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Old 01 March 2003, 03:37   #121
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Ha, not so foolish after all, Mr Jonny "smartypants" fuller.
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Old 01 March 2003, 04:52   #122
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Don't wanna put a spanner in the works chaps, but I am pretty sure that towing limit for LWB Landy is still only 3500kg. Which is the max I think for any road car.

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As I said in my post, this was my understanding of it, although I never could see how a shortie was as suitable for towing heavy stuff as a longie, anyway, for the odd times I move my boat by road I shall take the risk's, It's too much effort to sod about with low loader's! (plus, I'm suffering from an incurable bout of wallet cramp)
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Old 01 March 2003, 07:13   #123
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Ok Alan the 130 crew cab Deffender can do 4 ton with Coupled brakes on the trailer.

It might be cheaper to sort the tractor out as a specialist vehicle?

I will report back as the 130 Landi crew cab is 22k+ New and who wants to ride round in one of them all day and every day.

DD does the Eco drive lift out the water when on the beach?

Im in the club on wallet cramp.
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Old 01 March 2003, 07:56   #124
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Two things, firstly I think at this stage one has to give vilevo the benefit of the doubt on choosing a suitable grade of tupperware for this plastic thingy, and assume that all metal parts exposed to the nasty stuff will be either 304 (A2) or 316(A4) grade Stainless Steel, on this assumption, I fail to see what the problem would be with it living in the water 24-7

And secondly, No, the Ecodrive is permanently positioned as you see it in the picture.
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Old 01 March 2003, 08:12   #125
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Ha, not so foolish after all, Mr Jonny "smartypants" fuller.
Wisetrousers to you!
You're still a fool!

In fact, instead of "oops I'll try it again" shouldn't it be "oops I did it again" Britney Diggler!
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Old 01 March 2003, 08:27   #126
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Crazyhorse...

Have you look at the possibility of a hydro hoist system?
http://www.boatlift.com/
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Old 01 March 2003, 08:35   #127
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JF Its a personal preference on leaving my drive in the water all day and every day,if its possible then I am happier being out the water when the boat isnt used..

If she comes out then there is no anti fouling to do and scrubbing the bottom.The drive is designd to be submersable all the time sp tecinicaly it isnt a problem but if there is a way round ut then that is my preference.

If the Eco drive doesnt lift up then whats is the advantage when you want to take the ground?

The most effective way of achieving no power loss is for staight shaft drives ,but on a rib you may want to take the ground as we can so im not sure of the benefits?
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The Eco drive isn't about beachability, it's about hp rating (compared to a sterndrive) and efficiency (low drag factor), having said this, it wouldn't be my choice!
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Old 01 March 2003, 08:57   #129
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Thanks for the imfo it looks a nice piece of kit.

What im trying to achieve is very little cost and the drive out the water,withought making the boat vulnerable to theft.

The problem is that most of the good Marinas to me have little or no slips and if they do then they have Bad security.We live only half a mile from the sea but we are tidal and no good security.

I think I may have a way round the problem.It will im sure be recieved as real madness but here we go.

I want the security of a Marina withought the boat being in the water ,I want the equivilent of the Hydra hoist withought the cost and the boat being on show 24 hrs a day.

On dry land the lift in ,lift out charges can be a lot of money So how do i get the boat floating withought the Stern drive being in the water.

So here is my Crazy plan.

I get a inflatable bag made,that one end is tied to the pontoon.I arrive back form my trip,in good spirits I hope, and come alongside my berth. I detach my Banana shaped bag and lead it under my transom not inflated of course, and tie it to my aft side cleats on the othere side of the boat,aprox under the transome.I inflate it by foot pump and hay presto the back end is out the water,I stick a bag over the drive unit and all is well.?

I recon on the cost of the bag will be about 800$ .Is it a runner?
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JF the eco is not my choice either.
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