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Old 12 May 2022, 21:24   #21
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The cottages are just behind Castaways wine bar. They are a little closer to folks than we'd choose ideally but it looks as if the access to slip and pontoon plus interesting sibbing area would offset that.
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Old 12 May 2022, 21:32   #22
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Have a great time and look forward to seeing the videos and the results from your trials.

Was thinking a second prop could be my next big purchase to have on the boat, especially because our boating will often involve being well away from people.
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Old 12 May 2022, 21:47   #23
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Thanks Brian.

This is where I bought my prop from

https://ssimarine.co.uk
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Old 12 May 2022, 21:52   #24
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I don't stress re a spare prop so much on our muddy, silty, sandy East Anglian Coast but never holiday in Scotland without one. Slightly slower to get one delivered and more rocks up there to nibble a prop.
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Old 12 May 2022, 22:10   #25
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Thanks Brian.

This is where I bought my prop from

https://ssimarine.co.uk
Cheers Steve....will save this for later. Prices are reasonable.

Terry and Suzuki got back to me....so outboard going in to a local approved place next week for a check over and repair (hopefully under warranty depending what they find).

Then finsh run in and do a bit of testing ourselves and maybe experiment a bit with some input from you guys when the time comes....once we know our normal loads etc

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I don't stress re a spare prop so much on our muddy, silty, sandy East Anglian Coast but never holiday in Scotland without one. Slightly slower to get one delivered and more rocks up there to nibble a prop.
Not much experience yet , but a good bit of our boating will be from the rocky isolated shores you know well, so will be in my tool kit for sure. Be it a different size or just the same if it works for us.
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Old 13 May 2022, 19:56   #26
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Great day out from Mylor today, went up to Trelissick then back down the Fal, up the Restronguet Creek to Devoran (very, very shallow just past the "Old Quay" 1 hour before high tide) then back down to Pandora Inn for a late lunch, good food, great beer. It was all very quiet on the water until 4.00/5.00 pm, then I realised it's Friday!
All in all a good day.
Didn't have the inclination to test props, or do any videos, I just enjoyed the moment.
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Old 14 May 2022, 06:24   #27
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Itís a great place to spend time on the water. Enjoy it
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Old 14 May 2022, 19:51   #28
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Found out this morning when I turned up at the pontoon to go out on Redneck that parts of the visitor pontoon are not fully usable at very low tide! Fortunately its not a problem, I'm on holiday and in no rush to go anywhere. Hours walk a coffee and everything is good. The best place to tie up is as close to the "Visitors Tenders" sign as possible and as far away from the pontoon ramp as you can get! In the first picture Redneck is just to the right of the "Fairlight" sign.
Lesson learned this evening, tied up 2nd red sib to the left of the Visitors Tenders sign (3rd picture)
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Big springs for the next few days.
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Old 14 May 2022, 23:22   #30
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Big springs for the next few days.
I plan to explore up towards Truro, Lamorran and St Clement over the next couple of afternoons whilst I've got the chance.
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Old 17 May 2022, 22:36   #32
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Not to sure what the weather has been like in the rest of the country, but its not been the best boating conditions in the South West over the past few days, rain and strong S-SW winds. However late this afternoon, just before high tide, the sun came out, the wind dropped and it was relatively calm.
It was just the kind of conditions to do the prop tests I had wanted to do since fitting the new keel board - https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/airdec...ign-87561.html.
I've not been happy with the sound of the OB since fitting the new keel board, it sounded somehow higher pitched. Top speed was good and handling was great, but something in the back of my mind just wasn't right, but I couldn't test it at the time as I didn't have a tiny tach fitted.
2 up + dog, usual load and with the prop I had on the OB before I'd fitted the new keel board, 9.25x8 (https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/prop-pitch-84693.html) RPM @ WOT is 6390/6450 rpm and top speed is 17 knots. Good top speed but well outside the RPM operating range, very different from before I'd fitted the new keel board.
Changed the prop to the OE prop that the OB came fitted with, 9.25x9. Same load, RPM @ WOT 5950/5975 and top speed 18 knots, really happy with the top speed and RPM is within range but noticeably the pitch of the OB has dropped, it now sounds like it should.
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Old 17 May 2022, 22:49   #33
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That all sounds good. I've never had to pitch below a 9" with an average load on a sub 4m SIB using a 15hp so sounds like you're in the right ball park now.
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Old 17 May 2022, 23:03   #34
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Hi David, I think redesigning the keelboard has made a big difference. I feel a lot happier with the whole set up now, not that I was particularly unhappy before.

On a separate note, I took a look at the cottages at Mylor today, they look very nice. They are close to the restaurant/bar/bistro but it is quite and reasonably private. Probably one of the shortest distances you will ever walk from a holiday cottage to pontoon without having your own private mooring.
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