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Old 27 January 2009, 09:16   #1
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45 degree take off

Took the rib out yesterday for an engine test.
When setting off the bow raises to a silly hight, I'd guess to just over 45 degree's until it slips over the hump and it's off. This is way more of an angle than it should be.
What I know that didn't help is the fuel tank being in between the transom struts due to me having to cut the fuel line short because of a split. It's also got the flooding hull again and I can guess this will make it arse end heavy as it empties?
It could just be because of that but it also feels like the engine needs to be trimmed in more.
Any thoughts?

I owe thanks to the RNLI as well. I was pulling the boat back onto the trailer when the winch snapped. It recoiled back at me and wound around my finger, cleanly braking the bone. What would the odds on that be? By the time I'd composed myself again the water had gone and the hull was sat on the concrete slip. Passing RNLI and ferry crew helped me to lift it back onto the trailer. With out them I would have had a long wait till the next tide.
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Old 27 January 2009, 09:20   #2
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I thought I'd recorded a video on my mobile of the boat as it sets off but I must have fecked it up. Here's on of it on the plain. It's very long so don't get bored
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Old 27 January 2009, 09:22   #3
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Sh*t that must have bin awful! hope you're on the mend

I think a few of them drag there bums along to start bow sky high especially flooding hull still enabled so to speak- mine certainly has done before inc the Sr4 - nature of the beast and there a lot of possible factors, ie head wind, weight distribution etc etc, my 22litre tank is at the back also + I also sometimes have the other 22litre strapped down at the front which may make a slight difference

Im sure NOS and the other boys will have comments to make
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Old 27 January 2009, 09:42   #4
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Cheers Olly, hurts like hell today.

It could be the way it is but it seemed too extreme. Maybe when the new consoles in further forward with the tanks up there too it will be better. The 4m I had did shoot it's bow up like any planning hull but this is more a case of hang on so you don't slide off.




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If you have passengers with you send them up to the bow until you are on the plane.

Any photos of the finger??? Only joking - ouch!!!

That Yam sounds nice.
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Hows the pinky mate?

Engine wants trimming all the way in to start with.
A friend had a Humber Assault which wouldn't plane unless you moved weight up front, after that it took off.
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Ouch!!!

With the weight of a 115 on there I'd close the flooding hull and start off trimmed all the way in. Olly's right-it's quite common with the flooding hull open.
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Engine was fully trimmed in. IS there any scope for adjustment to make them rim in further? Or is that another classic JSP stupid question?

Fingers doing my head in, feel like cutting the bloody thing off!
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Don't really want to cap off the hull. It's one of the reasons I like Seariders. Bit if needs be and as Downhilda says, RIBs are stable at rest anyway.
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