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Old 26 January 2006, 06:16   #1
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Ribs too heavy for watersports??

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
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Old 26 January 2006, 06:28   #2
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I used to have an Avon 620 with a DF140 Suzuki on the back and we never had a problem using it for Wakeboarding off the back of, even with 2/3 people on board. I appreciate you are getting a bigger Rib but then you will also have a much larger engine on the back.
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Old 26 January 2006, 06:32   #3
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Did he try and sell you a boat by any chance?
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Old 26 January 2006, 06:39   #4
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yeah he was trying to. just wanted some clarafication that what he said is not true
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Suck it and see I guess.... it'll be a lot cheaper buying a mono-ski and finding out you can't use it than buying a new boat.
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Old 26 January 2006, 07:27   #6
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There has a been a few threads on current ribs on the market, i have listed too below.
It is possible to ski behind a Cobra 7.5 and 225HP but I dont know about mono ski. If water sports are your primary factor I would look more into a sports rib such as a Solent/ Scorpion etc. Get the maximum HP it will take and you should have no problem with watersports. The propeller can be changed if you require more acceleration or top end etc.

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Old 26 January 2006, 07:43   #7
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This dealer is talking nonsense.

I have a 7.5m rib with 225hp motor, and I've towed not one but 2 (expert) mono skiers.

Not a problem at all.
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Old 26 January 2006, 08:35   #8
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ditto...our 7.8 with 200hpdi pulls my enormous arse up for mono ski-ing and wakeboarding without any problem..250 verado will be a piece of cake...
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Roycruse wakeboards behind his 5.85 ribcraft with a 140 Suzuki and he's not small (20 stone to be exact but I wouldn't put that on a public forum)
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i have ski'd many time behind a 6mtr northcraft with 135hp no probs ,,, guess i am in the 20 stone brkt also..and have seen 5mtr tornado with paracender on the a -frame well dodgy looking but worked none the less
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