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Old 12 October 2017, 13:12   #21
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
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My Dr 490 valiant will start to chine walk at speeds above 27/28 kn this can be very dangerous. The rib is more stable since I moved the console forward and installed a 52 lt fuel tank under the console.

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Old 12 October 2017, 15:36   #22
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: Destroyer 5.5/Ring18
Length: 3m +
Engine: Yam 90HP/Yam200HP
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I had a 4.8m Ribcraft with a 90HP 2 stroke Yamaha on it, swinging a 21p prop it was getting nearly 50mph, no chine walking at all .

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Old 17 October 2017, 11:19   #23
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: None Yet
Make: Valiant
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
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Took the rib out again today with just me on it. It is how you say somewhat lively. I got to 28 knots and backed off the throttle. It still had at least another 1000 rpm. This will be fun once I have got used to her. At slow speed however to do 5 knots into the tide makes her rather nose up. even with trim full down. On the plane she sits perfect

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Old 17 October 2017, 12:52   #24
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Country: UK - England
Town: Essex
Boat name: undecided
Make: Humber - Assault
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 60 hp efi
MMSI: next year
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 105
Nice purchase,

congrats on the 30th.

Looks like you will get 40 mph+ in right conditions.

I will be down in Heybridge basin area next season....happy to meet up for an outing if you up for it.
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