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Old 24 March 2013, 04:01   #71
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Console moved forward, extra one added, transom cleaned up and deck painted. Time to get on the water.
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Old 28 March 2013, 16:37   #72
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As it was such a nice day here today and I had cut my holiday In snowy Brixham short
I decided to take the boat out into the docks for the first time since I repositioned the console, Unfortunetly I am really disappointed with its performance.
After about an hour of just running around slowly and getting used to the feel of it again It only managed a meager 32-33 mph.
After messing about with the trimming I found that it ran better trimmed in slightly to bring the front down, this made it feel more stable and no chine walking.
Should I expect to get more speed or is that it ?
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Old 28 March 2013, 17:12   #73
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i think that a bit of a result with that emgine. I was out today with our 5.4 with a Yammi 90 ( lighter and more powerful engine ) and mine was maxing at 38 knots


Its looking good nowadays
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Old 28 March 2013, 17:23   #74
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I would've thought a few more kn/mph would've been achievable. Saying that the Honda 75 is a large lump.


Our 5.4 with a Yamaha 75 tops out at 35kn/40mph
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30+ in the docks..... Lucky you did not get caught, or is there a speed free area.
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38 knots ! , if my quick calculation is right that's about 42 mph.
I was expecting that kind of speed from this set up, I guess i was way off.
Its probably a good thing it does'nt as i still feel a little jittery after the last time out with the chine walking.
I feel safer with my little caribe and she hits about 35 mph but much more stable.

Do you think if i were to swap the engine for the yamaha 90 it would feel more stable or just go faster ?
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30+ in the docks..... Lucky you did not get caught, or is there a speed free area.
I had a word with the Harbour masters first and asked nicely if i could test the boat in the basin.
Eat a little humble pie give a big smile and hope for the best, this usually works. Ive been testing my boats down there since the early 90's, if your sensible they don't mind.
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I would've thought a few more kn/mph would've been achievable. Saying that the Honda 75 is a large lump.


Our 5.4 with a Yamaha 75 tops out at 35kn/40mph
Is that a 2 or 4 stroke
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It's a two stroke but 75hp is 75hp whether its 2 stroke or four.


It's getting to that 75hp that differs between the two.
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It's a two stroke but 75hp is 75hp whether its 2 stroke or four.


It's getting to that 75hp that differs between the two.
I'm thinking the weight difference between the two is a big factor, Ive only ever had 2 strokes before and am aware that they are lighter.
I just went for a 4 stroke as i thought it would be more reliable and better on fuel.
I'm not sure it was the right decision now
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