Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby 82Juddcraft » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:42 pm

MACH6 wrote:I had it all lined up to take the boat this weekend but it looks like something is conspiring to keep me from getting some barding done.
After setting the idle all good on Thursday arvo, my left knee started being a bit sore for no good reason, i couldn't walk next day and 24 hours later I was in emergency getting getting a infected knee drained. Now I have just come out of the first of a couple of surgeries to clean the sucker out. Looking like a week's stay in hospital. WTF! On a long weekend too.
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How's it feeling today?
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Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby MACH6 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:35 am

Yeah Will, bit of a weird thing to take me out for a long weekend. Thanks for the kind thoughts.

I can put weight on the knee now but when the sweet drugs run out, it feels like the inside of my knee was blasted with pressure cleaner. I just need to be on the ball and keep them good pain killers flowing into me. I'm stuck in bed for the short term with these machines keeping my knee cool and the blood flowing.

Looks like at least another 14 days on intravenous antibiotics with hopefully a bit of that time being in home care.
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Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby Feetfirst » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:40 pm

NOOOOOOooooooo, I want to know how the 5 blade prop performs.......
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Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby Feetfirst » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:49 am

Hey MACH6, how's the knee going?? I hope someone has snuck in a beer for Anzac Day for you.
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Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby MACH6 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:31 pm

You and me both feety....... I'm super keen just to see what it does with 1200kg of ballast in the boat.

I can walk now but I'm still in hospital. Trying to get out and organise home care as I'm still on IV drugs. Will be on antibiotics for at least 6 weeks, maybe more.

This place is doing my head in!
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Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby 82Juddcraft » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:26 pm

I spose theres only so much xbox u play lol
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Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby ash-on-mtb » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:51 am

mate thats terrible news, I guess its good that it was caught in time?! Hopefully see some pics of the boat out on the water soon enough.
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Re: Plate Aluminium Wake Boat - Engine Rebuild

Postby MACH6 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:06 pm

She's back on the water with the new prop.....

My knee is still not 100% but it was a bloody nice day so we put in at the Pine and went for a fang out on Moreton Bay around to Redcliffe and stopped at the Sunday markets for lunch.
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We then went and did some testing on the way home for RPM/Speed calculations and maneuvering tests.

We are getting 36.5 MPH at 4500RPM (no ballast) which is about 22% slip and we are doing 22MPH at 2800 RPM with tanks full. All good results.

She bloody jumps out of the hole now, even when loaded and does not get any prop slip in hard high power turns any more. Still need to try sacking it for wake surfing to see how it handles the high alpha/high load condition.

Really happy with this 5 blade, super smooth even with the reduced tip clearances to the hull.
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