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Old 01 June 2014, 15:44   #1
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Not the usual question.

Right I'm guessing most posts about power and engines is how can I make my boat go faster.

Well that's certainly something I don't have a problem with as I have a 135 on a 5.8m boat and excess power is certainly something I'm not lacking.

But short of changing the engine is there anything I can do to try and tame the power delivery from the engine like maybe more blades on the prop or different pitch.

As when I'm increasing speed there is a definite light switch moment of just getting on the plane to warp speed 9.

And coming from military 5.4 seariders and inboard Atlantics its a whole different ball game.

Also experienced my first tank slapper in a boat today which was entertaining to say the least
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Old 01 June 2014, 16:02   #2
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Its just the weight set up you need to figure out to avoid the chine walking then, and careful use of your trim, I had exactly the same rig , and it was a bugger for doing that, especially on calm seas .. quite alarming .. I take it the engine is a Mariner ?

*Edit* which I bought in 1999 ... have you got my old boat ?
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Yep it's your old boat
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OMG are you sure ?
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Yeah one of your early northcrafts from my detective work searching threads on here.

Orange northcraft with yellow and black name on rear of tubes.

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Orange northcraft with yellow and black name on rear of tubes.

Mariner 135 and roller coaster 2 trailer
Well I didnt do the nameing stuff I dont think I ever named that one, but it did get the transom built up about 1.5 inches due to it taking water in at rest in waves,because of the weight of the motor and lack of weight up front,..... with that, the engine got lifted, and that didnt help the chine walking issue at all. I didnt really appreciate the dynamics back then like I do now because it was my first real RIB .. got any pics ? I'd love to see them
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Oh I see the Northcraft name was yellow and black just found an old pic
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Picked it up from Loch Lomond it seems it has been hanging out there for the past few years in different guises and owners.

But had it up around 40-45 knots on a glassy Loch Lomond and it chine walked badly then at WOT.

But won't even get near WOT down here in the solent I reckon too much chop.


But have been overhauling the boat the past couple of months getting the hull repaired, filling numerous screw holes in deck, ripping out and replacing all the wiring and getting the engine serviced and repaired after one of the voltage regulators caught fire while at our local engine "SPECIALIST"
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this one ?
Yep that's it some things are different now though got double outhill jockeys to go in the rear and starting to get the rollers on the trailer upgraded as the indespension ones are tonk
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