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Old 25 November 2004, 13:18   #121
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Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Boat name: Saffron
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: I/B Diesel 315hp
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Not quite Dylan.
It is 3 x B3s. Broke two and swapped the third for a B1.
Then broke 2 x B1s. One after only 25 hours.
Problem seems to be very heavy boat (circa 3.5 tons) being pushed by a high torque engine.
This seems to result on too much stress on the gears.
So now going to try a B2, a commercial spec. leg, designed not to propel a boat above 40knots. Seems to work for Mike Garside's Magellan Alpha, which has the same engine and weighs in at a tasty 5.5 tons.
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Old 25 November 2004, 13:26   #122
Country: UK - England
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Length: 7m +
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If I (or anyone on RibNet i guess) can do anything to help please shout i would be only too happy to do so after you have provided several well organised cruises and even a beer at a bar somewhere i recall!

Hope the new leg does the trick.

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Old 26 November 2004, 07:47   #123
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Martins
Boat name: MATRIX
Make: Jeanneau Leader 805
Length: 8.05
Engine: Volvo KAD 43 Diesel
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 248
Originally Posted by Andy Cox
OK Brian, I admit that the photo looks a bit incriminating, but it was'nt me guv, honest to god.
Sorry Jon, can't help with that one cos I know I paid my bill. Perhaps Mr. Lemmer can shed some light on the subject.
Anyway, Cyanide safely lifted ashore yesterday and the leg removed for inspection.

Actually it could have been Paul as he was too busy talking to the young German lady serving you to bother thinking about paying

Mark, no probs with borrowing my mooring its going to be free for a long while so if your ever over again give me a shout.

As I have said before on this forum and ybw if anyone is over here and wants to say hi just let me know or if like this likely bunch you get caught out with the weather and need someone to organise a mooring, place to stay with food and beer let me know also.

I am sorry I couldnt stay longer that night looks like you had a good time


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