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Old 18 April 2015, 12:22   #91
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Aye, its starting to come together. Slowly
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Great job Alan ,,, what a transformation ��
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Old 26 April 2015, 10:42   #94
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Got a few miles on the engine today and Ive got a couple of things to tweak.

Its revving too high with a 19" prop so I've swapped that out for a 21, that should take me into range.

The trim and tilt sender is fubar, I like a gauge for a rough guide, the upsweep on the cowl makes it look like its trimmed WAY out and the trim has a HUGE range.

As for economy? 10 litres got me 10.5nm at a steady 26kn doing 4100rpm. I thought I might get a little more out of 10L? Maybe it was the cruising speed.

Hopefully with a 21" prop I should see a little improvement. Not much I would think.

All in all, very happy. It's goes like a stabbed rat and is quiet too.
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Really pleased for you I'm sure the change in prop will solve your problem and also give you more miles. 👍👍👍😎


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As for economy? 10 litres got me 10.5nm at a steady 26kn doing 4100rpm. I thought I might get a little more out of 10L? Maybe it was the cruising speed.
Nice one on the boat.

Yer a tight git, BTW. A liter per Nm at 26Kts and yer whingin'. Are you related to Poly?
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what was your max RPM Alan?
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Nice one on the boat.

Yer a tight git, BTW. A liter per Nm at 26Kts and yer whingin'. Are you related to Poly?
Willk, every pound is a prisoner. I've still got my school dinner money somewhere

Dave, tbh I didn't max is out to the limiter but I saw it pass 6200 and pulled the pin. You could say I "chickened out" of keeping it lit but I didn't see the point, I hate hearing an engine scream its knackers off and at those revs its starting to pass its recommended rpms.

Besides, it was my first run with an unknown engine.

Il do another outing with the 21" and see how it goes. Not that it would make much difference if I need to go to a larger pitch, il never get one in time for Easdale.

Maybe a few weeks after though
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Willk, every pound is a prisoner.
LOL - Mrs willk says I grip a pound until the Queen's eyes water
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