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Old 30 October 2003, 18:58   #21
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Re: Its down to who you listen to

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Unfortunatly its down to who you listen to.
Unfortunately I've had to find out the hard way by using my boats and dealing with the problems as they arise rather than listen to hearsay about what other people think. I can tell you all about dealing with a secondhand jet. What can CH tell us from firsthand experience rather than hearsay. It'll be nice to see if his ideas change when he actually starts dealing with the practicality's of running a boat instead of dreaming about it.

As for a weight penalty, has JW totted up the weight of all his compression joints in the fuel system

Ive never been a master marina but I keep my boats in one

Stu


If its not a CAT it must be a dog
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Old 30 October 2003, 19:20   #22
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Dont get the hump wavehumper

Stuart,You can only learn from others as your own experiance will always be very small in the world of boats and ribs.

I dont need to own a yanmar to know about there leg problems and head problems,I dont need to own a cat jet drive unit to know about the power losses with a jet and there costs and weight as I have reserched it before making my decisions as I have actualy spent my own money.

When you spend your own money on a new boat you learn from others who have themselves made mstakes as its impossible to own every boat/engine in the market place,So you then can have a oppinion on it ,based on others experiance and your own,as only you can judge weather the guy your talking to knows his onions or not.

Wavehumper I am sorry but you see things from your own experiance which is very small in the world of ribs or boats in my oppinon as I believe you dont even own the second hand Cat rib your talkng about but own half.

From what I have seen,You pootle round the Solent,with things That need fixing off every boat I have seen.

Sorry mate,your too risky to lsten to if your serious about spending in exess of 30 k on your own boat and engine.

You have said about KAD 300 problems with head gaskets and pistons ect and there problems can you point me in this direction or again is this just something you have read about or hearsay?.

You will be telling us next about all you Nautical experiance gained on the solent,but we both know its down to how you nterpret situations on the sea that gve you experiance.


Lets not fall out though as your a real good laugh in the flesh.
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Old 30 October 2003, 19:40   #23
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Re: Dont get the hump wavehumper

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Lets not fall out though as your a real good laugh in the flesh.
CH I try not to fall out with anybody but can you tell me exactly what experience you have of running a rib or in any fast planing boat whether bits are falling off or not. Come on. Tell us exactly what you've done apart from living off other peoples experience.

Tell us about your sailing boat

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Old 30 October 2003, 20:01   #24
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Dont get the hump

For a lot longer than you have Wavehumper me old sea dog and done a lot more interesting sea miles,but as we know you can be anything you want to be on hear cant you stuart.?

I have owned 5 fast plainning boats in my time,over 20 yrs but learnt to navigate best when I used my offshore yacht that I had for aprox 15 yrs. and I finished fitted it out myself.

But there are those who think they know it all like you stuart and is ballocks ,sorry mate.

Just cos you have three secondhand ribs around you ,it means naff all to me.

Unless you spend your own hard erned cash on a boat you can only dream about what you will buy if you have the money.It can change when you actualy you get the money and then actualy spend it.



Anyway where is all this info on Kad 300 being naff you said,that the important thing for me,as I have one that I paid for ?

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Old 30 October 2003, 20:15   #25
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I have owned 5 fast plainning boats in my time,over 20 yrs
Names Dates and places (and pics if possible)of these boats please. I do know that you claimed to have cabined a Humber and re-engined an Atlantic 21 in RIB International. Have you anything to back up these claims. (photos)


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ps. zapcats and sibs dont count


PS Are you sure your investment in Carswell is safe. I've heard that they're on a bit of shaky ground. and that they are going to concentrate on their core business which is making garden furniture.

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Old 30 October 2003, 20:38   #26
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Stuart I havent claimed to of put a Cabin on a Humber at all .I have claimed to have considerd putting a cabin on a humber hull,but when they said I would have no warrenties on there boat hull decided against it and then also had a seriouse look at the cost.

As far as re engining an Atlantic 21 goes this was something I have also considerd doing afer getting the option on one, but after looking at The engine bed costs and the insurance implications I also turned this project down as I had checked out the insurance implications and they were being difficult and both these projects would loose serious money.

Are you trying to say I am a liar?

All this Zapcats and sibs dont count ?.

I have given my oppinion on your experiance and its limitations thats all,lets not fall out,If you think I am going to sit hear giving you dates ect, of all the boats I have owned and what I did with them over the last 20 yrs then dream on wanker.
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Old 30 October 2003, 20:43   #27
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....so a KAD300 it is then!
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Old 30 October 2003, 20:53   #28
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If your seriously going 8.5 mtr and you want twin then I would consider the new volkswagon diesels as the tDi is a brill engine.

I own one. not marinised yet though

Do you need to go twin?

Stuart you are such a real plonker as Carswell are not on shaky ground and dont make garden furniture you complete knobb.
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No, it's much more likely just to be the one. I wish BMW would marinise their diesels cos they are amazing. However, that ain't going to happen so a KAD300 with duoprop drive looks like the best bet.
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Old 30 October 2003, 21:07   #30
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The problem is weight for the new B6The hp will be uped in the next few yrs in HP and then it will be serius contender,But the word on the street is yanmar are going electronic with a new leg and cummins marcruiser will also be in the frame with Yamaha also going electronic,so its a dificult time around 300 hp at the present time.

I beleive that in the next few months we will see something with a new leg around 375 hp in the next few months.So maybe hang on if you can.?

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