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Old 23 October 2007, 16:06   #51
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Considering the tubes are one of the most vital parts of a RIB it does pay to consider who made them..........
Yeah, but this boats a pup so let's move on.
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Old 24 October 2007, 10:18   #52
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Yeah, but this boats a pup so let's move on.
Ahh.... 6 pages later we have the answer
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Old 24 October 2007, 11:24   #53
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Ahh.... 6 pages later we have the answer
Without examining it how can anyone say that??????
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Without examining it how can anyone say that??????

Good Grief!! I agree with the Codmeister... No, it's not going to be a "fast" boat, but that ain't everyone's cup of tea.
If you decide to look at it, it's worth looking at very carefully, as there are certain "quality issues" with some Prosports ..and I'm talking first hand knowledge, not hearsay, before Codders jumps in... Trial it, inspect it and test it preferably with someone in tow who knows what idiosyncrasies to look forÖ such as GRP fuel tank condition if thatís what itís got.., Wiring and fuel hoses Etc.... then make your mind up...
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And strangely I agree with what Jono has just said - must be the weather!!!
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Old 24 October 2007, 12:25   #56
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Without examining it how can anyone say that??????
Mainly because it's grossly under-powered and having sufficient power is not about speed. It's about usability and safety. Put a 1000cc engine in a Ford Mondeo and you won't end up with a good car for the guy that's not interested in speed.'pup'.
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Yeh, but given it's a fairly chunky diesel, its torque is likely to be high at lowish revs and, therefore, so will its power be. It may not reach high maximum power but it may well be very drivable just the same. Volvo also produce a 190hp version so that bodes well for the reliability of the 130.
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Besides which you can get a chip to tweak it to 150 - 160hp!!!
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Mainly because it's grossly under-powered and having sufficient power is not about speed. It's about usability and safety. Put a 1000cc engine in a Ford Mondeo and you won't end up with a good car for the guy that's not interested in speed.'pup'.
I have driven that boat and engine combo and although not a fast boat it's not underpowered.
If you can live with the slow cruising speed then it'll do you fine and be very economical

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Mainly because it's grossly under-powered and having sufficient power is not about speed. It's about usability and safety. Put a 1000cc engine in a Ford Mondeo and you won't end up with a good car for the guy that's not interested in speed.'pup'.
So are Pacific 22's dangerously underpowered too?
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