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Old 31 July 2006, 16:23   #11
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Sounds like you're overpropped. I'd look for a smaller pitch prop before adding weight. 5000 rpm at WOT is quite low. I googled your engine and apparently WOT should be 5500-6000 rpm.
I'm sure it would have kept going up! Whoa Nellie! I had to pull it back to keep from losing control and racing accross water way too fast. I have to take it out on a flat day to see what 5,500 feels like.

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I take it you do have power trim? Sounds like your probs are trim related. Don't bother with lead - use sacks of sand - much cheaper and they can go overboard if you need to get rid of them in a hurry!!!
Power tilt and trim, it was all the way down.
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Old 31 July 2006, 16:29   #12
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hmm... that sounds odd!

Trimmed out too far from rest maybe? Or water in the hull moving astern(unlikely if it's that fast and a new boat but worth a look!)
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Old 31 July 2006, 16:46   #13
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hmm... that sounds odd!

Trimmed out too far from rest maybe? Or water in the hull moving astern(unlikely if it's that fast and a new boat but worth a look!)
Nope, pretty dry. Wife up front me in back, slow to plane. We had it loaded up with gear earlier and it still was slow to plane. I am worried about it since I had no ability to crawl over waves. I had to fly instead!
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Nope, pretty dry. Wife up front me in back, slow to plane. We had it loaded up with gear earlier and it still was slow to plane. I am worried about it since I had no ability to crawl over waves.
Sorry, I meant water inside the hull between the skins. Is there a drain?
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It was drained and plugged by boat yard. I didn't see it out of the water to verify this only went on the guys word. New boat first time use. As fast as it was going on plane I'm sure it was dry inside or a negligable amount. Will do research on a new prop.
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Old 01 August 2006, 21:32   #16
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After going out this past week, there was a small craft advisory issued my last 2 days on vacation, I can see moving to a bigger boat. I am liking the RedBay boats a lot....6.5 or 8.4

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