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Old 08 May 2011, 19:02   #11
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Three Men in a Boat, (with apologies to Jerome K Jerome)

If someone had told me, even 10 years ago that I would be speeding across the cold waters of a polish lake, dressed in a survival suit and wearing a black balaclava looking like a cross between a member of the SAS and a lifeboat man, I would never have believed them. Worse still that we would be crossing the international border between Poland and what was East Germany at 30 knots in a black boat, with no attempt to contact the authorities, heading for the place where Hitler built his 'Vengeance Weapon' rockets - Peenamunda!
But that's what I did with Andre and Steve last week. And all it took was the end of communism, Poland to join the EU and sign the Schengen agreement... and to meet Andre on RibNet Forums. Easy! (Our only contact with the authorities was a chat to a German ferry captain, when we stopped to eat a a Bratwurst!)

OK, we didn't do the whole planned trip but with Force 6 blowing in a very cold Baltic, we just couldn't. Even if we were 'tough', the slower speed needed would have taken us over our time limits. No matter, the sheltered waters in the lakes and rivers of this fantastic boating area provided a great few days ribbing before the decision to tow to Calais was made. With that strong wind blowing though, even these relatively sheltered waters were.... 'sporting'. The Zaleg lake is a good 25 miles across so it wasn't calm... and I agree Andre, without those Scott seats we would have had very aching knees. Its the first time I've been in 'bouncy' water at 30 knots and stayed sat down... and I didn't even get bruised when we landed sideways. The seat gave with me!

Many thanks Andre for the invitation. Your new boat is running very well indeed. I love the newly raised nose... and that new 2ltr diesel engine is noticeably more powerful than my Mercruiser 1.7... and it doesn't seem to use any more fuel!!!

You said you might have another go next year in a bigger boat to widen the weather window. Please put me down for that.... but only if you add those Scott seats!!!

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Old 09 May 2011, 08:02   #12
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Mike well said

here is a shot of us with a V1 in the background

the other two shots were taken in Kreslin Marina which is on the opposite side of Peenemunde. Very nice and modern marina. In the days of the DDR that was a naval base for the East German fleet
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Great pics Andre

At least you fared slightly better than me
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Andre, i really like the look of this boat! Is it the same as the earlier hulls? The bow looks nice and high like it would take a good sea. What is the top speed with a light load & how is the fuel economy? I'm thinking diesel a lot more these days with spiralling fuel costs.
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Looks really smart Andre!! Looking forward to a trip out :-))

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Looks really smart Andre!! Looking forward to a trip out :-))

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Richard see you at Ribex, by the way the Calais harbour master had not forgotten NautiBouy. I filled him in with the details of our arrival. This time round no welcome party at Littlehampton
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Richard see you at Ribex, by the way the Calais harbour master had not forgotten NautiBouy. I filled him in with the details of our arrival. This time round no welcome party at Littlehampton
Ha LOL I bet he still remembered it!!

We will not be at RIBEX, however will be at Sports Boat and Rib Show
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Andre, i really like the look of this boat! Is it the same as the earlier hulls? The bow looks nice and high like it would take a good sea. What is the top speed with a light load & how is the fuel economy? I'm thinking diesel a lot more these days with spiralling fuel costs.
Seahawk III already had the lifted bow. Last year we extended the hull to give an overall length of 650

top speed with full fuel - 150 ltrs and three persons is 37 knots. with a light load and the engine well run in possibly 39knots. By the way a 19" 4 blade s/steel prop is fitted

The average fuel consumption is 1 ltr per Nm. at 2300 RPM it consumes 12 ltrs / hour

The DTS controls are great and i would not have them any other way. the drive is Bravo 1 and it is well matched with the QSD 2.0 170HP

The Smartcraft vessel viewer is spot on in respect of fuel consumption. You actually put in whatever you have used to just about 0.5 of a liter

To give you a rough idea it is about 100 Nm from Calais to Littlehampton and we used 96 liters of diesel. Mike was driving most of the way and most of the way he kept the speed at 35 knots. Steve & I were the same
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To give you a rough idea it is about 100 Nm from Calais to Littlehampton and we used 96 liters of diesel.
:-) similar consumption then to the trip we did in Nauti Buoy LOL - not!!! :-) think we did 300 litres on that leg of the trip!

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You said you might have another go next year in a bigger boat to widen the weather window. Please put me down for that.... but only if you add those Scott seats!!!

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Mike, for sure but in a Parker 900 or 1000 Baltic stern drive and with Scotseats for sure
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