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Old 04 January 2014, 06:57   #1
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Ribcraft 5M

There's an immaculate Ribcraft for sale locally within my budget but have concerns it will be underpowered as it only has 60 4s (nearly new Suzuki) anyone on here have similar set up or opinion?
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Old 04 January 2014, 07:25   #2
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it would be underpowered a tad. max speed would be 28-30 knots and slow to pick up as a very deep v hull..i doubt it would outrun a decent wave there is another one at BHG MARINE. same price. suz 90 four stroke and in built fuel tank!
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Old 04 January 2014, 07:40   #3
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Thanks Matt ... Your comments support exactly what I was thinking, have seen the one at BHG but really put off by the colour!!
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Do ribcraft make a 5m not according to their website. Prob a 4.8? If its a 4.8 60hp is the max
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Thought the same XS but apparently they do do 5M as Matt states there is one for sale at BHG with new 90 strapped on the back
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I have a 5m Ribcraft (they do exist) with a 70 Yamaha 4 stroke. It will happily do 30+ knots with 2 POB. With a full load - 5 persons + 4 sets of dive kit, it will do about 22 knots (using a fine pitch prop). Problem with the 90HP engines is that they are much heavier than the 70 Yam. Hope that helps
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There was a similar discussion on 5.0m Ribcrafts a few years ago here: Max engine weight Ribcraft 5.0

BHG sure know how to charge. Yes it has teak effect deck, wing back seats, and the oversized A-frame tow point, but 16k! Wonder what the reason was to change the engine to a new DF90 for a 2010 boat, under-powered before?

Have you thought about the Ribcraft 5.3m? It will allow side by side jockey seat set up. They do come up occasionally.
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the original lump got stolen
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Do ribcraft make a 5m not according to their website. Prob a 4.8? If its a 4.8 60hp is the max
Yes they do. Brilliant boat. had a Yam 90 on mine
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There was a similar discussion on 5.0m Ribcrafts a few years ago here: Max engine weight Ribcraft 5.0

BHG sure know how to charge. Yes it has teak effect deck, wing back seats, and the oversized A-frame tow point, but 16k! Wonder what the reason was to change the engine to a new DF90 for a 2010 boat, under-powered before?

Have you thought about the Ribcraft 5.3m? It will allow side by side jockey seat set up. They do come up occasionally.
Would be very interested in Ribcraft 5.3 if I could find one and prefer side by side jockeys integral tanks etc etc but really struggling to find anything within 15k budget :-( size is an issue need to tow with 1.9 Diesel and store on shared drive without upsetting the neighbours so need to stick to 5m to 5.5m absolute max, have been searching for months and getting very dissolutioned :-( only thing I can't compromise is high tow point but would consider retro fitting adequate A frame if need be. If anyone knows of anything that may be of interest please PM
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