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Old 09 November 2004, 09:48   #11
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really feeling like an old git now...

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Top Gun - yes, I am old enough to have seen that first time round!!
Bruce, I hope you've bought a Geko helmet 'cos you're going to get a slap!
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Old 09 November 2004, 13:33   #12
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Don't worry Bruce I've just ordered my Gecko helmet in white and I'm going to put an Iceman or Maveric sticker on the front on it,I loved the Top Gun film.And at 46 I also have a need for speed.
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Old 09 November 2004, 13:34   #13
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I will let you know my findings on fuel when I find them.Hopefully this week-end.
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Old 09 November 2004, 13:50   #14
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Silly grin season is still there. I love the responsiveness of the throttle in nthe Solent chop and am finding out how to keep the ride as smooth as possible by judicious use of the throttle. It is a very good learning technique - if you get it wrong, you certainly know. Actually she is very forgiving of my mistakes!! It is my caution which is limiting the speed!!

The noise is wonderful also!

This is a 47 year old who has just discovered the need for speed! Reminds me of Top Gun - yes, I am old enough to have seen that first time round!!
I like this guy! that's why I call em happy max's. I Think you will find your oil consumption goes down after about twen hours. I believe it uses more in the running in period.

whilst you are in the shop buying the helmet get some footstraps.
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Old 09 November 2004, 16:06   #15
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my 150 carb yamaha 1997 was doing

i had an 1997 150 hp carburated yamaha v6 on my tornado 6.5 mtr
had 23 pitch yamaha pro prop 1,86:1 lower unit gear ratio
topspeed 47 knots at 5300 rpm
loved this engine really stong and reliable and pretty good on fuel

1000 rpm 8 knots 7,4 ltr/hour
2000 rpm 18 knot 18,3 ltr/hour
3000 rpm 26 knot 26,7 ltr/hour
3500 rpm 34 knot 32,3 ltr/hour
4000 rpm 38 knot 42,6 ltr/hour
4500 rpm 41 knot 52,4 ltr/hour
5300 rpm 47 knot 67 ltr/hour

best speed for cruising was between 3500 and 4000 rpm

i am going too post one for the new engine soon Yamaha VMAX HPDI 150
new engine is at same boat ,height ,same prop only 2.00:1 lower unit gear ratio on the hpdi .i am going too try the bigger 25 pitch prop too


can you guys post some lists of the optimax engines
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Old 09 November 2004, 17:22   #16
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Why can't I post a .wav file from Top Gun?
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Old 09 November 2004, 17:30   #17
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I don't know but the Solent TAKES MY BREATH AWAY
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I guess RIBS do bring out the Maverick in one
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Why can't I post a .wav file from Top Gun?
You have to upload it elsewhere and post a link to it.
The "attach" on these boards is only for picture files.
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Old 09 November 2004, 18:39   #20
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Opti 150hp consumption

Mine used 102 litres for the trip from Hamble to Weymouth and back. 110 - 120 miles?
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