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Old 27 January 2009, 11:07   #11
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Hmm... What prop is on there and are the bow holes unblocked?
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Old 27 January 2009, 11:08   #12
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This is the bit where the threads head to the pros & cons of either trim tabs or doeltype fins ..............

Do a search & have a read of threads - enjoy.
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Old 27 January 2009, 11:10   #13
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This is the bit where the threads head to the pros & cons of either trim tabs or doeltype fins ..............

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Fins will be putting the anti-ventiltion plate under a LOT of strain with the weight of water shifting astern. I don't think I've ever seen a Searider with maxed out HP with them on either.
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Old 27 January 2009, 11:44   #14
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Like you say u got quite a hefty rather lovely lump on the back for starters - see how u you get on after shifting the console and stuff forwards - meantime get a mate to go up front for a few seconds
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Sorry to hear about the finger mate, could have been a lot worse by the sound of it though.

As everyone has alread said it is a largish lump you have on the back, but are you sure its trimming right in?

My old 150 Johnson had a stop bar/pin that could be adjusted in a series of holes to limit the amount the engine would trim in. I eventually threw it away so it sat on the cast in stops as I was sure it wasn't in far enough.
Got any close up piccies of it trimmed in so we can see?

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Hmm... What prop is on there and are the bow holes unblocked?
As you'll know mate I know bugger all about props. So here's the info off it,
Vortex MI wheel 13X19.
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From what I've read trim tabs are better but hydrofoils are the easier option?
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Old 27 January 2009, 12:40   #18
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Put the fuel tanks up forward, should help a bit.
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Old 27 January 2009, 12:42   #19
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As you'll know mate I know bugger all about props. So here's the info off it,
Vortex MI wheel 13X19.
Pretty much bang on then-you might be able to swing using a 13x21" but there's not a lot of point unless you want to hit warp speed.

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From what I've read trim tabs are better but hydrofoils are the easier option?
Nah, setting the boat up right is the easier option! It'll make a BIG difference getting the fuel forwards-your engine alone weighs as much as my engine and 75 litres of fuel...
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Put the fuel tanks up forward, should help a bit.
beat me to it
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