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Old 03 February 2015, 13:25   #1
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New set up !!

Finally found a 150hp optimax to upgrade from my tohatsu 80hp, can't wait to see how she goes, made a few upgrades and changes on the way, removed console and pods and re glassed them in, re-gelled the deck and reinforced the transom, cleaned built in tank all new fuel lines and filters plus a full new rewire !! I bought this off the forum a few months ago and loved the ride and handling so thought I would upgrade her for the season, any ideas on what sort of speed she will do !!! Click image for larger version

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Old 03 February 2015, 14:06   #2
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Depends on the prop but I'd be disappointed if it wasn't in the low 40s

What breed is the rib anyway?
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Old 03 February 2015, 14:18   #3
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Hi it's a tohatsu 6.1, doing my bit of research I think it's a phantom hull !!
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Old 03 February 2015, 14:50   #4
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That should fly, got to be in the 40's, tweak of the prop and trim....... enjoy!
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Old 03 February 2015, 14:59   #5
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I have a tohatsu one design with a mariner 125 hp 2 STROKE. Gps went weird at 40mph but felt like it was still picking up speed. Just a word to the wise I think it is only rated to take up to 120hp single or 2 70hp
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Old 03 February 2015, 15:09   #6
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Yeah I read the spec of the boat that's why I re glassed everything and the transom and supports !! So should be ok, I hope !!
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I put a new deck on mine and lifted the console 4"when i refitted it 18 months ago. I love mine
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Old 03 February 2015, 15:33   #8
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I thought about lifting my console because I think they are a little low, maybe a job for the end of season !!
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First sea trail today and more than happy with it's performance, I had 100 litres of fuel on board plus 3 men and on the gps I had 58.3 mph and she took it so well !! So bring on the summer !!
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Tohatsu one design, aren't the Solent RIBs based on these?

Nice calm day to try out max performance today. Take her out on Sunday afternoon and see what shes like
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