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Old 14 July 2009, 06:37   #51
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John...had one of those steering knobs on a previous boat and it corroded in 5 minutes. Yours been ok?
Yeah, been on since December. Even sat on a mooring through May. I take it was the screw that corroded mate?
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Old 14 July 2009, 07:02   #52
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I've got one of THESE on mine. Stuck a Steering knob on it too to help when coming along side pontoons.
Cheers John,

Just ordered one.

More bl**dy money....
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Old 14 July 2009, 07:03   #53
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I take it was the screw that corroded mate?
Yep and to the point where I had to almost chisel it off. It was probably just a normal steel bolt in a brass thread.

It was about as good as the rest of the boat
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And Chewy will have to get his sorted soon now
Mines been worked on as I speak just not by me, my brothers playing nice making a frame for my hatch.
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I can stand but as it was quite choppy spent most of the time seated. Being 6'4" i decided on this console as i felt the others were a bit on the short side.

I think i will change the steering wheel as it is rather small and does flex alot.

Was 37 knots with the standard prop with one or two passengers? I had 32.7 with 2 up but hopefully will go faster on calm water if not might have to try a different prop.

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That was with two of us, two 25 litre fuel tanks. The original back to back seating. I can't remember what prop it was and don't know what RPM we were making as the engine was non electric. Took a while to get on the plane though so might have been a longer pitch than normal. Wouldn't plane 4 up if there was any chop.
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That was with two of us, two 25 litre fuel tanks. The original back to back seating. I can't remember what prop it was and don't know what RPM we were making as the engine was non electric. Took a while to get on the plane though so might have been a longer pitch than normal. Wouldn't plane 4 up if there was any chop.
I got 39 knots with 50hp,one F*t G*t and 40 litres of fuel aboard. You should equal that on a calm day without much effort.
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Old 14 July 2009, 13:31   #57
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39 knots in a 4m!! Mental little buggers aren't they?
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39 knots in a 4m!! Mental little buggers aren't they?
Sure are.

Just took the plate off the tank and reseated the gasket...hope it works?

Cheers John.
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Old 14 July 2009, 13:38   #59
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Sure are.

Just took the plate off the tank and reseated the gasket...hope it works?

Cheers John.
It should do, did it look in good health? and check the fittings too, breather (blocked off or plumbed in?), fill cap/pipe to deck fitting. Besides that there's no more places they can leak out of if the body of the tank is fine...... I think
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When I had mine I kept thinking I wanted something bigger, now I don't have it I regret the day the new owner drove away with it. Wasn't the best looking 4m in the world but I liked it.

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