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Old 27 February 2008, 17:52   #11
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Cool. Nicely co-ordinated, even your prop covers match.
Prop covers are red I think, look like prop sox which are brilliant pieces of kit. or have you found an orange version of them? :-)
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Old 27 February 2008, 18:00   #12
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Looks good!

You'll be keen to stretch her legs with the new engine etc. May see you out soon.

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Ta. We're both desperate to get her back on the water; but with a new and untried motor I'm inclined to wait for something less than F9

There could be a couple of weather/work windows in the next two weeks, but not this week.

Ho hum. Roll on summer
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Old 27 February 2008, 18:04   #13
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Prop covers are red I think, look like prop sox which are brilliant pieces of kit. or have you found an orange version of them? :-)
Leave 'em outside in the Arran sunshine - it'll fade anything. Even the locals have turned pasty white. Or is that a Scottish thing? (ref. B. Connolly)
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Old 27 February 2008, 18:17   #14
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You get sunshine? All I get is horizontal rain with the occasional glimpse of something shining and yellow above the clouds the odd time...........
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Old 27 February 2008, 18:30   #15
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Is that a standard Humber console and jockeys?
If so how do you find the height of the jockeys to the console and the distance between them and the console?
Or is it the slimline version jockeys, with the same queries?
I have the large console on order with the hull but was going to wait till I had it to buy jockeys simply to make sure positioning and heights were going to OK before buying seats. Curious on what you think of yours if they are standard Humber bits.........
If you'd been by the roadworks in Oban at about 0930 last Saturday you could have checked them, but as you weren't:

It's all Humber furniture*, the pods aren't slimline (flared sides, not vertical) so a touch tight down the middle (hence the staggered arrangement); relative heights are OK, even for we vertically challenged bods

I tend to sit down when on a long easy run, but stand up for the more interesting bits - I can see over the bow then!

The quality of the fittings is OK; functional rather than luxurious. But who ever bought a Humber to impress the ladies? I think I'd like the seat back brought forward, but not the pod, if you see what I mean. Then I'd have more back support and still have foot room between seat and console to move around. Perhaps lash a cushion to the back rest?

*Apart from the anchor locker/liferaft compartment, which was designed and built from aluminium sheet by the QMN crew. Much better than the standard GRP anchor locker.
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Old 28 February 2008, 02:19   #16
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You get sunshine? All I get is horizontal rain with the occasional glimpse of something shining and yellow above the clouds the odd time...........

Thats the moon lol
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Is that a Destroyer or OP hull? I did try the Destroyer with loose seats at the factory and it was a bit tight, OP was just a tad wider.
The other question is did Quinqari make the A frame? I am more than likely going to get mine made by them and that one you have is a whole lot better and neater than the Humber version.
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Is that a Destroyer or OP hull? I did try the Destroyer with loose seats at the factory and it was a bit tight, OP was just a tad wider.
The other question is did Quinqari make the A frame? I am more than likely going to get mine made by them and that one you have is a whole lot better and neater than the Humber version.
Ocean Pro. Heavier boat (Humber list yours at 385Kg bare boat, ours at 530Kg) so hopefully a bit stronger for when I bump into Scotland

I'm not sure where the A frame came from - it's adjustable for width, so if the boat ever gets wider we'll be OK (It's actually come in useful because the new engine is taller than the old one; like some old corsetry, just lift and seperate ) And it's now got 6 bolts holding it to the transom; which is probably A Good Thing.
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Old 29 February 2008, 03:02   #19
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Cowal in the QMN shed. Shiny new DF150, and now coded Cat4

And Mrs. Grocer trying one out for size
Looking good granvil ,I could pop down with all my polishing products

Have you finalised prop, if your still deciding which one the 23" would be my guess, the 21" will be far to low I've a 25" but the boats lighter.

I'm a little further down the ownership road with the engine, any issues PM..
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Looking good granvil ,I could pop down with all my polishing products

Have you finalised prop, if your still deciding which one the 23" would be my guess, the 21" will be far to low I've a 25" but the boats lighter.

I'm a little further down the ownership road with the engine, any issues PM..
Morning Squire, I was wondering when you'd surface. Wanna buy a tinna Kiwi?

The Black Lump is already fitted with a 23" prop, so we'll just have to wait and see...

Thanks for the offer - you may regret it! First question - what does it sound like?

Hope you've got everything tied down - looks like we're in for another bumpy ride

Maybe the old saying about March will come true - "In like a lion, out like a lamb." Here's hoping
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