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Old 26 June 2008, 07:02   #141
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Despite being a bit slow to get through the lock in Milford Haven

Had you sorted out the earlier mechanical gremlins suffered during the first leg when you left Milford Haven?

Yes we sorted our mechanical problems that we suffered on the first day. At Milford Haven for the first 20-30minutes we had problems with our Fly-By-Wire throttles for the engines, they were not sending the right info to the engines and kept tripping the system sending it into a safe mode.
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Old 26 June 2008, 07:42   #142
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The Goldfish are great boats having owned one for 10 months now and done 110 hours, it hasn't missed a beat. They will take anything you can throw at them. Arctic Blue, Wahoo and Scorpion are good, don't get me wrong, but the Goldfish to me are in another league.
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Old 26 June 2008, 08:33   #143
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The article opens with... Quietly kicking the rest of the fleet's backsides in the Round Britain Powerboat Race are three Goldfish RIBs.

GO ON!!! Best of continued luck to the Lionhead team, can only imagine what its like for you, its bloody exciting even from only watching being sat behind a desk!!

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Old 26 June 2008, 08:34   #144
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I thought you were having problems as you came over the start line.

What happened in Milford Haven Marina to cause you delay in getting out?
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Old 27 June 2008, 13:00   #145
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MBY correspondent Derek Wynans tells of his experience with the crew racing down the east coast with Lionhead/Goldfish

http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...25mbynews.html

story of the 5th leg

http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...15mbynews.html
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Old 27 June 2008, 17:09   #146
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MBY correspondent Derek Wynans tells of his experience with the crew racing down the east coast with Lionhead/Goldfish

http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...25mbynews.html

story of the 5th leg

http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...15mbynews.html
No mention of the aparent problems at the startline or the finish which have resulted in 1hr time penalties for 5 boats though?
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Old 28 June 2008, 06:31   #147
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Oh dear - looks (from Marine Track) like the Bandit is limping back to port edgar.
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The Bandit had overheating problems and I think the boat is with Barrus as I type this. Barry and team have done really well and it would be a shame for them to drop out now.

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Old 28 June 2008, 15:36   #149
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The Goldfish are great boats having owned one for 10 months now and done 110 hours, it hasn't missed a beat. They will take anything you can throw at them. Arctic Blue, Wahoo and Scorpion are good, don't get me wrong, but the Goldfish to me are in another league.
I take it you don't have a DMAX 380 engine then!

I think Garmin has the record for most hours spent in an engine fixing things but Goldfish are very close behind.

The finish on these boats is better than anything I've seen before, and so it should be for the money, but I think they need to spend more time getting the mechanics right.

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Old 28 June 2008, 17:46   #150
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Spotted the Rib International Artic Blue in Southampton today looking a bit sorry for itself!

Mark you must be having an epic trip. Have Goldfish actually lost an engine during a leg so far? I was skeptical about the reliability of 380hp out of those engines but they seem to be doing very well!

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