Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26 June 2013, 02:24   #31
Trade member
Cookee's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
Originally Posted by paddlers View Post
Driving on snow is a real skill !!
I used to spend at least four months a year in the Alps in ski resorts as a ski guide and once you get used to it driving in snow isn't difficult - and not all of the roads are as well looked after as you might think over there! Of course it's probably different snow or something!
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 June 2013, 13:46   #32
RIBnet supporter
tonymac's Avatar
Country: Ireland
Town: Belfast
Boat name: Cait
Make: Humber
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Opti
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 901
This Mitzy has been a journey!!

Turns out to buy the bits to re-condition is nearly the same price as getting a new engine. Both VERY expensive

After a lot of looking around and even driving A4 Allroads, A6s of all types and even contemplating a Skoda Yeti decision made.

Newer engine being fitted next Monday. Came out of a 2012 with 12K miles. Hardly run in.
Should outlive the car!

After the expense there will be no change of jeep. I'll run her into the ground first (or it will run me!!)

Might change tack and upgrade the better-half's car so it can tow the boat on the flat... haven't broken that to her yet

Now to get the work done in time for lifting the boat from Donegal to get to Dun Laoghaire by the time the guys get over from Carnarvon.

Thanks for all the sound advice guys - - and thanks for the un-sound bits too
Any meaning read into my message is the product of your own mind...
tonymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 June 2013, 14:16   #33
RIBnet supporter
mick's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Town: Wakefield
Boat name: Bouncer
Make: Redbay Stormforce
Length: 6m +
Engine: 2x Honda 90Hp
MMSI: 235025718
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,939
Originally Posted by gotchiguy View Post

2500 I think, should be fine for a VM.

Better off with an XC70 IMHO.
Don't know about them XC70 know a couple of people that are having gearbox issues when towing
B S Wing Man Yorkshire Division
( Gods Own Country )
B.I.O.C member
mick is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.