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Old 04 June 2003, 20:06   #31
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Tee Hee

Is that your boat JF??
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Old 05 June 2003, 02:31   #32
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Sure is, CH. Another coupla mins an' it will be fuller water!
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Old 05 June 2003, 02:59   #33
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Yeah, that's mine all right, looks like it weighs 6+ tons or something, naaa, don't be daft! ha ha ha ha.
I suppose if it did weigh 6+ tons I would need a couple of arm bands round it like you girls have! There you go, there is a good reason for having water wings on ya boat,- if it's ridiculously overweight! (not you CH) or just a crap hull design, in fact I like this analogy, you put water wings on someone/thing thats not a very good swimmer to "give them a helping hand with thier inadequacies", but you don't see them on duncan goodhew.LOL
Still, it's good to see you ladies out and about with ya stabilisers on ya dads'll take em off when yall get bigger.
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Old 05 June 2003, 03:51   #34
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Now, now JF. Just remember who used to come here and tell fibs.

And, M---s is on your site too.


JW.
JW, True, but I was just having a laugh! as for M---s, where dya think I got him from!

Point taken with kad/yanmar thing, but the question was "which would you have?" I just said which and why.

and pete7, remember, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" so all the splashes are a compliment to my excellent craft, so bollox 2 u
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Old 05 June 2003, 04:19   #35
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remember, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
Why, thank you Mr Boatmad.com! How are your boating forums?

Seriously though, it is interesting how people seem to get very set in their views and "I've got one, it works for me" turns into "it's the best"

It's more like religion than boating. Consider any of these:

RIB v sportsboat
power v sail
petrol v diesel
inboard v outboard
Yanmar v Yamaha v Volvo

Any of them could spark off a holy war

Fromwhat I have seen and read, the new Volvo engines to appear to be up there with the others. Despite having fought hard over the years to build a dismal reputation for wickedly expensive spares and shoddy service, it seems that Volvo may have finally turned a corner there too.

Whichever you choose it will still push your RIB, and the odds are it will be pretty reliable too. To a certain extent it may be worth inlfuencing your decision by the availability of a good local service engineer who you can get along with. If you do have a problem and can't get it fixed quickly it doesn't matter if you've got a Seagull or a Seatek!

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Old 05 June 2003, 04:27   #36
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Nice one JK! and of course you're right, that saying includes forums boatmad's OK thanks, still very young, and as I'm sure you'll remember (although I do understand the diferences between 98 and now as far as pc ownership) things being slow to start. I gotta say, I still enjoy a good wind-up with your children LOL.

P.S. you forgot GM in ya list LOL
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Old 05 June 2003, 04:41   #37
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What about a real engine => "Keith Black"

Probably never fitted in a RIB yet !

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Jon F,What about a real engine => "Keith Black"Mark
Now you're talking!!!!
you wouldn't want it in a rib tho', "drag racing engine" and "blow up stabilizers" in the same sentence doesn't realy work!
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Old 05 June 2003, 04:55   #39
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On a serious note, JK's note on being stuck on a point of view was a little unfair, I said "It depends on what you want from the boat" for example, if I were building a cruiser, or floating fortress like CH, I would go for the volvo, like the great man himself. much higher low down power, well proven combo from a company with a long term marine history, and the wiring doesn't look like is was ripped out of a nissan sunny! But if, as I said, top speed were important above all else, and I was in a position to make good the crap engine mounting system, there would only be one choice I could make( if I was buying mainstream stuff)--Yanmar amen.
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dont think the one in the pic is anyones phantom.. doesnt look quite right from here. did we find out if is it a real one?
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