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Old 03 November 2003, 10:04   #1
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Mercrusier diesel

I am considering a diesel rib for crusing, but also do a bit of mono sking, and wonder if any one has tried deep water starting with two feet in the ski behind a rib powered by the merc 120hp.
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Old 03 November 2003, 10:10   #2
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No Problem

I it doesn't pull you up I'll eat my hat. It should deep water you on a mono ski.
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Old 03 November 2003, 10:21   #3
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I hv a Parker 630 with the Mercruiser 120 HP but have never tried to water ski, (not my cup of tea) but I would say it should not be a problem. Anyway my rib is up for sale (see Ribs For Sale) so if you are interested perhaps you would like to come down with some skis and give it a try .


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Old 03 November 2003, 10:33   #4
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I would take Andre up on the offer.

Hang on, wait and then you should pop out.......(some time later next week....)

Let me know, then we can all see Me me eat his hat......

Oh yes, a 1.7 on a 4 m & you should have no issues.....
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Hi Georgec

Well how about it? Do you want to come down? bring a dry suit and a warm undersuit and we can make a day out on the rib as well , like a trip to Cowes ect, I am sure Kevin Aging Youth or Mike C may want to join as well.
at least one can prove something to the forum cos this question has been around before and as my rib is still for sale who knows you may even want to buy it or somebody else having read the thread

If you decide to fly down then I can meet you at either Gatwick or Heathrow. I keep my rib in Littlehampton

This is like a challenge!!!!

In the worst case MeMe will have to eat his hat

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If this turns into a winter cruise in the solent i'd like to bring the new boat down to the solent for a day out soon - be nice to meet up with Andre, Mike C and Kev again.

Let me know please if anything comes of it - i promise i'll stay in the boat and out of the water for the day
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Hi Andre
I just might take you up on that if I can manage to tie it in to a business trip. I can manage a drysuit, but carrying a ski around is more tricky. Have you access to one?
Still hoping someone out there has already tried this and save me getting wet.
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Hi Georgec


Regret but do not have any skis nor accesss to any but perhaps somebody from the Forum from the South Coast might help

anybody out there with a pair of skis we could use, perhaps Daniel who is keen to come along and join in on the fun

What date do you have in mind cos closer to Xmas if my rib has not been sold will want to winterize it

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I have some skis and a cheap wakeboard that your more than welcome to use.

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I've got a pair of skis.... and a bit of string!

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