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Old 28 February 2002, 15:45   #11
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All and more

She is all that Graeme! And more!!!
Wow, that is one serious looking RIB, I can imagine the sleepless nights now!

I wish you many safe nautical miles with TOPAZ!

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Old 28 February 2002, 17:44   #12
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Graham,

Your new toy certainly looks "les testie du chien!"

Is your VHF aerial not on the A frame as well as the GPS oor has it been cunningly concealed elsewhere?

For a good description of the use of power trim try either Peter Whites new book, Powerboating or The Outboard Motor Manual by Keith Henderson.

It might be a good idea to get an overall camper cover to keep the rays of the tubes (unless you are lucky enough to have a nice big garage to keep her in!)
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Old 28 February 2002, 18:13   #13
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Peter

Thaks for the advice.

I have attached a photo that hopefully shows the VHF aerial position - which is on a plate on the starboard side of the frame.
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Old 28 February 2002, 18:39   #14
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Congratulations on Topaz. She looks great. Safe sailing.
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Old 01 March 2002, 03:35   #15
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Hi Graeme

Fancy trying hir on the tidal thames next weekend? Just me and Jools going at pres.
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Old 01 March 2002, 03:48   #16
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You must have a grin the size of Norfolk

Nice boat. Nothing like collecting your shiny new 'un. Look forward to seeing her in the flesh at Cardiff.

Just one thing...................


Did you know there's a 5mph speed limit on the Norfolk Broads?!

Someone was speeding weren't they>

Your boat is entirely capable of Channel Islands & cross channel cruises. I've been in a F6 coming back from the Scillies in one and it handled it all very well.

Cheers,

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Old 01 March 2002, 04:03   #17
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Yes, would be intrested in a trip on the Thames. Where abouts would you launch from, travel to etc - and are there any speed restrictions?

Also, do I need a river license - and how much would it be / how do I get one?


Alan

There is a small secton of straight water where - for testing purposes only - you are allowed to exceed the speed limit

Of course we didn't exceed this by taking some bends at rather exhilarating speeds!
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Old 01 March 2002, 07:39   #18
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Beautifull!
Glad I got my crew place booked already.

Looking forward to seeing it for real in Cardiff - and being allowed to touch it!
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