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Old 12 August 2002, 05:22   #11
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Well, that's something else we have in common then, Charles. I, too, am heading for a bit of

I have waited since May for a new engine. I was promised beginning of August so gritted my teeth and waited.

Beginning of August (having left the whole month clear) no engine. Told it would be September (when my diary is seriously full).

Tracked down an engine in Holland and was set to drive over and collect it - no doubt cheaper that in the UK - and was then told, sorry we don't want to upset our English distributor friends so we will only supply it through them (at, no doubt, higher UK prices).

Now told that engine will be available 3rd week in August. Just too late for my clear month and not quite enough time before the diary is too busy.

Arrogant dealers in rip-off Britain make me

Sorry to hear you have had to put up with a real pair of poofters. Too bouncy, my a**e!
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Old 12 August 2002, 06:03   #12
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You and Di must be going nuts.......
Which engine have you decided on. I ask because at Carteret you were measuring up and discussing with the other lads but did not know which way you you were going?
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Old 12 August 2002, 06:47   #13
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Looks like Yanmar 300 with Bravo 2 leg. But...it still could be the Yamaha 240. Pros and cons each way. The latter now depends on a call from Alan P and availability/price. If the price is too good to turn down, then I could delay and fit during the autumn/winter.

Why are you looking at a Scorpion now? The sketch you showed me suggested you were going to your mates in SA and back to a hysucat?

Or can't you resist a tilt at that round Britain record in a Scorpion?!?!
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Old 13 August 2002, 06:45   #14
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Brilliant idea.......you guys can buy my Fairline Targa (an absolute steal at 70,000.00 )whip out both engines and stick them in MA. Just for you, I will throw in the boat hook and ALL the fenders! Sheesh, I cannot believe how thoughtful and 'giving' I am

A Scorpion has always been on the cards. My friends in SA cannot get their act together with a catrib, so, a mono-hull it will be.
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Old 13 August 2002, 16:27   #15
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Now then, Charles; I'm beginning to feel quite furtive carrying on this strange exchange on a Ribnet backwater. Almost George Michael, I would say. And even a South African bungy jumper would know it is marginally short of really sensible to rip the guts out of a perfectly workable, even if a bit queer, boat like yours.

So, shall we carry on yakkin' in this "Musto Suit for Sale" privvy, or will we out ourselves onto the talk forum?

But before we do that, why, for heavens' sake, can't your mate come up with the goods? What's wrong with the hysucat that he can't move heaven and earth to sell one to a fat-cat from God's Little Acre off the French coast?

By the way, I've written this after a passable bottle of Aussie Summer white and a large Teachers. Who cares who wins.....
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