1571Re: Rescue Minor "Bingey" launched
- Jul 9, 2007Photos in album (page 2 of photos section).
Performance: with 6 hp outboard, about 6 kts.
25 hp, kind of interesting - above 12 kts, bow dives and handling
becomes wild. Don't dare to get anywhere near full throttle.
Steering is very sensitive, trim has a major impact. Offsetting
the prop a bit seems to help, but works best to turn it one way at
low speed, the other at high (I forget which is which).
The discussions about "suction" - not a problem. Water gushes up
through the loose hole for the lower unit; at 12 knots it has risen
to the transom and surges out the deck scuppers. I suppose I could
calculate out how much pressure that is (about 16"?), and how much
lift would be generated without the hole.
Lots of prop ventilation from even relatively small waves, but I
haven't tried it with a wide variety of load and trim combinations.
One possible cause of "porpoising" might be a bit of hogging, as a
result of weld distortions in the hull. I ground out some of that
curve, but still need to work on it some more.
Anybody care to help out with sea trials? Bath, Maine area.
I am away from the computer most of the summer, but can be reached
at 2O7 - 65O - 3235.
Curtis, aka Sal's Dad
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