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Old 20 June 2005, 15:19   #41
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Thanks for that info, seems we are both getting almost the same results from the engine. Will be interested with your SS prop results. I bought this engine and used it to re-power my Tornado 6.5 which used to have twin 75 2 stroke outboards. It's amazing, the performance in terms of top speed and acceleration is almost identical to the old OBMs despite the 65 kg weight increase. I opted for an aluminium prop as the vessel is kept afloat and I was keen to reduce the electrolysis issues.

As a matter of interest how is your steering? Mine is quite hard to straighten up after a medium turn at 30 knots plus. I find I really have to wait for the power steering to force the leg back towards midships?
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Old 20 June 2005, 17:08   #42
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steering is ok on mine, not stiff at all......

I'm hoping to crack the 40 knot barrier with the correct stainless prop....fingers crossed on that one

mine is kept afloat also.....wil look at how quick the anodes get eaten now and especially when the SS prop arrives
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Old 20 June 2005, 18:24   #43
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cool boat.

congrats.
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Old 20 June 2005, 18:52   #44
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cool boat.

congrats.
thanks.......we're clocking up the miles on her now
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Old 20 June 2005, 19:37   #45
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...I find I really have to wait for the power steering to force the leg back towards midships?
Give your power steering reservoir a check. Low oil level will make the steering slow to respond and sometimes it will feel bumpy when turned. Just a thought.
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Old 06 July 2005, 13:16   #46
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Stainless prop

Hi Colin

Have you fitted the stainless steel prop yet, would be really interested to hear how it goes with the D3-160?

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Hi Colin

Have you fitted the stainless steel prop yet, would be really interested to hear how it goes with the D3-160?

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haven't sorted it yet, but let know as soon as i have. i haven't forgot the photos either, but i have forgotten to take the camera down to the boat the last ew times...

will try and sort the photos this weekend, but the ss prop will be a month or two away.

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