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Old 06 October 2016, 07:58   #71
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What a great day to pick her up and start running the engine in!

At Yeovil for 0900, handover, etc....Portland by 1145, boat rigged, and on pontoon before 1245....3 hours in glorious sunshine:- 2hrs pootling about within the harbour, wlth everyone getting the feel, and getting hang of electronics then an hour on the plane at 20kts 3900-4000 revs outside.

Long tow home though!

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Saw you at the slipway, hope those Americans with the Ski boat comic capers launch didn't catch your tubes reversing in to you

I spoke to you at the top of the slip. Lovely rib. Couldn't have picked a better day.
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Old 06 October 2016, 10:24   #72
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Saw you at the slipway, hope those Americans with the Ski boat comic capers launch didn't catch your tubes reversing in to you

I spoke to you at the top of the slip. Lovely rib. Couldn't have picked a better day.
Hi Pete,
Yes good to meet you too - nice SR.

No, as you can imagine I was very quick to fend off the ski-boat before it touched my pristine tubes.

To be fair I think they had a bit of a steering problem......The lady helming and getting an earful from (I guess her partner) on the pontoon got her own back as, when they were recovering he couldn't steer the boat astern to line it up on the trailer, and she felt rather vindicated!

Anyway lovely day back on the water.

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Old 06 October 2016, 13:19   #73
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Saw your boat at the show - looked great!

We should organise a meet of RC 585s.

I'm up for that Trev
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Nice looking RC585 And I too admired it at the boat show. I hope you have as much enjoyment and fun as I have had.
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The reason most power boats have the helm on the starboard side is the normal right handed rotation of the prop creates a tendency for the boat to heal to the left. If single handed, this would be further exaggerated by having the helm on the port side.
Being on the starboard side of the boat also means that that you have a clearer view to starboard when you are the give way boat.

I'll stop hijacking the thread and I hope you've had more opportunity to run the boat in during the pleasant weather we've had this weekend.
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I hope you've had more opportunity to run the boat in during the pleasant weather we've had this weekend.
Thanks, got out from Brixham yesterday with Mhb100 kindly crewing- it was rather fresh, blowing ENE into the bay and still pretty lumpy from the high winds earlier in the week. Very lively off Berry Head.

Still good the get the feel of her in rougher conditions - she handled very well and is a very dry, comfortable boat.

Also got to meet Mr Psycho on the slip at Brixham - always nice to meet another Ribnetter and put a face to the name, so good day
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Bob, thanks for the blast around the bay in the RC585. first time in one, and massively impressed by it. I didn't get any photos on route as I was holding on with both hands most of the time
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Can I ask what the thing is at the base of the all round white light - I'm assuming it is an aerial / receiver for something.
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Can I ask what the thing is at the base of the all round white light - I'm assuming it is an aerial / receiver for something.
Looks like a Standard Tri-Lens radar reflector. Nice bit of kit:

How to choose a Radar Reflector
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I think its a medium tri lens radar reflector thingy
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