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Old 04 July 2013, 17:11   #11
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Not too sure about shallow hull, believe mine has a 24degree dead rise, but other than that i agree with you, less HP needed for fun.
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Old 04 July 2013, 17:59   #12
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Originally Posted by Locozodiac View Post
Those 3D Tenders X Pro & Highfield low shallow hull ribs made in Asia have a nice water ride, need less HP engine to fly compared to same size pro ribs which have heavier deeper V hulls, needing larger HP engines to get the most fun out of them. Both brands are well priced alternatives if being on a tight budget. Won't be dissapointed with any of them.

Well trimed, even sitting way back transom, driving like a upgraded gondolier, the rib planes near instant due to their light overall weight and excellent hull shape design.

Happy Boating
The reason fopr the good ride is they have quite a deep v for a small hull . Highfield actually quote the deadrise at 24 degrees on the larger models . Its much deeper and wider than my old glass hulled rib made by Lodestar
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