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Old 06 July 2006, 16:17   #1
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The most lethal steering setup ever?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MERCURY-50HP-O...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 06 July 2006, 17:11   #2
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Might do 70 mph plus but not when theres a wave around and it'll cost a small fortune in petrol.
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Old 06 July 2006, 17:48   #3
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I was looking at the slack in the cables and the ally wing on the engine too. I really wouldn't fancy trying to steer it at 70mph+ like that.
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Old 06 July 2006, 19:15   #4
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That is yet another Langstone NUTTER.

I dunno it is just full of them down there on the nice hot sunny days.

And that isn't the worst boat with loads of people on board with no life jackets that I've seen at that location.

They only go as far as the harbour entrance though. So if they do break down the tide will take them back to land.
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wing plate steering has been around for deakades, when set up right it's the Bomb.
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Old 07 July 2006, 08:48   #6
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looks all a bit hairy to me!!
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Old 07 July 2006, 10:12   #7
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Lot of 'pub experts' here, as usual.

As Fred says, wing plates and wire steering, are the choice of many top boats.

This may not be the best example, but just cos the idea looks like a contraption, don't mean it's no good.

better than hydraulic in a lot of ways. At least for racing.
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Old 07 July 2006, 11:03   #8
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Well he sold it !!!!!
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Loved the ad - reminded me of the old English O level challenge of "correct the spelling, grammar and punctuation of the following..."
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its been relisted! e bay item
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Someone wanted to pay by western union and then post the boat to Nigeria, the seller thought this might be dodgy, surely not!
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Have to agree with Fuller, that set up was quite common on raceboats. 70mph is utter bollox. If it did 50 I'd be gobsmacked. It ain't got the hull length or the horses to do very much other than scare someone s**tless!
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Just because the claimed speeds sparked me memory. How about this for a run www.yukon800.com 70mph from a 50hp and it's got to be the only race that states in the rules you have to carry an axe and a gun with at least ten rounds of ammo yehaaaa
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Look at the length of the hulls and pitch of the props! There's plenty of money and hours of fine tuning gone into those things. So how's that 'Black Tub' on Ebay gonna do 70mph?
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Do calm down, only said claimed speed jogged my memory and I thought people would find it interesting. never tried to justify "black tub".
Read aloud for the class "Just because the claimed speeds sparked me memory."
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Look at the length of the hulls and pitch of the props! There's plenty of money and hours of fine tuning gone into those things. So how's that 'Black Tub' on Ebay gonna do 70mph?

What does hull length have to do with it on a planing hull? Thought hull length only governed speed on displacment types.......
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The weight up front doesnt dissapear once planning,it still affects overall power to weight
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The weight up front doesnt dissapear once planning,it still affects overall power to weight
Exactly so a shorter hull should be quicker - less stable though!!!
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