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Old 10-15-2006, 08:53 PM
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Gino, you crack me up.

If you look on the CG plate, isn't that thing rated for like 9.9 hp?

Hey, maybe you need a blower for the motor?
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:30 PM
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hehe.

#1) your prop looks like crap. Dings and nicks on the leading edge will almost always make it cavitate like crazy. Borrow a good prop. Reworked Alum props are around $45-60.

#2) The cavitation plate (anti ventilation plate is the proper term) above the prop should be between 1" below the bottom of the hull (use a yardstick as a straight edge) and EVEN with the bottom of the hull. You are VERY deep with the motor, and the deeper you run, the more LEVERAGE the prop has to lift the bow (wheelie). Since you already got it clamped on, don't raise it up yet. The cavitation is the first issue to fix, and I point my finger at the prop for that problem.

#3) Move fuel tanks and batteries to the front of the boat until you get your weight balance figured out.

#4) Move trim pin to lowest position. I don't see much camber in the transom plate. A wedge may be needed, but gotta get your cavitation worked out first. You should be able to plane and run even if the motor angle is too high, but it will porpoise if it still needs a wedge.

I grew up in little boats with big motors, and you aren't running into anything we didn't have to work out on all our homemade stuff.

Worst one was a 9' plastic dinghy with an Evinrude 33hp Fastwin. Boat would sink tail first if it had no person in it for ballast. We only played with it for one day and launched it with people in shallow water holding onto it while a guy climbed in for a run. Was pretty fast. Hard to keep it in the water.

I got a '71 13 foot Whaler Sport with a hopped up Johnson Twin right now. Around 65hp. Short shaft, power trim. Stainless prop. THATS a fun dinghy.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:32 PM
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Looks like you might have finally bought yourself a race boat.
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Default Re: I amaze myself every day! Dingy problem!

[QUOTE=mcollinstn]hehe.

#1) your prop looks like crap. Dings and nicks on the leading edge will almost always make it cavitate like crazy. Borrow a good prop. Reworked Alum props are around $45-60.

I'm ordering a new Herring tomorrow!!

Thank you for all the advice!!
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:55 AM
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Gino, Ill be down this weekend. Lets get some test time in that baby out in the big stuff !! With me in the front, I can guarantee that you wont be popping any wheelies
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:40 AM
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What you need is a hydrofoil, its a plate that bolts to the cavitation/ventilation plate on your motor. You can get them at West Marine. It will make all the difference in the world.
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write a book - i couldn't make up some of the chit that happens to you -jeff
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Gino,

Go get you a real rubber boat before you kill yourself. They are over on Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale........
http://www.novurania.com/
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just run it like that and don't be a pu$$y Look at this kid, he doesn't have a problem with excessive trim
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What do you weigh.Move way forward with a throttle extension.And wear your safety tether.Those small inflatables are borderline dangerous once they get up on plane.
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