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Old 30 October 2005, 20:42   #31
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Nice to know you have been enjoying yourself!!! If she gets a bit timid let her "drive" - most kids just love that - especially if they think they are scaring YOU!!!

When your funds have recovered a bit from the boat you may think og getting one of these

http://www.pentaximaging.com/product...section--optio

Pentax optio WP - actually not just splash proof but can be used for snorkelling etc. Great quality but a bit too small for my tastes - about the same as a mobile phone!!! Still it has a 3x OPTICAL zoom and loads of different modes - well happy with mine!!!
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Old 05 November 2005, 19:11   #32
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OK - first run at full throttle today. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaa......

Again a very wet and windy day but this time the wind direction was slightly round to the west giving one sheltered stretch of water - still a bit choppy but not enough to make the boat jump.

After a trip to Falmouth and back I was finally on the right side of the initial 3 hour break in period I was now able to see what she can do at WOT (but only for 5 mins at a time for another 7 hours more).

Anyway - needless to say she flies - trim out to just over half way up on the trim gauge before ventilation sets in and at this position she is very light but felt extremely stable (I would love to see some pictures from outside my boat to see what she looks like at this speed - come on you southwest ribsters - I need some photographers)

Max speed after three full throttle runs was 39.8 knots at approx 6000 rpm with approx 130 litres of fuel on board and 180 kgs of passengers.

I reckon ill get about 42 on a flat calm day with 100kg less fuel on board.

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Old 05 November 2005, 19:34   #33
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Nice to see it's going so well - it will get even better as the engine loosens up!!!

Just remember though - it doesn't hurt to err on the side of caution and take a little bit longer running it in - I know you want to see what it will do but in the long run it will be worth it.
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Old 05 November 2005, 19:57   #34
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Yeah Yeah, I know take it easy - I was at around 4 hours before I opened her up which is 1 hour more than it needed to be (according to the manual) and I was told that its important to "vary the throttle" during the remaining 7 hours of running in and not just leave it at the same position for extended periods - well the way I see it is that full throttle has to be included in "vary the throttle" some where.

Shes only had 3 X less than 2 minute bursts at WOT. I always warm her up for at least 5 mins before even putting her in gear. and most of the time we are cruising around at the 3-4k mark.

The only thing the poor boat/engine hasn't had to ease her through the first few hours is any bloody nice weather or calm water.
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Old 05 November 2005, 22:37   #35
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The only thing the poor boat/engine hasn't had to ease her through the first few hours is any bloody nice weather or calm water.
But it's a RIB.....
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Old 06 November 2005, 02:51   #36
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(I would love to see some pictures from outside my boat to see what she looks like at this speed - come on you southwest ribsters - I need some photographers)
Sorry Roy, not my fault this time, blames Riders Landrover. . Reece and I were very disapointed to spend the day sat in the garage whilst they found out what was wrong with my car.
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Old 06 November 2005, 04:14   #37
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But it's a RIB.....
But the suzuki dont know that its bolted to a RIB - im sure if it could speak it would choose not to be wave jumping whilst being run in !!!
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Old 06 November 2005, 04:17   #38
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Sorry Roy, not my fault this time, blames Riders Landrover. . Reece and I were very disapointed to spend the day sat in the garage whilst they found out what was wrong with my car.
No probs - all you missed out on was getting rained on for most of the day anyway.

Hope you got your car fixed.

I was thinking of going out today as well but its yet another day of torrential rain - I at least like to put my waterproofs on dry when we set out
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Well done Roy!
Blister is now serviced and ready to go, all we need now is a bit of weather. I'll get the camera on charge
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I am not making any promises but I am free all next weekend 12&13th and the tides are good for the afternoon.


My camera is still charged from yesterday
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