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Old 03 August 2012, 04:43   #11
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Investing in a pair of oars for the RC is a cheaper option
Yes and has the added advantage you can fend off (with a big clout!) other RC 585's that come too close!

And if you break down, Avocet seems to be a champion tower
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Yes and has the added advantage you can fend off (with a big clout!) other RC 585's that come too close!

And if you break down, Avocet seems to be a champion tower
THAT WAS ACCIDENTAL!!! The smile you see in the video is my cacking it face.

Good call though Longjohn
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I know someone who took the longshaft 6 off the back of the rib, put it on the Dinghy (forget the make / model) but got waaaay better performance from the dinghy with a shortshaft 4, even though they were 2HP down. The drag of the long leg totally overcame the extra gee gees.



Also remember that in small engine teritory "short" & "long" are different lengths (physically less long) to the standard lengths implied by "short" & "long" on the bigger engines.

I phrase like that so as not to cause too much confusion with the word "shorter" -
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