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Old 21 May 2004, 04:08   #11
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sell the complete rig as a good well balanced set up and by an 8 metre Scorpian.
Which would look much better hitched up behind that Rangie of yours!!

Serious point. Don't bother changing your engine for a few more knots. Fact is you have a small RIB which is performing within its capabilitites.If you want to go significantly faster or out in different conditions then you need a bigger RIB IMHO. For example 4.8m Ribcraft will do 30ish knots. My 6.5m DS21 would do 38kts and cruised comfortably at 30ish. My Scorp would do 45kts and cruised comfortably at 40.

'sides if you buy a big Scorp then you'll never be short of crew!
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Old 21 May 2004, 04:29   #12
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Well that told me

By the way, will people laugh if I buy a chartplotter and fishfinder for my SR4, or should I wait until I order my Scorpion?
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Old 21 May 2004, 04:33   #13
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'sdiffererent matter

Fishfinder & Chartplotter much cheaper than new engine so much better investment.

And of course can be transferred to your new Scorp!
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Old 21 May 2004, 04:35   #14
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Well that told me

By the way, will people laugh if I buy a chartplotter and fishfinder for my SR4, or should I wait until I order my Scorpion?

YES!!!

get yourself a fishfinder though!
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Old 21 May 2004, 04:37   #15
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YES!!!

get yourself a fishfinder though!

BUT NOT A GARMIN !
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Old 21 May 2004, 04:39   #16
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Cheers guys. I was thinking of the Navman 4100 fishfinder and Navman 5500i colour chartplotter. I understand the Navman plotters are very good but don't know much about their fishfinders - anyone know if they're any good?
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Old 21 May 2004, 04:58   #17
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Phil

If it were my money and knowing the consoul space available to you i'd go for a combined unit, its likely to get very wet so i'd suggest your remit be completely water proof, Garmins are not completely immersion proof !!

A fish finder/echo is a great investment especially where i operate as its always shallow, dont underestimate your local knowledge though as its always valuable, the GPS map makes me lazy and i've started to rely on it even though i can read a chart and plot a course using a compass and timmings/speed over ground..... but what a great bit of kit.....my C Maps even worked right up the Thames last weekend :-)

May have come across an A frame that would fit your boat too, it was made for a valiant but didn't fit, i'd need to get the measurments and height but it looks the dogs nuts mate 40mm stainless steel and very shinny, not sure what sort of money but it wont be a lot as at the moment its scrap !!

Hey all this sensible talking today has to have earned me a few credability points
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Phil,

I hate to do this but I think that Bilge Rat is correct..

As a 4m owner with a 70 on the back unless it is very flat I cannot use the upper rpms of my motor..
Mine will quite happily go at 33 kts (haven't wound it all the way up yet as don't know rpms) BUT I find that I normally sit at 20-25 kts which is a lot more comfortable for 1. the boat, & 2. the crew, in anything over a F2.

If you want big waves & very fast - you need them big. (balls)

Sell the boat, use money to get a bigger RIB.

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Hey Suzuki......maybe your not as mad dog crazy as i had first thought
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Old 21 May 2004, 05:06   #19
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Hey all this sensible talking today has to have earned me a few credability points
I'd agree Rich, but when I pressed the button just now it told me I've got to 'spread some reputation around before giving it to Bilge Rat again'
The system clearly does not allow favouritism!
What I can say is, I certainly don't go spreading it around and I definitely won't be giving it to you
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Old 21 May 2004, 05:18   #20
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Hey Suzuki......maybe your not as mad dog crazy as i had first thought
Oh, I don't know about that -

Just ask Kathleen (faster, Kate, faster)

Anyway, this advice is for Phil in his retiring years

not for me!

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