Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 October 2020, 15:47   #1
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: NSW
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 345
RedKnight 6m CC +2x60hp, any knowledge? Good Project?

Im living in NZ now, I want a big RIB for getting over the treacherous west coast bars and for general diving use.

" 2 x batteries, nav lights, wheel clamp, bait board, rod holders, 100litre inbuilt fuel tank, fire ext, new Fitness sticker on trailer, 2 x Mariner 60HP outboards."

Its a bit older (30 years), but the Hypalon looks very good and the old Mariners have recenly been serviced. I was thinking of selling them, I should get $4-6k and buying a 2008 140hp Merc for $6k off a dealer known to go over their used engines checking them out before selling.

Red Knghts use to be one of the big rib brands in NZ, prior to NZ producing the best ally Pontoon boats in the world.

This one has a glass bottom with a fine entry and ocean designed deadrise.

Asking $7500, I thought for $6500 it could be a good project?

__________________

__________________
SpearRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 October 2020, 19:10   #2
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: NSW
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 345
Can I get a bump. I know these were designed for offshore. They are similar to the high end Lancers. Any opinions appreciated. Mostly on whether I should trade in both the old 60s and get a new 90hp or a slightly used 115hp, or a 4 stroke 115hp that has 300 hours but has been taken apart by their mechanics and thoroughly tested etc?

Or I could stay with the dual 60Hp Mariners ? One has just had a carb clean and both have been serviced.
__________________

__________________
SpearRib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 October 2020, 01:40   #3
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: StPetersburg Russia
Boat name: Ocean Devil
Make: Scorpion 8.6m
Length: 8m +
Engine: Yanmar 315hp
MMSI: 211579640
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 625
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Bushrider
Cannot say much about this particular RIB but my SR6 came with 2x 60hp 2 stroke Yamahas .
The first test drive impressed me actually - not spectacular acceleration but they have done the job well .
I had already 2x 90 ETECs for this project and installed them .
It's more fun to drive but one of the advantages is that I can get the boat now with one motor only on plane .
If the 60s you have are in good shape I personally would not touch them .
Click image for larger version

Name:	20200816_145356.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	108.7 KB
ID:	135520
__________________
6 cylinder diesel power
Bushrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 October 2020, 03:54   #4
Member
 
Country: Germany
Town: StPetersburg Russia
Boat name: Ocean Devil
Make: Scorpion 8.6m
Length: 8m +
Engine: Yanmar 315hp
MMSI: 211579640
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 625
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Bushrider
Just to add - dont forget the additional weight at the stern with bigger motors . As a tradeoff I didn't install now the big A frame with the self righting equipment .
__________________
6 cylinder diesel power
Bushrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.