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Old 07 September 2013, 12:58   #51
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Tip from catamaran sailors, who use a length of rope with a loop in the end big enough to put your foot in and use as a step.
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Old 07 September 2013, 13:14   #52
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Tip from catamaran sailors, who use a length of rope with a loop in the end big enough to put your foot in and use as a step.
That's exactly what I did with my lifting sling rope which is 50mm wide so doesn't hurt your foot, or as suggested a bit of wood or something.
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Old 08 September 2013, 17:30   #53
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Tip from catamaran sailors, who use a length of rope with a loop in the end big enough to put your foot in and use as a step.
Yeah! I tried this today and it worked well. Its all I needed was a slight boost. The strap Idea is good too.
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Old 15 September 2013, 21:39   #54
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Old 15 September 2013, 23:43   #55
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Looks good Cap! Someday if possible, post up a pic at WOT so we can see your speed and RPM. I'm not getting enough of either.
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Old 05 October 2013, 16:25   #56
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The wind finally has died down for once. Its been a very windly late summer and fall here. Which is not common, especially for the summer months.
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Old 05 October 2013, 16:30   #57
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Thats 5500 WOT and almost 32 mph. I forgot to recheck my tube pressure, so I may have lost a few mph. Ive had her up to 36.9 mph.

Its a stainless turbo 3 blade 19 pitch 13 3/4 diameter. Ill have to check again on the engine height, but its pretty high. I think I can only go up one more hole.
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Old 05 October 2013, 16:48   #58
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I painted a piece of oak with some black oil based rustoleum paint to give me an attachement point for my fuse bus. I The wire I initially ran was way to thin, so I re ran it using 8 guage. Ill be mounting a VHS marine radio next. Well I need to get my radar arch next so Ill have a place to mount the antenna.
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Old 05 October 2013, 16:53   #59
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This is the arch I will be getting. Its coming from British Columbia Canada to my house in MD. The shipping is about half as much as the arch costs. But, I have zero options to get it locally, and I really like the way it looks.
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Old 05 October 2013, 16:57   #60
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Very good! Thanks. I discovered what my problem was after several discussions with Evinrude Customer Service.
And BTW, the rep. on the phone from Wisconsin was absolutely fantastic, and I couldn't ask for a better customer experience. This guy should get a medal.

My throttle wasn't fully opening!
I assumed that a brand new motor would be properly adjusted. The tiller was ordered after my purchase and installed by the dealer. It appears that he didn't set up the throttle linkage properly.
Check yours.
The cam shaped lever has a stop on it that should contact the block when fully open. Mine didn't.
I just gained 1000 rpm, so now have to start the propping exercise all over again.
I went from a 17 to a 15 to a 13 pitch. I was getting 26 mph and 5400 rpm. Now I'm getting 6400 rpm and 30 mph.
I'm running out of good weather though.
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