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Old 18 February 2013, 15:00   #71
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We did swither whether it was man enough for the job but came to the conclusion that as the hatch was pretty well made and with a good sealing O ring it was worth a shot.

For the half dozen times a year that we are likely to use the boat fingers crossed itl work. If not we will just unscrew it.
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I have seen a few who have used inspection hatches to block off the hull. Here's a comment from last year:

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I blocked the flooding hull with a standard plastic inspection hatch. The frame is just "glued" in with Sikaflex. Front holes blocked with smaller standard drain plugs (frame and threaded plug), also just "glued" with siakflex. It has been working for 10 years now.
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Old 27 February 2013, 14:17   #73
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airing on the side of caution we put a bit of protection around the filter, still easily viewed and changed.


We launched the boat on Monday night, everything worked fine until the engine suffered fuel starvation, first thoughts were a bad diaphragm in pump as it would run if you kept pumping the bulb, it actually turns out the level of fuel in the tank fell below the perished pick up pipe in the tank so it was drawing air. We will sort that this week.
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Old 28 February 2013, 05:57   #74
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Lovely Restoration!...and nice solution to protect Fuel Filter....Never good to have one 'Open..'Especialy when it gets Lumpy!...Kit Always 'Gravitates' to the Stern... (unless it's Nailed Down Tight!)...When it's Rough is NOT the time to find out
Again Nice Job
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Old 28 February 2013, 10:35   #76
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A few pictures from today, finally got the console wiring finished. The only space left for the RS12 is on the dash below the steering wheel, we have some worries wether this is going to work but there are plans afoot to mount it on a small stainless pole attached to the console, any other ideas?
beautiful restoration of the boat. Well done she looks superb.

I have the same setup with the Raymarine chartplotter mounted on top of my consul.
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1/ someone pulled the chart-plotter off my boat while using it as a handhold. I suggest you need to put a SS loop over the top as a handhold.

2/ The Raymarine chart plotter is not really suitable to be used outside a cabin. The electrical fittings are not waterproof and corrode. It gets very wet up there in any sort of a bump.

3/ You cant read the chart-plotter at all on the one sunny day that you will see this summer!
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Old 28 February 2013, 12:34   #77
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1) tonight's job is making a windscreen to try and protect the plotter from people and weather, hopefully it should cure some of these issues

2)we will tape up the connections and blanks but in all honesty I'm a fair wether boater

3)what are these sunny days you speak of?
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Old 02 March 2013, 08:47   #78
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Been out this morning doing a few test runs and comparing a 15" to a 17" prop.


A 15" K series alloy tops out at 30.5kn @ 5600 (transducer reading)

A 17" K series alloy tops out at 35.4kn @ 5200 (GPS reading)

Fuel works out at roughly 1.1l per kn mile.

We will stick with the 17" we think. It's still quick out the hole and gives a nice cruising speed of 21kn at 3700.

The above numbers were done with 2up, the aux engine and 22l of fuel. As you can see the first test was done using the transducer and the second was GPS, there is about a 1.5kn differential between the two, the transducer being the one reading slightly less so the GPS speed of the 15" prop is probably around 32kn.

There is a slight issue with the idle, it looks like we may have a block pilot jet on one of the carbs and the tell tale is not as strong as it was but probably just a partial blockage, engine temperature stayed fine.

All in all a good morning, you don't get long on 22l of fuel though!
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Another little trial/test today, we raised the engine a hole to see if we could reduce the spray on the tube cones at the rear of the boat. It'll be going back down, the pray was horrendous! I could get rid of it with trim but the boat wasn't sitting right. It also seemed to drop off the plane at a higher speed, all in all it transformed the boat for the worse.

On a brighter note the water pump was back to full pressure and the fuelling is sorted. It's a bit lumpy until 2200rpm but I remember my Yam 60 being the same.

We've done 20 odd miles in the last couple of outings without any major problems.
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