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Old 12 April 2005, 07:59   #291
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Phwaor indeed, Alex. It looks absolutely stonking.

Your only problem now is that you will have to take out everyone on rib.net for a run round the bay!!
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Old 12 April 2005, 08:13   #292
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.............will have to take out everyone on rib.net for a run round the bay!!
ME first
Nice looking boat, have you sucked the toobs flat

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Old 12 April 2005, 08:15   #293
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hi how do you get that great action shot??
Hannah, just seen this now. I went out in my friends Lencraft (big heavy, but very stable RIB). We cruised along at roughly 25 kts, ploughing through the waves, which were quite steep as there was a force 4/5 blowing.

My younger brother then throttled up and shot passed us at around the 40 kt mark. To get the extra height he trimmed out a small bit (not to be advised when heading into a large sea; you should really be trimmed in!!) and gave the throttle an extra blip at the crest of the wave (again not advisable!!)

I was sat on the tubes of my friends RIB and I got the shot just as he flew past. He landed about 2 metres to the starboard side of us, so be prepared to get soaked!!

Please if you are going to try this, practice with smaller waves first until you are used to the technique. Most importantly don't back of the throttle once you are airborne. This will prevent you from stuffing into the back of the next wave and also will stop the sea from rushing back up your exhaust!!

Most definitely don't get into the water to take the picture, as you are putting yourself at risk, one misjudgement and its game over unless you fancy your chances against a tonne of fibreglass followed by a nice shiny prop!!

You can also get good photos from a distance. Don't forget to get some pics of the landing too!!
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Old 12 April 2005, 08:19   #294
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Lookin good Alex, she's a beaut!

Sooo, when you coming to Ireland??

Many safe voyages!
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Wonder how those verados will perform - are they the 250hp or the 275??? Be interesting to see all the performance data etc when you have run them in. Fantastic looking boat!!!!
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Wonder how those verados will perform - are they the 250hp or the 275??? Be interesting to see all the performance data etc when you have run them in. Fantastic looking boat!!!!
whoops just noticed 250!!!!!!
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Old 12 April 2005, 10:59   #297
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Here's my new one.
I know.....she looks like the old one but I like YELLOW.
Pick her up next ish week all going well.

YAY.
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Congratulations to you too, Robin! The left hand side of the console's looking a bit empty though! So what toy will be filling it?
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Old 12 April 2005, 11:08   #299
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Cheers Louise.
'tis a bit empty innit.
Compass on top
The space will have a fishy finder and my little Garmin 276C plotter, a bracket for my VHF and later (when my finances have got over the shock) a fixed VHF/DSC.
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