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Old 15-09-2017, 08:58 PM   #1
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New toy

Got a Bernico f2 today just to have a play with. She is a 23ft model. Going to put my johnson 300 v8 on the back to see what it goes like.any tips on set up would be appreciated as I've never had a Bernico before.
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Old 15-09-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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Boat name: Both called ‘Irresistible’.
Boat make: Bernico F1 Twin, Monterey 265SC.
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The old F2's were designed around the Merc 280 with a 15" mid. With that set up, pulling over 8k they would tow a skier at around 90. As ski racing changed to greener, standard engines they never ran as well with a 5" aluminium block on the transom and the 300XS. The extra weight and higher centre of gravity tended to make them 'nod'. A V8 would exaggerate this.


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Old 26-09-2017, 09:07 AM   #3
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Boat name: FTX 27
Boat make: FTX 27 , bernico 19FT, Bernico XTS, Bernico leverage 43
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well i have to say its a big engine but i would love to see how it goes
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