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Old 27 December 2007, 18:50   #11
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I managed to get a Plastimo made of the same material as your XM with a transom suitable for mounting a motor in 2.2M size for 249 delivered.
That should do the trick, just need to get the rest of the boat delivered and built......................
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Old 28 December 2007, 06:20   #12
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I managed to get a Plastimo made of the same material as your XM with a transom suitable for mounting a motor in 2.2M size for 249 delivered.
That should do the trick, just need to get the rest of the boat delivered and built......................
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Old 28 December 2007, 06:34   #13
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There is another one or two folk just bought boats around the same size and type as yours. Later in the year when we all fitted out and sea tested we might be able to do some RIB meets, especially as all the boats will be around the same size and capabilities.
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Old 28 December 2007, 06:46   #14
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Hi Tony,
I am looking at an XM 2.30 at the moment and will probably buy that. I want something I can take the little 2.3 Honda from the RIB and use to power ashore. Apart from effort it ensures I can use it now and again to keep it in good fettle.
I will probab;y use a small dive cylinder to inflate so not so worried about pumping up.
It will be a while till the boat is ready but will need to organise some "cruises" off the west coast when it is. I fancy a few out over weekends if the weather co-operates.
Cheers
Yep. All good for the engine. These days I need the exercise, so that's my excuse for pumping and rowing and tramping along the shoreline.

The odd 'cruise' would be good in decent weather. The mark 1 version of my RIB tent becomes a bit dodgy in F5 and above and last season had plenty of that. Had to decamp from Scarba in the middle of the night once and run for home in gusts of F6+. Followed the 'track back' on the GPS, it was a black night. 'Interesting' time off Coiresa and through the Dorus as I couldn't see the waves - or anything else . Felt a bit lonely once or twice.

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Old 28 December 2007, 06:57   #15
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There is another one or two folk just bought boats around the same size and type as yours. Later in the year when we all fitted out and sea tested we might be able to do some RIB meets, especially as all the boats will be around the same size and capabilities.
That could be good fun. Hope to get afloat early next season, but I've got some engine work to do.

I tried to run it on water once. I think I need to take all the carburetors off and clean them out as it's running a bit rough around 2000 rpm. Might be an interesting project.
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Old 28 December 2007, 07:31   #16
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I won't be ready till late in the season anyway. I need to fit out the boat completely and haven't even got as far as loking for an outboard yet never mind finding the cash for it.
I don't get my hull till March and I reckon several months fitting it out and getting the A frame made etc before putting it in the water, even with the motor found!
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Earlier in the year I brought a zodiac Z4 @2.5M and a 4.5HP Johnson.
It was intended for my two lads to use, but was very useful when turning up to a beach and a lot of fun for us adults,
In my usual fashion the total cost was under 200.

I've recently brought a used airdeck for it to replace the wooden boards, but have not yet had a chance to try it out.

The only issue was blowing it up when you get there.

Dartmouth 2007

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