Originally Posted by MOON
Thanks reiner, What would I need to do to get 35knots out of her? cheers Colin
Colin, thats probably your lot. To go faster you need either more hp or less weight. Assuming changing the engines is not an option at the moment, your other options is to empty the boat of anything you don't need, remove the A frame and windscreen, put your passengers on a diet and carry the minimum amount of fuel.
Personally I wouldn't bother. 35 knots in 5.25 rib is quite fast enough and in most sea conditions you won't be able to run at that speed so even greater performance becomes irrevelant.
Great rib btw and very well thought of on here
she will cross the channel in good weather if you want, but do fix that prop sooner rather than later. Then check that you can achieve max revs on flat calm water with normal load, this will confirm you have the right size props and give the best performance and fuel economy.