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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 January 2018, 10:14
Replies: 23
Views: 3,839
Posted By Markyboyo
50 mph is more attainable. That's about 44 knots....

50 mph is more attainable. That's about 44 knots. 5.5 to 5.8 with 130 to 150 would achieve that depending on hull choice. Some ribs are faster than others. Should manage your 100 mile range at...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 November 2017, 17:46
Replies: 26
Views: 3,955
Posted By Markyboyo
Had my 5.5 destroyer for just short of 10 years...

Had my 5.5 destroyer for just short of 10 years now. No build quality problems have shown up thus far though I agree that it is a little rough and ready around the edges compared to allot of the RIBs...
Forum: Engines & props 14 September 2017, 09:08
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Markyboyo
Looks about the same as what I see on my e-tec...

Looks about the same as what I see on my e-tec 115 from the icommand gauge. Saying that it also uses a bit more than it claims too.
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 20 July 2017, 14:37
Replies: 8
Views: 3,394
Posted By Markyboyo
That's what he has said to me...if he fixes all...

That's what he has said to me...if he fixes all the holes it's not to say more may not appear hence me thinking of trying the polymarine sealant. I have seen a post on another forum about a pvc boat...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 19 July 2017, 21:42
Replies: 8
Views: 3,394
Posted By Markyboyo
Just a little update but the guy I have asked to...

Just a little update but the guy I have asked to repair the boat thinks the Air Deck bottom has essentially become porous!

I've been goggling and am wondering if someone has cleaned the bottom...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 18 June 2017, 09:00
Replies: 8
Views: 3,394
Posted By Markyboyo
Wow, I thought I had it bad. 95 percent of them...

Wow, I thought I had it bad. 95 percent of them would be covered by a 6 inch strip patch down each side of the centre rubbing strip. I'd get a pro to do it bearto make a good job of it. How did yours...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 18 June 2017, 08:44
Replies: 8
Views: 3,394
Posted By Markyboyo
Honwave repairs

So....I recently bought a 3.2 honwave. It was advertised as holding air indefinitely and it looked to be in really good condition with no repairs or patches at all. I bought it over 2 months ago and...
Forum: Engines & props 20 May 2017, 12:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By Markyboyo
I dropped 2" off the pitch on my Etec 115 and...

I dropped 2" off the pitch on my Etec 115 and improved my cruising economy by about 15 percent while raising my wot revs by about 300 to the recommended 5650. WOT fuel consumption went from in...
Forum: Trailers & towing 23 February 2016, 18:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,419
Posted By Markyboyo
How long did you find the sealed bearings tended...

How long did you find the sealed bearings tended to last Waterbouy? If they did me 3-4 years I's be happy. Maybe 15 launches a season and 20 miles a time. I have a garage which will press new ones...
Forum: Trailers & towing 22 February 2016, 12:49
Replies: 9
Views: 2,419
Posted By Markyboyo
New axle time?

Hi guys,

Just looking at the axle on my 2008 1300kg Degraaff and I think it could be at the end of its useful life now.
Have attached a pic of one of the suspension arms and it is cracking up...
Forum: Engines & props 28 July 2015, 21:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Markyboyo
Mercury, Mariner and Tohatsu are essentially the...

Mercury, Mariner and Tohatsu are essentially the same engines, all made by Tohatsu as Jeff said but I believe final assembly is in different factories. I had the choice of all 3 for the same price so...
Forum: Engines & props 28 July 2015, 12:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Markyboyo
Whats the dinghy rated to? I have a 3.3hp...

Whats the dinghy rated to? I have a 3.3hp evinrude 2T (13kg) and a new Mercury 6hp 4T(28kg) for my 2.7m bombard.

If you are set on a new 4T & the boat is rated to 6hp its the same weight/engine...
Forum: RIB gallery 23 June 2015, 09:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,807
Posted By Markyboyo
Never been on the Polaris but I work for...

Never been on the Polaris but I work for subsea7......at the moment anyways....I've been on the Seven oceans for the past few years now.
Forum: RIB gallery 22 June 2015, 23:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,807
Posted By Markyboyo
Seven Polaris? ;-)

Seven Polaris? ;-)
Forum: Trailers & towing 21 May 2015, 23:02
Replies: 41
Views: 8,300
Posted By Markyboyo
Not a big boat, my friends 4.8 futura but no...

Not a big boat, my friends 4.8 futura but no problem in deep shingle on quite a steep beach.
Forum: Trailers & towing 21 May 2015, 22:58
Replies: 41
Views: 8,300
Posted By Markyboyo
My octavia is just the 4x4, not a scout and has...

My octavia is just the 4x4, not a scout and has the pretty bomb proof 1.9 pd. Originally was only 105 hp but now 145 with a map. I chose that over the 2.0 pd with the intention to remap it. As it was...
Forum: Trailers & towing 21 May 2015, 05:42
Replies: 41
Views: 8,300
Posted By Markyboyo
All depends on what you are towing, didn't spot...

All depends on what you are towing, didn't spot it when I quickly read through the thread...I have an octavia 4x4 and love it. Regularly have it off the end of the slip onto shingle, stones and sand...
Forum: Engines & props 22 April 2015, 23:03
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By Markyboyo
It certainly is a dark art...I've been reading up...

It certainly is a dark art...I've been reading up on propgods and the E-tec forums for a while, props are a minefield not helped by the cost of the things.

I don't suffer any ventilation in the...
Forum: Engines & props 22 April 2015, 14:13
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By Markyboyo
I'm guessing you have the long shaft rather than...

I'm guessing you have the long shaft rather than the XL if you have a 13 7/8 19p viper Subaqua?

I can achieve the same top speed as you on a good day since I lifted my engine to the top hole but I...
Forum: Engines & props 21 April 2015, 14:36
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By Markyboyo
I don't find my Viper cavitates badly but the...

I don't find my Viper cavitates badly but the poor slow speed planing performance really annoys me. From what I have read the Viper is good for top speed but not allot else. I'm not sure I want to go...
Forum: Engines & props 20 April 2015, 22:15
Replies: 10
Views: 3,935
Posted By Markyboyo
Fitting a Mercury Enertia to 115 E-TEC

I've got a 14.75*19 viper on my E-TEC 115 at the moment and I find the viper wants to drop off the plane very easily and the RPMs surge up/down and the prop doesn't really have bite until I am...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 30 August 2014, 13:30
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By Markyboyo
I'm planning on an early Mylor launch tomo. If...

I'm planning on an early Mylor launch tomo. If you spot a blue/white humber come say hello!
Forum: Engines & props 06 August 2014, 03:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Markyboyo
I've got the V6 gearbox on the XL shaft so I...

I've got the V6 gearbox on the XL shaft so I don't think I can fit a Rogue Chris. I'd be looking at a Rebel or cyclone but BRP props are rather dear but I have read more than once that they are made...
Forum: Engines & props 05 August 2014, 11:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Markyboyo
Help choosing a new prop for me E-tec

I'm thinking of getting an additional prop for heavy loads and tubing/skiing.
Boat is a 5.5m humber destroyer with an 115 XL E-tec (V6 gearbox) turning a 14.75*19 Viper prop.
I see 39kn at about...
Forum: Tow vehicles, 4x4s, trucks, cars & bikes 25 July 2014, 06:47
Replies: 13
Views: 2,928
Posted By Markyboyo
Camskill every time for me too, never had a...

Camskill every time for me too, never had a problem with them yet.

Lovetyres.com are also supposed to be good and got the best online tyre retailer from Auto express mag the past few years.
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