Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

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Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by macs » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:45 pm

We had just enough daylight to launch her this afternoon!

What a great day!

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Thanks for all the adice and encouragement from everyone.

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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by ks8 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:34 am

Congrats! :D

I like the sweeping sheer. Enjoy! :)

Now... I wonder where you plan to mount the Vulcan.... :?: Or will you aim straight back and use it as a kicker? :idea:
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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by TomW » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:42 am

Very nice Macs. Georgeous pictures at sunset!

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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:18 am

That's beautiful macs! Very nice looking boat, great job 8)
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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by macs » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:04 am

Thanks Guys, couldn't have done it without ya'lls help! :D

The vulcan would make a good kicker!!! :lol:

I do have a trim issue that I need some help with. The trim works fine while in neutral and when in gear at idle. When I apply some power it stops working. :doh: Any ideas?

I havn't consulted any mechanics or Yamaha yet this morning.

We didn't have much time yesterday so I didn't get a full set of performance numbers. I was only able to get about 3400 rpms at best with the test prop and 3 good size people (13 aluminum). I knew this was going to be too tall, but it's the one the Prop Shop had at the time. He's going to swap out with me until we get it right pitch.

Going to cold Sunday, but maybe I can put her to the test. Any help on the trim would be appreciated.

Thanks again guys!

Macs :D

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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by peter-curacao » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:11 am

Poor dog :P
Congratulations Mac!looking good 8)

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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by tech_support » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:41 am

Congratulations on the launch. :!:

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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:06 am

I do have a trim issue that I need some help with. The trim works fine while in neutral and when in gear at idle. When I apply some power it stops working. Any ideas?
It's either low on hydraulic fluid, or the seals are leaking, or both. Top it off with fluid then run it up and down a few times to bleed air, then top it off again. If that doesn't fix it, the trim cylinder will need to be rebuilt.
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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by TomW » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:34 am

Macs if you'd like I'll run your boat and engine through my prop calculators to see what they say. Just give me the following:

Boat weight as you plan on using it most including boat, motor, fuel, people, gear. You had 3 people yesterday if you will be going out with two most of the time use that.
HP
Top end rpm's
Gear ratio
Waterline length

Good luck on getting the boat propped with the shop either way. I really like the lines of her, you did a great job.

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Re: Macs' Carolina Dory Splashed

Post by steve292 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:28 pm

I know that feeling! Nice looking boat & great pictures!
Congratulations,
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