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Old 19-10-2009, 15:22
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I agree with you on 40 knots being fast enough with reliability and economy.
That is why I went for diesel on the Scarab, people laugh at only 40 + or so knots for my top speed, but I can afford to run at that all day long and not have huge gas bills at the end of the day.
How many people with petrol boats do you know that dont get the use because they cant afford to run them.
I prefer a little less top speed but can afford to use the boat every weekend. and I will catch and over take them when they realise how much it is costing them to run at that speed or when they have to go back in to refuel.
I have just tweaked the pump and actuator for that little bit a guess would be 330-340bhp Tops. I think diesel is the way forward in the boating world, they are getting lighter and more bhp and still economical and reliable.
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Old 19-10-2009, 18:17
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link to a prom video on you tube

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Old 19-10-2009, 20:12
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Overclocking engines is something that has been done mainly on car engines with the inevitable problem with insurance companies following an accident.
The main drawback has been said already in that you are putting bearings and oil seals though stresses that they were never designed to undergo. That said the D3 comes as 130, 160 and 190 hp versions which are basically the same engine but tuned to different ratings. Volvo Penta have stopped at 190 perhaps for very good reasons. Therefore having a boat with a D3 130 and tweeking it up to 160hp is no bad thing but you can have too much of a good thing and that is when reliability is jeopardised.
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Old 19-10-2009, 22:11
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Manufacturers cant give you economy, reliability/ longivety and performance.

You get longevity and economy. But there is always a margin to trade longevity and economy, for performance, without impacting reliability. To the extent that you can turn the power up or down from the dash.

Mods have to be engineered. The cooling system. The fuel lines . The drives . TFree air flow in through the Vents. It goes on and on.

Support issues. In fear of it being wrecked, you have to go back to the guy who did it.

You can no longer refer to the manual.

The parts aren't regular items.

The second hand value of your boat may go through the floor.

But you just can resist it!

Speed is money how fast can you afford to go......
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Old 19-10-2009, 23:24
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Wise words Steve. Who hasn't had the boat flat-out. Engine or engines screeming there nuts off, and you still try pushing the throttle seeing if there isn't just a little more movement you can squeeze out of it.
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Old 20-10-2009, 08:52
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Here's how I justify it!!

1/ If like doing the work yourself then maybe that's another hobby in its own right. Funds permitting you can go on and on. Getting enjoyment from that.

2/ If the development is not a hobby, then its upgrades and at some point most of us would have to financially justify where this was all going.

In this case the problem is knowing when to stop tuning. Accepting what you have, and then enjoying it for what it is.

This is a nice example of someone totally immersed in their hobby. Anne, I have the resin on order, and a fresh set of cutting disks on their way.... it will be well worth it, I promise you.



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No boating this weekend

just some cleaning and cleaning.....................................:bana na:

a few more pictures to follow
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Old 26-10-2009, 17:02
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Ian ? why does the picutre not include; a vase with some flowers in and the table laid with six settings , instead of an aerosol of polish and a duster on the side?

In one there is even a picture of a blue tidy bin. Terible.

Joking aside mate it looks like you have really got a lot for your cash there

Thanks for teasing us with your pictures.
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Old 04-11-2009, 17:05
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Hi ian

Have a look at this thread on boatmad you might / will be interested

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14811

Stunning looking in the red and black.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:58
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Hi Mark,

Yes looks a stunning boat build project.

Peter is also a very down to earth person but confirmed petrol head.

i have heard talk that he is hoping to achieve over 100mph and that speed in an open boat .............................
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Hi Mark,

Yes looks a stunning boat build project.

Peter is also a very down to earth person but confirmed petrol head.

i have heard talk that he is hoping to achieve over 100mph and that speed in an open boat .............................

I bet he looses his cap
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Ian inveted me out on the " F T " today and it was good day. I wasnt sure if I should go as I had a head full of snot and Anne wouldnt be there to clear it up.

But what great day . Very nice boat and a great set up. After lunch we headed out of Cowes and up towards the Needles. 3 or 4 foot waves were just eaten up at whatever speed and angle you chose to attack them at. Its unusual to find a Hull thats deep enough to be a soft ride that can also plane down to the low 20's (Knots).

Ian thanks for the run & enjoy the pics.
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Ian, I somehow missed this thread about your new boat. well done she looks stunning. I suppose Graham will have a problem in keeping up with you so I expect he will be upgrading.

I guess the first round is down to you on Saturday
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Old 09-11-2009, 23:02
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Thanks Andre,

Its been a long time getting there!!

Really pleased with the boat, and as Steve says it handles the rough really well.
Sure I will get lots of use out of it.

Let me know when you are around Southampton and you welcome to come for a ride. Robbie that includes you as well, Graham I am sure will be along for a trip very shortly too
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:23
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Well Ian I would love a run out in the Hunton mate.
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