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Old 10 April 2011, 16:24   #1
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First Trip of 2011

Took the boat out today for a couple of hours in the mouth of the Tyne. Was a beautifil day with only light winds and not too much swell.

The boat performed well though I think I need to have a play with the engine settings. Someone has chopped a piece out of the transom which I have now temporarily filled in.

This now seems to position the motor a bit high as I could see the cav plate clearly and it looked to be clear of the surface of the water. It also felt like the prop was slipping or cavitating slightly.

The motor was in the hole second from the transom and when I moved it out the cavitation got worse and it was quite tricky to get over the hump without flipping the boat, very nose up attitude! I'm going to have a play around next weekend and see if I can fine tune it.

Having the big van instead of the 70's coupe certainly made life a lot easier loading/unloading and will enable us to use the boat much more. Unfortunately I left the camera with the girls on shore (who are both pro snappers) but the shots aren't the best.

Anyway I hope everyone managed to enjoy the unusual April weather aboard their own vessels!
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Old 14 April 2011, 09:22   #2
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looks great and a lot warmer than denmark

Ill be going out the comming week, ikke post some pictures aswell..
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Old 14 April 2011, 13:55   #3
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Took the boat out today for a couple of hours in the mouth of the Tyne. Was a beautifil day with only light winds and not too much swell.

The boat performed well though I think I need to have a play with the engine settings. Someone has chopped a piece out of the transom which I have now temporarily filled in.

This now seems to position the motor a bit high as I could see the cav plate clearly and it looked to be clear of the surface of the water. It also felt like the prop was slipping or cavitating slightly.

The motor was in the hole second from the transom and when I moved it out the cavitation got worse and it was quite tricky to get over the hump without flipping the boat, very nose up attitude! I'm going to have a play around next weekend and see if I can fine tune it.

Having the big van instead of the 70's coupe certainly made life a lot easier loading/unloading and will enable us to use the boat much more. Unfortunately I left the camera with the girls on shore (who are both pro snappers) but the shots aren't the best.

Anyway I hope everyone managed to enjoy the unusual April weather aboard their own vessels!
very nice ,looks good,well done on the first trip.
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