuel
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Old 08 May 2008, 18:21   #5
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Hi ,
let me know, what prop you are using and which speed.
I am working at my SR and want to use a 75hp yam.
Greetings Mike
will get back to you mate as i have not give her a good high speed test
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Old 09 May 2008, 16:31   #6
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Hi ,
let me know, what prop you are using and which speed.
I am working at my SR and want to use a 75hp yam.
Greetings Mike
Go with bigger Mike. I started with a 60 but she performs soooo much better witht the 90. She is a much better boat. CHeck with NOS I'm sure he will agree.

Ian
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Old 09 May 2008, 17:02   #7
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I,m very interested as to what outboards suit best(older ones),not so much top speed but handling and economy.I spoke to a dealer today and suggested a 90 2 sroke 75 4 stroke and 65hp 2 stroke.He said 75 would be too heavy comparred to the 90 2 stroke and the 65 was better power to weight than the 90 on the 5.4 searider.so i finnished up thinking of getting a 65 as it would be cheaper,but i,m hesitant as my gut feelings say a 90 hp 2 stroke apart from the fun side are there any pratical reasons why a 90 would be better than a 90
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Old 09 May 2008, 17:27   #8
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Go with bigger Mike. I started with a 60 but she performs soooo much better witht the 90. She is a much better boat. CHeck with NOS I'm sure he will agree.

Ian
Hi Ian, i have the 75 HP Yam in my garage, also a 85 / 115 HP Evinrude.

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