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Old 03 August 2010, 12:44   #31
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Whats the delay? it looks ready to go.
It has just missed the MOD cargo ship by a matter of days, the next one is not receiving until early September, sailing mid - late September and arriving here around end of October which seems like a year away at the moment
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Just one observation Stephen. I had the same console on my Viper and I found that having the steering in the lower position made it very uncomfortable to stand up and brace yourself. This meant I had to sit and of course when it gets rough that could become quite uncomfortable.

I think much earlier on in your build threads I sent a link to the thread I started when I had the steering moved up to the top face of the console.

It certainly made a huge difference in the rough! and was a much more comfortable position in general.
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Old 03 August 2010, 14:54   #33
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It has just missed the MOD cargo ship by a matter of days, the next one is not receiving until early September, sailing mid - late September and arriving here around end of October which seems like a year away at the moment
Bumer!!! Looks great - worth the wait I am sure
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Old 03 August 2010, 15:20   #34
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Old 03 August 2010, 16:45   #35
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Just one observation Stephen. I had the same console on my Viper and I found that having the steering in the lower position made it very uncomfortable to stand up and brace yourself. This meant I had to sit and of course when it gets rough that could become quite uncomfortable.

I think much earlier on in your build threads I sent a link to the thread I started when I had the steering moved up to the top face of the console.

It certainly made a huge difference in the rough! and was a much more comfortable position in general.
Good point Chris ... I don't remember the link (is it on here?) but just to be different I have got my steering in a unique position - I ruled out the usual lower steering position mainly on the grounds of belly-room when seated, but I didn't want it in the high position either as that wipes out half the space for instruments on a dive console, so Roy checked it out and found he could install the steering about half way between the usual two positions which left all the main space free for instruments and still made a good bit more space between the wheel and the seat. I think this will be the best compromise, always difficult to say without actually being able to sit on the boat and try it for size but I think it will be ok.

Overall I am very very pleased with the way it is looking - if a meteorite landed on the cargo ship there might be a couple of very minor tweaks to small items if I did a v2, but nothing worth mentioning - Roy has done a great job in turning my disjointed ramblings into a boat and I can't bloody wait to hit the water in it
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Old 20 August 2010, 17:27   #36
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Yesterday the beast got wet at last

'Sea' trial was actually done on a lake, to check all was OK and test props etc. without filling the trailer hubs etc up with salt water and then leaving them to sit for 2 months.

Roy reports hitting 54mph (which I make about 47kt) at 5400rpm on a 20" Raker prop before he ran out of lake hehehehe

A 21" Viper gave about 52mph at 5100-5200rpm so am not sure whether I am going to get a 20" Raker and 21" Viper (I want a spare and the Raker is available as an extra and is cheap so that's going to be one of them) or a 20" in both. I think a 19" Viper would be a bit too revvy, though he didn't have one to try. A 22" Viper was tried but only got to 5000rpm and that's definitely a bit too low.

Needless to say I am looking forwards to getting my hands on it
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Sweet bit of kit. Hope you de-rig the VHF antenna before shipping...
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Sweet bit of kit. Hope you de-rig the VHF antenna before shipping...
Er ... yeah you noticed the rakish angle then

Roy admitted it had a slight accident with a roller door at one point during construction so is putting a new one in but leaving it for me to fit on arrival in case it gets pranged during shipment, for a boat to need two new Vtronix before it is even delivered would be a record even for that make of antenna I think
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Wow, looks very impressive!
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Er ... yeah you noticed the rakish angle then
Well not exactly, I just put that down to it being a VeeTee

No, I was trying to be "helpful"
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