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Old 28 November 2011, 14:47   #11
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Ain't that spec'd for 150 max?

Agree though, if it's got an engine, you've nover got too much power

Notice most boats transom limits are often higher than the weight of outboard that matches their max power rating. Guess you're in that camp or you over the transome weight too

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Originally It was going to be a 135, but then I realised that the 135/150/175 all shared the same block & the weights were identical. The price difference was 500 between the 135 & 175, I contacted Ribcraft & my insurance company & all were cool with it. The insurance were more concerned with top speed rather than HP, which imho is how it should be.
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Old 28 November 2011, 14:51   #12
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Fuel consumption numbers with the 115 and the 150 really aren't that good. 9.1 gph at 5500. Must be propped for rpms. I wanted the 115 tohatsu or new df140 on it but I don't think they are going to budge from the package.
I'd like to bet that a bigger engine would be better on fuel, the RC585 mentioned above did 4.5gph (imperial, proper, gallons not prissy little US ones) at 30kn@ 3750rpm
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Old 28 November 2011, 15:19   #13
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They have the 150 listed at 27.2mph at 3500 rpms and 5.8gph. Looks much better although specs go to 6000rpms. 13x19 prop. Same 6000rpm redline for 115.
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