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Old 09 July 2006, 17:15   #1
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Wet at last

Well finally managed to get some spray onto my boat - quite a bit of it actually.

Conditions were rather interesting to say the least. The waves were pretty huge but great fun - still can't get over how soft a landing you can get with this hull. Must have been windy last night - boat in the harbour had a window blown out by the wind - frame as well.

Going out we were doing 4500rpm to get 14kts - coming in 2000rpm was giving us 22kts!!! Gopt a bit of video footage with the Pentax WP - good job it's waterproof - it got rather wet. Will try to post them later.

Our harbour entrance has to be one of the most amazing - won't be as much fun when they dredge it. Coming in was the scariest part - narrow gap between the bar and the shore - best way was at 25kts all the way in including the tight turn.

Even the jet skis were hiding today - only 2 boats out - us and another RIB.

Can't believe we are now in July!!!
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Old 09 July 2006, 17:27   #2
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4500rpm to get 14kts - coming in 2000rpm was giving us 22kts

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Look forward to seeing your figures on a calm day as if what you say 4500rpm ... 14knots with a 225 on an 8m them you have a problem, regardless of sea. I can only guess that she was peaking at 4500rpm and may be a bit of slip in a heavy sea. Prop change maybe or check engine fitting.


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ps. still waiting for that case !
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Sound like you had an interesting day. Look forward to seeing your Piccies Codprawn.
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Old 09 July 2006, 21:08   #4
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4500rpm to get 14kts - coming in 2000rpm was giving us 22kts

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Look forward to seeing your figures on a calm day as if what you say 4500rpm ... 14knots with a 225 on an 8m them you have a problem, regardless of sea. I can only guess that she was peaking at 4500rpm and may be a bit of slip in a heavy sea. Prop change maybe or check engine fitting.


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ps. still waiting for that case !

Will pop down soon - case is ready - not my fault you live in the back of the back of beyond.....

4500rpm on a good day normally gives me about 31kts. Waves really were stupid. Great fun though. The Lougher Estuary is a wild place!!!

Only just got instruments working together so when we get some calm weather will do various trials. Also transom jack is mounted way too low - need to lift it up 2 holes.
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Old 10 July 2006, 06:00   #5
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My mate just told me he looked at the fuel computer when we were running with the waves - 20kts and 1.5 gallons an hour - awesome - wish it was always like that!!!
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Just a thought in your low speed/high revs when head on. The SUZI props like a fair old torque on the prop as otherwise when under heavy load the bush can slip. I have come across this in that it may only appear under heavy conditions.

Worth a thought and a check.

Cheers

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ps. our TNT and DHL accounts can arrange collection if the Royal Mail Swansea stage coach is waiting for hay.
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Just a thought in your low speed/high revs when head on. The SUZI props like a fair old torque on the prop as otherwise when under heavy load the bush can slip. I have come across this in that it may only appear under heavy conditions.

Worth a thought and a check.

Cheers

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ps. our TNT and DHL accounts can arrange collection if the Royal Mail Swansea stage coach is waiting for hay.

Could be the case - it's a Solas prop and the bushes are apparently a bit on the small side.

Will be down you way shortly - providing the old nag can make it.....
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