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Old 24 September 2003, 14:01   #11
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Yes please, Bill. Could you thump the "email" button at the bottom of this message to get my email?

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Old 24 September 2003, 14:14   #12
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If you don't mind - it would make interesting reading ........ cookee@bananasharkracing.com Ta ever so much!

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Old 25 September 2003, 07:16   #13
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Hi Bill
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Since the subject of this thread has gone from Yamaha to Mercury/Mariner/Quicksilver why not checkout www.marinepower.com
You will find here a lot of downloadable material and any Mercury/Mariner owner having punched in his/her engine serial number will be able to find out if he/she is registered as rightful owner. This probably only applies to first owner

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Thanks Bill. That will keep me quiet for a while.
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Old 25 September 2003, 12:17   #16
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I meant to say thank you from me. It would take more than a book on propellors to keep Louise quiet!
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Old 25 September 2003, 13:28   #17
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New to boating so excuse my ignorance please...

I have a 5.8 m rib and a 90hp Mercury engine..

I've only been out twice on Windermere and using a handheld GPS found the top speed to be 32 knots.

Is this about right for the size of rib and engine or would a different prop give the boat a higher top speed.

Previous owner used the boat for waterskiing.

Will graduate onto the sea soon I hope


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Old 25 September 2003, 14:00   #18
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Welcome, Ade.

I would think you're not far wrong with that. You need to know how many revs your engine does at WOT (wide open throttle) and the corresponding speed. Your engine revs should be in the WOT operating range specified by the engine manufacturer.

For example, I get 42kts at 4800rpm at WOT. This leads me to think that my engine may be slightly over-propped, as it's supposed to reach about 5300rpm. However, I need to re-test again, as this was with 4 passengers, tents, luggage, full fuel load and an unbelieveably large ghetto blaster on board. Perhaps a lighter boat load will show me a better top speed!?!
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However, I need to re-test again, as this was with 4 passengers, tents, luggage, full fuel load and an unbelieveably large ghetto blaster on board.
No doubt about 30 pairs of wellies as well !
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Old 25 September 2003, 15:24   #20
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Hey Charles, crew get looked after on my boat.

Anyway, speaking to me now, Mr Incommunicado?
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