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Old 01-09-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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phantom 18 2.4 mercury

was out at the weekend for the first time in my p18 with a 2.4 on it. has anyone got the same sort of set up as i found mine to be very very fast and unsterdy to be honest i sh#t my self. the weather was very rough that i didnt mind. do i just need to get used to it as all my other boats didnt handle like that
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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i will have a similar set up very soon, did the boat chine walk alot? if so i think thats common of p18's and with the power you have it dosent sound fun flat out in the rough considering the boats designed for a 150 (im assuming youve got a 2.4 bridgeport?) roofer would be the one to speak to i suppose he had a p18 with a 2.5 i think?
good luck!! what speed did you get btw?
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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not sure how fast it was didnt have the gps on. the nose was rite out all the time i think i will try it out again on a flat day. why does it rain every time i get a few hours off work
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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I presume you mucked about with the trim? I have a 2.4 Mariner on my R20, I know not the same boat but if i trimed out to far the back end slid about like f*k trimed in slightly nose went down and boat was more stabble. I had a high 5 on at the time too. Maybe you need a bow tank if you cant get the nose down (if not already fitted). Also found the boat a bit less stabble when i lifted the engine 2 notches on the transom.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:33 PM   #5
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If your planning on going flat out with that boat and engine combination then i think its gonna have to be calmer, you say the bow was right up? Have you got a bow tank? If not id get one or at least add some ballast to keep the nose down
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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Next race at Barrow is 26th Sept, bring the boat along, i'll give you a hand.

Just about to put a 2.4 bridgeport on mine and flog it. Anyone want a race boat with cable steering and Hydro Jack? Handles perfectly!
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Next race at Barrow is 26th Sept, bring the boat along, i'll give you a hand.

Just about to put a 2.4 bridgeport on mine and flog it. Anyone want a race boat with cable steering and Hydro Jack? Handles perfectly!
hi i have 18 ft boat with 2.4 bridgeport, boat accellerates like you wouldnt believe, so know the power you have , the boat i owned before was a p 20 with a yamaha 200 hp witch was an old slug in comparison, in fact where i have been using her at hayling it has been quite rough, so cant keep it full power for to long ,good luck safe boating reece
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