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Old 19 February 2018, 17:14   #1
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So after a few near misses weve got ourselves a 6m XS with a 150hp optimax and managed to get a few hours today getting acquainted with it.

First impression is it jumps up onto the plane in no time and has a decent turn of speed. Managed 40 knots at 5500rpm with 3 adults and around 140litres of fuel onboard, does this sound about right? Think it has a lazer 2 stainless prop 19P.
Played around with smartcraft gauges and saw a best of 0.8l/nm at around 4800rpm around 35knots?

Looking forward to my next outing and learning a bit more about the new toy.
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So after a few near misses weve got ourselves a 6m XS with a 150hp optimax and managed to get a few hours today getting acquainted with it.

First impression is it jumps up onto the plane in no time and has a decent turn of speed. Managed 40 knots at 5500rpm with 3 adults and around 140litres of fuel onboard, does this sound about right? Think it has a lazer 2 stainless prop 19P.
Played around with smartcraft gauges and saw a best of 0.8l/nm at around 4800rpm around 35knots?

Looking forward to my next outing and learning a bit more about the new toy.
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Congratulations!
I have a 2 yr old 6m XS.........love her performance....
I downsized my prop to 17 on my 150 engine, .......boat now flies!
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What sort of speed are you getting? What speed do you cruise at for best economy?
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I am not sure! It depends on sea conditions and passengers.
When I have friends about I tend to drive slower but love going out alone and letting the engine have a blast.
I suppose I look at the Rev counter more than speed over water...best comfort and fuel economy is around 3600.
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Next time I am out I will open her up and let you know top speed.
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Next time I am out I will open her up and let you know top speed.


Is she black or dark blue?
Hard to tell from photo!
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Shes dark blue, photo wasnt the best. I doubt Ill get a chance to run wot to often off our coast, was just curious if I was in the right ball park.
Lough neagh was flat calm yesterday so took advantage.
If I can cruise along at a decent pace Ill be happy.
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Its hardly ever flat calm here, but when it is, I drop all plans and get out on the water.
Looks a nice boat....more pics when you are able?
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