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Old 02 September 2004, 13:32   #1
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6m Solent, with 135 Optimax

Hey, just a few pics of my new solent, A truly amazing rib!
59mph with 3 of us in!
fuel consumption isnt bad either.

enjoy
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Old 02 September 2004, 13:51   #2
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Congratulation and nice rigging

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Old 02 September 2004, 14:39   #3
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Looks brill, im sure you'll love it.
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Old 07 September 2004, 00:48   #4
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Is this the 6 meter solent that I saw on the river stour 2 weekends ago(christchurch),I passed it in my SIB on the way out but alas it was gone on my return,she looked very nice!!!
If so,it was a windy old day,how did she handle out at sea.
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Old 07 September 2004, 03:03   #5
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I saw you during Cowes week , like the colour scheme , guess the engine is run in now, sounds like she goes like a rocket.
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Old 07 September 2004, 16:42   #6
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Great looking RIB

I'm intrigued by the names, though...
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Boat name: Patriot, Cocaine
P'raps you're an Eric Clapton fan?
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Old 09 September 2004, 10:46   #7
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timboli- yes that was me, she handles very well in the rough even at speed! i think mine is the only 6m solent with an outboard, but i could be wrong!

Tim- I remember, i moored along side you. that was a great day!

Richard- you would be correct in saying that i am a clapton fan! If you listen to lyrics of song, they fit quite well: "if you want to hang out, you've got to take her out, Cocaine", Plus the fact that the boat is white, might have something to do with it!

Thank for the replys guys.
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Old 09 September 2004, 11:09   #8
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i think mine is the only 6m solent with an outboard,
Looks good

Yep thats correct and Dave is the only one with a diesel.

did you find it, in any way, a little slammy in the ruff chop ??

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Old 09 September 2004, 14:36   #9
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That depends on how rough we are talking!
However i have had a couple of times where i have come out of the water at an angle and landing on the top of another wave on the flat side of the hull! that doesnt half give a slam! but that happens in most small ribs. i went out in a gale, the waves was just too big, 3m or so! i lasted 5 mins the came back in!
It it quite edgey (if there is such a word) at speed. but i enjoy a challenging drive in a swell!
it has a very deep-v hull, and rides very high out of the water

I nice pic of a rooster i managed to get:
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Old 09 September 2004, 15:09   #10
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Nice boat patriot .............. but 59 knots with a 135bhp opti and very deep hull and 3 on board I have VERY BIG doubts. To get that speed with that engine the boat needs to be at least 200-300 kgs lighter, empty of all gear flat calm seas (*no riples or anything) and on top of that you need a surface pearcing cone prop, engine as far up as poss and low water pick up on it.
I think it would have been more plausible (although doubtfull again) if you had said that it was the 250 Yam doing the 60 knots
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