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Old 08 July 2015, 13:10   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
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Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Don't prop for top speed, that's hairy chest medallion wearing shit. Any tosser can put the throttle on the end-stop on a flat calm day and take pics of the GPS.
Real men prop for grunt. Our's will do 32knts WOT with a 14 3/8 s/s prop. It leaps onto the plane and is as punchy as ferk in any kind of sea.
Bet thats what the bloke who's tender you nicked called you or perhaps he used stronger words

Real men prop for grunt
and if anybody is propping for top speed then don't as mollers will hate it!

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Old 08 July 2015, 13:26   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
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Originally Posted by matt h View Post
Bet thats what the bloke who's tender you nicked called you or perhaps he used stronger words
Which bloke, we have a busy tender loan scheme in these parts. It operates on the Boris Bike system.

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Old 09 July 2015, 14:52   #13
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Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
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I don't have ptt so I can't change my trim on the go but all I meant was if the outboard is revving at 6000 and there was still some throttle left a bigger prop would be the way to go.

I think I have my boat fairly well balanced but not got near 40 knots yet. I only have a standard ali prop though and not enough ribs around these parts to compare it to.

Out of interest where do most others place their weight around the boat? Mine is a bit twitchy at 30 knots plus unless fairly calm.

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