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Old 29 June 2013, 12:57   #21
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there was me thinking aj lived in radford semele samt was gutted he wanted to do portsmouth but it`s the stratford river festival i`m guessing he`s gonna be very busy lmao ..are you stopping down there or having a travelodge ?
Nah just in Warwickshire!

As always will be a day trip
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Old 29 June 2013, 14:09   #22
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Next weekend dudes!
Crikey! Is it really next weekend!
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Old 01 July 2013, 20:18   #23
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thats our local sls club whitsandbay in the pictures. they won it that year i think . i was helping maintain the engine and boat but have given up on safety grounds among others .
They have no kill cords and the throttle return is useless , that boat gets beached at full throttle and the prop is throwing sand everywhere until someone jumps back in the boat and turns it off . The engine mounts were killed in half a season on a new engine , so badly that it kept breaking the gear linkage rod .
beware your beach lifeguards have the same system with no Killcord keep away when those guys are playing .
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Old 02 July 2013, 05:11   #24
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So why no killcords?
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Old 02 July 2013, 06:31   #25
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The idea is that if the tiller person gets thrown out in surf the boat is still running and the other person in the boat can take over quickly and pick up his mate. Ie no dead engine in the surf zone .They remove the normal kill cord switch and fit a throttle return spring .

In reality it never seems to work that way , the lifeguards also agree , the second person /passenger is almost always the one thrown out or both if its like the picture shown
Even a fit lifeguard can't swim fast enough to catch a sib ticking over in gear in surf . The problem is the throttle on tiller steer outboards is usually quite stiff as it doesn't just operate a carb slide like a motorbike set up , add days on the beach ,salt, sand and no maintenance and the throttle just stays where its left , usually wide open .

I believe Its only luck that we haven't seen an out of control circling lifeguard sib on a beach yet. Although i guess the next wave would probably soon disable an empty boat and if its the crew are thrown out the boat is usually capsized too wich tends to stop the motor quite quick .
I expect It also costs in drowned engines going under while revving
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Zodiac also makes an irb
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