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Old 23 March 2012, 16:32   #21
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Do the wardens still knock off at 4pm?
Not sure but I used to hang around ferry nab and when all wardens boats were there (3 I think) go out for a "cruise"........that'll the bayliner 185
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Old 23 March 2012, 20:41   #22
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I have a zodiac futura mk2c fastroller + 25hp yamaha 2hp outboard insured with craftinsure. I would be most impressed if you manage to exceed 25 knots without tidal help.
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Old 24 March 2012, 03:20   #23
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I have a zodiac futura mk2c fastroller + 25hp yamaha 2hp outboard insured with craftinsure. I would be most impressed if you manage to exceed 25 knots without tidal help.
I would be impressed too, sounds like craft insure is the way to go
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Old 24 March 2012, 06:37   #24
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You guys obviously know speeds achieved with these Futura/25hp outfits but I'd expected they'd be faster, perhaps the props would need changing from standard to get more speed?

I logged a lot of info on the GPS lat year on holiday and it's still loaded to the laptop. Our Zodiac 360 Fastroller with a nice 15hp Mariner 2-stroke would get around 19mph on the GPS four up (total 40 stone) and a maximum of 23mph seen two up. It would pop on the plane in seconds.

These results were in open water and in different directions so no real wind/tidal effect giving unrealistic speeds.
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You guys obviously know speeds achieved with these Futura/25hp outfits but I'd expected they'd be faster, perhaps the props would need changing from standard to get more speed?

I logged a lot of info on the GPS lat year on holiday and it's still loaded to the laptop. Our Zodiac 360 Fastroller with a nice 15hp Mariner 2-stroke would get around 19mph on the GPS four up (total 40 stone) and a maximum of 23mph seen two up. It would pop on the plane in seconds.

These results were in open water and in different directions so no real wind/tidal effect giving unrealistic speeds.
Well today is the first time I've used it, sat lakeside as we speak having a beer in the sun at ambleside
Not sure about top speed as I'm on Windermere, but it's got bags of power and feels like she'll fly
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Well today is the first time I've used it, sat lakeside as we speak having a beer in the sun at ambleside
Not sure about top speed as I'm on Windermere, but it's got bags of power and feels like she'll fly
OK for some, Wish I was out having some fun on the water and a beer
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Old 24 March 2012, 09:14   #27
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OK for some, Wish I was out having some fun on the water and a beer
Good times mate :-)
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Well today is the first time I've used it, sat lakeside as we speak having a beer in the sun at ambleside
Not sure about top speed as I'm on Windermere, but it's got bags of power and feels like she'll fly
Jealous!
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Old 24 March 2012, 14:34   #29
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Jealous!
Great day out
Decided to buy the craft insure policy this morning, although I didn't need to show proof of insurance to launch at ferry nab (Windermere)
Only down side to the day was one of the futura speed tubes was deflated when I took the boat out of the water, I'm hoping it's just the valve wasn't seated properly and praying it's not a puncture, didn't go into very shallow water so can't see how I could have caught it on anything
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i thought this was a sensible thread on insurance ,instead it`s turned into `lake water torture`..... on the plus side i fired my 10 and the*new* 15 mariner started first time.... fridge of beer and picnic made , i`ll be having a run down stratford tommorow
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