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Old 17 August 2009, 11:20   #11
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a 60 on a 40 max boat is not 50%. The main fact here is the engines are both 240lbs on the money.

...Throttle back only means that as I can hit 38 mph with it now, if the 60 would do significantly more, and boat can't handle it, simply don't go past 38, or prop it so it won't.

I can't believe no one on this board has over powered. Strange.

The reason I want to do this are
1. Heavy loads; I can hole shot faster and easier and cut out the wallowing in the waves with a load of people when taking off from a standstill.
2. Be able to prop for hard hole shots and still have the 38 mph top I already have
3. Make the engine work less, especially loaded up

The reason is this

In the USA people do what they like and get sued when something goes wrong.

In the UK people are so afraid of being sued/fined they are too scared to do anything at all - even though it rarely happens here!!!
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Old 17 August 2009, 13:23   #12
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Jono, must be like they don't know how many litres are in a gallon - they must have a different way of doing percents across the pond!

Ribblog, there are people here who are over their transom rating - but the interesting thing is that whilst people do it they don't generally encourage others to do it. Its possibly the opposite of the phenomenon that Cod suggests - people making up their own minds based on their own assessment rather than because someone else told them to / not to.

Cod, I don't believe its as simple as the weight on the transom, the engine applies a force on the transom from its thrust. If it was ALL about weight manufacturers would simply quote a maximum wt, rather than both a max wt and max HP. And you could add floats to the side (a bit like a jet pack) to get round the weight limit.
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I have decided not to do it. Its too big of a legal issue and probably will result in a small gain for such a large amount of potential problems.

Actually my biggest fear is of selling it. Not being able to, or having the buyer come back and sue me after he gets sued. Yes, California living.

Its just too big a mess and headache to deal with. The more I think about it, the stupider the idea gets.

It is after all only a RIB, not a high powered racing boat, (where on is trying to extract every mph.)

I'll save my pennies for a dual motor super RIB or just get an offshore style speed boat made for the ocean...
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Right now she'll top out at 38mph with trim, 32 without trim.

I suppose I should be happy.

And the fuel mileage on this puppy.... ohhhh. The gas tank lasts forever. Even after a couple days of racing the waves, I still have fuel left on a 6.5 tank.
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