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Old 12 July 2005, 11:14   #1
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valiant 520

Any views or advice re the above with a 60hp Yamaha.would be much appreciated. Will be used only in Southern Spain
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Old 12 July 2005, 15:14   #2
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is the valiant rib a PT type with the 60 hp mariner four stroke ?

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Old 12 July 2005, 17:27   #3
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Many thanks for your interest Dan. This is my first Rib and am somewhat ignorent although I have been in boating for some time. The particular Rib is a Valiant 520 Vanguard with a 60hp four stroke Yamaha.I am also looking at the 450and 490 Vanguard with similar engine. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Old 12 July 2005, 18:20   #4
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to be fair you can,t go wrong with a valiant for the money

they will do the job well

the vanguard range have gp hulls that are both well suited speed and will take
some rough sea states. not the best british weather boat in the vanguard form due to the rear seating layouts. pushing the weight rear will bring problems when fighting the essex coast in a force five and i would know .
if you are going to use the boat for nice days out in the sun that what the
vanguard are build for

i think the 520 with a 60 hp would be a bit under power. but the yam is a very good engine they recomend a 75 hp

keep away from the 4.90 as most of the size is made up by tube over the 4.50 i think you get about 200mm more hull don,t seem worth it to me

ive had the following valiant ribs

vanguard 4.50 with a 40hp two stroke
dr4.50 with a 50 hp mercury two stroke

i changed the brand new vanguard after six months as i found its not suited to the british weather and sea states i was going out in

the new dr i have as a jockey seat set up which brings the weight forward witch allows better speed over choppy seas

all so the gp hulls from the 2.70 to the 4.90 are solas appoved fully sealed and will float with all the tubes deflated worth a thought

ive inclosed four pics both my 4.50m and one with waynes pt 520 valiant

you wiil find it all at http://www.valiant-boats.com/
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