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Old 13 September 2007, 16:00   #11
Country: UK - Scotland
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Yeh think you are right Nos - it was probably trimmed too high as it was a bit of a sketch getting it on the plane with 5 on board - wasnt too bad with just 2 - couldnt really tell how fast it was going or what I should expect from an old 40

a mate of mine took a video with all of us on board - dont know if you would be able to make anything of it with regards to setup?


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Old 13 September 2007, 16:08   #12
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Thats actually quite impressive. It looks about right trim-wise considering someone was in the bow and was certainly going well for 5-up with a 40hp! They are only rated for 4 people if I remember correctly.
Mine would do 34mph with 3 people, 38 with 2 and 44 with just me onboard (gps was mph only)
It's probably faster without a fat git like me in it now

Your gear cable is way too long though-(I expect you already know that)
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Old 13 September 2007, 16:33   #13
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Thats good to hear Nos! As I say it was the first time out so dont really know what to compare it to and dont have gps so dont have a clue how fast it was. With 2 on board it made a huge difference - well I say 2 but probably more like 3 as iam 20+ stone so probably beat you in the fat git stakes:-

Didnt throw it about as iam still cutting my teeth on it - felt a bit skittish up front with 2 on board and got a bit of a wiggle on when hitting a bit of chop but no doubt more confidence will come with experience!

Yeh I know the control cables are too long but wanted to make sure the engine worked before I splash out 50 on new cables - along with the battery and extra stuff I will now need to get its added up to quite a bit considering it was a cheap boat and engine - didnt quite realise how much all the extras would be but am much happier now getting out for the first time with no dramas!
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Thanks man. You just save me alot of time.. Do they have custom made lights that can adjust their dim?
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Old 31 October 2011, 06:24   #15
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Old 31 October 2011, 10:29   #16
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Hmmm. I was wondering why a 4 year old thread showed up again. Turns out it was because of me.

Hero; I have no idea what they offer. There are a bunch more LED replacement bulbs on the market now vs. 4 years ago, though. Also, more LED strip lights, spot modules, flood modules, etc. Sort of depends on what you want to use them for.


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