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Old 04 September 2005, 17:10   #1
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New starter rib

I am thinking of purchasing a new small rib mainly for estuary use but also to occasionally use for waterskiing (needs to pull a 12 stone adult). Essentially it will be for family fun.
I want to tow it behind a standard family car and launch it on each use.
Would the Humber Assault 4.5m with a 50hp 4 stroke outboard be suitable? Another option is the Avon A400. Any other suggestions?
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Old 04 September 2005, 17:15   #2
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we used to ski behind our avon, which was a 4m with a yam 50hp 2 stroke. anything with 50hp + will be fine. Personally i'd go for a 4.5 as the extra length helps with carry gear or people, but ultimately either will be ok
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Old 05 September 2005, 13:31   #3
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Thanks Colin. All I've got to do now is persuade the wife...
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