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Old 09 April 2013, 04:41   #11
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Just to clarify, I'm not suggesting twins, but a big single outboard setup.
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Old 09 April 2013, 05:28   #12
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Originally Posted by Vandad View Post
Depends on whether you want to just go on a good day or have something so it can be used on A choppy day - be realistic especially if its your 1st rib and hopefully others here will give you loads of advice.

My single outboard 100hp on a ribeye 600 wasn't powerful enough to give me throttle power even on a good day with strong current ....
Sounds interesting, so you weren't able to make any way with that engine against the tide in the Solent?

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Old 09 April 2013, 07:50   #13
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300 - 600 hp is a lot of power, so a lot of boat, for messing around in the solent, 4-6m with 40-175hp depending on budget and hull is more than enough.
If budget stretches then 6 -7.5m with 125 - 250hp would be nice.
7.5 - 9.5m would use 250+ inboard/outboard.
Twins only needed over 300 hp in total really.
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Old 09 April 2013, 15:12   #14
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Thanks for all the replies - yes I am new to the rib world - I am switching from a Sealine S34 to a rib as we are not overnighting much on the boat anymore like we used to do and fuel cost/ maintenance / mooring do no longer have good justification. We have also visited lots of places in the south coast so the idea of a rib is that in the longer term being able to trailer it and explore more places.

However, for the first season, we will still keep the rib in the Solent.

Having said that, last weekend I used my dinghy with a 5hp outboard near hythe and it was good enough! so 100hp is surely good!!!

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Old 09 April 2013, 15:25   #15
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Certainly true Rib envy can kick in and you will always want bigger

I have a 6m with a 90 which is fine for family cruising at 20 - 30 knots however if I wanted to carry more than 4 adults and children I think I would want 120 plus
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Old 09 April 2013, 17:41   #16
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Chiltern skipper is dead right, I had a 6.2 metre Ribeye with a Yam 115 which was great in most conditions but felt underpowered when loaded with more than 4 people, especially when water skiing. I've now got a Cobra 7.6 with a 250 Verado which never feels sluggish, a perfect combination. A tad thirsty though!
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Old 10 April 2013, 02:24   #17
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Whats your budget Zac, that would be a great starting point
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Zac you have a PM

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