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Old 05 May 2014, 10:45   #11
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you could but 2 inches off centreline is about right. it depends how bad it is. on my last 4.7 i placed consol half inch starboard. i used the original holes in the transom which were dead central. .No issues at all on that one

On the SR4 pics enclosed, the consol was 2 inches to starboard and engine central.it went superbly after i put a 10 degree twist on the alloy trim above the prop.
Henry, you did try and jump some waves at a different angle?
Was the wind pushing you over onto Portside?
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Old 05 May 2014, 10:59   #12
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you could but 2 inches off centreline is about right. it depends how bad it is. on my last 4.7 i placed consol half inch starboard. i used the original holes in the transom which were dead central. .No issues at all on that one

On the SR4 pics enclosed, the consol was 2 inches to starboard and engine central.it went superbly after i put a 10 degree twist on the alloy trim above the prop.
Henry, you did try and jump some waves at a different angle?
Was the wind pushing you over onto Portside?
there was no wind at all- like a mirror

I wasn't consciously jumping over waves (it was swell not chop) so i was just cruising, but we always landed on the starboard side and it felt a bit unsafe, this was at WOT though

After launching I wasn't sure when to trim the engine down (the previous boat was shallower and short shaft) and i put it in toom early and bloody bent the ally prop

It has a tow bent fins- do you think this could have caused it to launch off the wave at an angle?

thinking off going SS prop for the summer (need the holeshot for skiing) am i right in saying I need to go down a pitch for SS ''cupped'' prop? I was reaching 5650 with one person on board and 5550 with two people with the ally prop.


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Old 05 May 2014, 11:00   #13
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I'm already offset about 2 inches (console that is)
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Old 05 May 2014, 12:23   #14
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Hi Henry, my searider also usually has a tendency to land portside first at wot. My last engine was mounted dead center, but over the winter I filled the holes and went 38mm to starboard for my new one.

I think it has balanced the boat slightly better but she will still land slightly to port in certain conditions. I guess flat out over nice groundswell occasionally there isn't much in the water except the prop, so the prop is going to heel you over to port.

I have never managed to rid the boat of it, but by raising the engine up has high as it would go seemed to minimise it and when reaching the top of the wave making a very slight kick to starboard means I land square 99% of the time!

Plus for me it only happens at or near wot, I take it in to surf regularly and jumping at lower speeds is fine
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Hi Henry, my searider also usually has a tendency to land portside first at wot. My last engine was mounted dead center, but over the winter I filled the holes and went 38mm to starboard for my new one.

I think it has balanced the boat slightly better but she will still land slightly to port in certain conditions. I guess flat out over nice groundswell occasionally there isn't much in the water except the prop, so the prop is going to heel you over to port.

I have never managed to rid the boat of it, but by raising the engine up has high as it would go seemed to minimise it and when reaching the top of the wave making a very slight kick to starboard means I land square 99% of the time!

Plus for me it only happens at or near wot, I take it in to surf regularly and jumping at lower speeds is fine
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Yeh a few times the prop came out the water so definitely not much prop in the water at WOT
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Old 05 May 2014, 12:46   #16
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Just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me with this. Being pretty inexperienced its hard sourcing the right parts, picking the right engine and boat etc etc

Hopefully be able to do a few cruises this year, looking at swansea-woolacombe and swansea-Lundy if anyone fancies it. Mctaggart and my mate are interested. Definitely want to do one around the end of july (my birthday )

Maybe even IOW if I can actually get down there, but might have to leave it till next summer when I can drive (should be driving by September this year so will be a bit late for IOW)
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reversing down the slipway is worse enough when you know what your doing!
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Just get yourself an older girlfriend with a tow bar
Yeh its like, hey bitch. you look hot. by the way you got a tow bar?
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