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Old 14 June 2004, 07:09   #11
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Now that's a nice rib. Nice looks, though I can't see where are those storage places.

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Old 14 June 2004, 08:46   #12
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and some more!!



3: Where the magic happens!! Had her running in the middle of main st. Barnet you should have seen the looks Deep sound from the V6 is sweeeet!! Just wait til I get her into the water!!
Excuse my ignorance but are you supposed to do that? Don't big engines like this need loads of cooling water or are they ok for a few mins?

Always wondered in case I buy second hand and the guy starts the engine out of the water.
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Old 14 June 2004, 09:10   #13
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Excuse my ignorance but are you supposed to do that? Don't big engines like this need loads of cooling water or are they ok for a few mins?

Always wondered in case I buy second hand and the guy starts the engine out of the water.

You are joking arn't you ........................!!
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Old 14 June 2004, 09:28   #14
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Excuse my ignorance but are you supposed to do that? Don't big engines like this need loads of cooling water or are they ok for a few mins?

Always wondered in case I buy second hand and the guy starts the engine out of the water.
OK if you have a pair of Outboard motor engine flush muffs with running water!
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Old 14 June 2004, 10:04   #15
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Sorry just thought a dumb question deserved a dumb answer, its one of the first things you learn on a level 2 course
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Old 14 June 2004, 10:27   #16
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its one of the first things you learn on a level 2 course
Unless you had that instructor who warmed up the engine the night before, an hour before and immediately before launching... all without water supply! (Rupert Bear's story I think...)

anyway, the RIB looks flippin' excellent!

There's just one thing I can't help saying.... nice Tornado!
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Old 14 June 2004, 13:36   #17
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Thanks, everybody for the compliments. I really am pleased with the final product. Its always a bit iffy buying something new to the market.

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though I can't see where are those storage places.
Surprisingly enough I've just finished packing all my gear into the boat.

Bruce anchor, backup anchor, chain and warp, 6 fenders, 3 mooring ropes, all fitted into the bow locker with plenty of room to spare. Its bloody enormous!!

I've got opti oil, pump, fire extinguisher,flares, bucket and sponge (bloody seagulls!!) under one of the seats and it's still not even a quarter full, which leaves me with almost the 2 seats left for storage plus a little more room under the centre console. I'm not really planning to take the kitchen sink!!

Yes we used one of those engine flush ear muff thingies to run her, unfortunately there's no water in Barnet!! prop spinning and all, looked so strange!!

Richard, I can't disagree with you she does look very like a Tornado. From a distance you would be hard pushed to tell the difference.

Here are a few though: hull, bow locker, windscreen, transom well, rear seats are longer and wider, transom shape. Oh and I nearly forgot, about 6k
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Old 14 June 2004, 15:29   #18
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Looks great, i'll be interested to hear what top speed you get... what prop are you running, 19" or 21" i assume?

I'm getting 46knts @5200rpm with a 21", but i suspect my osprey is a slightly deeper V than yours...hope you make the magic 50!

Great engine, 110hrs now and... still think it was the best choice.
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Old 15 June 2004, 01:20   #19
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I'm not really planning to take the kitchen sink!! :
NOT SURPISED IF YOU DID
Mr. HART TOOK HIS MICROWAVE IN HIS QUICKSILVER.
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Old 15 June 2004, 01:35   #20
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Great boat. Congrats swginn.
I also like the Silver Merc what number plate is that??
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