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Old 23 July 2004, 09:30   #51
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How hard did you stuff it? How big were the waves? And how fast will it go top end? Would love to know as I may be getting one!
Stuffed it hard enough to send up a big wall of water most of which landed in the boat. The tube deformed nicely. I had a good look at it afterwards, and it seems to be still stuck in the right place. Wave height was probably about 3m. Top end is about 42knts (we weren't doing that at the time!)
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Old 23 July 2004, 11:34   #52
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3m waves! Thats pretty bullish Dangers, but they do seem very seaworthy.

My 7.5m 200hp does about the same speed, I've seen 46.9kts on the GPS, but that was exceptional.
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Old 23 July 2004, 11:48   #53
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Would have hoped for a bit more speed but still get some big thrills in rougher weather - have either of you thought of stuffing straps or similar?
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Stuffing Prosports

Squirrel maybe has a point there. Waves were big enough to scare the crew! probably more like 2m. Stuffing strap is probably a good idea. Maybe a winter project. I don't think any other prosport has had a tube rip off after a stuff. When I do hear of one, that will probably be the time to think about a strap. You stuffed yours much Squirrel?
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Old 23 July 2004, 12:04   #55
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No, usually have wife and kids on board or going for lads beers in Herm, so only used it on fairly flat days so far. Having the small fuel tank is a bit limiting too.

In terms of speed I think it would do more with a different prop as there are revs left over at the top end, but I use it for wake-boarding so prefer a bit of grunt at teh bottom end.

BTW Dangers, you know who I am !!
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Old 23 July 2004, 12:09   #56
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not difficult to work it out squirrel, I only know one person with a prosport and a leaky tank, so it must be you! Have you got hold of Jason yet?
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Old 23 July 2004, 12:16   #57
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Nope, he's on your rock until Sunday, so still waiting

Going to Herm for beers tonight, prob end up coming back in the dark, so could be interesting!

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