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Old 30 July 2011, 14:13   #531
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It's fixed at last!

Only took 3months to do a 2 day job and they're charging double what my "worst case scenario figure" was that I had in mind but I can hardly argue about it

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Old 30 July 2011, 14:43   #532
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Good news at last. Pity someone's nicked your props though

Is it me or does it sound smoother than the port engine?
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Old 30 July 2011, 14:53   #533
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I think the port motor's had a bit of a lumpy idle for ages, doesn't seem to affect anything else though.

I was quite interested as to why the port motor had no gearbox in the first bit
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Old 30 July 2011, 15:09   #534
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Congrats, I think!
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Old 02 August 2011, 02:11   #535
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Quick update : arrived Paris yesterday evening, found the dealership before going to the hotel, boat is still in their yard I was led to believe it was back in the water

Still nice to be reunited after 3months!

Just waiting for them to open and hopefully get them to re launch without too much delay, I quite fancy getting home before that F7 arrives in the channel!
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Old 02 August 2011, 02:47   #536
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You made good time getting there, fingers crossed for a swift launch.
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Old 02 August 2011, 04:27   #537
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I can imagine they'd be a bit reluctant to put it into the water until the bill's been paid . They probably had visions of you sneaking up under the cover of darkness (in camo) and liberating it
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Quick update on Martini's behalf.

He is now making progress towards Paris having reached the Seine at about 3pm this afternoon from the tributary where the boat had been taken for repair. He should make the bright lights by nightfall. Just hope it's not too dark to get a photo in front of La Tour Eiffel. As of now only 45kms to go.
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Quick update on Martini's behalf.

He is now making progress towards Paris having reached the Seine at about 3pm this afternoon from the tributary where the boat had been taken for repair. He should make the bright lights by nightfall. Just hope it's not too dark to get a photo in front of La Tour Eiffel. As of now only 45kms to go.
He needs to turn the AIS on!
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I suspect the update also should include ;

While also having a paranoid listen for any click , bang, knock or clunk that is not 'normal' from an opti.... and wondering if the 'other' engine was 'like that before ?'

Seriously, I am sure a huge relief to start both engines and pull away from the pontoon. A trip to remember ( and a bill too)

I'm going to Jersey soon so will be on the lookout and listening for the sound of the throttles opening...
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