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Old 11 May 2010, 16:32   #11
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
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Originally Posted by sneland View Post
Its a Northcraft.
Correct 1998 vintage, / poss 99 and will flood like buggery over that transom witheven a 2 stroke and not enough weight up front

it will run fine with the 90 if as mollers said a little slow .. but dont repower it with too much, you will regret that and dont ask me how I know

Also .. for your peace of mind ask how long the tubes stay up .. mine were shite and went down after a couple of days .. fookin useless if you want to moor it at sea and leave it a couple of days without checking it

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Old 11 May 2010, 17:38   #12
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Thanks for the replies. The "aft" of the "Northcraft" lettering was all that I was left on the tubes so I put 2 + 2 together and came up with Ribcraft.

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Old 12 May 2010, 06:45   #13
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Welcome to ribnet!

...... "underpowered", is all relative.

My old SR4 had a 25 on the back. I bet there's nobody here would say it was big enough, but it could hold a steady 21 knots, the speed that anyone I cruised with would normally cruise at. Yeah, 'twas a tad lethargic out the hole, but once on the plane was fine 2 up.

If you want eye watering speed & "crew over the transom" acceleration, you'll want more horses, but for cruising / general use a 90 on a 5.5 should be fine.
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Old 13 May 2010, 17:37   #14
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Northcraft 5.5 will be ok with a 90, but 7k is too much for that boat. I sold a nicer one last year for a lot less.

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