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Old 16 February 2006, 04:37   #61
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Nice hull
Is there going to be some sort of cover over your battery boxes wiring ect
steve or is that
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Old 16 February 2006, 08:29   #62
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Aarghh...

I hope the battery and oil tank positions are only temporary....

Sorry but if you are not covering the battery / oil etc. IMHO you need to reconsider the last part of the installation.

Apart from looking very untidy, I would think the oil tank especially would be subject to damage, especially when using the boarding ladder, also I wouldn't like to have the fuel filter/fuel bulb within the wet well.

Only my opinion of course but I do like to see a clear deck.
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Old 16 February 2006, 08:57   #63
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I would have put the battery and the oil reservoir in one for the aft jockeys but your boat, apart from that all looking good.
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Old 16 February 2006, 16:54   #64
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it was looking good until spagetti junction appeared. I think the general punter prefers not to see all those cables, clips pipes batterys oil tanks etc as it makes the boat look very untidy and cheap and from the response you have had from others i think others have a similar opinion

as you know i am building my boat currently and the last thing i want is any pipes or clips or tanks or anything on show, bit if a minimalist approach on my side but nothing looks worse than pipes everywhere in my opinion.

hopefully you will find this feedback in the good faith it is given in
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Hugh, that's a good idea - having one of those American built-in vacuum cleaners will be handy to keep the deck clean and tidy!
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it was the mrs idea! we have a kirby each side, the three inch diameter fuel pipe is handy too for getting all that fuel out of the tank and thru the engine in double quick time!!
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Old 24 February 2006, 13:00   #67
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I hope the battery and oil tank positions are only temporary....
Yep. They were only placed at the back until optimal console/seat arrangement is sorted.

I had the priviledge of trialling the boat in the Solent on Wednesday from its new base at Drivers Wharf.

It was powered by a Johnson 150 two stroke which gave it fair performance but I think it needs 200/225. At 5000rpm, which was WOT, it was pulling 39knots with 3/4 fuel load and two passengers. Prop pitch was a bit coarse to get max revs. In turns it gripped really well and had a soft ride over the chop. It started planing at 8knots.

For me, the console needs moving forward six inches and the seats moving a tad closer to the console. It also needs back rests fitted to divide the two man seats up and give the driver some support. Stationary stability was as good as it gets with a deep V, due to the beam of the boat. The ride was very dry considering the weather.

After a few minor niggles are sorted (bigger scuppers, softer seats, a better design for the cable trunking, thicker stainless for the screen protector etc), I think Shakespeare will do well with this design.

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1st Launching

720 arrives at Drivers Wharf last Tuesday.
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That's a lefthand prop!
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That's a lefthand prop!
Cheap engine?
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