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Old 22 June 2013, 07:37   #151
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First time out this morning on my Sr5.4, 90 mariner, got 34kts before I bottled it over the white horses.....poof! Haha! Loved it
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Old 07 July 2013, 01:53   #152
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Just finished my first 3 hours on the brand new 90hp Tohatsu and could finally go WOT for a minute every ten. Prop is a 13.25 x 17P Stilleto (stainless 3 blade). Might need a little less prop or perhaps the engine is just too tight. RIB is an aluminium Dockitjet 5.6. Click image for larger version

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Old 31 July 2013, 16:05   #153
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Today i touched 40 knots on my Avon Searider SR5 with Suzuki DF 90 and original 19" propeller. Have to trie with 21" because I think it is more to get..



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Old 31 July 2013, 16:12   #154
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Today i touched 40 knots on my Avon Searider SR5 with Suzuki DF 90 and original 19" propeller. Have to trie with 21" because I think it is more to get..
I wouldn't count on it. 40knts is about your lot for a 5.4.
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Old 31 July 2013, 16:47   #155
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I have not had this Rib long and may not be the fastest but it is enough to get out and about in.
Highfield 3.6m with Honda F20
Calm seas with 2 people 19 kts.
Slight chop and swell with 4 people 17 kts.
Cruising between 11 and 14 kts on the plane.
When the waves return I'll take some more GPS tracks
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Old 31 July 2013, 16:49   #156
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I wouldn't count on it. 40knts is about your lot for a 5.4.
But with 19" the engine overrevs and reduses power momentarely. Just have to trie :-)
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Old 16 August 2013, 09:08   #157
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Just sea-trialled our new (2nd hand) Delta 650x with Twin 90hp 2 strokes.

Got it up to 39kts, 2 up with 200ltrs of fuel onboard.

Got about 26 kts on a single engine.

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Old 16 August 2013, 09:44   #158
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Just sea-trialled our new (2nd hand) Delta 650x with Twin 90hp 2 strokes. Got it up to 39kts, 2 up with 200ltrs of fuel onboard. Got about 26 kts on a single engine.
Pretty impressive result with the single engine.
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Old 16 August 2013, 09:50   #159
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Today i touched 40 knots on my Avon Searider SR5 with Suzuki DF 90 and original 19" propeller. Have to trie with 21" because I think it is more to get..



Anyone from the UK like childish humour / (stupid question) take a close look at the picture and what the dials are labelled .... along the lines of a windy bottom LOL ... I mean look at the image of the guage from articpuffin post number 153.
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I wouldn't count on it. 40knts is about your lot for a 5.4.
Tend to agree, 40 knots = 46mph. Had 47mph SOG indicated out of my SR5.4 running a 21" P stainless prop at something like 5,500RPM.
Couple of points though:
1. Can't maintain anything much over 44/5mph as it becomes ehm "exciting" and I either have to throttle back or steer slightly to one side.
2. How the hell do you take a clear photo of the instruments at 40 knots plus?!
I can't even read my tacho accurately at that speed, although I haven't had a flat calm day yet.
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