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Old 13 May 2006, 12:53   #11
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I clip it to the crutch strap of my lifejacket so it's just above the thigh. Quite right - could clip it lower down & less likely to snag. Just that it is tucked up under the wheel and seems to catch it sometimes.
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Old 13 May 2006, 13:45   #12
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I clip it to the crutch strap of my lifejacket so it's just above the thigh. Quite right - could clip it lower down & less likely to snag. Just that it is tucked up under the wheel and seems to catch it sometimes.
I can't remember what or whos rib I was driving, but the same happened to me. I like to clip it to my life jacket D-ring, too irritating round the wrist. Not too much hassle to move the switch though. Nice looking boat by the way, im liking the front jockeys -very smart.
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Old 15 May 2006, 17:03   #13
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41 knots, wow! we have the 6.3mtr, with exact same set up as you have, 140hp suzuki, and tp out at 40 knots!!! what prop are you using? or was your speed with tide?
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Old 15 May 2006, 17:56   #14
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Standard prop that came with the engine. On Loch Lomond so no tide, no wind & pretty flat water at the time. No assistance, or anything to hold back the boat.

Longer hull maybe made the difference? Humber told me I would get 40 Kts with either the 6.3 or 7.0 mtr hull when I was deciding what to buy. I was going to go for a 200hp. They had just fitted one for someone else with not much difference in top speed. Bigger engine but heavier lump on the back & weight upsets the balance if don't move consol further forward. Longer hull helps keep it flat & level on the plane without the back end digging in - or so I'm told. Not exactly an expert but makes sense & speed seems impressive for this engine on a pretty heavy RIB.
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Old 16 May 2006, 10:46   #15
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hmmmm, i guess there is not much in size or weight difference between the 6.3mtr and 7mtr ocean pro, however the 140hp suzuki is such a light engine, i doubt it would dip the back end of our 6.3mtr much at all, which is rated to 200hp max. i may play around with some props, any ideas which pitch and brand would be best?
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Old 16 May 2006, 12:49   #16
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Sorry, not experienced enough to help out yet - worth speaking to Humber? or Suzuki? I'm sure there are people on here that can advise on props if you want more speed.
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