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Old 20 February 2015, 12:58   #11
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First sea trail today and more than happy with it's performance, I had 100 litres of fuel on board plus 3 men and on the gps I had 58.3 mph and she took it so well !! So bring on the summer !!
Christ on a bike! That's 50knts by my calculations.
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Old 21 February 2015, 03:06   #12
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You have Velocity

I used one of these 10 years ago and can confirm they are rapid. You should see 50 knots on a good day and 40 knot cruise not a problem.

The back end isn't very planted in High speed turns and tends to skip which can either be fun or worrying depending on you state of mind! Either way it's controllable. You also need to be aware of this when you fly the boat as it really does need a straight helm on landing to avoid a hook.

The hull was made by Porter Brothers (very well im my opinion) for Tohatsu also branded as Porters and i believe they moulded them for Solent.

Your'e gonna have a lot of Fun in that boat Tim
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Your old one Stu features in this little video



Sorry about the quality but was recorded using an old camcorder
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Old 21 February 2015, 18:47   #14
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I agree stu she's a bit of an animal in the rough, I really need to change the seating because nearly 60mph on jockeys is no good !! I was really doing everything to hold on to her, but I've had and driven a lot of ribs and I can easily say she is the best handling and ride I've had !! I just need some ideas on seats that hold you in your position and don't look out of place !! Also great vid of your boat
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Hi Tim
In one of your later posts you say this has a 175 ltr built in tank, Did you change it from the standard 160 ltr tank ?
I also sent you a pm but you may have missed it. I asked if you new what the fuel consumption was with this setup ?.
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Tim I had a 150 opti on our phantom 20 and we had 63 mph GPS, this was with a 25pitch high five prop, the optimax was very fuel efficient for a V6 however expensive parts can fail especially direct injectors and the compressor etc. Have you got the smartcraft gauges hooked up ?
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