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Old 19 February 2014, 11:44   #111
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Old 19 February 2014, 12:52   #112
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Is the drill charged yet ?

What offset are you going for ?
the drill is charged but my battery is well drained, not rushing into this till I've got the control box sorted, plan d is slowly forming just waiting for a answer to a little question
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He's smug now he's got his done eh Chris, seriously though, offset is a minefield, with Mr Moody's his console is offset and he has now a battery and fuel tank under the same console, for balance how much do you offset it? Offset is done to counter the paddle wheel effect of the prop, when you're boat is on the limit that prop is trying not only to push you forward but paddle you side ways, the only thing stopping it is your gearbox, Skeg and keel.
Putting too much and you're boat will be a pig, too little ain't as bad as you think, it's easier to adjust.
Too much is read into this subject and I can understand this on race boats, but think about it, you have spent countless hours working out trim/offset, you get your pride in the water and you have some dickhead onboard that won't keep still, he moves forward, your trims wrong, he comes round the side to see what speed you're doing and your offset/trim is wrong and the chances are that if you're airborne you have hopefully lost the dickhead.
Just put it on at your best guess with the knowledge you have, if it's wrong for you, move it
I'd be smug too if I was him

to be honest, I'm thinking of just mounting it dead centre, the console/double jockey is centre and obviously the fuel tank and battery will also be on centre, so me n any passenger will also be centre, so I'm thinking that too much offset may be more trouble than it's worth n what will a little offset do with everything else being on centre.

anyway, need to sort controls out 1st, really frustrated that I didn't think of the side mount controls when the stainless was done, but my mind was on other things at the time, guess I can blame it on the after effects of 6 months of chemo eh Biff I've got a plan, but the problem is the console is already wider than a standard SR console, the stainless makes it wider again but does give a good hand hold for getting forward to the bow, so I don't really want to make it any wider by mounting the control box outside the stainless n it won't fit inside it, hence plan d
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Old 19 February 2014, 14:10   #114
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Couple of things, have you got a screen rail?, don't forget there is a little Skeg under the trim plate, this will effect your steering, a bit like car tracking, easy to sort once the boats in the water, put it in the middle, if the boat pull to one side then move it off centre by a few degrees, if it worst, you've gone the wrong way
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Couple of things, have you got a screen rail?, don't forget there is a little Skeg under the trim plate, this will effect your steering, a bit like car tracking, easy to sort once the boats in the water, put it in the middle, if the boat pull to one side then move it off centre by a few degrees, if it worst, you've gone the wrong way
sorry Biff, I meant to post a photo of the console
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Nice boat. Shame you didn't incorporate the controller mount on the screen rail
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Nice boat. Shame you didn't incorporate the controller mount on the screen rail
There's still time
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Nice boat. Shame you didn't incorporate the controller mount on the screen rail
I reckon something like that is figuring highly in his 'plan D'
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Nice boat. Shame you didn't incorporate the controller mount on the screen rail
hmmmmmmm ............. brain dead time, live n learn eh, live n learn
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hmmmmmmm ............. brain dead time, live n learn eh, live n learn

Sorry old mate, I got throat cancer not brain. LOL, still not beyond doing something like that
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