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Old 15 June 2009, 11:32   #11
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well i did have about 70l in the tank plus in the front locker i had a 6kg anchor plus chain and all my gear (ie beers ) in the steering locker so a lot of weight foward, i have had a couple of 5.4's before and this is the best balanced by far and the fastest , we had one with a merc 115 with the tank at the rear under the jockey and one with a yam 85 with the two tanks at the rear..
Well I'm a little lost then. Before the bow was light and responded ok to trim but now it seemed nose heavy. Could a different prop be the answer?

I know with the current set up I can't do fast turns. Prop just looses grip. Or could that be me trimming in to much?
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Old 15 June 2009, 11:44   #12
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dont know then john i must admit she wouldnt trim very well when there was someone on the front seat but if not she does lovely ,how far from the far point of the bow (inside the tube )is your tank,
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Old 15 June 2009, 11:47   #13
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I'm crap at guesstimating so will measure up.
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Old 15 June 2009, 16:56   #14
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Any tips, tricks for setting up
That boat will only work properly with a special yellow prop as per the pic.

These yellow props are very rare, expensive and hard to find.
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Old 15 June 2009, 17:05   #15
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That boat will only work properly with a special yellow prop as per the pic.

These yellow props are very rare, expensive and hard to find.
I wish the motor still looked that mint Dave!

John ~Off to spray his prop yellow~
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