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Old 17 June 2007, 11:20   #31
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Pics of inside the console, note the raised tank feed area.
What fuel fill are you going to use? I was looking for something a bit special.
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Old 17 June 2007, 12:10   #32
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My fuel tank is 200 litres.

The 150 Optimax requires 800CCA to spin it over. The Ah rating is an indication of how long the battery can provide a given amount of power for, rather than how it will deal with surges of energy, eg cranking over a large capacity motor. That is why leisure batteries have an Ah rating and starter batteries have CCA ratings. It is useful to know both ratings of a battery though. My Optima gives 810CCA, but only has a 50Ah capacity, so I decided to fit a second battery, just in case........
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What fuel fill are you going to use? I was looking for something a bit special.
going for a stainless steel filler from plastimo.unless something more exciting
turns up instead,
When is your hull ready,
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[QUOTE=Downhilldai;205578] My fuel tank is 200 litres.anindication of how long the battery c

The 150 Optimax requires 800CCA to spin it over.
Hi downhillda what size vipermax is the 150opti pushing.
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Hi downhillda what size vipermax is the 150opti pushing.
5.8 - basically the same as yours, but with single pods aft.
Will be interesting to see how they compare, as the 135 Opti is basically the same motor as the 150 (and the 175), just de-tuned a little.
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going for a stainless steel filler from plastimo.unless something more exciting
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When is your hull ready,
About 3 weeks.

I was meant to be going up last Friday to help find the position of the fuel tank relative to my console, but after I gave them the dimentions of the console they said that they'll fit the tank and glass in the deck before I go up. This means they're ready for me at the end of this week, however this week isn't good for me so early next week will have to do. I'll be taking up my trailer as well as the console.

I've just been informed by another 6.2m Vipermax owner on another thread that they had 53MPH with a 150 Etec and a 19" SS prop, so performance will be pretty good.

Can't wait till I see her
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About 3 weeks.

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I've just been informed by another 6.2m Vipermax owner on another thread that they had 53MPH with a 150 Etec and a 19" SS prop, so performance will be pretty good.

Can't wait till I see her
Thats some going.bet you cant wait,are you going to take it to eurocraft to
have tubes fitted.
I should be ready for the water in about a weeks time cant wait to see the difference with the opti against the df140, ive got two props one 21p and a
19p so ill try them both out on the same day. Be interesting to see the
difference between downhilldai:S 150 and my 135
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Thats some going.bet you cant wait,are you going to take it to eurocraft to
have tubes fitted.
Osprey won't allow anyone other than Eurocraft to tube their RIBs now. Hugh Jardon was a special case as he bought his hull before a UK agent had been found.

So the 3 weeks should be fully tubed up
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Project now finnished, hopefully in time for some good weather, Next stop on the water, either this week or next week end, will have some pics of the event and some comments for all you osprey build guys. Just need to decide on a good combo plotter/ sounder.
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Good job Steve!

Where's the Sea trials taking place?
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