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Old 01 April 2016, 12:50   #51
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Quietly new to be honest looking at your needle work and other stuff you do, work of a precise man. There's so much satisfaction to diy the trouble with off the shelf it's never really what you want and if you can turn your hand to it a bonus especially with boats.
Your aircraft looks fantastic there's a lot of work in them I once visited the museum in Whitby where there are lots of models of ships more impressive is the ones made by French prisoners of war made out of the bones from their meals & their hair for rigging very time consuming but rewarding I bet.
thanks for sharing your secret hats off to you.

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Old 01 April 2016, 13:18   #52
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>>>Did I ever tell you I played in a band too ?

As in a marching... or Sensational Alex Harvey??
Alex Harvey..now there is a name from the past

Nope..I was just the keyboard guy in a local band.. pubs..weddings that kind of junk.. we preferred trad Scottish or Irish numbers. I gave it up because it was interfering with my diet of Guinness ..so moved to Dublin to dry out a bit



Now ... Im just a rummy old seasalt .. and boring to boot...guess I lost my way somewhere ..or old age caught up on me
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Old 14 April 2016, 14:49   #53
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I thought I should give a wee update to this thread ..although it could now be called second impressions.

I mentioned earlier that I couldn’t fold the F Rib as small as the advertised dimensions..and to add an inch or two to those sizes. I will correct that because now I have the knack of folding the tubes.. and its very easy to meet advertised dimensions ..without sucking all the air out with a pump either.

I also got myself a brand new 6hp Yamaha four stroke for the Guppy. .. Yamaha are doing a cash back offer until end of april..so I got £100 off RRP.

Today ..I took her to Loch Sween..to run the outboard in. The Guppy loaded with all my gear..and myself.. below are the results. Top speed 16.7mph ..from my android phone and the gpx track report. Once the engine loosens ..im sure it will do 17mph. I cruised most the way .. at just over half throttle doing 13 mph.



However..not only is the speed amazing for a 6hp engine.. but it used a touch less than 5 litres of fuel to cover the 25.6 miles. I was a bit sorry I didn’t carry enough fuel to go round Jura today ..conditions were perfect and the Corryvrechan would have been sleeping.

Just look at that lovely clean wake..no inefficient energy used spouting water everywhere.



Hey... The engine can be carried in on hand at 27kg too.

Im loving this wee boat..in the past 30 days..I have been full day boating for 7 of those days.. because it is so compact and handy to carry in the car .. I can just go on impulse.

Im playing “Sailing” by Rod Stewart ..on the keyboards at the mo too
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Old 14 April 2016, 15:00   #54
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That's great results gurnard with a good top speed for a 6hp.

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Nice one! 17kts from a 6hp RIB? In fairness, you wallet was probably a fair bit lighter which will have helped
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As a more serious side bar (polite name for thread hijack) I can't help but think there is a sea change taking place on SIBnet - akin to the great ABLJ/Stab-jacket and SIB/RIB change in 1990s SCUBA circles. Basically the Great Truths were questioned, challenged and overturned. New kit rocked.

A few weeks back Fenny went four stroke and now The Gurnard has come over all 15/30w as well. God dammit, I've just bought another 2 stroke!

I might start a thread of my own - call it "Sumpy Old Men"

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Hey..I heard that Willk..but that because Im not deaf with the two stroke singing in my ear ..like I had at Alex Harvey gigs

I should say ..its in MPH not Knots..cos my android app in a land app .. I dont do charts very well
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As a more serious side bar (polite name for thread hijack) I can't help but think there is a sea change taking place on SIBnet - akin to the great ABLJ/Stab-jacket and SIB/RIB change in 1990s SCUBA circles. Basically the Great Truths were questioned, challenged and overturned. New kit rocked.

A few weeks back Fenny went four stroke and now The Gurnard has come over all 15/30w as well. God dammit, I've just bought another 2 stroke!

I might start a thread of my own - call it "Sumpy Old Men"

ABLJ willk you must be an old un same as me 1982 last I had one

Gurnard I would say for this boat & it's use 17mph is spot on 17 mile is a long way I would say pound for pound the combination is as ideal as you would get out of any boat.
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>>>few years back ..I won the craftsman of the year award...on one of the biggest forums for RC aeroplanes... designed my plans from small drawings..made all my own parts... Hammering up bits of wood and stitching material is a walk in the park for me..and yup..I can vacuum form canopies as well... Metal work.. etching.. you name it .

Is anyone else feeling just a tiny bit inadequate?


>>>Did I ever tell you I played in a band too ?

As in a marching... or Sensational Alex Harvey??

Fenlander you coming my way again this year? If so keep me in the loop for catch up.
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I called at yer wee hoose Jambo..but yea wer na in ? But a left a penny in the pot fur yea

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