Osprey Viper ---Twitching
in need of some advise,,
after raising my engine up 1 hole I am getting some unnerving chine walk,,,
tried it on a lake yesterday with hardly any fuel in her,, wanted to see how fast it would go,, around 40 knots it was not feeling safe,,
same set up on sea few weeks back seen 48 knots on gps and it felt fine, in fact exceptionaly so,
I raised the engine due to getting a large amount of spray up the transom due to the cavitation plate sitting to low,
the boat in my eyes is balanced out fine and in any stage of trim I felt uncomfortable,,
A} could it just be the fact I was running with 20ltrs of fuel or less?
B} drop engine back down where it was and ignore the spray?
C} don't want to do this, Or re drill transom so I can go 1/2 hole up?
or would simple set of trim taps sort it out?
to be fair she is over powered by 50hp but it is not the first time I have done it.. it was originally built as a twin engine boat and re modified by mike Witham of Osprey, so I know the transom is the correct angle etc,,,
interested in opinions from the more experienced bods,,,
eventually it will be having a 150hp on it as its meant to be,, but for my own use I want to keep the larger donkey on there
MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MY WIFE(WHEN I"M DEAD)WILL SELL MY TOY'S FOR WHAT I SAID I PAID FOR THEM.