the saga continues
hi all, just come back from a weekend in wales with the bombard aerotec, fishing rods, beer etc. (oh, and the missus).
crackin' weekend weather wise but did have a few probs with the boat. it all started with my bravo 12v pump, which wouldn't inflate the boat to the correct pressure, wasnt making the same "secondary" noise it usually makes just before it cuts out as the floor reaches correct pressure and failed to even get the 3.4 psi tubes to pressure, never mind the 11.3 psi floor. no probs sucking the air back out (anyone got any ideas). managed to borrow a bravo from a neighbouring honwave owner and thought that was the end of my troubles, but alas no.
Don't know if anyone remembers the "aerotec transom height" thread........... I was having trouble with the 18hp tohatsu splashing water back over the transom and locozodiac and others recomended raising the height with a wooden block which i did using a 25mm block as a starting point (as pictures). have only done a temporary job to check the performonce, raised the metal plate and the wooden rear plate up by 25mm to allow for the block of wood but still seems to splash back. am going to make couple more blocks of 30mm and 35mm and take them with me before i screw it, glue it and paint it permanently. (watch this space).
Did a speed trial with sat nav, 2 up (2 x 15 stone / 95kg adults), and acheived 21 mph which i think converts to 18.24 knots, on fairly flat water what do you all think. what speed should i be hitting ?