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Old 09 May 2005, 16:06   #21
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Old 09 May 2005, 16:07   #22
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Bilge Rat,

Normally I would agree with you but I had no problem before I fitted the 13 incher, then refitting the original 12 inch prop solved the problem.

I pick up the 14 inch prop tomorrow which has been refurbished and hopefully won't cause any problems.

The 13 incher had a few dinks in it but nothing major.

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Old 09 May 2005, 16:09   #23
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How about the little fin anode under the cavitation plate?
Every little thing matters on the set up but in this case i cant see the Anode skeg making much difference, beisdes this if it was at some dire angle one would assume that Olly would have spotted it and corrected the angle in his attempts to sort the problem out.

Olly .... where is the fuel tank located, could the problem be some sort of weight distribution ? nothing obvious sticks out from the photos you attached.
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Old 09 May 2005, 16:16   #24
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Ongoing issue with my searider in most conditions, particulary when airbourne! - with it leaning to port

Today however I may have found the cause, I got a roll of decking stuff at the last boat jumble I went to and spent today making sections for the floor, did a rear section and cut a side peice for where the my feet go, got it all nicely shaped and fitted, and used this one as a template flipped over to make an exact copy for the other side, to my horror I have about an inch gap on the starboard side and only about little gap on the port side which suggests my console is not totally central and could be the cause of the leaning, and not the prop,engine position,dolefins, weight distribution etc -

The people who put the console in for me are really nice people and did a brilliant job on the work i asked them to do, if this is the cause then do you reckon I should take it back and ask for it be corrected? - any thoughts suggestions appreciated -

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Hi Ollyit,

I've got a searider 5.4 and the "centre" consoles on these boats are not equidistant from both tubes on either side. The only problem for you is .... the consoles are fitted slightly to the starboard side!
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Old 09 May 2005, 16:17   #25
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Bilge Rat,

Normally I would agree with you but I had no problem before I fitted the 13 incher, then refitting the original 12 inch prop solved the problem.

I pick up the 14 inch prop tomorrow which has been refurbished and hopefully won't cause any problems.

The 13 incher had a few dinks in it but nothing major.

Regards Nick R.
Nick ...... let us know what happens with the 14 inch pitch prop, i've heard all sorts of stories when people pitch up, with incidents of adverse cavitation and running height, propping is an exact science. I need a new prop for mine and have been thinking about gong up two inches in pitch and seeing what happens ! my beliefe is that i'll lose about 200 rpm top end but gain a slight increase in speed at the top end ! though have to wonder is it really worth the extra knot or two.
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[QUOTE]Every little thing matters on the set up but in this case i cant see the Anode skeg making much difference

I appreciate its under different circumstances but I had a 5m Bombard with a 40hp tiller steer, with the skeg anode dead straight I could only hold on at WOT for 2 min's maximum the tiller being forced hard toward me, it really was that uncomfortable.A medium size adjustment had me holding on for dear life rather than pulling, I was amazed at the forces that that little thing can generate! It may be worth a fiddle with.
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Old 09 May 2005, 16:52   #27
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Bilge Rat

I'll let you know next week.

In my case 12 " is just too small and the engine over revs like mad.

With 13 " It seems better but there still seems to be some room for improvement. Thats why when I saw the reconditioned prop on E Bay at a reasonable price I bid for it.

I'll try it out on Saturday and keep you posted.

The trouble with this prop lark is that its bloody expensive to get another prop just to see what difference if any it makes.

On my last engine going from 11" to 13" was too much with a normal load. It took ages to come out of the hole and it was nightmare in rough seas when you were riding the throttle. For that engine I think a 12 incher would of been ideal but I never got round to buying one at £130 a throw.

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In my case 12 " is just too small and the engine over revs like mad.
Me to, or so my wife keeps telling me but she'll just have to do with 12"
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Every little thing matters on the set up but in this case i cant see the Anode skeg making much difference

I appreciate its under different circumstances but I had a 5m Bombard with a 40hp tiller steer, with the skeg anode dead straight I could only hold on at WOT for 2 min's maximum the tiller being forced hard toward me, it really was that uncomfortable.A medium size adjustment had me holding on for dear life rather than pulling, I was amazed at the forces that that little thing can generate! It may be worth a fiddle with.
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Suprised you managed to hold onto a 40HP , as i previously said it could be the skeg making a diference, but if this were me it would have been the first thing i checked, TD5 completely lost his skeg at Bradwell some months back and it made no difference to the boat running straight, however when he tried to turn it was another issue.
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