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Old 02 June 2008, 13:56   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Warwick
Boat name: Maximus
Make: X-362 Sport
Length: 10m +
Engine: 30hp Diesel!
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 50
I've been thinking....

I want a bigger (longer & wider) Rib.

I have 5.0m Humber assault with a Johnson 50hp on it which, when I am on it alone, is fine - but add wife and hefty 9yr old it gets a bit tricky in a few ways:-

1) Being a 2.0m beam its like a chinese puzzle if we are moving around

2) I'm a big chap (6'2/22st), and I feel as if i'm sitting on it, not in it - high CofG is my point

2) When planing its fine, but likes to chine walk if it gets a chance - so 30knots is the limit fully loaded - seen 36 on my own, so deeper V?

3) Its a bit bow pointy uppy (technical term) when bumbling around and it seems like lots of revs for not much progress, so length and weight distribution must be an issue

My dilemma is - if bigger is better, then I'm thinking 6.0m with 100+ on it, but whats an economical combo?

Budget is £16k ish, mostly leisure/wakeboarding and a bit of fishing....

All sage advice welcome......

Pip Pip!

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Old 02 June 2008, 15:20   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,869
I have an Osprey Vipermax 6.5 with a 150 Optimax going spare. It's been our baby for the last 3 years and has never missed a beat. We've been so impressed with it, we've replaced it with it's slightly bigger brother. It's in cracking nick and ready to go. The boat is '01 the engine is '99. Your budget would buy it, a brand new GPS/plotter (which it needs) and have enough left over for the fuel to get you home.
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