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Old 04 July 2006, 10:30   #351
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ok the stats on the new prop are as follows.....

i have better acceleration, better cruising, better economy and fractionally better top end the lady said i would and i have

my overall consumption has changed from 4.3 to 4.4 mpg that is us gallon by the way.

another interesting change is that the lazer 2 is a high lift prop and the new one is not, that means i can trim up much much further with the new prop. it seems to ride slightly different if that is possible

I have also put a half bag of sand in the bow locker to give the boat some more nose weight when running low on fuel as it started to feel skittish slightly when lowish two weeks ago. All the fuel is held at the front of the boat

over the weekend we had one day for 4 adults on board and one day with 2 adults on board and no noticable change in handling, performance or economy really.

so the new stainless prop cost me around 250 ish and was worth it i must say

anyone what to buy a lazer 2 23"? is my spare at the moment but i have my eye on something else

if you need prop advice then go to steel developements
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Old 04 July 2006, 11:28   #352
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Mirage

Interesting that is what Julie advised me to get for my Opti!
Went with what every one else suggested 19" Laser II, how much was your Mirage & that pitch?
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Old 04 July 2006, 11:41   #353
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the mirage is 310 plus vat


the equivilent solas titan is around 220 plus vat,

mirage has 1 -2 mph better top end but everything else is the same apparently so went with that

is bigger diameter, much larger blade, variable pitch area and a 21 pitch to get my revs up a bit

it does not make drastic differences but noticeable differences

i am keeping my eye out for a mirage as well but looking to pay a lot less than list

when we had a race with the 7m vipermax with his 250 etec. on acceleration we were neck and neck mostly with him starting to pull away as we got to the end of the run but even then my bow was just behind his engine.

so i think the engine and prop are a good compromise as i was half expecting to get left for dust but was not the case really. pair this up with good economy coming back i am so happy really.
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Interesting that is what Julie advised me to get for my Opti!
Went with what every one else suggested 19" Laser II, how much was your Mirage & that pitch?
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Old 13 July 2006, 15:00   #354
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I recently repropped as my previous ones got nicked.

Re propped with 23" Michigan Wheel 3 blade rapture SS 14.25 diameter. Right and Left.
Unfortunatlly - when the they arrived from the states they sent one 23" andone 19". Did'nt see it. Received a correct "23" two weeks ago- leevini me with a 19": RH one to throw at the cat. You are welcom to have it for 90 quid ? - I think you would need a hub kit. its been on the boatt for a couple of hours - coul'nt undersatnd why was having to use 600 extra rpms on the RH egine to keep in a straight line???

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Old 13 July 2006, 15:05   #355
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and Chris - just one thing- get a prop lock nut. I got some from Mcguard which are just the job.

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Old 13 July 2006, 16:24   #356
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yes have been considering a prop lock as i remember yours getting knicked


tell me more about the prop you have, never heard of them before will send ya an email

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yes have been considering a prop lock as i remember yours getting knicked


tell me more about the prop you have, never heard of them before will send ya an email

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Red or White? Actually I reckon you cannot beat a Chilian Cabernet Sauvignon 2004/5 Nepa valley at the momnet for taste and price... Up yours French producers......


Update me on your boat?? did it float????

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Old 23 July 2006, 08:22   #358
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hi Jonathon, here are some pics the boat, done 1000+mls and 65 hours now
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Old 26 June 2007, 14:52   #359
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i have been asked for a few pic and dimensions etc to help others in build and considering builds

the plane-ing pad at the back extends for 49 inchs forwards so if you are considering a keel guard then a 12 ft one will be just fine......i am hoping to fit one in the near future.

the plane-ing pad is 12 inchs wide at the back

on mine i have mounted the center of the drain hole approx 2.5 inchs above the bottom of the transom, i reckon you could easily go .5 an inch lower.
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Old 26 June 2007, 14:56   #360
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servicing

today i had the 100 hour service carried out, here are the total bills to date

Servicing
It had a 20 hour service, leg oil was changed, prop greased etc and this cost 122.90 inc parts, oil

It has just had a 100 hour service, spark plugs were like new, impellor was like new, fuel filter was changed, oils etc etc, cost of this service was 208

On the servicing it is a piece of mind to have the engine checked over once a year and leg oil changed out. Apparently impellors should be good for 300 hours and sparks for 200 plus hours

Warranty claims
I have claimed against one item, this was a solenoid where from new the threads were a bit grollied by mercury when the engine was assembled, it has not been an issue and the part was replaced at 100 hours under warranty

so pleased the spark plugs were ok as this kept the bill down, apparently they were just like new
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