RB14 by Kyla and Dad

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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by TomW1 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:37 pm

jt what I will need is basically the weight of the boat as it leaves the dock. Hull weight, motor weight, people weight, safety gear, fuel at 6.8lbs per gallon. Any coolers and weight of them. Water for drinking. For reference give me your top speed and rpm's that you can reach with your current prop. I have the stats for most motors just give me the year and HP for yours.

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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by jtdums » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:25 pm

I promised to post some follow up and the weather finally cooperated enough to get back out on the water today. I brought along Kyla's big sister to take some photos for me.

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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by jtdums » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:32 pm

And a final note on the performance.

Running a 2017 four stroke Suzuki 25hp. She planes out at about 4200rpm going about 20mph. Took it up to 5800rpm and with two aboard we were just shy of 30mph.

Battery and 6 gallons of fuel sit forward of the cockpit per Geir's recommendation and that works great. Bow stays nicely down throttling through the range.

Minimal slip even at high rpm turns. Really seems to carve well. Very dry ride once on plane. Windscreen is nice to make it more social and conversation at speed isn't a problem.

Everything just works. Thanks Bateau...Looking forward to many years of enjoyment and hopefully getting to see grandchildren out in it some day. (I'll keep my fingers crossed.)

Thanks for all the help and support of the forum along the way.
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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by terrulian » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:23 pm

Excellent! Red lines and fenders are a nice touch. Very impressive from start to finish.
Any chance of a video?
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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:38 pm

Looks good on a plane. Fine looking boat!

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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by Jaysen » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:12 pm

I really like the way that looks. Great color choices.

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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by cape man » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:49 pm

Great numbers! Sounds like she's propped right and a dry ride.
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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by jtdums » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:35 am

cape man wrote:
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Great numbers! Sounds like she's propped right and a dry ride.
I'm quite surprised the factory prop was so close. Maybe some fine tuning down the road, but for now we can certainly run with it.
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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:43 am

Thank you for the excellent pics and report.
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Re: RB14 by Kyla and Dad

Post by TomW1 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:05 pm

A nice trip and great numbers. There is no need to do anything with your prop, since your within 200 rpms of max if you were at wot. If you should ever want to change to a SS go up in pitch 1-2 inches as the SS is more efficient and will give you more speed.

Excellent job on a beautiful boat.

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