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Old 26 June 2014, 14:39   #1
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So there we were, minding our own business just loitering around Redbay Boats when Gary stuck his head out of the office and asked us what we were doing. Generally "Nothing, honest!" is the answer that works best for me It worked this time too as he was allocating Flying Test Monkey duty - three grey Nine meter sister RIBs were in the yard for various reasons and he wanted a photo or ten...

So donegaldan and I got a spin out in a selection of twin and single outboard and single inboard versions of the same hull which was interesting. There is an full Shockwave console on the twin Verado 250 version. Mental fun , totally mental....

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Old 26 June 2014, 14:55   #4
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...and none of them ran out of somebody else's petrol either
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Thar be some heavy tackle there boyo .. the places I would go if I had those botes ? Ive done well over the years with me travels .. but kit like that .. it opens up a coastline .. not just a destination .... there be the new catchphrase
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There were THREE of them!!!!!!!

You NEEDED three drivers!!!

Could have been there in an hour

GREEN is not the word for it!!!!!!!!
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There were THREE of them!!!!!!!

You NEEDED three drivers!!!

Could have been there in an hour

GREEN is not the word for it!!!!!!!!
I think you must be a Green Macaque

I'm afraid Conor was there and he gets a boat before any of the FTM squad
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Hi Willk, What do you think of the shockwave system?
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Hi Willk, What do you think of the shockwave system?
It's absolutely stunning - we threw her over the many wakes that the trio of 950s raised and she felt like she just surged through/over them. There's a slight lurchiness to the motion but you would quickly get used to it. It totally removes any bumps and vibrations in normal running and the seating is hugely secure. As a system, it's nothing like standalone shock mitigation seats, they're good but this is something special. It would need to be, Skerryvore would cost you less than the ICE console...

PS, with the twin 250 Verados, she takes off like a scalded cat - awesome!
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