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Old 11 July 2003, 09:59   #11
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Great photos. Specially the one with the WW2 fortress and that one with the two RIBs side by side.
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Old 11 July 2003, 12:29   #12
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like it, what is the blue boat? Interesting seats looks like they are on an inboard, but it has a big out boar? I am confuzed?
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Old 14 July 2003, 18:23   #13
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The 'blue boat' may well be mine if the keen bloke from Spain appears with the cash we discussed at the end of last week (for Grayswish )

She is a 24' Vector Vegabond with a Mariner 150 v6.

The large blue 'box' with the seats mounted on it is a 450li fuel tank! There is another two 150li beneth the deck and 80li in the bow! I know some of the history of the boat since i've been looking after various parts of it for the current owner for about 18 months.

The seats are superbly comfurtable upto a point (about F6) at which point you HAVE to stand for the larger waves.
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Old 24 July 2003, 20:51   #14
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Careful with those tanks everyone will want you to go cruising as a bowser.
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Old 26 July 2003, 18:40   #15
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Daniel, Kitten has a good point, exactly what was this Vector built to do with 830L of petrol on board ? at a litre a mile thats a long way. Don't think AP had that much when he crossed the Atlantic for the first time. Hmm a murky past perhaps, but it looks fun hope you have a lot of pleasure from her and she should out run the boys in blue down the Thames,

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Not only that, but I counted at least 6 x 25l cans at the back as well!
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Old 29 July 2003, 17:18   #17
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Our conclusion about the history of this boat is similar to yours guys - especialy given it came complete with a 200hp engine although with that Suzuki beast you'r estimate of a litre a mile is VERY conservative Pete!

Tanks 2 and 3 are not currently connected Brian - giving capacity of 450li, the extra EIGHT 20li jerry cans on board (160li ) was to supliment my 100li under deck tank on our 200nm round trip with no scheduled fuel stop.

Grayswish is still here (not sure if that is or ) although there is something else in the pipeline... watch this space!

Pete - had a really good look for the 24-12v jobbie this morning but no luck mate, one final place to look then i need to eat humble pie i'm affraid - looks like i might be buying YOU a beer to save face here!

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Old 30 July 2003, 18:20   #18
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Daniel, found one this afternoon in Towsure, Southampton, for 10, so no worries. I agree the 200 hp suzi would drink it down, my mariner 150 mag does 60 lph at full throttle at that is bad enough. Heard of a Yam 225 4 stroke doing 80lph, eek!

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Old 30 July 2003, 19:40   #19
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80 lph

That's very poor for a 4-stroke - where, what, how etc. did you get that figure?

I've been looking at large (175 - 225) toys for my next 'project' and a figure like that will upset me, i was expecting REDUCED lph (30lph @ 25knts currently) for a much larger engine and longer boat because:

a) newer technology
b) lover revs to acheive the speed - therefore inside economy band of 4-stroke or optimax etc.
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Dan, have a chat with Wavehumper for more details of the boat. Shocked me too !

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