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Old 11 August 2017, 14:52   #1
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hello . im new to this forum I have small valiant rib that I have a 9.8 tohatsu to sling on the back , im not a small lad but feel the engine will not be man enough , I haven't had a test with it yet but did have a go on a mates set with only a 8 hp , help reqd,
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Old 12 August 2017, 08:35   #2
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I have the same Rib with a centre console and a 15 hp 4 stroke Mariner. I also am not a small chap. The 15 hp gets the boat on the plane with ease I am sure the 9.8 will be ok as well


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Old 12 August 2017, 08:41   #3
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Depending on what you want out of the outfit it might just be OK. Do you have a console and remotes or use tiller steer?

Obviously trying it out will be the proof you need either way.
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Old 12 August 2017, 09:50   #4
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Hi bigverne I had a 9.8 on a 3.2m rib went fine with two in and light fishing tackle, I live in Towyn where are you launching from ?
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:27   #5
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hello not sure yet ive owned the boat for a while but haven't bothered with it , the outboard was a back up on my warrior I just fancy taking it out to give it a go
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:30   #6
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ive removed the seat so its just a bare hull , I do need to fit a seat or maybe fit an inflateable one not sure
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Old 12 August 2017, 12:59   #8
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I would be looking to keep the weight down, I just sit on the tubes then move to the seat when fishing.
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Old 12 August 2017, 13:00   #9
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sorry should of added bench seat not console
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sorry should of added bench seat not console
yea , I took out the centre console , iwould like to fit a bench seat , but until I know to sit and hopefully get the boat on the plane I don't want to fit one permanently ,
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Old 12 August 2017, 13:37   #11
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I launch at pensarn from the beach right hand side of the cobble bridge, I push it down on the trailer then recover using a climbing rope, let me know if you want a hand I will pop down, another friend of mine has just brought one for fishing I'm going out next weekend weather permitting.
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I launch at pensarn from the beach right hand side of the cobble bridge, I push it down on the trailer then recover using a climbing rope, let me know if you want a hand I will pop down, another friend of mine has just brought one for fishing I'm going out next weekend weather permitting.
thanks on call next weekend if im about id love to pop down and c how you get on I fish from the beach there , if you go please let me know
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Old 12 August 2017, 14:21   #13
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Yes definitely will, no problem it would be nice to get some fishing tips
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Yes definitely will, no problem it would be nice to get some fishing tips
if you don't me asking were do you go fishing around there I rarely see any boats along that bit of coast ?
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Head to the river mouth at llandulas or the wind farm
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