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Old 14 February 2008, 07:47   #1
Country: Germany
Town: Rosenheim - Germany
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Engine: Evinrude 200 hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 32
Rib 5.5 - 6.5

I am searching a good rib with 5.5 – 6.5m without outboard, a used boat, but not older than 3 years!
Extra details:
console, 4 single pods or 2 x 2 double (2 adults and 2 children)
Storage: Road Trailer
Tube Material: Hypalon

I have a outboard motor, Honda BF 40 LRTG (long shaft) its a small motor, but enough for me and my family.
If you are selling, please contact me.

Best regards
Jürgen from germany

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Old 14 February 2008, 07:58   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Here
Boat name: doggypaddle
Make: Avon 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 80
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,107
a rib to big?

with that size engine i think you would be better off with a smaller rib, I think with a 40 on the back of a 6.5m rib, you will struggle to get out of the water, you would probably need a finer than normal pitch prop to get out of the hole, giving a low top speed and poor economy. for a 5m rib two 40s would be about normal.
i am sure someone with more idea than me can point you in the right direction, but i would have thought 4.5M would be better suited to your engine, I had a 5M hard boat which is lighter then a rib by far, with a 40 and it only made 25kts. it took for ever to plane too.
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