Originally Posted by jyasaki
I don't see any other boats in the pics, 2Rotor. Where do you hide them? :-)
Looking forward to a sea trial report.
They're out there somewhere collecting rain water
That bit of orange in the 3rd pic is the Hurricane.
I got the Avon running and took it out on the bay today before the rain hits. The Honda 150 purrs and runs without any hiccups. It was owned by the state of CA and it looks like they kept in maintained. It has a stainless prop, 14.25 x 19, and I am only able to hit 5k rpms at WOT (40mph). Im going to try out a 14.25 x 17 and see if I can get the rpms closer to 5800 or 6k rpms. Anyone know if thats a good size prop to try out? The motor is on lowest hole so I will raise it and see what happens too.
As far as the ride goes...the SR6 rides similar to the SRMN 600 when hitting chop and waves. The most noticeable thing so far is that the SR6 hull has a deeper V, so in aggressive turns it leans a lot more than the SRMN. I felt like I was going to flip the boat but it just gripped the water and hugged the turn.
When stopped, the SRMN is definitely more stable, as it was almost impossible to rock it side to side since the tubes rested in the water. The SR6 tubes are a few inches from the water so the boat has some room to roll just a few degrees before "bottoming out." I feel like its a great hull in the 20' range.
I will report back once I get the prop dialed in and the rigging cleaned up.