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Old 12 July 2011, 16:45   #11
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Its beige with a brown spray deck, the seams are glued rather than heat welded were early PVC boats glued? i haven't tried an aceytone test yet as i don't have any.
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Old 12 July 2011, 17:06   #12
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Nice, the nearby island wouldnt be peel island would it?
You wouldnt catch me swimming in them lakes! haha, cold is only half of it. Im around ullswater usually every other weekend or more, but plan to get on windermere at some point to do some pike fishing.
Yes the island i Piel, haven't been over since i was a nipper and the pubs just opened on there afte refurbishment so what better an excuse!! Yes the water in Coniston is VERY cold, which is why i sit in a canoe directing them . Ullswaters great, went up there few months ago, nice scenery but can get a little chilly with wind coming down off the fells.

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Afraid not, im using my phone as pc's goosed, if you search on ebay there is the exact same one still for sale
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Old 12 July 2011, 17:20   #13
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Also while we're (sort of) on the subject of saltwater, i know after you have used the motor in saltwater you have to flush it with fresh but how soon does it have to be done, straight away?? next day?? within a week etc
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Yes the island i Piel, haven't been over since i was a nipper and the pubs just opened on there afte refurbishment so what better an excuse!! Yes the water in Coniston is VERY cold, which is why i sit in a canoe directing them . Ullswaters great, went up there few months ago, nice scenery but can get a little chilly with wind coming down off the fells.
I have never been to Piel island myself, i just remember being on an RYA powerboat course up at whitehaven along with the "princess" of the island. I remember it well, as when it was her turn to control the boat(8m(?) humber 150hp optimax out in a force 5/6) she nearly turned it over!
It does get breezy, especially on the bend near howtown, although the small waves that get wipped up almost adds excitement to the 10mph speed limit.
Oh wait, im only managing 6mph-7 with the wind behind- 2up + gear due to my lack of engine size!
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Also while we're (sort of) on the subject of saltwater, i know after you have used the motor in saltwater you have to flush it with fresh but how soon does it have to be done, straight away?? next day?? within a week etc
I think the sooner, the better. That way it should have less time to start to corrode
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I have never been to Piel island myself, i just remember being on an RYA powerboat course up at whitehaven along with the "princess" of the island. I remember it well, as when it was her turn to control the boat(8m(?) humber 150hp optimax out in a force 5/6) she nearly turned it over!
It does get breezy, especially on the bend near howtown, although the small waves that get wipped up almost adds excitement to the 10mph speed limit.
Oh wait, im only managing 6mph-7 with the wind behind- 2up + gear due to my lack of engine size!
haha yes the "princess" ive never had the opportunity to meet HRH!! As for engine size what have you got, im the complete opposite at the moment, ive got a fantastic engine thats too big for my boat, plus its a long shaft!

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I think the sooner, the better. That way it should have less time to start to corrode
Hmmmm bugger, thats what i thought, could be a problem if wanting to camp on Piel as i wouldn't be able to flush until the following day at the earliest
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Old 12 July 2011, 17:45   #17
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Afraid not, im using my phone as pc's goosed, if you search on ebay there is the exact same one still for sale
Ah, different to our old one-pic of that one here:-

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Old 12 July 2011, 17:52   #18
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Ah, different to our old one-pic of that one here:-

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Now im really confused, i said earlier that when i checked inside the tubes it was the same colour believing that was an indicator it was hypalon (im sure i read that on a forum somewhere) just had a quick browse on internet now and most are saying if its the same colour inside as out then its PVC?
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Have a look at the seams on yours, vs the ones on my old one (no horizontal tube seams) and the one on Ebay. Mine was definitely Strongon (PVC).
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haha yes the "princess" ive never had the opportunity to meet HRH!! As for engine size what have you got, im the complete opposite at the moment, ive got a fantastic engine thats too big for my boat, plus its a long shaft!



Hmmmm bugger, thats what i thought, could be a problem if wanting to camp on Piel as i wouldn't be able to flush until the following day at the earliest
Hahaa, if you ever do make sure shes not driving the boat!
At the moment, iv got a 4hp mercury which i have carried over from the 2.5m inflatable i had before. Both of which belonged to my dad. Now im sorting myself out with something a bit better. Engine wise, on the lookout for something upto 30hp now though, theres not much that comes up at the right price & condition though. So gotta be quick if something viable is on offer.
If your going over to Piel, leaving it for a day or so before flushing is very unlikely to cause any damage, but i think if its constant / more frequent use in salt water, thats when it would start to take affect.
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