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Old 11 August 2017, 14:52   #1
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hello . im new to this forum I have small valiant rib that I have a 9.8 tohatsu to sling on the back , im not a small lad but feel the engine will not be man enough , I haven't had a test with it yet but did have a go on a mates set with only a 8 hp , help reqd,
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Old 12 August 2017, 08:35   #2
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I have the same Rib with a centre console and a 15 hp 4 stroke Mariner. I also am not a small chap. The 15 hp gets the boat on the plane with ease I am sure the 9.8 will be ok as well


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Old 12 August 2017, 08:41   #3
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Depending on what you want out of the outfit it might just be OK. Do you have a console and remotes or use tiller steer?

Obviously trying it out will be the proof you need either way.
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Old 12 August 2017, 09:50   #4
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Hi bigverne I had a 9.8 on a 3.2m rib went fine with two in and light fishing tackle, I live in Towyn where are you launching from ?
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:27   #5
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hello not sure yet ive owned the boat for a while but haven't bothered with it , the outboard was a back up on my warrior I just fancy taking it out to give it a go
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ive removed the seat so its just a bare hull , I do need to fit a seat or maybe fit an inflateable one not sure
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:59   #8
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I would be looking to keep the weight down, I just sit on the tubes then move to the seat when fishing.
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sorry should of added bench seat not console
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sorry should of added bench seat not console
yea , I took out the centre console , iwould like to fit a bench seat , but until I know to sit and hopefully get the boat on the plane I don't want to fit one permanently ,
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