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Old 15 May 2016, 16:34   #1
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After the recent round Anglesey trip, it was apparent that the engine needs lifting, the AV plate was below the waterline, so that's next weekends job. I'll post a "how to" for easy DIY engine lifting. The other thing that was clear is that she runs "bow light", so a bag of sand will will be sharing the bow locker with the anchor.


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Old 15 May 2016, 16:38   #2
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Did you drop it or lift it last time can't remember?
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Old 15 May 2016, 16:39   #3
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The other thing that was clear is that she runs "bow light", so a bag of sand will will be sharing the bow locker with the anchor.


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I reckon that the 585 is also a prone to being a little bow bouncy.
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Old 15 May 2016, 16:47   #4
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Do you have a Ribcraft 585 with a DF140 too?

I've just bought one too and I'm finding mine sits very close to the water at the stern and kicks a lot of wash up off the leg

Would be very interested to see how you settle with your set up. Mine definitely isn't right

Should the cavitation plate be level with the top of the planing pad or the centreline lowest point of the keel?
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Old 15 May 2016, 17:59   #5
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I just bought a Jack plate from ebay Jack Plate JPL 4000 Adj. Outboard Boat Jackplate | eBay

Haven't fitted it yet as I'm re-rebuilding the engine but really impressed with the engineering and quality of the plate. Originally I was just going to make lifting blocks but no point when I can fine tune it.
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Old 15 May 2016, 23:54   #6
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Mine's a 545 with a DF 140. The AV plate should sit on top of the water at planing speed, mine's too low. This can cause the bow to ride high. Having 170l of fuel under the deck doesn't help.


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After the recent round Anglesey trip, it was apparent that the engine needs lifting, the AV plate was below the waterline, so that's next weekends job. I'll post a "how to" for easy DIY engine lifting. The other thing that was clear is that she runs "bow light", so a bag of sand will will be sharing the bow locker with the anchor.


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Now there's a surprise!
Try raising it before thinking about Ballast,very well may not need any.

You'll be amazed how performance,AND Fuel economy will improve too
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Old 16 May 2016, 06:43   #8
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Now there's a surprise!
Try raising it before thinking about Ballast,very well may not need any.

You'll be amazed how performance,AND Fuel economy will improve too

I've only got one more hole to go & it may not be enough, can but try.


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I use spare fuel, anchor, chain to keep the bow down not always needed depends on sea conditions, passengers on board speed and weather I'm pulling away from a standing start
The engine is sitting where it should be before you ask

Why did you name yours Black pig?
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I've only got one more hole to go & it may not be enough, can but try.


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It's a Great Boat,and there's always "fettling" to be done with any New Rig...especially if you're a Perfectionist! the engine always looked too low to me Dave as you know...who mounted/drilled the holes?

One notch may do it,but lifting two would be where I'd start...regardless there's always a way around these things Mate so don't stress it too much
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