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Old 26 June 2012, 15:20   #21
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Here are photos of what the boat looks like under the deck. Unfortunately the center hollow fiberglass stringer was full of water when we pulled the deck out. It will be interesting to see how much lighter the boat is now that we put it on a diet.
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Old 03 July 2012, 02:51   #23
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Nice work

I have the same boat and am looking for a quote on tubes also.

Most of my rigging is built in aluminum but like what you`ve done with yours.



It`s also nice to see what`s under the floor without cutting it!
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New deck installed with newly fabbed bow locker. I opted to install a 25.5 gallon underdeck fuel tank while the deck was out and run all rigging and wiring under the sdeck as well.
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Thanks- The boat runs real well with the 75 ETEC. It took a little while to get the right prop worked out but i'm now getting mid 40's out of it in flat water. Personally I like the way it handle better than a searider. It turns flatter at speed because off the deep strakes on the outide of the hull.

I got the tubes from Defender where I work. Unfortunately the price jumped a bit since last year but if you want send me a PM and I'll get you a price.

My boat is actually torn apart once again. The deck has been removed and I have installed a belly tank under the deck. I also bought a new console, T-top and bolster for it. I am trying to make it a little more comfortable and gain some storage. The plan is to also fabricate a bow locker into it as well.

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Hi Chris

I got a similar Zodiac Pro 530 without an engine. I stil don't now how many HP. I an considering 90 Optimax, i want it fast but dont now if tht is fast enough. I want 45 knots with 4 people.

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Not sure what kind of numbers you'd get with a 90 Merc. I am at 37mph on a GPS with four people on board, gear, and 25 gallons of fuel. It is a little slower than I had hoped for but it is a comfortable speed for the family.
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I'm propped to reach 40mph with 2 guys, 500# of gear, and 60 gallons of fuel with my 115 horse 2-stroke. The boat chine-walks badly over 42 mph.
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I'm propped to reach 40mph with 2 guys, 500# of gear, and 60 gallons of fuel with my 115 horse 2-stroke. The boat chine-walks badly over 42 mph.
Can you explain "chin-walks" ? Do you mean that 115 HP is too much

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Can you explain "chin-walks" ? Do you mean that 115 HP is too much

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Chine walking is a side to side rocking of the boat. This occurs at high speed when little of the hull is in the water. The actual speed will depend on the boat hull and load.

When this occurs the boat will rock to one side and then rebound to the other side. As the speed increases this rocking becomes more pronounced and the frequency increases. When the boat is chine walking it is at the limits of controlability and an upset can occur fairly easily. The only way to avoid this issue is to keep the boat speed below the speed at which this starts to occur. If you find yourself in this situation you should slow down. Going faster will not (usually) improve things.

In and of itself a 115 may not be too much. If the boat is loaded up it may be just the ticket. However, if the boat is light 115 at WOT it may be too much.

See this: Chinewalk: You AIN'T "Driving THROUGH it"!
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Old 09 September 2012, 15:10   #30
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ssobol gave a great explanation of chine walking.

The 115 is just under the max rating for the boat and as mentioned isn`t too much motor if you haul alot of weight but it is a bit much empty.

I wil be adding Nauticus tabs to keep the bow down and that should help a bit with stability. I will report back when I do...may not be til next season though.
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