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Old 17 March 2008, 19:12   #31
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Rightio, so finally got to take her for her maidan spin today. Only managed to run the engine for 1hr so i've another 9hours of breaking the engine in before I Can give her welly.

I'm impressed, handles like she's on rails and can take a bit of a chop no problem. I've a few adjustments to make (mainly tiller anode) so get her perfect but i'll do this after I get the engine run in. The engine started first pull which I find scary, but I won't complain about the engine being reliable!

Anyhow, enough talk....







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Old 17 March 2008, 19:17   #32
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Looks great - do you really need the anode? Beware some engines need it - can't remember why!!!

Just look how small that 50 is - I love 2 strokes!!!
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Old 17 March 2008, 19:44   #33
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Makes me grin just looking at it
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Old 17 March 2008, 19:55   #34
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codprawn - Well the anode is there for a reaon, so I reckon i'll keep it there I do however need to adjust it because she's pulling slightly to port, i'll do this when the engine is run in

ian parkes - Still a little in shock I have it, it was a total impulse buy
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ian parkes - Still a little in shock I have it, it was a total impulse buy [/QUOTE]

Ye ye really , I bet you have had sleepless nights dreaming about one for ages .
I have , but you need an insane and reliable mate for ballast , I have 2 mates who won't go near the water with me again after a trip in a 20hp sib on a lumpy day , so one of those will probably remain on the dream toy list forever . I must say i don't fancy being a passenger in one .
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The girlfriend is going to be my copilot. However at 8 stone she's not going to be much good... might need to bring along a friend of hers too
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codprawn - Well the anode is there for a reaon, so I reckon i'll keep it there I do however need to adjust it because she's pulling slightly to port, i'll do this when the engine is run in

ian parkes - Still a little in shock I have it, it was a total impulse buy
The only real reason is if the leg is left down in the water for a long time - yours will be out of the water all the time!!!
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The only real reason is if the leg is left down in the water for a long time - yours will be out of the water all the time!!!
Don't know about the Tohatsu but on a Merc. the trim anode is part of the mechanical fixing of the gearcase to the leg. I would be very wary about removing it if this is so.
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The only real reason is if the leg is left down in the water for a long time - yours will be out of the water all the time!!!
ehh... the tab is supposed to correct for the torque effect of the prop thats why it is ajustable.
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err is it not there for both / all reasons?

My boat had been kept on a mooring by previous owners, and so both the trim tab and Clamp bracket anodes are almost gone, new ones on order, so I'll hopefully be able to give you a "before & after" comparison of the trim tab / anode effects soon!

The other job is now to remove about 1/4 tonne of old antifouling......
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