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Old 15 August 2013, 15:01   #91
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'Coz the foofoo valve blows if you go any faster.
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Old 15 August 2013, 15:18   #92
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I'll put money on it that it wasn't doing 50 knots with a 19" prop at 5200 rpm.*





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Old 15 August 2013, 15:31   #93
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I'll put money on it that it wasn't doing 50 knots with a 19" prop at 5200 rpm.*





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Old 15 August 2013, 16:03   #94
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I'll put money on it that it wasn't doing 50 knots with a 19" prop at 5200 rpm.*





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Old 15 August 2013, 17:29   #95
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So a 150 on a 6.2 is the sweet spot
We know the 7 with a 250 ho can't blow a 6.5 with a 200 opti complete with a fat man Hanging on the wheel
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Old 16 August 2013, 05:45   #96
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My old viper 5.75 with 150 opti maxed at46 knots
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Old 16 August 2013, 14:15   #97
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Max speed I had with my 6.2 was 42kn. She's a bit of a heavyweight now I've added all the bells and whistles like seats and iron work and the top speed these days is more like 36/38kn WOT
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Old 16 August 2013, 21:19   #98
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"Back in the day" 6m vipermax / 150 opti 45 knts. Cracking boat, many many fond memories and member of a very elite club to which my volvo v70r is the only other member that springs to mind.

That's the "must have another one some day" club.
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Old 17 August 2013, 05:10   #99
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Just to make it clear to Matt H and others - this boat was NOT rigged by Osprey!
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Old 19 August 2013, 13:30   #100
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In response to the steering position criticism, the aim was to have the same position as Bogmonster's console which he designed to be usable both seated and standing.
I had two requirements, one was to leave instrument space (which the high position doesn't) and the other was to be able to sit down behind the wheel, which as somebody who has a few pies hidden in my Fladen suit, would not have been very comfortable with the lower position

Mine is just right for me, it's about half way between the two "standard" positions.
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