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Old 09 April 2009, 14:17   #11
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new drive leg

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Here is some pic of my Rib, I shall upload more as time goes by.
pic of new leg
has twin pinion drive and merc spline
hopefully it will go as well as it looks
done my best on prop selection ratio is 1.51 overall
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Old 09 April 2009, 14:28   #12
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pic of new leg
has twin pinion drive and merc spline
hopefully it will go as well as it looks
done my best on prop selection ratio is 1.51 overall
The cleaver prop looks mean enough. Is that a custom Vector original fitment boat cover in green?
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Old 09 April 2009, 14:38   #13
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The cleaver prop looks mean enough. Is that a custom Vector original fitment boat cover in green?
props a hoff also known as offshore (cleaver has straight trailing edge with very slight lip)
this prop has longer slightly oblong blades with flater front edge (produces stern lift)
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Old 17 May 2009, 05:30   #14
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props a hoff also known as offshore (cleaver has straight trailing edge with very slight lip)
this prop has longer slightly oblong blades with flater front edge (produces stern lift)

Has she been in and speed trialled yet this season?
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Old 17 May 2009, 06:47   #15
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pic of new leg
The paint on the new leg has a hue of late '80s Soozook.
Hope it all stays on.
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Old 17 May 2009, 06:51   #16
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The paint on the new leg has a hue of late '80s Soozook.
Hope it all stays on.
I think the guts staying in it is more of a concern.
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Old 01 June 2009, 19:16   #17
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fitted new cambelt,tensioners cam pulleys and drive belts
new starter and alternater charged batterys changed engine oil,filled gearbox
fired motor this week all sounds good
need to make new water pick up (new box has no water intake)
trailer and parts all back from galvanizers
just waiting on hubs and galv bolts for trailer
should have trailer rolling this week so i can crane it on at weekend
then move some gauges around in cockpit bit of tidying on wiring
that should be it,so hopefully not long now
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Crack on, you're missing the weather.
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Old 05 June 2009, 13:09   #19
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getting there

fitted new pump impeler last night(twas a git to change) trailer hubs and bolts in tue
hopefully can get it onto new trailer next weekend and into workshop for last bits
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Old 10 August 2009, 13:37   #20
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Vector Mirage

Hi all,

I've owned this boat for 3 yrs, Trying to find out a little more about it, I see quite a few experts here. I know Peter Kidd designed it and Vector built it. I'd like to take it to France but unsure of the paper work as I can't seem to find a HULL ID Plate. It was built pre the requirement to fit them under MCA Small craft directive.

Does anyone know the in / out of taking it to France, VAT is another challenge I don't have the original paper work, I believe the boat was built for David Pratt in Portsmouth and he used to race it. I know the frogs are pretty hot on VAT and impounding boats.

Running an ETEC 225 HO, bloody great lump plenty of torque, probably a bit over horse powered now:-). The engine is racked quite high and the water pick up for my nose tanks interferes with the prop now. I'm thinking of changing it to a fuel tank to pump fluid / weight about to trim instead of taking on more weight to achieve the same result. Any ideas or done this before??

Attached a couple of pictures encase you know the boat.

Thinking of heading down the Silly Isles this summer as it removes the challenges above.

Cheers for now
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