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Old 04 May 2006, 03:22   #311
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haha they look crap dont they, trouble is that without the screen the sungogs are not very good and our eyes water so the mx gogs work just perfect. Trouble is have to drive along looking like a bit of a crazy frog. anyone know of a way round it?
Sorry to break the news, but the screen on mine looks good, but does next to F all! . The Discovery console is all about aesthetics. Practically, it's pretty rubbish.
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Old 04 May 2006, 03:26   #312
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i would agree the screen on yours does next to nothing which is why i am going for one a lot higher. will be around 400mm which hopefully will mean it will be reasonably effective at speed but we will see

you have got a thing with aesthetics these days......mid life crisis?

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Old 04 May 2006, 03:31   #313
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i would agree the screen on yours does next to nothing which is why i am going for one a lot higher. will be around 400mm which hopefully will mean it will be reasonably effective at speed but we will see
That'll look good.

you have got a thing with aesthetics these days......mid life crisis?
Yep, maybe that's why I did a 5m road run last night.
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Old 04 May 2006, 03:42   #314
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Our boats have wind deflectors instead of screens - you can wear a baseball cap at over 50mph without having it blow off!
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Old 04 May 2006, 03:54   #315
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Our boats have wind deflectors instead of screens - you can wear a baseball cap at over 50mph without having it blow off!
Yeah, but your seats are very low Cookee. Stuck up in the air on a jockey, it takes a greenhouse door to keep all of the wind off you.
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perhaps i had better step up the diet for when we meet up then so we make a good couple!!
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They're to go with the Crazy Frog Ring Tone of the Engine!!!
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i love my opti i must admit

sounds good at idle, you know its there burbling away in a rough and tough sort of way, then open the taps and off she screams...love it and burning very little oil, approx .7 of a litre i think over 178 miles, and 1mile per litre fuel and it sounds like a jet at speed to use a phrase offered by someone

love it love it love it
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agree - optis do sound great when putting on the power
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I do most of my driving standing up - looking over the windscreen - viz through it is pretty crap anyway.

If it's sunny, I wear my Oakley Eye Jackets - which are great - although care needs to be taken not get a really stupid tan-line

If it isn't sunny (or going dark), I've got a pair of OK looking safety goggles - 3.99 from Screwfix I think - which do the job.

If it is hosing it down, I'll wear the Gecko.

And as for hats - we have had no 'hat overboard' incidents since we invested in some of those hat saver things that clip onto your jacket - so if your hat blows off, it just ends up hanging behind you (and it means that you don't have to have your hat done up so tight that your eyes water, which brings us back to where we started...)

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