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Old 10 June 2016, 15:05   #1
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Proud new owner

Finally was able to upgrade my Pro Open 500 (but still going to keep the old girl) to a 2009 Pro Open 650 w/ Yamaha F150. She has all the gadgets on board. Really quite happy! Which is good given that RIBS4SALE beat me to the 6.5m Gemini w/ Suzuki 300!!

Here is Trident (named after the 1902 Seawanhaka Cup defender) on day 1 in her new livery:
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Old 11 June 2016, 13:14   #2
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Lovely piece of kit.
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Old 11 June 2016, 16:55   #3
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Nice piece of kit! Congrats
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Old 11 June 2016, 18:41   #4
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Looks nice. Congratulations.

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Old 12 June 2016, 03:37   #5
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Been considering changing my 550 for a 650, look forward to hearing more.

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Old 02 September 2016, 14:10   #6
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Been considering changing my 550 for a 650, look forward to hearing more.

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The 650 is FAR more stable. Especially w/ fuel tank in the hull. Had her out on Aug 21 2016 in Kingston, ON in 35+ knots and heavy seas. (These conditions would be overly trying for the Pro Open 500.) She handled the seas w/ aplomb and kept us relatively dry while trying to follow some crazy sailors trying to survive in those same conditions.

Furthermore, compared to a 500 or 550, taking medium seas at speed is NO problem whatsoever.

Therefore, I'd strongly recommend upgrading if you're looking for a more stable ride.
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Nice boat, how is it with the F150? I just picked up a bare 650 Pro Open and have to choose between an F115 or F150.
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Old 19 November 2016, 18:19   #8
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MINIMUM 150 for the torque off the line. My friend has the same 650 with a 225 hp (which is a bit much in my opinion), and it gets up on a plane in under 4".

I'm no scientist but I've seen twin 70's on a 650 and I think that could also be a good way to get off the line.
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MINIMUM 150 for the torque off the line. My friend has the same 650 with a 225 hp (which is a bit much in my opinion), and it gets up on a plane in under 4".

I'm no scientist but I've seen twin 70's on a 650 and I think that could also be a good way to get off the line.

Thanks for the input, I will definitely go with the F150.

Ive had a few similar sized ribs but this layout of the Pro Open 650 may be my favorite so far. Great seating in the back and a ton of storage everywhere!
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Old 19 November 2016, 21:47   #10
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Please send pics of your layout.
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