Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon
had the pdi done this week. put the boat in today for the first time. spent the whole day out there despite the weather. it handles superb and i love optis.
the boat flys along and rides the rough stuff with ease.
i think the top end speed will be good as had 47.2 today while running in!
so everything is working out just great. thanks to NB today...
did i beat codders onto the water?
Well you beat ME but not my boat so maybe an honourable draw???
Have been waiting for some extra instruments to be fitted - now all done and final sea trials were done today.
I asked Bob the suzuki main dealer on Guernsey to do the pdi etc - he is a great chap and REALLY helpfull - he also made sure there was extra oil in the mix and the engine wasn't thrashed when cold etc.
They took the boat out today - apparently it was quite lumpy - 6' waves in most places. Engine is as sweet as they come - top speed is only 41kts at the moment but the prop is a 19" pitch 4 blade - apparently the acceleration is scary though.
They only used the jack upto about 1/2 height because of the waves. Despite the chop Bob tells me the boat was very well planted and was almost bone dry. Not bad at that speed in those conditions.
Fuel consumption was 25 US gallons and hour which is 21 real gallons or 95lph!!!!!! Mind you that is at 5600rpm. Hopefully with a 21" or even a 23" prop it will be a lot better.
Really can't wait to get out there now after speaking to them today!!!