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Old 02 September 2008, 15:04   #51
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Drove down to Paul Tilley last night and slept in the back of the car with the dog again, must remember to take an air bed if I sleep in the back again (either old age has caught up with me or I'm getting soft )
Paul arrived just after 7am, and when I saw the rib I did not recognise her she looked fantastic, Paul had definatly lived up to his reputation as one of the best if not the best tube maker in the UK. The grin on my face was from ear to ear I was even smiling as I signed the cheque
After coupling up the trailer to the car I set off for Mobile Marine in Dorset, I think the drive there was one of the most nerve racking drives I have ever made, I was terrified when meeting oncoming lorries of getting to close to the hedges on the narrow roads and marking my nice new tubes
The engine was ready and waiting on the engine hoist when I arrived and the transom was soon drilled and the engine bolted on, Gary had removed the lower leg so that I could tow the boat back with the engine down.
Then it was homeward bound, still with a big grin on my face.
When I got home the heavens opened just as I was about to take some pictures managed to get a few but they don't do the boat justice so will take some hopefully better ones tomorrow.
Tomorrow hopefully weather permitting I can start getting her finished, the date for engine's PDI and setup has had to be put back a week due to Mobile Marines work load, so have 3 weeks to get her finished now.
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Old 02 September 2008, 15:30   #52
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She's gonna be one hell of a beast with the Opti on the back. Nice tube colour choice.

Why couldn't the engine be tilted up?
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Old 02 September 2008, 15:51   #53
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cracking job,

any one else want a go at one flee bay 280261899475
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Old 02 September 2008, 16:02   #54
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She's gonna be one hell of a beast with the Opti on the back. Nice tube colour choice.

Why couldn't the engine be tilted up?
She should shift at a few knots more than the 23 knots WOT I got from the old Dunlop Glad you like the tube colours the light grey tubes and dark blue wear patches and black rubbing strake and fittings look great with the white hull and hard nose. Paul recommended having the wear patches made from textured non slip hypalon instead of the normal smooth hypalon.
As there is no power onboard yet I would have to raise and lower the engine by hand until its all wired up.
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Could they have not temporary wired up the battery wires so that you could connect a battery and use the trim button on the side of the engine?
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Old 02 September 2008, 16:49   #56
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Could they have not temporary wired up the battery wires so that you could connect a battery and use the trim button on the side of the engine?
The battery wires are connected but its a lot more convienient for me not to have to raise and lower it every time I move it in and out of the boat shed.
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and slept in the back of the car with the dog again
yew skinnflinnt. dats dissgraiceful maikin de mutt sleap inn de carr wiv a smely yewman.

yew shud av bukt im innto a bedd an sossijis . ifn dat woz too deer a bedd an buggir orf wud av dun

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dats erly forr dem devun hilbillys. hee mus av wett de fkin bedd

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Old 03 September 2008, 07:50   #58
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I have now bought the engine for the Osprey its a Yamaha 150 HP HPDI so should make her move
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What happened with the Yam? Did it not survive the journey from USA?
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Old 03 September 2008, 13:09   #59
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What happened with the Yam? Did it not survive the journey from USA?
I was just wondering that!! What happened Richard? the boat looks fantastic, must have cost you a fortune, how much did the money from the 80 i bought cover? half a tube or the plywood for the deck
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What happened with the Yam? Did it not survive the journey from USA?
You shouldn't have asked him that! It's a long, long, long, story. One that I'm sure he doesn't need reminding about.
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