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Old 05 October 2004, 14:39   #51
Country: UK - Scotland
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Originally Posted by Mark Halliday
That might explain why some people feel the deck moving. ..


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Old 05 October 2004, 16:29   #52
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Originally Posted by Wayne Rogers
The only problem I am getting at the moment is lack of grip when accelarating from stand still with the 3 blade prop.I have been told (buy the person who fitted her out and sea trialed her) that this will be cured by the 4 blade Revolution prop,and will also give a higher top end speed than I am getting at present.
Hi Wayne,

If you have a lack of grip from a standstill this could be the prop ventilating through the little holes in the hub in front of the blades. I experienced this when fitting a Lazer II to my Searider - it feels like wheelspin.

However it's easy to fix. Mercury can supply little rubber bungs to block the holes - no more ventilation and much better acceleration. AND the bungs were only 30p each - must be the cheapest Quicksilver part available!



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