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Old 27 April 2006, 16:31   #11
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I can't register on Ebay, I tried to the other week to get something but regrettably Ebay as an organisation is Simply Too Stupid to accept registration from somewhere like here that they have never heard of. When you live here you get quite a lot of STS companies in the UK/USA/Europe... usually postcode related problems. "We don't recognise that postcode" - "listen do you want my F postcode or not!" - still you gotta feel for the poor soul in the Waitrose in Worthing last year who was doing a survey of where their customers came from by postcode, I'm sure my 3 visits to the store that week really buggered up their catchment area statistics

Speaking of suppliers, full marks to Mailspeed Marine, my petrol pump, sexy rubber gloves, aquapac for the phone and some other bits and pieces turned up today and I only ordered them about ten days ago
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Old 27 April 2006, 18:06   #12
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I can't register on Ebay, I tried to the other week to get something but regrettably Ebay as an organisation is Simply Too Stupid to accept registration from somewhere like here that they have never heard of.
I just looked - and Falklands is on the list... between Fiji and Ethiopia
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Old 27 April 2006, 18:37   #13
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I just looked - and Falklands is on the list... between Fiji and Ethiopia
It is, but it still doesn't work, because it then asks you to prove who you are by entering valid credit card information which then doesn't work because there was no option available to tell it that my Mastercard address is actually in the Falklands and not in the UK....
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Old 27 April 2006, 19:03   #14
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I can't register on Ebay, I tried to the other week to get something but regrettably Ebay as an organisation is Simply Too Stupid to accept registration from somewhere like here that they have never heard of. When you live here you get quite a lot of STS companies in the UK/USA/Europe... usually postcode related problems. "We don't recognise that postcode" - "listen do you want my F postcode or not!" - still you gotta feel for the poor soul in the Waitrose in Worthing last year who was doing a survey of where their customers came from by postcode, I'm sure my 3 visits to the store that week really buggered up their catchment area statistics

Speaking of suppliers, full marks to Mailspeed Marine, my petrol pump, sexy rubber gloves, aquapac for the phone and some other bits and pieces turned up today and I only ordered them about ten days ago
Maybe I should move to the Falklands - my stuff took ages and came in 4 seperate shipments!!!
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Old 28 April 2006, 04:33   #15
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Have a look on Ebay - I picked up a mint stainless prop for 49 - postage would be a prob though!!!
Prop for a what? Seagull Century?!! I'm a pretty hardcore Ebayer and I've never seen a decent stainless prop, of a sensible size,make less than 90.
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Old 28 April 2006, 09:24   #16
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For my Suzuki 225 - a genuine Suzuki prop - mint condition - only drawback is it's 24" pitch - IF my outfit can handle it I will get great top speed. IF!!!
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Old 28 April 2006, 09:34   #17
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For my Suzuki 225 - a genuine Suzuki prop - mint condition - only drawback is it's 24" pitch - IF my outfit can handle it I will get great top speed. IF!!!
Umm, I think that it'll struggle on a Rib the size of yours. I ran a 21" on a hardboat with a 260hp Merc lump which was perfect. I tried a 23", it would only just, with persuasion, get on the plane.
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Old 28 April 2006, 09:53   #18
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OK a slightly related question here

If my leaky orange bathtub does 35 knots on a 19" prop then surely to get 60-70 odd knots that some people say they get, must need either a very coarse prop (like about 35") or an engine that does about 12000rpm?

or am I missing something??

I don't need to know, just curious!
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Old 28 April 2006, 10:05   #19
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OK a slightly related question here

If my leaky orange bathtub does 35 knots on a 19" prop then surely to get 60-70 odd knots that some people say they get, must need either a very coarse prop (like about 35") or an engine that does about 12000rpm?

or am I missing something??

I don't need to know, just curious!
It takes a combination of things, A suitable hull ie. long and narrow, lots of HP and the right prop. race type cleaver props can be fine tuned to the enth degree running pitches of 27",28" or more. We had a Phantom former ski race boat years ago that would nudge just over 70mph. On applying throttle from a standstill, it would vent (just produce white froth) for ages untill the boat speed increased enough or it to "bite". Then it was hang on!!
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Old 28 April 2006, 10:06   #20
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The reason they go so fast is 'cos they've got a 250HP lump on the back and a larger diameter prop. (Dont confuse pitch with size)

By the way, your prop pitch and size should be stamped on the hub of the prop (Thats the bit through which the exhaust gasses pass)

The pitch will normally be proceeded or followed by the letter K



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