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Old 07 January 2011, 17:55   #61
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Old 07 January 2011, 17:57   #62
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The main problem is that if I lower the engine to much, the steering system will it the transom and I may damage the hydraulic cables....

I thinkk I can lower it by 2cm but much more.
Have you got the 5" set-back model? You could change it for a 10" to give room for the steering. Or just get rid of the jack completely, I know the Yanks like them but I've never been a fan.
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Old 07 January 2011, 18:09   #63
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Have you got the 5" set-back model? You could change it for a 10" to give room for the steering. Or just get rid of the jack completely, I know the Yanks like them but I've never been a fan.
I was going to suggest running it without the jack to see if a decent set-up can be found.
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Another point - I really would expect some good help from Kris, he's run multiple 300XSs that I know of including a twin rig on a condor cabin model. Out of interest, why didn't you go for the 7.8m vmax which is rated for the 300xs, or if length is a restriction for you ask Mikey1B to make you one in the middle like the latest demo model? I really think that if the engine is actually 12.5 cms above at minimum height on the jack then that is where your issues lie.

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I was going to suggest running it without the jack to see if a decent set-up can be found.
DHD is right!
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Old 07 January 2011, 18:18   #65
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Really!? You're saying that from the tip of the D fender at the bow to the rearmost point of the Opti is 5.8m?
No, the motor shouldn't be included in the measurement.

I measured it along the centreline using plumblines dropped from the front of the bow fender and from a straightedge across the rearmost part of the toob end cones.

I'll have another go at it tomorrow, to see if it's grown.

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Also, all UK VMs have an offset of 1.5 inches..
Yeah?
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Yeah?
What do ya reckon Bradders? ADHD or is he knocking-up moonshine in the chemistry lab?
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What do ya reckon Bradders? ADHD or is he knocking-up moonshine in the chemistry lab?
I dunno, but I'd like to try a flaggon or 2 of the stuff.
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I dunno, but I'd like to try a flaggon or 2 of the stuff.
And give the A DHD a miss.
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1.5 inches is about 3cm!
About 4cm actually
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