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Old 09 March 2009, 17:34   #1
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Maximus on Speed!!!

New engine went superbly, reckon good for 45 kts with that super slippery prop on!!
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Old 10 March 2009, 16:13   #2
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Looks a very tidy RIB
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John, it transformed the boat, had a Mercury 75 f/s on before, 33 kts was its upper speed,
Max had fitted the new 130 e Tec with a underpropped 17 pitch and achieved 40 kts, going to try a 19 pitch prop which all revs considered should achieve 44 +, yeeeeha!!
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Good stuff! Tell him to lay off the speed though, the come down aint worth it
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New engine went superbly, reckon good for 45 kts with that super slippery prop on!!
Looks like a right speed needle

Did he pinch the Etec or was it cold
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John, it transformed the boat, had a Mercury 75 f/s on before, 33 kts was its upper speed,
Max had fitted the new 130 e Tec with a underpropped 17 pitch and achieved 40 kts, going to try a 19 pitch prop which all revs considered should achieve 44 +, yeeeeha!!
I doubt whether you'll get another 5 knts. Jim, myself and DHDai are running max HP boats, to achieve a 2knt improvement though prop tuning would be a major result.

There are not many ribs that get too far past the 45knt mark.
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I doubt whether you'll get another 5 knts. Jim, myself and DHDai are running max HP boats, to achieve a 2knt improvement though prop tuning would be a major result.

There are not many ribs that get too far past the 45knt mark.
Well, there are quite a few... but the fuel bill sucks :| At 54.1 kts im using 120l/h :| - mind you that is for both engines
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Well, there are quite a few... but the fuel bill sucks :| At 54.1 kts im using 120l/h :| - mind you that is for both engines
How many are sub 5.5m though?
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How many are sub 5.5m though?
Thats true.. our zapcat can hit about 40 knots with a fat git on it like me... probably a little more with less ballast
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Thats true.. our zapcat can hit about 40 knots with a fat git on it like me... probably a little more with less ballast
Maximus is in training give him a break
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