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Old 10 January 2021, 04:35   #1
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Ribcraft 6.5m weight?

Anyone have a rough idea on all up weight of a 6.5m ribcraft with 150 4 stroke & fully kitted & 4 jockey seats. Doesnt need to be to the nearest kg just a rough guide
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Old 10 January 2021, 14:58   #2
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I'd say call it 1000kg
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I'd say call it 1000kg


Hmmm, my 545 weighs more than that, circa 1200kg.
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Amazing how everything adds up. As I have a 585 I agree with Dave.
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My 585 I've reckoned is c.1100Kg all up - Suzi 140, 90l of fuel, anchor, chain, lines, and all other kit.
I'd estimate a 6.4 all up @ circa 1300Kg plus trailer another- 400Kg?
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Cheers guys thats pretty much answered what I needed to know
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Incidentally this boat came as being a 6.5m did they actually make a 6.5? It seems to measure about 6.4 & models seem to go from 6.3 to 6.8 but maybe back on 02 they did a 6.5? Can anyone clarify?
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Cheers guys thats pretty much answered what I needed to know
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Incidentally this boat came as being a 6.5m did they actually make a 6.5? It seems to measure about 6.4 & models seem to go from 6.3 to 6.8 but maybe back on 02 they did a 6.5? Can anyone clarify?


I think back in the day they did sell a Hull as a 6.5, but it was very early on. I’ve seen one or two advertised as 6.5. Not the best Hull in the RC stable.
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[QUOTE= 6.5. Not the best Hull in the RC stable.[/QUOTE]

I have seen this written by a couple of our wise men on here a few times now ,can anybody elaborate a little please (either on post or pm thankyou ) as i was considering this as a maybe for my next move , am i right too think 6.4/5 is 2.4m beam and 6.8m is 2.7m beam ?
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I have seen this written by a couple of our wise men on here a few times now ,can anybody elaborate a little please (either on post or pm thankyou ) as i was considering this as a maybe for my next move , am i right too think 6.4/5 is 2.4m beam and 6.8m is 2.7m beam ?
Hmm I'd be interested in why its not considered a good hull? afaik its 2002 if that helps identify it, I was seriously considering a full blown refurb with new seating fuel tank & engine upgrade but from the sound of these comments its maybe not the best prospect to put large amounts of cash into.
I've had it out & it seems to be a fairly easy riding hull but it is currently seriously underpowered.
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Ribcraft 6.5m weight?

The 6.4/5 is the longest “stretch” of the 2.4m beam. The keel only extends about half the length of the hull. The hull flattens out from mid-ships to the transom forming a large flat planing pad. This makes for an efficient hull that will plane with lower hp motors, but can make for a “slammy” ride. The forefoot is deep, & as long as you keep the nose down, it’s fine. If you trim up & expose the flat belly to the sea it can become harsh. I can push my 545 harder than I could push the 6.4. The 545 has a full length deep keel all the way to the transom. It isn’t a bad hull per se, just not as good as others in the lineup. The hulls either side of the 6.4 I.e the 585 & 6.8 are better hulls.
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The 6.4/5 is the longest “stretch” of the 2.4m beam. The keel only extends about half the length of the hull. The hull flattens out from mid-ships to the transom forming a large flat planing pad. This makes for an efficient hull that will plane with lower hp motors, but can make for a “slammy” ride. The forefoot is deep, & as long as you keep the nose down, it’s fine. If you trim up & expose the flat belly to the sea it can become harsh. I can push my 545 harder than I could push the 6.4. The 545 has a full length deep keel all the way to the transom. It isn’t a bad hull per se, just not as good as others in the lineup. The hulls either side of the 6.4 I.e the 585 & 6.8 are better hulls.
All the above is obviously my humble opinion.
Sent you a pm as id like more of your opinion if thats ok
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Sent you a pm as id like more of your opinion if thats ok


Oh I’ve got loads of those
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The 6.4/5 is the longest “stretch” of the 2.4m beam. The keel only extends about half the length of the hull. The hull flattens out from mid-ships to the transom forming a large flat planing pad. This makes for an efficient hull that will plane with lower hp motors, but can make for a “slammy” ride. The forefoot is deep, & as long as you keep the nose down, it’s fine. If you trim up & expose the flat belly to the sea it can become harsh. I can push my 545 harder than I could push the 6.4. The 545 has a full length deep keel all the way to the transom. It isn’t a bad hull per se, just not as good as others in the lineup. The hulls either side of the 6.4 I.e the 585 & 6.8 are better hulls.
All the above is obviously my humble opinion.
And your humble opinion is appreciated ,thankyou
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