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Old 17 April 2007, 16:15   #1
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prop grip problem

I think this is a goodun for someone knowledgeable, my rib when travelling on the plane (speed not critical,but say 25 knts) has a problem I think may be prop related but I'm not sure, so I'll ask the question;

If I trim the boat up after setting the throttle,you can see the wash/wave moving towards the rear of the boat,as it should so the trim works,however if an adult move forward from the rear of the boat to midships the bow lowers back down, wash moving forward again you can feel the prop almost giving up.

obviously redistributing the weight will have an affect but this is pronounced it's as if the prop lets go too easily . Is this normal ? After a bit of googling I think a four blade might solve the problem but I'm guessing anyone experienced this?
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Old 17 April 2007, 16:20   #2
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Iain,

Are you still running the original prop ?
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Hi Nick,

I've ended up after going through 21" 23" and now have a 3 x 14 3/4 x 25" however it is the suz prop.


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Are you still running the original prop ?
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I think this is a goodun for someone knowledgeable, my rib when travelling on the plane (speed not critical,but say 25 knts) has a problem I think may be prop related but I'm not sure, so I'll ask the question;

If I trim the boat up after setting the throttle,you can see the wash/wave moving towards the rear of the boat,as it should so the trim works,however if an adult move forward from the rear of the boat to midships the bow lowers back down, wash moving forward again you can feel the prop almost giving up.

obviously redistributing the weight will have an affect but this is pronounced it's as if the prop lets go too easily . Is this normal ? After a bit of googling I think a four blade might solve the problem but I'm guessing anyone experienced this?
Do you mean the prop cavitates ? Its not unusual for the weight distribution to be sensitive underway, but trim should be able to account for that, unless you cant get enough that is, which means your transom angle /vs motor might need more range, sortable by a wedge
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Iain,

I had problems with my original one. I got one from Ribshop and it solved all my problems.

Talk to Kieron at RIBSHOP and explain your problem. he has done extensive testing on Suzi 140s and knows his stuff.

http://www.rib-shop.com/contact.asp

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I think there is a problem with the Suzi gearcase. I think a new one has recently been released.
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That's interesting, where does that info come from? I think the engine is still a little to new for any real knowledge base to have developed yet, but I'll give Ribshop a call.

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I think there is a problem with the Suzi gearcase. I think a new one has recently been released.
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Old 18 April 2007, 08:46   #8
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Iain,

I think there is a problem with the Suzi gear case. I think a new one has recently been released.
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I read somewhere on the US part of RIBNET that Suzuki had very recently redesigned a new gearcase because the shape was causing some problems. He had one on order for $400. Personally I'll put up with the problem at that price as the prop I got from Kieron solved all my problems. Well it did until my mate went across a mud bank and took some paint off it and scuffed the leading edge.
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Where is the cavitation plate in relation to the bottom of your keel? Outboard may just be sat too high on the transom.
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re cavitation problems

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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