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Old 06 January 2016, 04:20   #51
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Chris has suggested via e-mail that I experiment a bit with the spare Raker prop I have, as that's a cupped prop, and while not ideal in other respects (it has exhaust vents which make it 'slip' to some extent and uses noticeably more fuel than the Viper - 10% or so!) it's a free shot at determining whether a bow lifting prop will make any difference to this specific issue.

Steve, can you get some plugs for the vent holes? Mercury have the PVS system which you can tinker about with by opening & closing the vent holes.
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Old 06 January 2016, 17:43   #52
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Distance engineering is a curse with everything in this part of the world, that's just the way it is. On the plus side, I get to play in places like this (spot the Gentoo penguins)
I haven't got any answers about your prop, but I've got to say that that is a fantastic photo!
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Old 06 January 2016, 18:59   #53
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Steve, can you get some plugs for the vent holes? Mercury have the PVS system which you can tinker about with by opening & closing the vent holes.
Not a clue. I have covered the holes with insulating tape which probably won't last but will hopefully last long enough to see if the prop works better. I didn't know you could get plugs.
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Old 06 January 2016, 19:01   #54
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I haven't got any answers about your prop, but I've got to say that that is a fantastic photo!

Get it on the opening page then instead of that boring yellow one 😱
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