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Old 21 August 2010, 04:43   #41
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I like the Bimini top in the first photo

Good one Stephen looking good mate!
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Old 21 August 2010, 10:59   #42
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Looks really good hope you have a lot of fun with your new toy
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Old 21 August 2010, 10:59   #43
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Height shouldn't be a major issue anyway as it is coming on the MOD ro-ro ship and I already have a quote for freight, they said not to worry about taking the aerial down.

Odd - Hightower's missing post has appeared now as well - though it could have stayed missing with the opening comment
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Height shouldn't be a major issue anyway as it is coming on the MOD ro-ro ship and I already have a quote for freight, they said not to worry about taking the aerial down.

Odd - Hightower's missing post has appeared now as well - though it could have stayed missing with the opening comment
Thought you might have employed some anti-piss taking program to your thread

Glad it's appeared now
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Thought you might have employed some anti-piss taking program to your thread
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Old 21 August 2010, 12:52   #46
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....Roy reports hitting 54mph (which I make about 47kt) at 5400rpm on a 20" Raker prop before he ran out of lake hehehehe
Nice to see them running in the engine gently for you, Stephen.
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Nice to see them running in the engine gently for you, Stephen.
Etec's apparently aren't supposed to need running in - but Roy did say they were mostly just running round at more reasonable speeds to make sure all was ok. No other way to decide on the props before despatch, and it's a long way to send them back for a swap
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Etecs automatically add an extra dollop of 2 stroke during their run-in period and then reduce this at the appropriate juncture. Most new boats get a quick zip at higher revs during the sea trials, they just don't overdo it.
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Yeh well, metal rubbing on metal is metal rubbing on metal in my book. IMVHO
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Etecs automatically add an extra dollop of 2 stroke during their run-in period and then reduce this at the appropriate juncture. Most new boats get a quick zip at higher revs during the sea trails, they just don't overdo it.
Yeh, well, that'll lubricate the the lower unit gears won't it... not.

Running in conditions the metal surfaces by allowing low stress contact not by preventing surface contact. A slug of extra oil will be more a security for the manufacturer against rough use than being an ideal way to break in the rubbing surfaces. IMHO of course.
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