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Lotus last won the day on February 19 2020

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  1. Lotus

    OC 256

    Is this another one Riggs? Nice work as usual ?
  2. Would love to hear about some performance specs. Hope you have a great time with this beauty !!
  3. Great work , nice boat Lenm ? Congratulations
  4. Good HP choice , I'm pretty sure it hit 40 knots + , and will be very economical at cruising speeds . ( the bigger the better ? ) We are having great time with our boat good luck !
  5. Nice looking boat Lenm ! Almost time for rigging . Have you decided about what HP ?
  6. Welcome onboard Keven and congratulations ! Riggs’ build is a great looking boat and those Suz 200ap are awesome motors with great performance !!
  7. Thanks a lot Graham, really appreciate your comments. This was all possible thanks to your hull designs and your technical help and support . Would also like to take the opportunity to thank all members in this forum that showed their interest in this build ! Thanks every one and happy building ??
  8. My 'Ocracoke 20 modified' officially ready and congratulations to the new happy owner of 'Marissa'
  9. Working on a shading top attached to the radar arc, that can be easily folded down. It is fabricated with 40mm x 2.5mm wall thickness aluminium tubes and should weight less than 8kg when covered with upholstery.
  10. Some more updates ! Decided to uninstall and remove completely the Bennett auto trim tabs setup and moved to zipwake interceptors. These new fully automatic interceptors are very fast acting and I am 100% satisfied with their performance , although the main reason for switching was that the trim plate itself made it very difficult to maneuver the boat in reverse gear . Some times but not often they also interfere with the fishing line , risking to loose the catch !
  11. Nice work Lenm! That console is very interesting !
  12. Totally agree with you, and yes I meant 36 nautical miles . I don't know what measurements use in the rest of the word but in Europe we us Knots for speed on water and meters for depth and that's the way most of us sett their instruments
  13. Thanks Riggs. Today another test run !. Think we matched the perfect prop for this boat . 3 x 16 x 21.5" Cruising speed of 23Kn (26miles) at 3650 rpm and burns 17 liters of fuel per hour Top speed (WOT) 45Kn (51.8 miles) at 6150 rpm A total trip of 36Kn (41miles) in 2 hours burned 28 liters of fuel . Think that these motors and this boat are super efficient ! Now the boat rides very stable at all speeds. Very happy and satisfied with all the results and thanks again to Graham !
  14. As promised here are some photos. We have tested the 4 blade prop 20" pitch. It performed very similar to the 3 blade 20" but also generated lots of lift . WOT was 6050 rpm and 38 knots . Still think that best prop will be 3 blade 21.5" pitch. That will be her 4th and last test Best cruising speed was at 3600 rpm 22 knots and 0.8 liters per knot mile .
  15. Thanks Lenm, Yes the self draining deck is working perfectly. Well not exactly a self draining deck as I connected all drain pipes into a sump with an automatic bilge pump inside . I could have made it self draining but my boat surveyor told me that the drain outlet should be at least 4" above water line , and that was impossible . I had raised the whole sole by 2" from the original plans to compensate for the additional weight so it can be easily self draining by just adding 2 scupper valves.
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