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Old 27 April 2017, 04:27   #41
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That sounds familiar
going to get the full SP when i pick it up dave then drop suzuki a shi--y mail 5 year warranty is a joke especially when they dont know what to send to keep the thing serviced or build/ PDI the engine before you get it
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Old 05 May 2017, 14:18   #42
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Up date on performance up at loch sween last week cracking conditions at the beginning of the week so did some test runs on a surface like glass.
43 ltrs of fuel
Me one up = to 1.5 big lad
40-50 kg of kit
Max GPS speed 22 knots @ 5640 rpm.
Starts planing at 9-10 knots very quickly
Stays on the plane in the chop at 12 knots.
Crusing at 15 knots 3600 rpm.
Prop 101/4 x 11
I didn't look at fuel consumption as 43 ltrs will take me anywhere I need to go
I might come down a pitch on a spare prop undecided as yet.
Overall performance is a lot better regarding the bow twitch with a lot more weight up front and eliminated when I sit starboard side compensation for prop torque I guess.
The new trailer has made life very easy being so low I can launch knee deep now well worth the change.
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So bought a 10.1/4 x 12 second prop used it for the week up at ERR now doing 21.5 knots at 5250 - 5280 RPM perfect conditions no difference on performance getting on the plane or planing speed.
Fuel consumption wise with mixed conditions winds force 5 some flat out and a lot of displacement speed 49.1 miles 18 ltrs full tank to full tank.
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Old 02 June 2017, 05:27   #43
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So bought a 10.1/4 x 12 second prop used it for the week up at ERR now doing 21.5 knots at 5250 - 5280 RPM perfect conditions no difference on performance getting on the plane or planing speed.
Fuel consumption wise with mixed conditions winds force 5 some flat out and a lot of displacement speed 49.1 miles 18 ltrs full tank to full tank.
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picked the boat up yesterday from central marine services they have renewed all the slew bushes on the engine they only found a small discrepancy between old and new bushes but that might just have been the problem time will tell, all the old parts have gone back to suzuki for analysis which is a positive step in case they have others with problems.

also i noticed that my trim pin was in the third hole not the second as i usually have it so i guess i might get the the same speed but at lower revs from the 12 inch pitch prop when i move it back
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Old 01 September 2017, 05:35   #44
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after only a few hours on the scottish sib outing my engine started to shake on tickover the slew/steering bushes which were all renewed had the same problem top of the engine rocking around 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch i compared it with another df 25 [highland haggis] which was new and sure enough mine has a problem.
so went back to central marine services straight away they asked for the suzuki rep to have a look i was present when he took video of it, there was no bullsh11g video sent to HQ and JAPAN a week later they are sending all new castings for replacement so hopefully this will get it sorted, glad i kept the warranty up now as did contemplate doing my own servicing.
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Old 09 October 2017, 09:22   #45
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update engine & new bow dodger.
got the engine back at long last hopefully its sorted with all new castings & bushes hopefully i can get away again to test it and the new 10 1/4 x 10 prop for my last test figures for optimum RPM.
i had a winter project but since not having the engine it's become an autumn one its my final layout now i have done a few trips ironing out a few problems and getting my rough weather seating sorted i needed to streamline the bow dodger and make access to the storage more accessible & quick to get at a few pics to show it finished.
i made this one really light by using 5 mm marine ply and biaxial cloth flow coated giving a texture similar to the wear patches & seat.
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Old 10 October 2017, 15:58   #46
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Hi Jeff glad to hear that you have your wee problem sorted with your engine let me know how you get on with it
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Looks like another professional job Jeff. The tinkering quality is superb! Hope the engine issues are finally sorted.?
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Old 11 October 2017, 02:54   #48
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thanks lads very pleased with the new dash/bow dodger when i saw the video of my boat gurnard took i thought it looked naff so it had to go.
it does make me wonder if the warranty is worth it though it cost me 500 in time off and three trips down to get it sorted plus when down cornwall for a week great cottage beside the sea slipway 100 m flat calm conditions with good weather and me with
no boat sods law.
you got your new boat yet Ali & stevie you got your trim all sorted?
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Looking very good Jeff.
I thought the set up you had at Oban looked excellent.
That floor looks very comfortable for having a good kip on!
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Looking very good Jeff.
I thought the set up you had at Oban looked excellent.
That floor looks very comfortable for having a good kip on!
thanks gordon its the old bones that drives the spec for the floor, in the rough i fit the small cushion to the tube side and sit on the big one with my feet on the transom with no issues to my back and knees so bit unorthodox but it works for me and as you say good to kip on as highland haggis will vouch for on the sib outing.
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