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Old 13 September 2011, 13:06   #11
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The max hp on the SR was 90 and having seen the 5.85 with a 115 it just looked really appealing further down the line so was wondering how people find their boats of that size.
I upgraded to mine from a 5m tohatsu, TBH its all the boat I will ever need, I tow it behind a family estate, it sips fuel, does 40knots and is superb in all weathers!
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Old 13 September 2011, 13:13   #12
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SELL SELL SELL...........to ME as long as it's ORANGE

Agree with Polwart, you don't really need a 4X4 although handy on some slipways but most are OK

This guy trailer sails his mighty 22' Drifter, 1800KG all in with a Jaguar. http://www.drascombe.org.uk/
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Old 13 September 2011, 13:24   #13
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Wouldn't be selling the OP!!!

Would be an addition to the family fleet if I got one. Other option is an SR4 for proper ease of travelling/launch, but never been in one.

No way I'm towing the op with a saloon! It feels big behind the old RR.
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Old 13 September 2011, 13:36   #14
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Have you ruled out the vipermax?
Too heavy for the OP's requirements and I would imagine quite sluggish with a 115.
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Other option is an SR4
Now you're talking.
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Now you're talking.
With the H OP as the extended family boat berthed in N Wales, perhaps an SR4 is the way forward for adventures, rather than the expense of the bigger boats. I reckon I'll have to try one out at some point.

Are they not toooo small though?
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Too heavy for the OP's requirements and I would imagine quite sluggish with a 115.
Paul suggests he's looking at the RC5.85, and Destroyer 6m.

The Vipermax apparently has a weight of 385 kg
The ribcraft is 390 kg
and the Destroyer (6m) 415 kg

All three suggest a MAX of 150 HP engine...
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I've covered many sea miles running alongside both a Ribcraft 585 and a Vipermax 5.8. In my opinion, the Vipermax has the better sea-keeping. The RC 585 is nose light and becomes flighty in a bit of sea. No brand loyalty, just my view.

Also, DHD's 5.8 with a 150 Opti is proper quick. My 250 horses have to really stretch their legs to hold him off.
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Sticking with Humber OP, I notice the 5.0-5.3 has a 2.0 beam and then the 5.0-5.5 has a 2.2 beam with higher sheer bow, (as does the Destroyer) plus the 5.5 will take a 115hp. hmmmm

The down sides of the old SR 5.4, low bow,low rear transom and only taking a 90hp are removed. Maybe that's my answer.

Polwart. 5.8 destroyer is 385kg (and takes a 130hp) 5.5 is 360 (whether OP or Destroyer). So i guess that's just whether you want chines or not. (Yes please)

Ah well, it's a way off yet. But i reckon 5.85 is a maximum. 6.0 too close to what we have.

Still want to see what the is in the SR4. There must be something.
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The Vipermax apparently has a weight of 385 kg
The ribcraft is 390 kg
and the Destroyer (6m) 415 kg
Weighbridges tend to be more honest than sales blurb.....
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