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Old 12 November 2010, 08:25   #21
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sure! but i feel that the boat does not have a "grasp" with the water, in the slightest wave the prop will be out of the water because the engine is too high! also i dont have trim! does a different prop going to fix all these?
It looks a bit high but if you don't want to try and sort it out the easy way then it's up to you!

Every boat is different and only someone with experience with your make and model of boat with the same power at the same height will have the definitive answer - my advice try a couple of different props first - your choice!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 12 November 2010, 09:22   #22
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Powerlift??? Canīt you lower the engine then?

I tried to google falcon 700 rsr and on the pics i saw it was the same high on a race boat. So i guess you can lower it 5-6cm???

Ask the manufacturer falcon or rib-x...
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Old 12 November 2010, 09:33   #23
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hi!!
the anticavitation plate is about 6cm above the hull bottom so i installed a power lift but it couldn't lower the engine because the hydraulic steering will hit the transom. Now when running the boat the anticavitation plate is about 4 cm above the water!
My motor is quite high on the transom (about the same as yours) but I don't get any excess vetilation that I've noticed in the short time I've used it so far.

Do your etec's overheat at all? Does the prop ventilate in turns?
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Old 12 November 2010, 10:59   #24
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Powerlift??? Canīt you lower the engine then?

I tried to google falcon 700 rsr and on the pics i saw it was the same high on a race boat. So i guess you can lower it 5-6cm???

Ask the manufacturer falcon or rib-x...
nope as i saw in other ribs the powerlift "lifts" the engine above the transom height not below!

i did that!!! this was my mistake that i went to the manufacturer here in Greece and he recommended the lift!
i payed the lift and the installation and now he wants now to pay for the transom cut!

i found a photo that shows the cut in the transom with the new mold!
http://nauticalcenter.gr/wp-content/...0/dsc00153.jpg

i also found a pic of my boat!
http://nauticalcenter.gr/wp-content/...on-700/100.jpg
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Old 12 November 2010, 11:02   #25
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My motor is quite high on the transom (about the same as yours) but I don't get any excess vetilation that I've noticed in the short time I've used it so far.

Do your etec's overheat at all? Does the prop ventilate in turns?
yes the prop ventilates in turns almost immediately when i turn!
nope it doesnt overheats!
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yes the prop ventilates in turns almost immediately when i turn!
nope it doesnt overheats!
Cookee know what he's talking about, go with props first. I run a 4 blade and I have been told that they are more tolerant of being run near the surface, I don't know how true that is but surely worth a go before you start cutting your boat about. If it's not overheating then thats one less thing to worry about.

See if you can borrow some props rather than buy them...
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ok i 'll try it!
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Old 12 November 2010, 13:13   #28
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Try to contact the owner of these... Last one is from greece?

Or search for owner of falcon or rib-x 700
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Cookee know what he's talking about, go with props first. I run a 4 blade and I have been told that they are more tolerant of being run near the surface, I don't know how true that is but surely worth a go before you start cutting your boat about. If it's not overheating then thats one less thing to worry about.

See if you can borrow some props rather than buy them...
More blades in the water at any given time. Made a huge difference on my boat, was really struggling for grip with 3 blades
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Old 12 November 2010, 14:31   #30
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Try to contact the owner of these... Last one is from greece?

Or search for owner of falcon or rib-x 700
i found a previous owner here in Greece and i hope to arrange a meeting!
the second video is from a Greek guy in NY!
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