Originally Posted by AncientMariner
Trip along river Tejo with a couple of friends.
Little Valiant never got past 40km/h. Dont know why.
I moved the fuel tank into the seat but I guess that had nothing to do with it. Porpoising was a bit less tough.
I've been very impressed with my Valiant 570, the build quality is very good, and for a fairly shallow V hull , I'm amazed at the ride on mine
. I have a bow locker though, that has 2 anchors and chain in it, and the inboard tank under the floor is well forward, I think the big tubes help too. I thought the v400 had a bow locker too
?,.. it will take a 40 maximum, but maybe its worth investigating a smaller prop or if the motor is set too deep ?