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Re: Flat seas and groper!
Reply #15 - May 8th, 2016 at 11:07pm
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Great to see that you are back at it again, after your disaster. Looks like a great day was had by all, with plenty of nice eating size fish.  Smiley
  

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Re: Flat seas and groper!
Reply #16 - May 9th, 2016 at 12:41am
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groperman wrote on May 8th, 2016 at 9:21am:
ICEMAN wrote on May 8th, 2016 at 8:09am:
Fantastic day on the water.   I always liked the stern leg concept, was only the earlier models unreliability in commercial use that steered me away, they seem to be much better units these days.

When we built my boat we fitted a 274 Hamilton jet.
Removed after a few years due to different usage and was a pig in following sea.
It now has a Bravo II Diesel X Drive, very strong unit and boat is faster, more economical, better maneuverability and can keep in a straight line in a following sea !
Engine is 350hp Nissan turbo diesel, 7 litre engine. 


Nice set-up.  Have heard great things on the Bravo II x drives. 
Nothing worse than boats that yaw badly in following seas, The old counter stern displacements were magic in big following seas.
Did you have to muck about much with installation  to get adequate trim?  mind you, from the pics she looks like she carries the weight aft fairly well.
  
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Re: Flat seas and groper!
Reply #17 - May 9th, 2016 at 2:23am
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ICEMAN wrote on May 9th, 2016 at 12:41am:
groperman wrote on May 8th, 2016 at 9:21am:
ICEMAN wrote on May 8th, 2016 at 8:09am:
Fantastic day on the water.   I always liked the stern leg concept, was only the earlier models unreliability in commercial use that steered me away, they seem to be much better units these days.

When we built my boat we fitted a 274 Hamilton jet.
Removed after a few years due to different usage and was a pig in following sea.
It now has a Bravo II Diesel X Drive, very strong unit and boat is faster, more economical, better maneuverability and can keep in a straight line in a following sea !
Engine is 350hp Nissan turbo diesel, 7 litre engine. 


Nice set-up.  Have heard great things on the Bravo II x drives. 
Nothing worse than boats that yaw badly in following seas, The old counter stern displacements were magic in big following seas.
Did you have to muck about much with installation  to get adequate trim?  mind you, from the pics she looks like she carries the weight aft fairly well.


I just booked it into the marine engineer and told them to take the jet out and fit the leg mate, we didnt even talk about trim etc that I can remember, I dont think we had any choice as to where it could be mounted/installed, it just went really well after the change over Grin
It was a massive job though !
Jet intake had to be put back to full keel, engine removed and remounted to suit the leg along with all plumbing, exhaust, new hydraulic steering, custom made bell housing etc etc etc ! it was never ending.
Needed to fit large hydraulic trim tabs as the big prop is trying to roll the boat over.
Mount the leg which I had to specially import from the USA to get the right ratio as my engine is large with low RPM as apposed to most others that run higher RPM smaller engines like Yanmars etc.
  
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Reply #18 - May 9th, 2016 at 4:33am
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  Boats aye, Alterations or engine transplants never seem to be a simple job or cheap with them.

Many moons ago I watched my mates new Qwest built charter boat doing sea trials with the then new Duo prop leg, the boat went really well but the duo props thrust was horrendous on the 8mt hull, seemed to be always forcing the hull onto its Starboard side, did ride and handle very well with everyone standing on the port side though,  Grin Grin
  
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Reply #19 - May 9th, 2016 at 7:03am
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Bloody well done as usual.
  

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Reply #20 - May 11th, 2016 at 6:29am
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man its been far too many years since I last had a groper steak fried in butter Cry Cry those fish look very tasty.
  
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Reply #21 - May 11th, 2016 at 8:13pm
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Micky Duck wrote on May 11th, 2016 at 6:29am:
man its been far too many years since I last had a groper steak fried in butter Cry Cry those fish look very tasty.


You know you can buy them in fish shops eh!  Grin
  

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Reply #22 - May 13th, 2016 at 11:49pm
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great day mate and some wonderful eaters there
  

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Reply #23 - May 14th, 2016 at 9:58am
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how does new break set up work.do you take off old coupling and replace it.i have never herd of electric brakes on a boat trailer
  
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Reply #24 - May 15th, 2016 at 6:37am
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day in lew wrote on May 14th, 2016 at 9:58am:
how does new break set up work.do you take off old coupling and replace it.i have never herd of electric brakes on a boat trailer


Yep the 2500kg hydraulic activated coupling
(with master cylinder attached) has to be removed and a solid 3.5 ton fitted.
The direct braking system which is electronically activated is then installed.
Im not going to try and explain how it works as I might explain incorrectly and it would be easier for you to google it and read some info about the system.
Since this has come to my attention I have seen several trailers getting around loaded up with large boats, vehicles on trailers etc that would go over 2.5 ton and they are all running the standard 2.5 ton braked coupling, and again this equals no insurance and illegal to be on the road.
It is also a legal requirement in NZ that when towing you can stop within 7 metres when doing 30 KPH.
7 metres is not much !!!   

  
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Re: Flat seas and groper!
Reply #25 - Mar 1st, 2017 at 9:32am
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Heya GM, you been out on the puka/crays much lately?  Interested to hear how much/if the Kaikoura quake and subsequent mudslides in the canyon have affected things, a few mates and i are pretty confident its had an impact on viz here in Wellington & lower west coast, not 100% of the time but def a difference even with the sh|t summer winds we had
  
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