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Old 23 December 2008, 13:53   #141
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Just back from a quick tear up round the bay as it was a nice flat evening. Sorted the oil issues out and all seems well. Need more time to play with trim etc but looking good so far; 45 knots with 2 persons on board and 300 litres of fuel. engines were maxed out at 5200rpm so still a bit more to come hopefully!
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Old 23 December 2008, 15:45   #142
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Really interesting to read through this. Wish I has the tools and space and knowledge you have.
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Sounds good, thanks for sharing all the updates with us, i have found this one of the most interesting treads this year. Sounds like the boat is ready for next year, have fun!
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Sounds good, thanks for sharing all the updates with us, i have found this one of the most interesting treads this year. Sounds like the boat is ready for next year, have fun!
Thanks very much! It's had its ups and downs but its certainly been an interesting project, by far the biggest thing I've ever undertaken!

Went out again today, F5 ish - 4ft sea, the exhausts kept barking when following the weather so the engines will need to be dropped further I think. Not going to be easy, there may have to be some transom trimming involved
Heading into wind was still very impressive though, she just ploughed through like there was nothing there at 35 knots, could easily have maintained 40-45 but I'm not pushing it too hard just yet. All that weight certainly helps in that kind of weather!
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Thanks very much! It's had its ups and downs but its certainly been an interesting project, by far the biggest thing I've ever undertaken!

Went out again today, F5 ish - 4ft sea, the exhausts kept barking when following the weather so the engines will need to be dropped further I think. Not going to be easy, there may have to be some transom trimming involved
Heading into wind was still very impressive though, she just ploughed through like there was nothing there at 35 knots, could easily have maintained 40-45 but I'm not pushing it too hard just yet. All that weight certainly helps in that kind of weather!
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what do you think of the console and seats especially heading into the wind
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what do you think of the console and seats especially heading into the wind
All working together well I think Andre, lots of wind protection and I didnt need to get out of the seat all day. The wrap around seat backs are worth their weight in gold
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Really enjoyed following your posts through your build and something to be very proud off,and great to have in the water for the new year .Best regards Peter.
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All working together well I think Andre, lots of wind protection and I didnt need to get out of the seat all day. The wrap around seat backs are worth their weight in gold
I am happy to have had a small input but significant in this interesting project of yours
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I am happy to have had a small input but significant in this interesting project of yours
Thanks for the FLIR camera as well by the way, its awesome we've been having so much fun with it!
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jack plates

rather than cut the transom what about a gill braket or something similar. dosnt have to be adjustable either so shouldnt break as much as a jack plate. you seem to be very skilled at fabrication. could be something to look into?
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