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Old 06 April 2006, 16:07   #1
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Ribcraft 5.85 and Suzuki 175hp

Can anyone help predict what top end should be acheivable with a 175hp Suzuki and a Ribcraft 5.85?

The 5.85 is rated for 150, but i note the 175hp is the same weight.

Can anyone pass comment as to the quality of these boats and there handeling and ride in the rough?

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Old 06 April 2006, 16:11   #2
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From my short trip out on a 5.85 the ride was fantastic, great rough weather boat.

If what you want to do is stick a huge engine on and go fast then its probably not the boat for you, they are great hulls for what they do, but arn't the fastest.
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Thanks guys.... maybe i need to look elsewhere.

Any chance of a comment on my 5 blade prop post under engines?

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I use to have a 5.85 Ribcraft with a 135. This would push along at 45 knots.
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Can anyone pass comment as to the quality of these boats and there handeling and ride in the rough?
What is it you're looking for... speed? or rough weather handling? or both?
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Yes, i'm afraid I'm looking for both...
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Hmmm... bigger boat, or a hard boat, may be the answer!
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Its not just the weight, its also the power. By overpowering you are risk damaging the transom unless its beefed up. A 150hp on a 585 gives perfectly acceptable performance IMHO. If you want to go faster then as Richard says maybe buy a bigger boat!
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