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Old 17 February 2013, 05:35   #81
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how many morons watch it and get stupid ideas about copying what he does?
In that case he's doing us a favour by removing said morons from the gene pool...

Anyone who copies what they see on TV (despite the warnings not to) without the huge amount of support and research that is undoubtedly carried out before Bear sets foot any where near the waterfall etc. IS a moron.
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Have you or anyone else seen this on a triple engined boat? All I can think is it would put a strain on the centre engine? It is common for the outer engines to have shorter legs but that's for good reason!
Would the outer engines not have longer legs then ?
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Lived in Gibraltar for the last few years - was sure their 10.5 M-Rib had the triple layout, remember reading the details somewhere. They got new ribs about 6 months ago - looked good.
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Would the outer engines not have longer legs then ?
no, think about it for a mo. It's not so far to the running surface either side of the centre line! Unless your fitting 3 motors on a catamaran, then you go shorter on the middle motor.
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Have you or anyone else seen this on a triple engined boat? All I can think is it would put a strain on the centre engine? It is common for the outer engines to have shorter legs but that's for good reason!
A 23 laser has a similar effective pitch to a 21 rev 4, the load on each motor could be quite similar. Not sure what the benefits of using both is though

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Here's the link to the Gibraltar Police RIB overview

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"The engines are rigged to a racing layout with the two out motors having XL legs and handed 21 Revolution 4 props; the centre motor has a 23 three-bladed Laser. This rig set-up was advised by Lee, a former South African powerboat racer who works at Barrus and who used this set-up to good effect. It certainly works on the Madera."
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I don't know who he is, so I googled him.....
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A 23 laser has a similar effective pitch to a 21 rev 4, the load on each motor could be quite similar. Not sure what the benefits of using both is though

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I suspect it's less to do with Lee's amazing ability as a rigger, and more to do with the fact that Barrus had no stock, as usual!
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