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Old 20 April 2007, 05:59   #11
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hi

My new Rib does excactly the same, and i have just had the engine lowered as the manual states that the cavitation plate should be level or below the bottom of the hull, it was an inch higher , will be picking the boat up on saturday will let you know


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Old 20 April 2007, 08:11   #12
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They put engines higher to give better top speeds as that is what sells boats. Of course under load - in tight turns or rough weather you need the engine in deeper - that's what a transom jack is for!!!

http://www.boatownersworld.com/CMC/pl65_power.htm

With the strength of the versus the $ at the moment and the fact most jacks are made in the USA now is an excellent time to buy one!!!

350 for a hydraulic one ain't bad at all......
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Old 20 April 2007, 18:08   #13
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Probably a sound theory cod, however the RIB is only 5.85 long,with a 220kg engine, adding more weight on the transom is not an option. I'll see how the cav plate relates the hull, but a 4 blader is my only option I think.
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They put engines higher to give better top speeds as that is what sells boats. Of course under load - in tight turns or rough weather you need the engine in deeper - that's what a transom jack is for!!!

http://www.boatownersworld.com/CMC/pl65_power.htm

With the strength of the versus the $ at the moment and the fact most jacks are made in the USA now is an excellent time to buy one!!!

350 for a hydraulic one ain't bad at all......
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Old 20 April 2007, 18:15   #14
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Probably a sound theory cod, however the RIB is only 5.85 long,with a 220kg engine, adding more weight on the transom is not an option. I'll see how the cav plate relates the hull, but a 4 blader is my only option I think.

Ahh yes - I was on about bigger boats.
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Old 20 April 2007, 21:40   #15
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Cod speaks on jackplates..

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Ahh yes - I was on about bigger boats.
Bigger boats?? C'mon Cod, you might as well be piloting a bus out of the harbor.....
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