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Old 21 December 2013, 09:32   #11
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I got some of the 1:100 decals made by a local supplier. As far as I know the original decals are no longer available, unless you know differently. The old Skool cowl only needs a paint. I have some newer ones too, but since everything is stock, I may just keep it original. I have some more awaiting the same treatment. The one without gearbox was only 125.00 but I got it running well.
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Old 21 February 2014, 14:35   #12
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Rust and Cobwebs. Lovely!!
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Before, during and after.
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Yamaha 55 porn?

The 55 twins are great engines.
This was mine from a few years ago that I renovated. Couldn't justify paying for the proper Yamaha decals, the ones used were given to me by a friend.
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Old 09 April 2014, 15:58   #15
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There was a lot of resistance when yamaha launched the 3 cylinder models in 1984. The 55 - 115 were bulletproof. Best engines around at the time and I still prefer these pushing a RIB along.
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Old 11 April 2014, 11:11   #16
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Only real down side was the 80000dB they sang at!

Twins would sound awesome (for the 10 mins your hearing would stay intact!)
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No, not at all. Have used, Twin 55s, 75s, 85's and V6 200s, all Yamaha's. It's not noise, it's music certainly not easy listening, but certainly heavy metal. Bliss!!

The 200 's were superb in the big seas, plenty of power and the most glorious howl when the Rib decided to turn part aircraft!!
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Sorry to jump onto your thread but do you know what the recommended rpm range at wot should be on a 55B?

After what feels like a mountain of little jobs I'll be putting my sr4 back down for the season with some extra horses and a working tacho (a first for me!) and although I am pretty sure I am going to be under propped, nice to have an idea of where to go next...

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My prop book says 4500-5500

Personally I think 4500 is a little low.

I'd be happier with 5000-5500
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Old 13 April 2014, 18:32   #20
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What prop do you have at the moment?
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