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Old 28 December 2011, 19:28   #31
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BP is 6.4m & rated for 300hp.
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Old 08 January 2012, 15:59   #32
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I've got a Ribcraft 585 (max rating 150hp) with a df140 on the back. With 5 adults and a full tank of fuel it takes a lot longer to get out of the hole. I hate to think what it would be like with 6 adults and 120hp.

On the question of insurance, I wanted to replace my df140 with a df175. Insurance told me that they would be happy to insure me on condition that Ribcraft provided me with a letter confirming that the df175 would be ok. Unfortunately Ribcraft refused.
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On the question of insurance, I wanted to replace my df140 with a df175. Insurance told me that they would be happy to insure me on condition that Ribcraft provided me with a letter confirming that the df175 would be ok. Unfortunately Ribcraft refused.
Fortunately...

You're assuming that everywhere you go you'll have 5 adults on board and a full tank of fuel. Then there's the second-hand market... what happens when you sell it on?

HP ratings are there for a reason. If you need more horses... trade up.
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BP is 6.4m & rated for 300hp.
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Ribcraft Professional 6.4 & 6.8 are both rated for max 225?

Although if you mean twins wise then that is a much less clear topic.
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