having had a 6.2 valiant for the past few years i did the responsable thing when my daughter was born 8 weeks ago, i sold it.
Then as all thoughtful fathers and partners do when taking on new responsabilitys in the world of nappies and sleepless nights, i bought another RIB telling my new family it was just a little boat that we can use when the sunshines etc etc.
It is a ribcraft 5.3 with a 90 suzuki on the back and although it is alot slower than the valiant every other comparison stops there, this boat is fantastic, the most fun i have had on the water in long time, it begs you to seek out the rough stuff and go at it like a eh hem a responsable hoolagan!
a few questions if anyone can help?
1) i seem to be getting through the jungle juice rather quickly, what kind of consumption can i expect with 1 up and a full tank of fuel (90 ltr under deck tank fitted)?
2) Max speed is 34knots at 6000rpm with an ally prop fitted not sure of pitch etc - is this OK?
3) Can anybody explain the hull catogory rating - this hull is rated as a b cat which is the same as my friends 8mtre Cobra? how and why?
4) I want to buy another 1 or 2 more life jackets -Any suggestions?