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Old 11 July 2006, 17:41   #51
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Originally Posted by eupa
It really isn't underpowered - the engine is brilliant and the 4 blade 19" prop has loads of bite. When it is flat calm it does feel slow then - 41kts but I really need a 21" prop. Also the transom jack needs to come up another 2 holes - at the moment the engine is almost in the normal position right at the top of the travel.

what did she weigh in fully decked out? 1700 kgs? I would go for a 3 blade 23"
40 knots aint all that bad. That hull will take loads of punishment so dont worry about a force 8. Its the driver who will chicken out miles before the
hull. Just be careful not to fall into 'black holes" Get a Michigan wheel 'rapture" stainless at about 250 bucks Fob florida. Did you go for trim tabs?

Not too sure on the weight - 500L of petrol doesn't help!!! I have a 24" Suzuki stainless prop I had dirt cheap on Ebay - it's like new but will wait until I get the transom jack sorted before trying it.

I have bought a set of tabs - the new QL interceptor type - not fitted yet though.

Will have a look at that prop.

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