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Bee

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    Bee
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    France

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  5. Priced as a small house rather than a boat and where do you find a house these days for that sort of money? Its a mad world. I'm going to invest in some cardboard boxes, after the daft budget thingy I reckon a decent cardboard box under a desirable railway arch could be worth a fortune.
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    Prop size

    On our boat the prop dia. would be reckoned to be too large because the tip clearance is too close to the skeg, in thousands of hours of travelling we have had no problems. The clearance under the counter is not a problem so I reckon you can probably use a bit of discretion with the theory. Basically i would hazard a guess that if you spin the prop a bit quicker you would see a big difference. We cruise at about 1600 rpm and that gives 800 at the prop. I seldom go over 2000 rpm, but that is with a 4 cyl. Beta, I guess thats a bit more than your engine. Quite how you change a gearbox ratio I would dread to think. Personally I would stick with what you have got and spend the winter months looking at some way of fitting a chain or belt increase between the gearbox output and the prop shaft if you have the space. Doesn't have to be very sophisticated to see if it works and any power transmission place could supply clamp on pulleys or sprockets. Some steel plate and a bit of shaft would do the rest, not frighteningly expensive. if it works then do it properly and keep your fingers and feet out of it.
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  13. I used an old fashioned fuel tank sender unit, the swinging arm type from e bay, works fine but you do need to be able to get the assembly into the tank, simply bend the arm with the float to get an accurate 'empty' as that's the bit that matters.
  14. I think mine is copper too. Having worked in factories this sort of thing happens when Fred in the stores forgets to order something in time.
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