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Old 05 December 2010, 16:53   #11
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Matt, what are you doing on 19/20 February next year? I have a plan.
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Old 05 December 2010, 17:01   #12
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Speed tubes are interconnected to the main tubes so they're the designed to be the same pressure.

Inflating the boat, trying to fit the floor, lugging the 50hp around, all way too much hassle. My first job is to design and build a DODO (drive on-drive off) trailer same as RNLI then she'll live at home on that.

The idea is to launch from the nearest point to destination, ie St. Catherine is 6 or 7 nm to the Ecrehous, town is 12nm to Minquiers, Greve de Lecq is 10nm to Sark.

The furthest I plan to go is Alderney which is around 30 nm from Jersey north coast, but I'll probably only do that once! Mostly its going to be for pottering around the Jersey coastline, getting close inshore, exploring caves and beaches etc.

Long term (in my dreams) the Zod will sit on the back of my diesel powered 10m homemade aluminium rib "a la Mach II"
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All sounds like excellent fun, our 2.6m with the 3.3 was(is) awesome just for bumbling around, god knows how much fun you'll have in this

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The furthest I plan to go is Alderney which is around 30 nm from Jersey north coast, but I'll probably only do that once!
Just shout if you need a safety boat That would be awesome if you did make that crossing though; bloody hard work and painful if you did - even if it was flat calm

ATB & have fun!

p.s. when is the first launch pencilled in for?
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Spring tide by any chance?! I could well be available, unless it involves sibbing 40nm to MstM in which case I'll be washing my hair that weekend

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when is the first launch pencilled in for?
No rush, plenty to do, prolly in the new year
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Old 05 December 2010, 18:46   #15
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Spring tide by any chance?! I could well be available, unless it involves sibbing 40nm to MstM in which case I'll be washing my hair that weekend
It is a spring tide as it happens, but I wasn't thinking of MStM or Avranches or Pontaubault for that matter. No, the destination is top secret; mum's the word etc. I'll tell you next time I see you. Clue: it will appeal to your interest in the military. By the way Matt, you have less hair than I do so no excuses.
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I'll tell you next time I see you. Clue: it will appeal to your interest in the military.
Makes note to plant a bug in all the Jersey boozers.
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This is all getting a bit James Bond.
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Sounds intriguing though, I'm interested!
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Old 06 December 2010, 14:46   #19
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That's a wicked looking boat! Zodiac's always tweaking their designs. I see your speedtubes are placed quite a bit further outboard than mine. What's the Max. rated HP?
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are you going tubes and tiller or console and remotes?
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