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Old 02 January 2004, 08:21   #31
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If I understand you correctly, you had a very unstable boat which was very wet. You only moved the anchor away from the bow and now it does 46ktns and it is perfectly stable.

So, if, at speed, a person moves to the bow, the whole thing goes pear shaped?

Something doesn't ring true.
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Old 02 January 2004, 08:27   #32
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Two completly different situations and conditions Mr Walker.

Unstable wet boat in moderate conditions, move anchor acceptable and expected less wet ride and drivable 35-40 knts in moderate sea. I'd like to see someone stay in the bow in such conditions.

WOT dead calm 46knts, stable, comfortable, inspires confidence.
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Old 02 January 2004, 08:48   #33
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Ah, I see.
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Old 02 January 2004, 09:41   #34
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Hi

My engine is not the dual prop.

I don't know if the engine is made this way or if the previous owner changede this.

But I have a 5 blade Mercruiser steel prop, that I use fore everything. Diving, cruising and Water skiing, for water skiing it's a bit over powered, You need to grap real god onto the line, or bee very gently on the throttle.

I don't remember the size, and the boat is in winter storage at the moment, so it's not close by. But I will have a look the next time I'm going to see the boat.

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Old 02 January 2004, 19:53   #35
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My outboard man reckons that is about right for 150hp engine.
Daniel, whilst I am no expert, I hae always been told 3/4" for every 100 hp. I agree with JW it does seem alot.

Out of interest I have just moved my 150 v6 Mariner (Carb version) back to the centre line of my Ribtec. No obvious differences and no vices from mounting the engine on the centre line. (The orginal offset was about 2" but the size of the first engine unknown.) If there are now no handling vices then suggest you leave it alone rather than drill 4 extra holes int he transom.

The Ospreys have a great hull shape and whilst not being as fast as a dart like Scorpion I know which one I would prefer to be sat on in a storm.

By the way the viper hull can be traced back to Fletcher, the makers of all those speed boat things.

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Thanks for the info Pete. My first boat was a fletcher. DM and I had quite a chat about my osprey and he reckons it had a 200 on it origionaly which might explain the large offset. Interesting that you have found moving back to the middle not to be such a bad thing.

I keep meaning to 'fone Osprey, which i must do this week.

The problem (also) with moving around on an Osprey transom is the 'whale tail' anti-poop top section to the transom (pic to follow) has a cut-out in it to stop pooping.
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