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Old 22 June 2010, 03:48   #11
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I seem to remember he was hitting 36 knots without problems.
Really?
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Old 22 June 2010, 04:10   #12
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Mine with the 50 thwatsu only saw 30 + on the trailer

+ was wet and uncomfortable in anything over 12" chop, that's why it got sold
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Old 22 June 2010, 08:36   #13
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I'm pretty sure the older 4.0m Searider that searider used to have did around 37-38 knots with 2-stroke 50hp Yamaha. It was a real hoot with 2 up in the low set bucket seats. Until it got lumpy......

It had no power trim but it did have a 'relatively big' prop.

Out of interest the boat that succeeded that one was a 5.4m Searider with a 90hp 2-stroke Mariner did 39.7 knots with a balanced laser11 prop. Can't remember which size but searider knows.

That 'seemed' to burn not much less fuel as the current Scorpion does.
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Old 22 June 2010, 09:32   #14
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I actually bothered to try to get a proper handle on what i am using, filled up before i left and refilled on my return and used the trip on the gps. Ran for just under 2 hours, average speed was 30.4 kts and used just under 80 ltrs of fuel. Not too bad for the big lump of boat, 3 divers and full kit including spare cylinders.
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Old 22 June 2010, 11:07   #15
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I actually bothered to try to get a proper handle on what i am using, filled up before i left and refilled on my return and used the trip on the gps. Ran for just under 2 hours, average speed was 30.4 kts and used just under 80 ltrs of fuel. Not too bad for the big lump of boat, 3 divers and full kit including spare cylinders.
So halve that for one engine and halve it again for one hours running and we're getting near my little 50 running near WOT for an hour.
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Old 22 June 2010, 11:44   #16
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I'm pretty sure the older 4.0m Searider that searider used to have did around 37-38 knots with 2-stroke 50hp Yamaha. It was a real hoot with 2 up in the low set bucket seats. Until it got lumpy......

It had no power trim but it did have a 'relatively big' prop.

Out of interest the boat that succeeded that one was a 5.4m Searider with a 90hp 2-stroke Mariner did 39.7 knots with a balanced laser11 prop. Can't remember which size but searider knows.

That 'seemed' to burn not much less fuel as the current Scorpion does.
It was a 20".
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Old 22 June 2010, 13:26   #17
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So halve that for one engine and halve it again for one hours running and we're getting near my little 50 running near WOT for an hour.
I'm almost tempted to offer to swap with you!
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Really?
He wasn't far behind mine and solo in flat calm and a light load I used to make 39 knots. It was quite scary though.
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I told Mollers he needs to do the zip up on his jacket and get down on the tank a bit more.
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Old 22 June 2010, 16:58   #20
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I told Mollers he needs to do the zip up on his jacket and get down on the tank a bit more.
Blimey, me in an LJ.

Check out the olive barrel fellow SR owners. A superb addition.
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