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Old 18 November 2020, 00:41   #1
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Hi all, I am a from north East England I own a 5.5mtr 115hp mercury o/b XS rib, Into general boating,exploring and improving skills also safety boating. bottom line love the water and boating. look forward to hitting base and having a bit banter
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Old 18 November 2020, 12:53   #2
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Old 18 November 2020, 14:28   #3
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Old 19 November 2020, 14:51   #5
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Hi everyone just joined your forum and just got a valiant 4.9 with a 60hp on the back anyone know what top end speed out of this.
And does anyone know what's the largest hp ot will take....thanks
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Old 20 November 2020, 03:34   #6
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Old 20 November 2020, 14:34   #7
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Old 20 November 2020, 14:43   #8
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Hi everyone just joined your forum and just got a valiant 4.9 with a 60hp on the back anyone know what top end speed out of this.
And does anyone know what's the largest hp ot will take....thanks
Hi welcome!
Tell us which year/model engine and the prop markings and we can give it you theoretically. Others (and you) can then say what is achieved in real life.

People often claim this or that when it's simply not possible with what they've got. It's determined by max rpm, gearbox ratio and prop pitch.
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Old 03 March 2021, 10:59   #9
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Hi all, I am a from north East England I own a 5.5mtr 115hp mercury o/b XS rib, Into general boating,exploring and improving skills also safety boating. bottom line love the water and boating. look forward to hitting base and having a bit banter
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Hi Pete,
Good to hear of another XS owner.
I too have an XS 550. It has a Mercury 90 Optimax. Good looking RIBS for sure. I particularly like that the fuel tank & fuel lines & all cables are concealed & hidden under the floor. My last RIB had cables everywhere and mobile fuel cans. I hated that.
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Old 16 March 2021, 12:20   #10
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Hi everyone just joined your forum and just got a valiant 4.9 with a 60hp on the back anyone know what top end speed out of this.
And does anyone know what's the largest hp ot will take....thanks
I would expect you will get about 36 Knots and I suspect the largest motor for that boat would be a 70hp but a 60hp is fine. The max motor should be stated on the plate fixed on the transom
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