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Old 30 May 2007, 07:15   #31
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Country: Belgium
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Boat name: Voyager II
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My Medline II with Yamaha F150

My Medline II has a Yamaha F150 on it.

It reaches 80km/h ( on the Yamaha speedo ).
However, I also have some issues.

- The boat has very heavy steering at speed.
- It has the "chine-walk"
- Spray

The engine is placed as low as it can by the dealer. Lifting the engine should solve most of my problems.
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Old 01 June 2007, 19:09   #32
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My Medline II has a Yamaha F150 on it.

It reaches 80km/h ( on the Yamaha speedo ).
However, I also have some issues.

- The boat has very heavy steering at speed.
- It has the "chine-walk"
- Spray

The engine is placed as low as it can by the dealer. Lifting the engine should solve most of my problems.
A/ That is a fantastic speed for the Medline II - have you measured the speed with a GPS?
B/ The only time that I have heavy steering is when the engine is trimmed 'in' Do you have hydraulic steering?
C/ I have no problem with chine walking - the Medline is very steady.
D/ I have never had a problem with spray - is this comming from the front, sides or rear of the RIB?

Regards,

Martin
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Old 04 June 2007, 08:15   #33
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Hi

Speed was measured with the Yamaha speedo, not GPS. Some day, I'll measure it with a GSP. ( When a buy one ;-)

It came with a cable ... is this standard equipment, or is the hydraulic steering standard ? The cable doesn't do the job ...

The CW will be taken care of by the dealer, he will raise the engine a bit and that should solve it. It only occurs when the boat is very "light", with little fuel left and not much people

The spray is caused by the engine, occurs right after the engine.
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