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Post 46 , 11' Whaler on the bow...

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  1. hughdunlop

    hughdunlop Member

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    I have just purchased an older generation 600 lb NS davit and was intending to use it with a Highfield RIB with a 15 hp 2 stroke. Now I am thinking 11' whaler with the 15 hp ….. I realize the vessel likes to be FWD light , can anyone shed some light on what to expect , pros , cons , etc , etc …. Thanks in advance...
  2. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

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    I run a 44Viking . When I put my 11' center console RIB on the bow I increase fuel consumption by about 2GPH in order to maintain same speed. It weighs about 450lbs .
  3. hughdunlop

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    Thank you MB , that sounds like a very heavy RIB.....
  4. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

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    Not really, 30hp with 20gal of fuel plus the actual boat, pretty easy to get to that number.
    Point is weight up front is expensive on any less than 50ft.

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