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Old 27-10-2006, 22:23
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Revenger San Marino being refitted this year
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Old 28-10-2006, 16:35
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Very nice mate , whats the spec then?
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Old 28-10-2006, 16:36
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Beautiful boat, fantastic restoration job, from the photos taken in your back garden. It looks almost brand new now. What a great pair of food mixers. Just a shame about the teething problems. All that effort & you missed most the season....my thoughts & old (sorry almost new) engines go with you.
Best of luck next year & be safe.

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Old 28-10-2006, 18:20
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Was the restoration done by Chris Lewis Racing of Hamshire?
Or is that just a poster on the back wall?

I don't know what it was like before, but it sure looks good now.
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Old 29-10-2006, 22:23
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Refit was done by Chris lewis, Very pleased with the job but did miss most of the season.
Looking forward to next year when we finish tweaking the boat.
I loved the cig. just not sure about running costs, still looking into it.
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Old 21-02-2007, 23:47
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There is a photo in the Dec Tatler magazine of my Revenger in. You can see it via the blade run web in the press section under Tatler. There is a nice pair of pins in the back
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Old 02-03-2007, 17:26
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That's an awesome pair of power plants you have at the back, what's the average fuel consumption ??

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Old 02-03-2007, 19:00
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Not got the right props for the boat yet, but on the first run on blade run from putney to tower bridge and then onto Ramsgate we done about 35 gallons i believe that was about 90 miles. Speed wasn't great as the boat was only finished the day before.
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Old 02-03-2007, 19:50
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It's a great looking boat, but not much use for fishing, I'm assuming they're 4 strokes, so you should be doing about 55-60 gallons an hour between them, but I would be interested to know the top speed you achive when you have her propped right.

I had a problem with the prop on my Shetland fishing boat when I first had her and I could only rev to about 3000 rpm, which is nowhere near the power band, but it doesn't too long to work out the right prop, as long as your tacho is accurate, although you may have to choose between 'speed out of the hole' or 'top speed'.

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Old 02-03-2007, 21:43
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The engines are Mercury Opt's 3 Litre V6 2 Strokes.
Max fuel i believe are approx 12 gph max.
Hopefully get about 78mph when props are right.
So far on 4 bladed 26 something's i borrowed last year pulled 69 down the Thames but only 5000rpm.
legs could be a bit long for the boat so we have some more testing to do soon.
Anyone on here got any idea what props i need and can borrow i would be most grateful
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Old 03-03-2007, 00:26
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Sorry Bandit, but a good rule of thumb for 2-strokes is a gallon of fuel per hour per 10hp at WOT, you obviously need to double that as you have two engines, maybe as you haven't yet achieved max revs, you also haven't yet used max fuel consumption, but I'm sure if you called Mercury they would give you a fairly accurate figure.

I have a Mercury 60 and I use just over 6 gph, but throttling back by about 1000 rpm will decrease the fuel consumption quite a bit without sacrificing too much speed.

A friend of mine has a power boat with two 235hp V6 Evinrudes on the back and each engine at full throttle uses just over 26 gph and I often joke with him when he fuels up that he should turn the engines off, or he will be gaining on the pump.

To find the right prop you will need to know what your max revs are, which I suspect is about 5500 rpm, you will also need to know the pitch of the props you currently have, you also need the length of the boat and the total weight afloat, don't forget people and fuel, from there you can work out how many pitch sizes you have to go to get max revs, but even then it's trial and error as you will also have to make sure the boat is trimmed correctly, but I'm sure you will have fun getting it right.

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Old 03-03-2007, 02:33
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I ran a single 200 94 merc on this boat before that done around 18-20 gallons per hour top wack 53 mph. These opti's are great on fuel, I meant to say per engine, i would be surprised to see more than 15 each at top wack.
The reason i went for optis was the fuel consumption.
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:35
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Is your 60 merc a opti. because the old design of 2 stroke engine chuck one third of its fuel away.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:42
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I have to confess that I don't know much about the new opti's and I when you have it propped and trimmed correctly I would be interested to see what your WOT consumption is.

My Merc is one of the older triple carbs and although it produces a lot of power it also drinks the fuel, but as I've alredy said if I throttle back about 1000 rpm it uses quite a bit less fuel, so the moral of the story is don't motor everywhere at full throttle, although it's nice to get to the fishing marks quickly.
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Old 03-03-2007, 13:13
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The boat is fitted with smart gauges and they seem reasonable accurate.

Also its not that pratical to go flat out all the time as the boat would spend most of my time in the air.
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