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Old 24 August 2014, 14:30   #1
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Couldn't believe my eyes.

My brother and I were launching at Cruden Bay today and admiring this beautiful 600hp black Ferarri. After watching the owner put the soft-top away automatically, he promptly reversed into a boxed winch point. The whole thing took less than a couple of seconds. Apparently his rear parking sensors pick it up. Felt gutted for him. Think he cracked the bumper.

Didn't help that a local resident told the driver... 'Aye you've learnt an expensive lesson today!'

Great day on the water, caught the largest mackerel of the season at Peterhead and topped 39mph with my new 17 pitch propeller on a flat calm sea.
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Old 24 August 2014, 14:41   #2
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My brother and I were launching at Cruden Bay today and admiring this beautiful 600hp black Ferarri. After watching the owner put the soft-top away automatically, he promptly reversed into a boxed winch point. The whole thing took less than a couple of seconds. Apparently his rear parking sensors pick it up. Felt gutted for him. Think he cracked the bumper.

Didn't help that a local resident told the driver... 'Aye you've learnt an expensive lesson today!'

Great day on the water, caught the largest mackerel of the season at Peterhead and topped 39mph with my new 17 pitch propeller on a flat calm sea.
Never mind, that's what bumpers are for. Saves damaging the car.
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600hp? What mods did it have?
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Sorry I'm more impressed by the 39mph

I have a standard issue prop which is 15.75 I am thinking of a change but need the torque to pull out a skier
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Sorry I'm more impressed by the 39mph

I have a standard issue prop which is 15.75 I am thinking of a change but need the torque to pull out a skier
I still have the standard Mercury 15 pitch propeller, but the 17 pitch makes a hell of a difference. Smooth power delivery. The engine has been adjusted to increase throttle stop travel, etc. Still sitting at 5,800 revs. Speed was recorded with Garmin GPS, two-up, 60 litres of fuel, auxilliary engine, etc.
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Sorry I'm more impressed by the 39mph

I have a standard issue prop which is 15.75 I am thinking of a change but need the torque to pull out a skier
Me too
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he promptly reversed into a boxed winch point. The whole thing took less than a couple of seconds. Apparently his rear parking sensors pick it up. Felt gutted for him. Think he cracked the bumper.
Done the same with my car .. the sensors only reflect from a solid surface .. in my case it was a shopping trolly at M&S in the trolley park.... but still pissed off about it ... and cost me a back light lense from the boot lid turns out the stealer only supplies the whole quadrant .. Ebay won the day and just the bit on the boot was found and bought
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I still have the standard Mercury 15 pitch propeller,
One of the ones with the two dimples for the lockwasher? (13 spline etc)

If so I would be really curious to try it on mine if you could lend / hire it to me for a day!
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