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Old 18 October 2007, 04:39   #151
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On mine the trailer coupling has a max nose weight (100kg) that we worked to and checked this with a nose weight scale, but I assume you can get different rated couplings.

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I don't know the nose weight rating for the coupling James, I am working to the 10% rule where the nose weight should be proportional to the weight of the trailer and boat. The nose weight will always vary as there'll be different fuel loads on board but ball park target is about 100kgs.
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Old 18 October 2007, 07:21   #152
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Be careful as the max noseweight is often specified in the tow car manual.

Worth checking you've not gone OTT

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Old 18 October 2007, 07:26   #153
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Be careful as the max noseweight is often specified in the tow car manual.

Worth checking you've not gone OTT

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Nose weight in the manual is 100kg's so plus or minus 20kgs I recon will be OK, I think the noseweight for the tow from Wolverhampton was about 100ish and she towed like a deam.
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Old 18 October 2007, 07:41   #154
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I am working to the 10% rule
Yes we know, have you been taking lessons from that small round chap in Sarfhampton? so stop talking and get it finished or the locals with be naming it Aquaphobic

How does that engine fit btw ?

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Been running round town like a blue assed fly this morning.

I'm just off to the pub for lunch and will have an offer up of the engine this afternoon.
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Andy 500 sounds way to much I paid 560 to have my old engine removed & new one fitted!! & I did nothing!!!!
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Well I've been looking at the invoice and it seems that I paid extra for the top mounted throttle that was included in that price, although on a different note there is an outstanding balance to be paid on the Control cables....It's all looking very messy

I just want to get it sorted now and have booked the Osprey and Evinrude in next Tuesday for collection on Friday morning, now if only I had my seats sorted I'd be out the following weekend .
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How does that engine fit btw ?

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Tried the engine just now and unless I mount it on a massive bracket that allows the whole leg to be lifted clear without tilting, it won't fit. The other problem is that I don't know where the water line will come up the transom and gut feelingis that the cover join is a little close to the water line. Might have to be a long shaft.
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.... The other problem is that I don't know where the water line will come up the transom ...
An inch or two above the underside of the toobs
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Stuck 80 litres of unleaded in the tank this morning and trundled off to Power Tech this morning to have the Cables, wires, tubes etc attached and set up, I'm having the steering done as well. Should be PDI'ed and ready to run by the weekend

Just waiting on the Seat backs, these should turn up on Friday and are being made from 1.25" diameter tubing so should be solid units. Once these are in place I'll order the Upholstery which have been quoted as being ready in two weeks from order date. Just have to decide on the colour for the seat upholstery but am favoring grey seats with blue piping.

Might just be perswaded to take her out this weekend with all things being equal. This isn't fun time, it's just to test that the engine is set-up correctly
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