Originally Posted by Cookee
Dealers who use the categories as sales tools are making use of what is available to them - you can't blame them, but the public haven't got time to do real research into the subject, and believe any "Official" rating of a product in a simplistic way - ie "B" is better than "C".
Yep, not too dissimilar to every Automotiove manufacturer boasting how many Euro Ncap stars their cars have.
I suspect I have one of the older Ribs on the forum, C. 1977/8 built. It's plated for 60, with no mention of the max weight. It's Grandkids are rated for a 90 horse 4 stroke. So, does that mean I can hang two 4-stroke 30s on there just 'coz it has no weight limit on the plate? (and let's make sure I buy them from a manufacturer that the 30 is a downrated 40 Just to make sure I max out on weight for the discussion
Of course not. I'd be lucky to get the transom to the water stil lattatched to the boat. We are in an ever increasing world of litigation and a culture of "if in doubt - SUE THEM". I suspect there is a bit of posterior protection of going on. Remember the opening comments in your GPS manual tells you not to rely on it for navigation, and that packet of roasted peanuts may contain nuts!
Out of idle curiosity, anyone out there with an O-Pro 2m Beam? How thick is the transom?