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Old 28 January 2010, 09:58   #31
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I had the chance to take Roy Bishops 7 meter out in the solent chop and was impressed with how being able to pin the nose down made an already nice ride even nicer !

Also when I have a several people on board it would be useful to have that extra lift at the back.
Will it get much lift before it planes with them ?
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Old 28 January 2010, 12:55   #32
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Will it get much lift before it planes with them ?
It will get more lift to help it onto the plane and will enable planing at lower speeds, however its the ability to keep the nose down even when heavily loaded and running low on fuel that appeals. On the bristol to rock trip last year I really felt I could have done with some more down trim on the outboard at times however it was fully trimmed in so the tabs will give me that extra bit that I am after when its needed however when retracted I will still have a boat that is good in a following sea,
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Old 28 January 2010, 13:18   #33
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I remember Hugh Jardon trying to get some weight forward in his Vipermax 6.5, 'cos he felt the bow was light. IIRC, he ended up dropping some sand bags in the anchor locker.
bedajim: do you find yours light in the bow?
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Old 28 January 2010, 13:23   #34
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.....bedajim: do you find yours light in the bow?
A list to starboard is more of an issue with Jigsaw.
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A list to starboard is more of an issue with Jigsaw.
Not when I was on the port seat in the back.
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bedajim: do you find yours light in the bow?
Cannot answer for James, but with my admittedly limited experience to date, the impression that I have been left with is that whilst the bow does not exactly feel light, I cannot get the bow down as far as I would like by trimming in. Minor effect, but it is there.
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A list to starboard is more of an issue with Jigsaw.
Hmmm, TimeBandit has as similar issue, must be prop torque
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Cannot answer for James, but with my admittedly limited experience to date, the impression that I have been left with is that whilst the bow does not exactly feel light, I cannot get the bow down as far as I would like by trimming in. Minor effect, but it is there.
I have to be honest and say that with mine the bow feels absolutely spot on 95% of the time. its the extremes that are always difficult to cater for ie a boat that runs flat all the time will handle rough chop well but will struggle to keep its nose up in a following sea. Likewise a boat that is "unstuffable" will probably fly its bow into a big head sea.

Its alway a compromise isn't it... however the idea of the tabs is that you can remove some of the need for compromise and close the gap to perfection even further
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....the idea of the tabs is that you can remove some of the need for compromise and close the gap to perfection even further
Is that what the bloke in the shop said?
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A list to starboard is more of an issue with Jigsaw.
Not anymore Rasher now sits in the front port pod, without the handheld, but he's just got himself an EPIRB thing


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I remember Hugh Jardon trying to get some weight forward in his Vipermax 6.5, 'cos he felt the bow was light. IIRC, he ended up dropping some sand bags in the anchor locker.
bedajim: do you find yours light in the bow?
He was just a boating lightweight

Mines fine but I've got some big anchor chain in the locker
The truth is I wouldn't know like 90% of other experts but it seems to ride ok for me
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