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Old 05 February 2012, 18:35   #1
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Redbay 850 waterjet

Seeing as 200 miles is a long was to go just to buy Alan Priddy a pint and catch his trumpet solo, we figured it would be better to go early, oogle a few ribs and snag dinner in Harry's - to pad his performance out a bit, as it were...

There was a lot of cool new stuff on the main floor. In fact, in build there were:

3 x 11m Cabin
1 x 850 Jet
2 x 950 Charter boats - twin twin 300s!
1 x 750 cabin
1 x 7.4m open (Red Thunder's boat)

...and 1 x 16m Pilot Rib growing in the mould

The 850 (I think) is for London Port Authority. She's a bit of a departure for Redbay as the tubes are demountable and the deck has open scuppers. The engine cover and console swing off for easy access and she has a lot of usable deck space. The raised deck allows for a deep storage area in the forward open area. I think the power is a 315hp Yanmar, purely as I saw one sitting beside her. This was to be coupled to the Hamilton Jet with a German carbon-fiber drive shaft, light enough to hold in one hand.
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Old 05 February 2012, 18:49   #2
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Sure is the middle pic what you'll be gettiong fitted to your next boat so we can see you coming!
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Old 05 February 2012, 18:51   #3
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Sure is the middle pic what you'll be gettiong fitted to your next boat so we can see you coming!
TBH, I have a powerful aversion to flashy blue lights
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TBH, I have a powerful aversion to flashy blue lights
Aye like most of us mortals
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Old 05 February 2012, 19:34   #5
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950 x 3

The other pair of 950s are soon for Southampton. The twin Suzuki 300 rig will be entering service with a rapidly expanding charter/thrill ride operation there. The other with twin Verado 300s will live close by in the same marina. Top end with these is estimated to be in the (very) high 50s

The three 11 meters have been variously commissioned by: a hotel in Sweden, a well known Antipodean from the City and old friends Kintyre Express. I was very taken with the adapted stern platform on Kintyre Express III. It takes up a similar space as the standard boarding platform, but now increases useful deck space by over 2 square meters with very little weight penalty.

Dunno who's getting the 750 Pocket Cruiser, but he's a jammy git!
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Have you got a pic of the 7.4 with tubes on?
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This is waiting to jump on the back
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Old 14 February 2012, 06:24   #8
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You are correct one 950 with twins is bound for Southampton in next few weeks for trials and engine run ins before going live end of March. Scary it may be faster than the 50 you mention
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Scary it may be faster than the 50 you mention
The general feeling is that it will be. I just don't like to make big claims for a dry hull
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Yes, but they were deflated, so I spared your blushes

She looks well, more jockeys than Aintree...
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I wonder how much the 950 jet will cost?
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