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Old 30 May 2007, 08:26   #11
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Originally Posted by BINKY View Post
.I would like 45,

No chance, Roycruse runs a 21"P stainless and gets a nads over 40knts on a good day. IBWET reckoned he was up there running the new Suzuki 150 with a 23"P prop, but the handling was a bit scary.

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Old 30 May 2007, 08:32   #12
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As said earlier I get 42.5 Knots. Only once though and now I've done it I'm not prepared to push my engine at WOT just to beat that figure.
Really I like to cruise about 30 Knots and would be happy to do that in most conditions without coming unstuck.
Binky if you want speak to Kieron at RIBSHOP he's done a lot of research in to our engines. Helped me anyway.

Regards NR.

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Old 30 May 2007, 11:23   #13
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Drop DJL a PM if you get a chance. He's been a bit quiet recently, but if memory serves he ordered a 585 with Yamaha F150, which Ribcraft reckoned would be pushing the max hull speed, so may be worth asking what he's found.
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Old 31 May 2007, 05:49   #14
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Many thanks All.

My fuel guage has got stuck on full...anyone know of any tips to get the thing to read correctly again?

If anyone's out in the Solent on Sat i will be around, if anyone fancies a beer lunchtime at the Folly. Weather is looking good so far.
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Old 06 June 2007, 14:49   #15
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Contact Charlie @ Ribcraft he can sort your problem over the phone

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