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Old 18 March 2014, 14:50   #71
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Aren't you going by Tahoe? Give it a whirl up there. It should handle the altitude. I went up there with a carbureted Honda OB last year and was rapidly introduced to the effects if the thin air. Tahoe is the most amazing water I have ever been on. Head to south shore and you can go play with the powerboat boys. Also looks for the big yellow inflatable at the marinas in the south shore, that's my old boat, :snif:

Of course you have to pay a hefty fee and have the boat inspected for mussels but I'm of the opinion they should close the lake to outside boats, not worth the risk of ever getting mussels in there but it's a heck of a place to go fast.
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That would be really cool. Don't have time though as taking next weekend to drive rest of way. I'm in SF this week.

However, our friends have a dock in the Tahoe Keys, so will be down for 4th of July week and able to do it then. Everyone will think we are the cops, which is always worth a laugh.
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Old 18 March 2014, 18:50   #73
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We tried the iPhone method and got some unsteady video at 25kts but after that, my film crew needed to hold on and the iPhone wasn't happening.

I'll try again when I am back home and update the thread.

Here's the shaky iPhone vid

I just got a chance to watch that - that looks like a pretty calm day for that channel if you ask me!!!

Looking good an smooth (love the idea of little sound) - I'm gladd it seems to all have worked out!
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Old 18 March 2014, 19:02   #74
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Yeah it wasn't rough at all, just ocean swell coming from different directions (no chop) and lots of air at the higher speeds. Guy with me from yard had never gone that fast in a boat before and he wasn't really that stable holding on either so couldn't really give her for long.
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Boat is back home and I did run her briefly over the weekend. She felt great, but I did get an ECM yellow warning light on the idiot panel and throttled back and went in. Unfortunately, I don't yet have the gauge installed that lets me read the actual fault code. A lot of the yellow warnings are for minor things. Red light means imminent danger.

So now I need to wait for this gauge to arrive so I can verify that it's something hopefully minor. These electronic engines are so much more complicated to monitor.

Not going to risk it. So a bit more delay.

The final setup is interesting so I hope to do a video tour / explanation when it's done.
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Here is a proper video.

Seatrial of the Ex-Navy Willard Seaforce 730 Rib.
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Vimeo version is better


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Thanks for the video. Nice ride.
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Awesome

Wake looks cleaner too. What did the new tank take on the first fill up? Still 39 knots WOT?
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However, our friends have a dock in the Tahoe Keys, so will be down for 4th of July week and able to do it then. Everyone will think we are the cops, which is always worth a laugh.
Wear khaki; you'll have people tossing fish overboard all over the place.

Nice video, congrats on getting it in the water.

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@ynp thx

@ncp Actually don't know tank capacity yet. Put in 40 gallons and about half full. I need to burn it down to empty now and then fill and calibrate the sender.

@jyasaki lol...yeah for sure...a lot of spilt beer and floating fish. I could grab dinner fairly easily I imagine.

In the forward looking bow sequence, you can see how stable she is going through the chop, then I slow down off a plate and you can see how steep the chop actually is. That always blows me away about these hulls, she likes to cut through it all right.
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