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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:08 pm

Nice water,glad to hear the guy was ok.
Well back to the weight issue.
I removed the battery,110Ah and the stainless steel tank a combined weight of 58kgs,that is the trailer under the limit.Lifejackets and other equipment will have travel in the boot :)
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:56 am

:( I need to go back to school,need to lose another 22kgs,new trailer required,or brakes :grrr:
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:41 pm

So much for the two year project. :hilarious:
Well after six years,I (think) can call this project finished :chuffed: ,as in that it has everything it would have had when it was launched originally,I hope,and a few it didn't have.Or am I being optimistic :hmmm: .
I have made the screen a bit bigger than the original,as Floater said,enough wrinkles in this auld face. :D.
I have opted to leave the fuel tanks at the rear,so I now have a filler and vent for decoration :D but the option to put a plastic tank in the bow in the future if I take a mad notion.
I test floated a couple of weeks ago with full load plus family,took her for a spin as well,a wee bit choppy.And the obsession of a Merc800 needs some attention,either a smaller pitch prop or a bigger HP.
This was never going to be a perfect restoration and some of the older,reused parts will be replaced in the future but I am pleased with the way it turned out,and sure the mistakes add character,that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :D
So my thanks to everyone who advised and encouraged me,Floater and Sean Nos who supplied pics,instructions and parts.Anyway a few pics.
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby floater » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:33 pm

:woo: well done! You must be chuffed with the result.
Just need to get out and enjoy it now :wot:

What prop are you running on your 80? I have tried a few and found a Vengeance 18" pitch works best for my 14 1/2 ft Mustang which as you know has the same hull shape as yours albeit yours is a foot or so longer. I have tried a 19" pitch but it is definitely more laboured.
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:07 pm

Running a 17P at the moment,but I had to make some adjustment to the throttle,it wasn't getting full open,maladjusted throttle stop.When the Merc was on "NO-KIT",she reached 5300 no problem with 19P prop. "NO-KIT" is a good bit lighter than "Murphy" so this is the reason I never noticed that the throttle butterflies weren't opening fully and only checked when "Murphy" wouldn't reach the right RPMs.
Weather permitting,she is getting wet on Sunday,so I'll check the RPMs.If I get close to the 5000 with four on board,I'll be happy enough.
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby Wikingboat » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:25 pm

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Me and my wife cruising at 60 knots

One more Shake on the water, good. Looks fine. Onnea!
Still a little summer time left here.
Shakespeare, Argos and narrow places...
https://youtu.be/FV0qU-tRfO4
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:23 pm

I need a bigger engine :( . Or a hell of a smaller pitch prop.
Took "Murphy" out on Tuesday,three people,two normal weight,me,a "little" over the BMI standard :) .Wot only go as far as 3000RPMs.Also seemed to be struggling a little to stay on plane.
Pulled her out and proceeded to check everything,including the carb synchronization,a little off,ok,a lot.
Took her out today,all by my lonesome,still only made 3000RPMs and on occasion headed for 4000.Discovered problem with fuel connector,I renewed the line and primer this morning,it was sucking the bulb flat.So time to renew quick connectors.Or talk ever patient better half into buying large plastic tank for,that dreaded word,Christmas :lol: ,and fit direct line.
But that's the Merc.I did think it would be a bit on the light side for the Shakey as it is at the bottom end of the recommended size HP.Other than that I'm quite pleased with the way she turned out.I have a navigation light,which I didn't put on as I though it would look a little out of place,must buy a boat that will suit it :lol:
And she also seems to handle better than she did,or maybe I'm getting used to her temperament.
And now to get "NO-KIT" shipshape. :drink: :drink:
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby Wikingboat » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:50 pm

Last summer. Classic sports boats of Mikkeli, Finland.
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:29 pm

Nice speed,but I would hate to cross a wake at that speed :help: ,yep,my age is beginning to show :D :D :wot:
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby Wikingboat » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:58 pm

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