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Old 21 May 2006, 16:16   #11
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I reckon if he had made the front of his Hi-Lux more water friendly he would have done a whole lot better. Plus if he'd have stuck some Tubes on it then he deifinitely would have succeeded
tubes would have been the answer - but if he had just trimmed the engine down I think he would have kept the nose up and got home the right way up.
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tubes would have been the answer - but if he had just trimmed the engine down I think he would have kept the nose up and got home the right way up.
I thought trimming the engine out would help to lift the bow/ bonnet!
It definatly stuffed it a few times!
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Old 21 May 2006, 16:55   #13
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Stuff it...was more like trying to nose dive like a submarine!
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Rudyard, thats my home town, ill be fishing for that engine in the morning.

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They said it was a reservoir... surprised they were allowed to pollute with fuel, coolant and engine oil!
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Yes trimming down brings the bow down and vice versa
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Yes trimming down brings the bow down and vice versa
Thank God that's been cleared up!
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If they'd wacked some pretty usful bilge pumps inside then it's quite possible he'd have made it. Shame the outboards took a dunking tho, looks like that BF2 is up for sale on the Solent Honda website.

I wonder what Honda think of mounting their 225 on the back of a TOYbOTA and vice-versa.

Honda leased a plant I worked in once and payed off a local hire company to get rid of the Toyota fork lift trucks used in the plant because they had a long term 10 year contract with the lease holders. The hire comany must have been rubbing their hands together over that one.
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a good watch tonight - reckon if the hi lux was kept at a good speed trimmed out considering all the underside panelling
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