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Old 18 February 2006, 02:54   #21
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I had a redcrest too...think everyone has at one point

Used to be able to get mine to plane with a seagull 40+. I found if you don't mind getting a bit wet and lie down on the floor so your body forms a keel (yes, you do look silly like it!) it'd do around 8 knots.
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Old 18 February 2006, 04:43   #22
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i'll try that out today..its cold but the sun out so im off to the beach
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Old 18 February 2006, 05:09   #23
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I had a redcrest too...think everyone has at one point
Used to be able to get mine to plane with a seagull 40+. I found if you don't mind getting a bit wet and lie down on the floor so your body forms a keel (yes, you do look silly like it!) it'd do around 8 knots.
I've always been a great admirer of your posts Nos, and I'm now in awe. Turning yourself into a human keel or the sake of speed is truly heroic.

I've just attempted this (dry run in the garage with inflated redcrest) and I can see how it might work too. Only problem I could forsee was throttle control whilst steering with my feet and not being able to see where I was going...
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Old 18 February 2006, 06:35   #24
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Only problem I could forsee was throttle control whilst steering with my feet and not being able to see where I was going...
You've got to use a tiller extension- with an old 40+ it's easy-a broomhandle shoved up the tiller works rather well. Don't try it when it's windy or you'll flip!
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Only problem I could forsee was throttle control whilst steering with my feet and not being able to see where I was going...

tye de brewm stikk too de tillir. neel att de frunt ov de bote an stikk de uvver ennd ov de brewm inn yorr asss. yew cann doo a slarlom corse jus bi wiglin yor bumm. downt tri itt wen itts winndy orr yewl nevver wark agen.

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