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Old 02-10-2019, 11:18 AM   #1
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Mainship Pilot 30 II noise at high speeds

Looking for other Pilot 30 II owner's input here:
I have read threads describing the Pilot 30 II as noisy at high speed. One post described it as not engine noise as much as a harmonic from vibration.
My observation is above 15kts it sounds like a rattle somewhere aft of the engine, do all P 30 II owners hear this?
If not, I suspect it might be the rudder or strut to the rudder.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:24 AM   #2
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I think you should be able to see rudder flutter from inside. Is there any looseness in the rudder to steering gear?

Some boats benefit from four blade props.
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This is something that was corrected with 2003 models and on. Reconfigured hull, prop tunnel and 5 blade wheel solved the problem to my understanding. I run a 2003 with no issues.

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This is something that was corrected with 2003 models and on. Reconfigured hull, prop tunnel and 5 blade wheel solved the problem to my understanding. I run a 2003 with no issues.

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Thanks, ours is the 2003 with same configuration. I can only assume the strut/rudder is loose somehow
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:37 PM   #5
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If your cutlass is good I would pull the wheel and have it checked. Doubt it would be the shaft as it is protected very well by the sand shoe and strut.

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