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Old 10 September 2007, 15:13   #31
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Thats good going really I can't really cruise much more than 30 without giving it wot everywhere . Futura must be a good bit quicker then most 5m ribs .
Are we confusing mph's with k'nots here?
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Old 10 September 2007, 15:23   #32
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It was about as calm as it ever gets, incredible conditions, 102kg boat, 60kg pull start 50hp outboard with one up and a 15 pitch prop. It felt like being on a skimming stone - and I think the instant sharp near full speed turns would have made a zapcat racer's jaw drop! Will post some video soon.

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Old 10 September 2007, 16:10   #33
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Are we confusing mph's with k'nots here?
no its MPh on my gps mate . Ok it ill just do 40 with just me aboard but add some kit full tank of fuel a soup dragon and a triainee seal its down to 36 then add some chop etc its 34 .but still the same with 2 more teenagers aboard it may get better with the right prop though , just can;t find one . so 28-30 is a good cruise speed for me .
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Old 10 September 2007, 16:14   #34
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Some poor quality mobile phone vids of the little Futura from Sunday can be found at the following:









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