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Old 10 April 2016, 04:01   #241
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Absolutely, per hp the F-Ribs will out gun any Sib in a drag race on smooth water.
However, I'll raise you two creme eggs that you'll be backing off the throttle in the F-Rib way before the Aerotec (and many other sibs) in any chop or swell. 😀
Backing off because I don't need all the throttle to get my saggy bottom through the wave or backing off because I'm scared? Which will actually get me home quicker and safer through the swell? (Just clarifying the question before I risk a second egg!)
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Old 10 April 2016, 04:47   #242
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I was referring to the Chap with an A4 estate with towbar..................... not you...
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Old 10 April 2016, 05:05   #243
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Backing off because I don't need all the throttle to get my saggy bottom through the wave or backing off because I'm scared? Which will actually get me home quicker and safer through the swell? (Just clarifying the question before I risk a second egg!)


First off is you can never have too much throttle. 😀
Not talking about 'get me home safely' conditions either.
The F-Ribs lightweight, shallow 'v' rigid hull makes it a real 'tank slapper' in typical UK chop & swell - not good news for your fillings.
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First off is you can never have too much throttle. 😀
Not talking about 'get me home safely' conditions either.
The F-Ribs lightweight, shallow 'v' rigid hull makes it a real 'tank slapper' in typical UK chop & swell - not good news for your fillings.
Was it the 360 or the 375 you tried? I read recently that they handle quite differently...
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We had the 375 and ran it with our 20hp Suzuki. Although not piloted the 360, if anything I would imagine it better than the 360 in chop / swell. Same underwater profile hull but longer and heavier.
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It must be a one shot nut David what do you think ? not my cup of tea I must admit
Must be a one-shot nut. If you look closely at the picture - the thread doesn't extend all the way to the top. When it's screwed on it taps the new thread and holds the prop in place. Remove the grease from the exposed thread before tightening.

Definitely don't re-use the nut.
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This one you mean...

Mercury 18 20 25 HP Nylon Prop Nut Fitting 11 88228 | eBay

Yep you're right... good spot.
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Glad I bought and fitted a new nut, had this one delivered to Argos near me as you can with some Ebay items.
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For completeness in this thread, I went from Gosport to Ryde, pictures here Ticket to Ryde - Gosport to Ryde on Bombard Aerotec 380 25Hp and it was overall, a successful sea trip!


By the way, I now understand why it is not good to go on long trips in the winter, in Feb, March and April, like Fulham to Tilbury. I got so cold, got run down and ill for a month!
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Plastic petrol tank storage leaks

Does anyone else have this problem - all through the winter, no problems storing two large 22L red boat petrol tanks but this weekend, in the heat, the petrol just leaks out of the top lid and the quick release connection.

The leaks are around the edge of the joints as if the petrol is seeping out - even though the joints are tight. The tanks are full but not to the top. There is no way the petrol could leak out without working its way up the fuel tank gauge mechanism. The release valve is open to allow an escaping of pressure.

The petrol gathers in the circular groove around the cap.

The same thing happened on both tanks today, I can only think the heat and perhaps some sunlight hit the tanks in the garden. I have moved them to a shady spot where the sun cannot reach.

Can anyone give me advice?
Is there a better fuel tank screw lid?

See picture of type of tanks.
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