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Old 16 December 2014, 16:56   #11
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Hey Billy If it works Mate it works!

Mines overpowerd in some "quarters".....But Blimey it goes well in the Rough!!


Hi mate that's the benefit of having an RC they are great sea boats takes some beating


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Old 16 December 2014, 17:16   #12
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I would be quite happy with a RC , osprey or a redbay TBH.

I have never been on any of them so going on forum opinions and my own.
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Old 16 December 2014, 17:38   #13
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I would be quite happy with a RC , osprey or a redbay TBH.

I have never been on any of them so going on forum opinions and my own.
Considering what your coming from and where your thinking about going (Avon/Ribcraft), I'd be having a look at the Redbay 6.1m with either a Suzuki 140 or Merc 150. Great boat on the water Clam just sprung for one brand new - just sayin' is all...
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Old 16 December 2014, 17:47   #14
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Got a quote tonight for one, was speaking to them today.

I'll miss the Avon, love it, with that said I want to go further out now so I've served my apprenticeship as it were and want a bigger boat.

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Considering what your coming from and where your thinking about going (Avon/Ribcraft), I'd be having a look at the Redbay 6.1m with either a Suzuki 140 or Merc 150.
Though of course it's rated to 175 innit, if you want to go the 'whole hog'.
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Old 16 December 2014, 17:59   #16
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Though of course it's rated to 175 innit, if you want to go the 'whole hog'.
Unless you're carrying a big load, I'd not bother. They're a finely balanced blade around the 150hp mark. I think you nailed it. donegaldan's Deep Six runs in the very high thirties and jumps waves in perfect form, dropping the prop in first and carrying on as if nothing had occurred....
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donegaldan's Deep Six runs in the very high thirties and jumps waves in perfect form, dropping the prop in first and carrying on as if nothing had occurred....
Is his a 150 or a 140 though, there's a big weight diff between the two?
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150 will be fine on a RC of that size. As already mentioned before, you'll only miss that extra power of a larger outboard on a calm day, much better to setup for moderate to rough conditions which usually lowers top speed at WOT
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Old 18 December 2014, 08:05   #19
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Is his a 150 or a 140 though, there's a big weight diff between the two?
He has a 2003 Suzuki 140, so maybe a few HP under stated. His 6.1m layup is probably heavier than yours too - more ply in it back then, so with the allegedly more powerful 140hp of today, you should be on to a winner combo.
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Hey Billy If it works Mate it works!

Mines overpowerd in some "quarters".....But Blimey it goes well in the Rough!!


I'll agree with that Matt remember France!!😊👍


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