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Old 21 April 2005, 17:43   #31
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Cool! I guess you have a good amount of storage space in those seats! Now we just need some pics of her in action!
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Old 06 May 2005, 02:07   #32
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Cool! I guess you have a good amount of storage space in those seats! Now we just need some pics of her in action!
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Old 06 May 2005, 02:11   #33
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Excellent ride Colin, sounds great

But where will you put your beverages ?
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Very nice indeed.
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Old 06 May 2005, 03:15   #35
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Looking good Colin. All ready for those Cross-Channel and Solent runs!


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Old 06 May 2005, 10:54   #36
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I called into ribcraft a couple weeks ago and saw your boat being built, very nice!
if ,when or maybe I change my 585 I would consider the 6.5 or bigger,do you have experience of both boats ? if so can you provide a balanced opinion of the two hull,s.

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Ta TQ! She looks great! And I reckon she must be very stable with the console so far forward and a big diesel lump in the back. Congrats Colin - hope you have lots of fun in her.
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Old 06 May 2005, 13:14   #38
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I called into ribcraft a couple weeks ago and saw your boat being built, very nice!
if ,when or maybe I change my 585 I would consider the 6.5 or bigger,do you have experience of both boats ? if so can you provide a balanced opinion of the two hull,s.

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never tried a 585. we went for 6.5 as it was the smallest to take a diesel with enough room left over. she is a really soft ride, very comfortable. The turbo makes a great noise too

we had a problem with the engine cutting out on monday, but it seems to have rectified itself. she is bieng serviced early next week and the volvo dealer will check over her. she started and ran fine a couple of hours after but I still want the cause of the problem sorted.

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Old 19 June 2005, 17:17   #39
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Glad you are pleased with your new boat and engine, the package looks great. I have the same engine in my Tornado 6.5. Have you got the SX leg? If so can you tell me what prop you are spinning, max rpm and best speed. Mine is 14.25x21 4 blade aluminium, 3800 RPM and 36.5 kts.
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Old 20 June 2005, 14:12   #40
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my prop is stamped up as a 14 x 21 LH 4 blade aluminium. I am currently getting 3600rpm and a top speed of 36.4kts before antifouling and 35.9 after.
it will be re-propped with a stainless one in the near future, probably at next service. It is a SX drive also.

seems very good on fuel also, a trip of 110nM used 91L at about 30kts for the majority of the journey.
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