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Post by gk108 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:54 pm

You have me beat by 2 mph. With mine at 1"+ below the hull, I could still get some slight cavitation turning sharp at speed. I wouldn't worry too much about that. Cavitating from a hole shot or regularly losing its bite because of wave action would be cause for concern.
How was stability? Any porpoising?


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Post by mecreature » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:51 am

No porpoising what so ever... yet...I was expecting some. I haven't had it loaded very much yet either. It's alot more stable then I thought it would be.. very easy to fish from. I got the 21mph with the wind at our back.. turn around into it and 17.4 is all I could get..

I dont think a change in prop or a doelfin would get it were it should be. I think I would end up taking some off the transom anyway.

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Post by mecreature » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:40 pm

I finally got everything legal and with proper tags and numbers. Wow was that an interesting process.. At least now I know..

The D-15 runs good and is pretty darn solid and not as tippy as I thought.

After having her out just 4 times I can see the need for a yearly once over to keep her in good shape... too many dings already.

Oh yeah.. thats the crew.. You are only as good as your crew I tell him. He gets it.


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the main reason for building the thing in the first place..


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Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:52 pm

Mecreature, that's beautiful. A first class job :!: First class crew also. He'll never forget days like that 8)

Get a couple of fenders to use around the docks, they'll save you a lot of ding repair.
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Post by topwater » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:09 pm

Thats the best reason in the world :)

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Post by TomW » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:13 pm

mec, great crew, and good looking boat to.

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Post by gk108 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:10 pm

There is not a land anywhere that cannot be reached with a good ship and an able crew. 8)
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