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Old 14 December 2011, 13:54   #1
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Ribcraft 9.0m Volvo D6-370

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anybody got any constructive comments good or bad on a ribcraft 9.0m with a volvo D6-370 duoprop?
Any info about performance would be good also
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Old 14 December 2011, 14:01   #2
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I can't imagine there'll be many negative comments about that boat; it sounds great.
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Great boat and engine. Hunton put the d6 370 in their early 9 meter rib and it was good for mid 50 kts. Would think performance would be on par.

The supercharger will help you past the turbo lag issues and there is bucket loads of torque in the engines! The 370 is same block as the 435 so room for some tuning if that's your bag?

In a boat that light consumption in cruise should be great!
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I can't imagine there'll be many negative comments about that boat; it sounds great.
Plus one for that!
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Old 14 December 2011, 15:16   #5
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You've mentioned Ribtech (Ribtec) in the tital but Ribcraft in the text?
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Old 14 December 2011, 16:23   #6
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sorry should be Ribcraft in title
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Old 14 December 2011, 16:28   #7
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owner says 35 lph fuel at 30 knts loaded does this sound correct?
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Old 14 December 2011, 23:23   #8
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Would say that's about right, depending on how loaded it is. Out 9 meter rib had a very efficient steyr engine and juse average of just over 1 l per mile over the entire 13 months we owned it which included some slow river work and plenty of flat out work. It was showing about 45l per hour at out fast cruise of 38 kts.

No idea what the Volvos do in outlet current boat. I'm too busy smiling to worry!!!
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RibCraft NOT RibTec

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Old 15 December 2011, 12:18   #10
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You need to tell us what's in or on the boat, the weight will make a significant difference to performance.
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