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Old 13 August 2016, 16:43   #221
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Gave it another run after some yamalube and the 100hr service and hit 41 with two adults, 5 year old and a fullly loaded 30 liter yeti.
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Old 23 August 2016, 10:50   #222
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I feel awfully inadequate....37kn in a 5.4m sea-rider fitted with an old 90hp two smoke mariner...loaded with two guys and dive gear for 4 dives in total sooooo 120kg of associated crap.
That's with a 17 pitch prop, fitting a 19 pitch this weekend so watch this space, oh and a 'rolling sea' and 4200rpm
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Old 10 July 2017, 10:53   #223
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I feel awfully inadequate....37kn in a 5.4m sea-rider fitted with an old 90hp two smoke mariner...
You need to learn to lie then. General slipway chat proves definitively that 70-90 Hp engines, mostly 20+ years old, are the fastest things on the water. Using a transit to tow typically makes them go at least 5-10 mph quicker too, for some as-yet unknown reason.
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Old 10 July 2017, 11:10   #224
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I feel awfully inadequate....37kn in a 5.4m sea-rider fitted with an old 90hp two smoke mariner...
You need to learn to lie then. General slipway chat proves definitively that 70-90 Hp engines, mostly 20+ years old, are the fastest things on the water. Using a transit to tow typically makes them go at least 5-10 mph quicker too, for some as-yet unknown reason.
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Old 18 July 2017, 06:58   #225
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Nuova Jolly 20 rib retube I did

Thought you guys might enjoy this rib retube of How It's properly done. It's a long video but it was worth it. This boat is not only beautiful it is the fastest rib I've driven to date.

https://youtu.be/2uJfr42fano
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Old 25 July 2017, 06:30   #226
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You need to learn to lie then. General slipway chat proves definitively that 70-90 Hp engines, mostly 20+ years old, are the fastest things on the water. Using a transit to tow typically makes them go at least 5-10 mph quicker too, for some as-yet unknown reason.
I already have the flat-bed tranny and am considering fitting a HIAB to try and get it up to the fabled fifty, what do you reckon?

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Wow! 48mph with only 70hp. Impressive
I'm finding that hard to believe
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