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Old 07 September 2010, 11:24   #31
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The elusive 50kts, have had just over 49kts but thats a white nuckle ride on the edge of a violent chine walk on glass like water, I don't think i would be that comfortable even trying it with anyone else in the boat. As a few others have said its more the comfortable cruising speed thats important.
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Old 07 September 2010, 13:17   #32
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I've can get 46kts with a 4-bladed Cyclone and 47kts with a 3-bladed Rebel. The ride with the Cyclone is rock steady but a bit twitchy with the other prop. By the way, why does this advert keep popping up on this thread? -

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Old 07 September 2010, 14:27   #33
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Old 07 September 2010, 14:29   #34
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I see 54 knots most times I go out on my work boat (that's if the trim is working correctly for a change)
It's a little larger than the op's boat, but still a ribcraft. A 9.0m with twin df300's!!
It's rock solid at those speeds, but it does weigh over 3 tonnes.

I have a friend with a 5.85 and 150 mercury. Fantastic boat. Like an overgrown PWC.
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Old 07 September 2010, 14:50   #35
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Mrs willk uses my PC and asked me, rather plaintively, "Why do Amazon and Ebay and Argos keep showing me yellow pressure washers and boaty things?"

Dunno Mrs willk I say, and I hide me credit card bills
Right, I just assumed that because of my browsing history (bragging about speed, MSM etc) that the dating site targeted me as someone in need of a "soft and pretty asian girl". It reminds me of an old copy of the Karma Sutra that I read once and which had an advert in the back telling you how to become a chartered accountant.
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It reminds me of an old copy of the Karma Sutra that I read once and which had an advert in the back telling you how to become a chartered accountant.
Figures, they're a dab hand at the auld double entries...
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Old 07 September 2010, 16:24   #37
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I assume you don't want to try the other prop?
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Old 15 September 2010, 07:28   #40
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I have had 46 kn from my 585 with a new (12hrs old) 150 Suzuki, 200 kg of passengers and 40 gal of fuel. The engine was sitting at 6000rpm which implies that the propping is pretty spot on. When Ribcraft delivered the boat to me they mentioned that it had done 46kn during the sea trial so i reckon that's about it for this combo. Gets a bit flighty at this this speed and i wouldn't want to travel far in it at these speeds. (35kn is much nicer)
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