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Old 16 May 2013, 15:36   #11
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Looks like a 4.8 to me
Tidy boat though
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Old 16 May 2013, 15:38   #12
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I've got it.
It mst be the bow snubber that turns it from a 4.8 to a 4.85!
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Old 16 May 2013, 15:52   #13
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Hi Alan as you know I have a RC and like some of the posters I have a few questions as to length plus there are one or two non RC parts on the boat.
I would back the suggest to get a poto of the plate to satisfy your mind. But in saying that is it genuine then there is nothing to beat it for it size great sea boat that will handle anything you want it to do.
Best of luck keep us posted.
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Old 16 May 2013, 17:19   #14
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There's a tidy looking twin 70 RC545 for sale on here - more money obviously. Nice boat for up north...
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Old 16 May 2013, 17:23   #15
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There's a tidy looking twin 70 RC545 for sale on here - more money obviously. Nice boat for up north...
If only my pockets were that deep!
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Looks like a 4.8 to me
Tidy boat though
It Looks VERY simular to my old 5.45...........
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Old 16 May 2013, 17:56   #17
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The 60hp listed on the Ribcraft website is for the heavier 4 stroke outboards - my 4.8 has the same 75hp Mariner 2 stroke which was listed as the maximum weight/ power at the time.
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Old 16 May 2013, 19:30   #18
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Ah, right. And to think it took me a while to work up the confidence to open ours up when it was re-engined with 50hp... it must fly with half as much again.
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As an ex-4.8 owner, I'd say that's definitely a 4.8.

Looks like the original Ribcraft console and single jockey, but clearly the rear bench is a later add-on. Looks quite useful - the basic boat is a bit short on seating. Mine just had twin jockeys.

I'm pretty sure that Ribcraft used to rate the 4.8 as 60hp max, but with a statement that you could fit a 75hp if you needed it for regular waterskiing, etc. Can't remember if they stipulated that it had to be a 2 stroke 75. Just had a look at RC's website and I now can't see anything about it.

The under floor tank isn't that unusual, but helps a lot for overall boat balance. Mine had a 60hp 4 stroke and was very stable at full throttle.

They hold they're value well, so not surprised by the price. Excellent handling, dry boat for the size.

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As an ex-4.8 owner, I'd say that's definitely a 4.8.

Looks like the original Ribcraft console and single jockey, but clearly the rear bench is a later add-on. Looks quite useful - the basic boat is a bit short on seating. Mine just had twin jockeys.

I'm pretty sure that Ribcraft used to rate the 4.8 as 60hp max, but with a statement that you could fit a 75hp if you needed it for regular waterskiing, etc. Can't remember if they stipulated that it had to be a 2 stroke 75. Just had a look at RC's website and I now can't see anything about it.

The under floor tank isn't that unusual, but helps a lot for overall boat balance. Mine had a 60hp 4 stroke and was very stable at full throttle.

They hold they're value well, so not surprised by the price. Excellent handling, dry boat for the size.

Gerry
Definately 4.8 Ribcraft....Like alot of Ribcrafts they will Take a Bigger Engine if needed...something to do with being Well Built!!...Unlike some Manufacturers who seem Paranoid about Power and Weight...Probabley for Good Reason!
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