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Old 28 December 2011, 14:11   #21
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Old 28 December 2011, 14:15   #22
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By ignoring advice on this thread suggesting you put a huge o/b on the back. Buy a 120 four stroke and leave it at that. It's not all about speed: fuel economy, reliability, cost and weight are just as important.
Nobody said overpower it-just put the max power on for the hull rating.

If you've got close to or the max rated HP for the hull and it still feels underpowered, you've bought the wrong boat.

However, if you buy a smaller engine, it'll cost you a lot of money to find out if it's underpowered.
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Old 28 December 2011, 15:50   #23
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Nobody said overpower it-just put the max power on for the hull rating.
Didn't one or two people suggest outboards above 120hp?
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Old 28 December 2011, 15:54   #24
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Didn't one or two people suggest outboards above 120hp?
Yes, but BEFORE he revealed what the max hull rating was. They must be a veritable eggshell - a 6m Redbay is rated for 175hp.

120hp is very modest for a 6m hull....
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Old 28 December 2011, 16:08   #25
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120hp is very modest for a 6m hull....
Indeed,

And normally I would of course be recommending he look at a more substantial rib however for the usuage described...

"We enjoy estuary trips, blasts out to sea for an hour or two and the odd coast hop. East coast and south west mainly. will also tow ringos very occasionally, usually with three others in the boat"

.... a Ribeye sounds quite suited. If you stuck a decent engine on the back (there is only one at this size BTW) Etec 115HO . Then I can imagine it would fill all the above requirements.
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Old 28 December 2011, 16:13   #26
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Yes, but BEFORE he revealed what the max hull rating was....
Before, after, who's to say? I just think it highlights the possibility that some of us have overpowered our boats.
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Before, after, who's to say? I just think it highlights the possibility that some of us have overpowered our boats.
Us? Doubt it, though there's always one.

Joe 'ignorant' public? Very likely.
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Old 28 December 2011, 17:01   #28
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Before, after, who's to say? I just think it highlights the possibility that some of us have overpowered our boats.

Is that you taking about yopurself sitting there with a 6m rib and 225 hourses on the back
Some of us have just put on the max allowed so that in the event we need extra we have it to assist us

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Old 28 December 2011, 17:34   #29
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Is that you taking about yopurself sitting there with a 6m rib and 225 hourses on the back
Some of us have just put on the max allowed so that in the event we need extra we have it to assist us

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Guys, I'm not being serious; calm down. Anyway, my boat's 6.8m and I'm carrying a lot of holiday weight at the moment.
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BP is 6.4m & rated for 300hp. I've only got 230 on the back, damn! I could have gone for a pair of 150's I know that with a single 120/130 on the back, she would have been a big disappointment. There's no substitute for power, especially when you've got a hill to climb
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