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Old 25 January 2008, 08:13   #11
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Did you go out on a Demo @ Southampton ?? If so I was probably your driver!! When do you take delivery of "Spitfire"?
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Old 25 January 2008, 08:28   #12
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No, I went out with Laurence last February. Unfortunately it was flat calm, but we played around in the Red Funnel wakes. I was very impressed with the boats turning ability, no tendency to jump out no matter what speed of entry and power setting and no tendency to bow steer. The quality was every bit as good, if not better than both my Tornados.

I take delivery of Spitfire next week, and funnily enough Martha's photo is the first time I've seen the RIB! The new 4 cylinder 200 Verados should hopefully give better consumption than the 6 cylinder ones, which will be much appreciated, given the boat has a 600 litre tank!

It will be hard paying for my own fuel again, but the RIB will just be for occasional use because my commercial work is still going to keep me busy.
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Old 25 January 2008, 10:57   #13
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We were on BMC Ltd stand ( where the twin 200 Verado's were ) you should have said Hello.

i think i remember your stand too, awell next time i will
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Old 27 January 2008, 07:53   #14
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Hi, love the new boat JIY.
On our way down to France we stopped and had a peep into the factory to see if we could see our boat. All we could see were two great big engines and a lot of seats, i guess it was your boat prior to going to the show. Looks great!
We are we are very impressed with our new XS (650) just can't wait for the engine to be properly broken in and start enjoying it. Hope you have a great season.
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Old 27 January 2008, 09:50   #15
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Many thanks, glad you like the new boat, I can't wait to see her on Wednesday!

Hope to see you out on the water some day, more than likely I'll be bouncing around a big orange Humber with "Cumbrae Voyages" on the side, but at least someone else will be paying for the fuel!
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