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Old 26 January 2006, 15:40   #21
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NONSENSE......dont go back to that dealer.

We previously had a redbay 7.4 with a 165hp yamaha turbo diesal and we could easily pull out 2 begginer wakeboarders at the same time, we also did a spot of mono skiing behind it.

Heres the proof!!!
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Old 26 January 2006, 15:42   #22
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Craig C and his squad used to ski behind a Redbay 7.4 canopied RIB with an inboard 165hp Diesel
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P.s and he's no lightweight

Just noticed your bit andy you Fat b******d..... Is that why your new boat is getting 2 bigger engines......so it can cart you along and yer belly!!! you and my dad better not stand on the same side or you might turtle it!!!
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Old 26 January 2006, 16:22   #23
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My 5.5m Northcraft with Suzuki 100 2-stroke easily pulls 2 skiers out, or a deep water mono start. Often have 5 on board and 1 in the water with no problems at all.
It's not such an issue with larger craft, but smaller hardboats (closed bow) can have difficulty getting onto the plane pulling a skier (especially off a ski pole) as the stern tends to bury itself. This can be overcome easily on a rib by moving some of the weight (crew, fuel, etc.) towards the bow.
IMO ribs are much more versatile all round than hardboats and pulling skiers is certainly no exception to this.
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Can i take that we all think The Hard boat man is talking though the lower half of his body
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Old 27 January 2006, 05:02   #25
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Just noticed your bit andy you Fat b******d..... Is that why your new boat is getting 2 bigger engines......so it can cart you along and yer belly!!! you and my dad better not stand on the same side or you might turtle it!!!
All meant in the best possible taste , we would be okay so long as your on the other side!!!!
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Old 28 January 2006, 04:27   #26
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whens your boat due wee man??? a canny wait !!!
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Old 28 January 2006, 06:56   #27
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whens your boat due wee man??? a canny wait !!!
April time ....too long when you see the weather
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new boat

so Craig

tell us more about the new boat
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sorry for posting new thread still getting used to the system!After speaking to a sports boat dealer in the south west yesturday he suggested that ribs in general and my 7.5 cobra that i am looking to buy with a 250hp on theback.Said that the boat is heavy and will not have good enough acceleration for watersports such as mono sking.I did not agree with him was wondering if any one could help me confirm the truth behind this.Any help greatly recieved.Thanks


No problem at all from 7.7m 1250kg plus fuel and 4 people pulling up 2 medium sized mono skiers with a 225 Opti! If you're in my area of the South West I'll come with you to the dealer!
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