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Old 27 June 2011, 09:57   #1
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Great fun in Scotland!

Just got back from Scotland, weather was good and got out on the boat almost every day.
We stayed at Loch Linnhe and this is quite a large piece of water, took about 20 minutes to cross in our little 2.8m SIB.
It was nice to be able to go faster, normally we are on the canal or river where it's limited to 4/5mph.
However it got me wanting a bigger engine....I'm thinking about putting a Tohatsu 9.8 on it.
Loch Linnhe was almost deserted, we saw a couple of small yachts and one large RIB but not much else except the ferry.
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Old 27 June 2011, 14:42   #2
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Old 27 June 2011, 16:02   #3
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Old 27 June 2011, 18:53   #4
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It was nice to be able to go faster, normally we are on the canal or river where it's limited to 4/5mph.
However it got me wanting a bigger engine....I'm thinking about putting a Tohatsu 99.8 on it.
Yep I agree .. its only natural ..git your ass flyin' .. its da only way
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Old 28 June 2011, 03:41   #5
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I didn't take many pictures of the boat but here's a couple my wife took, plus one of her with the boat, and one I took while crossing the Loch
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Old 28 June 2011, 08:23   #6
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Looks very nice - stick a Tohatsu 9.8 2St on there if you get a chance - it should fly!
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And so it begins...... just a little more power.... just a bit bigger boat...... just a bit more power..... laughing with you..... I get bitten by the same bug often ..... go for it!
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Old 28 June 2011, 11:32   #8
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My wife wants something with some sort of cabin or cover where we can shelter from the rain.
We got caught in a downpour on the river in Norfolk and were soaked/pelted with hailstones, there was nowhere to hide...
It was a beautiful cloudless sky when we set off that day.

Anybody got any ideas? It needs to be towable on a trailer and not too large, and capable of reasonable speed, say over 25 knots

I'll keep the SIB as well.
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Where is the slipway in the pic please?
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My wife wants something with some sort of cabin or cover where we can shelter from the rain.
We got caught in a downpour on the river in Norfolk and were soaked/pelted with hailstones, there was nowhere to hide...
It was a beautiful cloudless sky when we set off that day.

Anybody got any ideas? It needs to be towable on a trailer and not too large, and capable of reasonable speed, say over 25 knots

I'll keep the SIB as well.
The SIB would make a nice tender for a Redbay Cabin Rib!!!
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