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Old 10 January 2003, 11:41   #1
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Went for a blast around Jersey this morning - what a thrill, crisp, cold air, moderate sea state. I managed to get 56knots out of her.....do you think this is fast enough?
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Old 10 January 2003, 11:45   #2
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Charles, you hooligan!!
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Hmmmm

Presumably thats usibg wide open throttle with your twin 225's so what, 160Litres per hour consumption at that speed ? Bet you didn't do it for long even at Channel Islands petrol prices.
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I had full tanks and forced myself NOT to look at the fuel gauge!
Frightened myself though - awesome power What a RAVE!!
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Charles, interesting speed, how did you measure it.

How come your faster than "Seahound" with 150 hp less?
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Old 10 January 2003, 16:15   #6
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faster than 'Seahound', we will have to see about that !!! I think we will have to start our own 'round the islands race' in the summer Charles (Start St Helier east about to Alderney via the 'Race', round Alderney through the 'swinge' then back to start via the little Russell/Guernsey) . Unofficial of course followed by a piss up round yours. Last one in gets the beer.
There might even be some other petrol heads out there that would want to play ??
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If you pay for the fuel, I will be there with bells on, Steve.
I do not know the top speed of Seahound, but my Rib at WOT measured on the Lowrance Plotter was indicating 55 Knots and on the other display (paddle wheel) it was 56 knots?!
So I reckon I was doing around 53 knots, probably could have gone faster, had full tanks and it was quite lumpy. Quick enough for me anyway
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, but my Rib at WOT measured on the Lowrance Plotter was indicating 55 Knots and on the other display (paddle wheel) it was 56 knots?!
So I reckon I was doing around 53 knots, probably could have gone faster, had full tanks and it was quite lumpy. Quick enough for me anyway
Awesome Charles, do you get free airsickness bags with that ?

Oh ! and clearly a newbies question whats WOT ?
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Wide Open Throttle.
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Fast, but didn't think that Scorpions were going so fast.
I have a test here of the same (similar) boat as yours with same engines and flat sea and it says tops 48 knots with curves etc etc and light load onboard.
But if you say you were doing 56 I believe you
Shall see when we meet in Plymouth.
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