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Old 24 September 2012, 19:42   #21
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If the boat feels like the bow is biting into the water you have a wrong angle setting, set at hole so you have brand sticker paralell to water level. If you have an air floor sib, keel, tubes and floor rigidity is a must have.

Bear in mind that air floors needs 10-12 psi to perform as expected specially if boating in cold environments. A standard foot pump can generally inflate to max 4 psi, will depend entirely if you are a light or heavy champ. Better get yourself a nice electric pump or a decent Bravo 9 hand pump that comes with a pressure gauged attached.

Check if you have splash issues at back transom when at plane ?

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Old 25 September 2012, 15:01   #22
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Bravo air pump - check
Correct Air pressures before launching 0.25 bar tubes, 0.8 bar floor -check
Angle setting - to be experimented with
Air pressures after launching - to be checked
Helmsman's skill and experience - TBC

The way the weathers going not sure when I'll get the chance to test next.

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Old 25 September 2012, 15:17   #23
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Get your pressures correct, no standing on pump stuff. Get it right.
If you have passengers use them as ballast. Conditions, humidity, temperature and mix all affect your power esp at sea level.
If your engine spins well then use the weight in the boat to your advantage and move it until the vessel sings.
You'll know when it's right because it will feel right.
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mister p is Right.

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Old 25 September 2012, 15:26   #25
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Cheers Mr.P

Can you describe that...right feeling?

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'cos you'll be goin' "woohoooo!"
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Ok........ for somebody that doesn't, and correct me those that do.
Getting "on-the-plane" is that feeling when you have friends and/or your kids in the boat and you've promised them that "it's really good" but they(and you) struggle to get it when the engine is screaming with your bow pointing at the moon when........and just that magical "when", the stern lifts and for no more input from the throttle the boat is gaining speed. It's almost weightless and you feel the need to back off but the ride smooths out. The speed is something that brings an unexpected smile to your face and the wind to your hair. Everybody on board now believes you.......and understands. Did I tell you it was cool or am I actually surprised at how cool this is?
Now you're planing, everybody's laughing and you don't want to stop.
That's planing.
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Until the fuel thing happens.
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Mr. P You've described that "feeling" superbly. Now as I understand it I need to find some friends or have some kids. Boy this planing things more involved than I thought.

I'm not even going to ask about the "fuel thing".

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