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Old 10 November 2008, 16:29   #11
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thanks, i,ll have a close look. as far as revs go it was doing 4800 at 37knts i think it had more to give.
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:31   #12
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Sounds like you had another 1000 revs to go!
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:43   #13
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so i guess i,m not going to wear the engine out then. will a destroyer/ ocean pro give me more speed and a softer ride? also , ok sorry for all the questions. what will one give me over the other in the same sizes?
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:44   #14
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It sounds if the hull will do well over 40knts then?
Good luck, you will need it if you hit any waves at that speed in an Assault Hull
I sold mine last year because I couldn't handle the ride at half that speed, any distance and we were sore for days.......
And the number of times we stuffed or slammed into quite small waves HARD is beyond counting.
I would dump it and put your engine on something much deeper V and softer riding as soon as you can, its a pretty crap hull all round.........

You will most probably drop some speed in something like a destroyer as it will be heavier for the same length and consequently have a larger wetted area and beam. But the ride will be very much drier and softer and the seakeeping immeasurably superior!
Either that or try and get hold of a Attaque, this would fly with a 115 as long as the boat rating would take it. Much the same size, beam and weight as an Assault but better hull form.
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:46   #15
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A freind of mine has what I think is an assault its got 90HP on the back and goes like a rocket however chine walked badly once you started to trim out when at WOT. We found fitting a pair of dolefins to the Cav Plate made a huge difference and now it is much more controlable at speed.
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:50   #16
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ok chris what is wot?
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ok chris what is wot?
Wide Open Throttle or in Mollers world (so I hear) "Forwards"
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Old 10 November 2008, 16:59   #18
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thankyou everyone for all your input to my "probably" inexperienced questions, it looks like i need a more capable hull for what i want to do, but as always i need to justify things to ;well you know who,so i will be careful with my assult for next season, try to learn its foibles, and get a better hull next time. ps , if you see us in the solent , just smile and wave as you go past.cheers
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thankyou everyone for all your input to my "probably" inexperienced questions, it looks like i need a more capable hull for what i want to do, but as always i need to justify things to ;well you know who,so i will be careful with my assult for next season, try to learn its foibles, and get a better hull next time. ps , if you see us in the solent , just smile and wave as you go past.cheers
Wave as you go past, I doubt it if your doing 37kts and have 1000rpm left in reserve!

The Assault ain't a great hull but you'll learn from your mistakes using that boat and get a shock how much more comfy bigger boats are.
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cheers all, jonathan.
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