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Old 03 September 2016, 13:07   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Stoke-on-Trent
Make: Ribeye
Length: under 3m
Engine: Mercury 9.9hp
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What am I ?

Hi, I am new to boating and have bought a aluminium hull RIB @ 2.7 metres which seems very small for a RIB more of a SIB size. Whatever, it floats and goes quite nicely with a 10hp engine but is difficult to go quickly with two adults on board without moving around until it whooshes along. Is there something wrong?

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Old 03 September 2016, 13:19   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
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Depends on the weight what's happening is it takes time to climb over the bow wave shifting forward will do it quicker and get on the plane (whooshing along) then move back a bit. Trim setting might need tweaking move the pin to see best setting.


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Old 03 September 2016, 18:19   #3
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: north ayrshire
Boat name: charlie girl
Make: reiver 3.8/regal3760
Length: 10m +
Engine: 40hp 2st 2x6lp 315
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Your 2.7m aluminium hulled rib will outperform any similar size sib with similar hp.
As stated above your just seeing the hull climbing over the hump untill it gets out the hole and starts planeing. Altering trim setting or load distribution should help you maybe even require a short tiller extention so you can comfortably sit further forward and still reach to steer
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