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Old 06 October 2005, 17:50   #11
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got one with a 90 hp Honda - great boat but agree with the comments that perhaps a touch underpowered witrh this engine. Had fairly lumpy trip to Poole last weekend and coukd have done with more oomph to deal with the big swells and waves on top. That said the boat never feels troubled and gives great confidence.
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Old 07 October 2005, 03:49   #12
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Cheers for all the advice guy's and girls.

The boat I am looking at will have no engine so the advice there has given me a few idea's.

If the boat was just for me to play in I love the idea of twin engines but......

The boat will have two roles.
Firstly I want to use it to run power boat course in, Level I up to Safety boat.
Second role is for me and the family to play about in!

So I need a happy medium there.

It has a single jockey consol at the moment.
I would like, if possible, to change that for a double consol.
Anyone know if that is possible?

The reason for the double consol is that my daughter, 8, is about to do her Level one.
Like her dad she loves being on the water.
When out with her I want to sit beside her when either of us is at the helm.
Its a safety thing with me!

Once again thanks for all the help so far.

Best regards
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Old 07 October 2005, 04:09   #13
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It has a single jockey consol at the moment.
I would like, if possible, to change that for a double consol.
Anyone know if that is possible?
Jon,

I would ask Jason or one of the other guys at Ribcraft. I have found them very helpful.

01935 411846

sales@ribcraft.co.uk

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Old 07 October 2005, 11:53   #14
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If its a family boat hen 100 to 120 would do fine If i remember correctly yammie to a nice 2 and 4 stroke in tha size Benc has 2 0f them on his tornado.

You could also talk to Lee at leeway composites he is a truly good laminator and has a nice range of consoles and would do a good job of fitting them
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Old 07 October 2005, 12:14   #15
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Jon,
We shall have the Scouts 5.85 down at Whitstable this weekend doing a level 2 course. You may have seen it around, -twin 50 Honda's . Its a very good boat if a tiny bit underpowered.

Anyway, one thing to concider for your budding skippers is that they can see over the console. Its quite high and is not something everyone thinks of checking.

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Old 07 October 2005, 17:17   #16
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i just ordered a Ribcraft 5.85 wit a 115 Honda (i knoooww its heavy) double console 2 jockey seats hydraulic steering stereo vhf all taht fun stuff, and am lookin forward to next summer! hah its all black too which is pretty cool They are going to balance out the boat for me so the stern heaviness isnt as bad but i still might add smart tabs or something.
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Old 07 October 2005, 17:22   #17
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i just ordered a Ribcraft 5.85 wit a 115 Honda (i knoooww its heavy) double console 2 jockey seats hydraulic steering stereo vhf all taht fun stuff, and am lookin forward to next summer! hah its all black too which is pretty cool They are going to balance out the boat for me so the stern heaviness isnt as bad but i still might add smart tabs or something.
hey chops

you will love the honda, they are fab engines, i know a lot of ribbers are not that keen but mine has been faultless so hopefully you will get a lot of enjoyment from it. not the instant power of an opti but great reliable engines
have fun and post a pic when you are all sorted. hopefully will all be balanced and running well

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Old 07 October 2005, 19:25   #18
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Here are a couple of pictures of my "undressed" Ribcraft 585 that I took when visiting the factory today

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Old 07 October 2005, 23:22   #19
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hey chops

you will love the honda, they are fab engines, i know a lot of ribbers are not that keen but mine has been faultless so hopefully you will get a lot of enjoyment from it. not the instant power of an opti but great reliable engines
have fun and post a pic when you are all sorted. hopefully will all be balanced and running well

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Ill definetly post pics when all is up and running! Hows the fuel economy and overall speed wit the hondas do you know? Thanks again
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Ill definetly post pics when all is up and running! Hows the fuel economy and overall speed wit the hondas do you know? Thanks again
well on the honda 90 the economy is superb, cant fault it, but have no information on how much it uses on the plane etc but is pushing a huge boat for the engine, but hondas are usually around the best for economy looking at some tests etc
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