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Old 20 August 2009, 08:40   #31
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I'm running 14 x 19 on 90s and getting about 4750 (ono ). Keep in mind that twins should be one notch overpropped compared to a single rig.
I'm sorry but I still don't understand your advice - just because a manufacturer and an RNLI Coxwain set it up like that certainly doesn't make it right. Any engine manufacturer will tell you not to over prop any motor whether it is single twin, or triple inboard or outboard, it will shorten the life of the motor - no doubt at all! Running below the recommended rev range means the motor will be labouring and I have never come across any good reason for this - ever!
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Old 20 August 2009, 08:42   #32
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I suppose this would be a good time to chuck in a couple of definitions:

Cavitation is seen on the back edges of the blades, and is the result of the pressure dropping so much behind the blade that the water will boil at the ambient temp it is at. (higher pressure = higher boiling point - conversely the lower the pressure the lower the BP). The boiled water forms steam bubbles, which can't stay in that state for long (milliseconds), and so the steam bubbles collapse rapidly, forming hthousandds of mini explosions. Keep it up for long and you start to erode the blade surface. Normally seen a short distance from the tip on the back of the blade.

Ventilation is simply that the prop pushes more water out the way than can get in to replace what has been chucked out. Gravity assists the stuff above the prop do drop, and so the "hole" is preferentially filled form above. There isn't a lot of water up there, so as the resulting walls of water either side fall in to fill the hole, alots of air gets into the mix & you know what happens next.


Theory of the plate is that it helps to keep the water above the prop air free by not allowing anything in form the top, so water is pulled in from the sides to fill the gap (where it is still 100% water) rather than a water / air mix air form above. Not a spectacularly teccie description, but hopefully it clears things up a bit.
Thanks for that. Phew I'm glad we got that cleared up, I'll be ordering the ss props tomorrow after tonight's little run, I've been told that the Rebel props give a reasonable saving in fuel, apparently a lot of the commercial ribs run with these. What do think Vipers or Rebels????
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Old 20 August 2009, 14:09   #33
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Thanks for that. Phew I'm glad we got that cleared up, I'll be ordering the ss props tomorrow after tonight's little run, I've been told that the Rebel props give a reasonable saving in fuel, apparently a lot of the commercial ribs run with these. What do think Vipers or Rebels????
Gordy, did you check your Anti Ventilation Plates? were thy riding on top of the water?

I think the Rebels may be a good choice, what size are you considering to order?
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I'm sorry but I still don't understand your advice -
That's OK, obviously I don't claim to either - just repeating parrot-like the few things I've seen and read. A little information can be a dangerous thing.
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just because a manufacturer and an RNLI Coxwain set it up like that certainly doesn't make it right.
Good point, I'm learning to be more sceptical about what rib manufacturers tell me
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Any engine manufacturer will tell you not to over prop any motor whether it is single twin, or triple inboard or outboard, it will shorten the life of the motor - no doubt at all! Running below the recommended rev range means the motor will be labouring and I have never come across any good reason for this - ever!
And again, I defer to your experience in matters mechanical
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That's OK, obviously I don't claim to either - just repeating parrot-like the few things I've seen and read.
Hmm yess .. we have codprawn for that ,..... are you wanting his prize ? ( I wouldnt reccomend it)



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Old 21 August 2009, 04:24   #37
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Gordy, did you check your Anti Ventilation Plates? were thy riding on top of the water?

I think the Rebels may be a good choice, what size are you considering to order?
Thanks for the info Chris, yep the Anti-cavitation/Anti-ventilation plates are running just at water level at full throttle. I'm getting 49 knots at 5250 WOT with two people on board and 46 knots at just over 5000 with a load on the boat with the ali 22". The dealer is going to speak to the guys at BRP for their advice but looks like a Rebel 20" maybe a 19". The hole shot with these engines is hilarious!!
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Here's a couple of pics of the new set up, haven't got any of it on the move yet, been concentrating on holding on!
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