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Old 29 July 2004, 09:56   #81
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That is the whole point - ask any Yank -....

Err.. see thread by our in-house Yank Boatster..

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.... but over here in California/US you'd be crazy to drive an American domestic. Crap I tell ya!!!

Just doin' this to see how long the thread will run before evryone gets bored to tears........





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Old 29 July 2004, 10:04   #82
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You'll never out-bore Codprawn - he's a control freak from the Valleys
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Old 29 July 2004, 10:12   #83
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Call a Plumber........

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..Just doin' this to see how long the thread will run before evryone gets bored to tears........ .
.........I shed that many tears of bordom I've flooded the place.
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Old 29 July 2004, 10:13   #84
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Philip, how very.......

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You'll never out-bore Codprawn - he's a control freak from the Valleys
.....out of character of you. Did someone buy you a ladder ?
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Old 29 July 2004, 10:18   #85
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.....out of character of you. Did someone buy you a ladder ?
i think the washing machine did it
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Old 29 July 2004, 16:40   #86
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Chris,

One thing's for sure you will not be disappointed with the boat!

What engine(s) did you decide on?
Brambles,

It's perhaps a bit early to be certain but if the Verado 275 is half as good as the hype AND it finally makes it into the UK, then this is the most likely one for my boat. Unless, of course, they come up with a bigger one!

Fortunately, I have a long lead time, as I don't intend to order it until Autumn 2005 for Spring 2006. This means that there should be some useful test reports available before I make my final decision. It also means that a fair few people will have established it's reliability in the meantime.

According to some of the boys on "Scream&Fly", it seems that Mercury are currently only making the Verado available on a handful of boat/engine packages and that stand-alone engines are not yet available in the States. The logic is that only these boat builders/engineers have had the training to properly set up the engine and its ancillary components.

Incidently, other US sites have highlighted problems with the Yamaha 300 HPDI and everything else from that 3.3 litre block, so that doesn't look too promising at the moment either.

Either way, the boat itself will be a Scorpion - provided they don't get too creative about pricing over the next year.

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Old 29 July 2004, 17:09   #87
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Lasndies were invented on Anglesey - for hunting sheeps I believe. Trouble is, sheeps are now faster!!
So it's not just a rumour that Welsh sheep can run faster!!!

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Mate of mine builds lots of houses and is very rich - buys all sorts of foreign stuff - Mercs etc - doesn't realise that by buying local more people will have more money to buy HIS houses!!!
He might have difficulty buying a Welsh car - I think Gilburn closed down quite a few years ago!
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Q: How to you get a "proper" navigation system on a Jeep?

A: Wait until the 2005 version comes out!

Navigation on the present model gives you directons but no map to look at. Even my iPAQ provides a map - and gives short cuts through motorway service areas !!!

However, the new version of the Grand Cherokee, which is due to start production for sale outside North America in Q1 2005, has a "proper" screen.

Now I have a dilemma ... do I stick with the grotty (basic version) 3 series BMW until next Spring and wait for the better GPS nav system or do I buy now and get an independent nav system?

This is a tricky one ...

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Old 30 July 2004, 04:01   #89
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Oh Christ, I think we've got another Bruce Hawkser here

I'm out of here, later
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Just remember I didn't START this thread and all those who accuse me of keeping on are JUST as bad - watch the replies again - seems I am NOT the only one who always wants the last word!
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