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Old 09 June 2012, 14:44   #11
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Thanks for the replies, I have searched the site and looked in awe at the 50knt report, I doubt I could reach that speed even with wind and tide.

Anyhow, went out in the Solent today, a bit lumpy and was 2 up for safety, we also had twin 25ltr tanks on board so a good bit of weight. The new prop seemed good, I don't think I quite got the same hole shot speed but as I said I had a passenger and an additional 25 ltr of fuel, it was force 6 gusting 8 so just ploughed through although occasional blasts produced stunning performance. Tomorrow looks better with force 3 gusting 5 so will head out again and report back.
You're a brave man going out today - spoke to the RNLI boys towing the boat out at Rye this morning and they turned back...
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Old 09 June 2012, 15:23   #12
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It was rough but been out in worse, I popped into Langstone harbour, there were sailing dinghies out plus their safety boats so not impossible conditions although the route to Bembridge required some concentration. Off out again tomorrow for some fun.
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Old 09 June 2012, 15:38   #13
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IF it's the same gear ratio as my old '93 50hp non-bigfoot Merc on my old SR4, I got 44mph (or about 39 knots) with a 10 3/8x14" prop on it, solo but it dropped to about 34 knots 2 up.

50 knots is utter bull. At 39 knots I was just the other side of the chinewalking on oil calm water.
Well I am 135kg and my mate must be 90kg plus 50ltrs fuel, so we didn't have a hope in hell getting 39knts with the wave height. Will go solo tomorrow and open it up, I fitted a rev counter this afternoon, original back illuminated one and harness, from first test it ticked over at 1k and topped at 3.5k. Only problem is I had to fit it under the steering wheel due to lack of space so not the best place to get a good view, although perfect to see your nuts :-).
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Old 09 June 2012, 16:23   #14
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Well I am 135kg and my mate must be 90kg plus 50ltrs fuel, so we didn't have a hope in hell getting 39knts with the wave height. Will go solo tomorrow and open it up, I fitted a rev counter this afternoon, original back illuminated one and harness, from first test it ticked over at 1k and topped at 3.5k. Only problem is I had to fit it under the steering wheel due to lack of space so not the best place to get a good view, although perfect to see your nuts :-).
Sorry, should read topped out at 5.5k
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