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speedra United States of America
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Re: new member from USA, Gulf Coast Florida

Post by speedra » 14 Jan 2019, 03:50

I agree I think we will definitely need a landing net. Once I get the bait bucket set up, I will need to think of how to store the landing net. I think I would like to build a multipurpose removable basin/bait bucket/cooler that would sit in the bow and circulate with the water. If small enough could also serve as a bench seat for little one or just filled with water to add weight to the bow for a single rider. It would be nice if it fit tightly into the crevice of the bow floor. Has anyone done this before? Are there items to purchase?

Also, I just painted my registration letters on tonight with vinyl paint. The stencil that I used left ball point pen marks on the boat side but I can't remove. We joked that next time we will just use ball point pen, NO NEED FOR EXPENSIVE PAINT. Any suggestions for how to clean off ink pen stain on the PVC boat?

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ChrisParish Great Britain
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Re: new member from USA, Gulf Coast Florida

Post by ChrisParish » 14 Jan 2019, 09:02

Try isopropyl alcohol. If you haven’t got any, hairspray or deodorant works wonders on ball point pen - I used to use that on my shirts when I was at school!
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Re: new member from USA, Gulf Coast Florida

Post by 9-R » 14 Jan 2019, 13:10

We had 5 people in our 460 with a 20hp 4s. 2 adults, 3 children (550lbs) quickly turning into taller and heavier pre-teens with our top speed descending at the same rate. Went from 21mph down to 17mph just before selling it. We were at that time considering a 30hp. As Chris said, what you need is a major HP upgrade.

I tried a hydrofoil and cavitation plates. Both lowered my top end by about 1-2 mph but helped my cavitation issue.
Wrote a note said, 'back in a minute'. Bought a boat and I sailed off in it.

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