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Old 03 April 2019, 02:56   #1
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T32 honwave and 15hp suzuki , my impressions

Good morning

Just my thoughts as a newby.

1st of all the forums are great for advice already met up with HH . ( daughters comment on seeing photos of us in boat, 2 stout guys in boat did it move fast,, daughter 10)

Well back to the sib.

Weight management of the boat (not me) and transport , before inflation seems to be the area I need to get right. Currently got sac barrow ( a must ) but boat and motor in house as dont want mice to get at them . Looking at getting box trailer to store all so it's a hook up and go , also only then need to take out when at launch not at home to car etc.

Omg kit, well that never seems to stop growing !

First day out on ullswater was filled with a mixture of excitement and apprehension, having only kyacked before .
Inflation , like the bravo pump esp since it's the rechargeable as no faff and now that the right adapter filled can be left while getting rest of kit sorted ( turns itself off when at correct pressure). 25min and I was ready to go....

Launch wheels great (pacer marine thx) . Once down slip way ( glenridding) in water wheels up and row row row , paranoid of ob hitting bottom.. struggle struggle well eventually rememberd button to get ob down, pumped fuel line , neutral, bent open , pull , its started 1st time.... 10 min idel as forgot then here we go,,, twisted the throttle and off like a stabbed rat towards the steamer... omg again the throttle is sensitive.. eventually managed to get hang, with out tipping me or family in the drink.

3rd time off to largs with HH . Nervous at first but once shown what to do was amazing,,, 1st bit advice,, go out asap with someone who knows these boats and the area... alot easier and safer ( nearly got lost) also got to show what boat can do..
Got on plain easily with 2 stout blokes , got to 27.8 knots, touching 28 knots ( not each other thank God as did think at first Hh had been in navy , not though so lucky ) .
Arran from largs and back made it for me day was fab showed me how far I can go on a nice day. Need to find out what's it like on a not so nice day, but will not go out on any day that looks poor as not that comfortable yet.

Conclusions

Sibing great fun , addicted
Boat heavy ( right for me at this stage, despite being reminded by HH on number occasions t38 better option ;-)
Sac truck defo needed
Manage weight as could stop u going out if u dont
15hp a bit over top 10 would been ok but 15 gives extra punch and can go bigger sib and keep engine
Look out for throtal sensitive as omg gave me a fright
Get to know where u are and where u going
Get safety equipment
Try on a lake etc 1st it's a good 1st go
Get fuel position understood ( I am getting a 30 lt as well as 12 as need spare just in case)
Slowly at 1st
Use forums and go with an experienced dude at first
Enjoy
Win lottery your going to need the cash

Ps I am dyslexic please forgive erros, erras , error.. midtakes , sorry mistakes
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Old 03 April 2019, 05:25   #2
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Glad you seem to be having positive first experiences.

Yes that Suzuki is super snappy on the throttle... I noticed that immediately when we had the 20hp version new. They are excellent at a first pull start.

I think you have a new sib with 15hp 2-up speed record there!?

Indeed knowing where you are and where you are going is very important. You have spent so much already a small plotter might be useful.
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Old 03 April 2019, 08:21   #3
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Old 03 April 2019, 09:29   #4
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Hello Cumbria

28 knots
I must trade mine in or its down on power .
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Old 03 April 2019, 10:46   #5
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Hi Cumbria that was. A fantastic day the weather was perfect we couldn't have been any more lucky than that.
You got the hang of it very quickly like I said to you take your time and you will get there on the way back I let you take full control you nearly made a mistake going back but I caught you just in time that speed we did was on phone GPS so would like to see it again using plotter good luck next to will be rib I think???
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Old 03 April 2019, 13:53   #6
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Kph = 15 knots
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Kph = 15 knots
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Old 04 April 2019, 03:07   #8
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Well done on getting out there.

But.....I know this has always been 'FibNet' but 28 kts with a 15 on a 3.2 SIB with two blokes?? No way...

Sure it wasn't 18? Even that would be good.
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I should have said 28 klh witch is about 15 knots
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I just meet the most funniest two old men at Resipole one of which was the gurnard
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Thx haggis... seemed fast enough for me.....
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Glad you had a good first day in the sea.

Largs is an excellent place to launch from with lots of route options and beautiful scenery.

I need to get out there for a weekend soon

Well done HH for taking the time to help out.
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I just glad he enjoyed himself I don't mind helping anybody I am go ING there in two weeks for long weekend camping may be round Bute up loch Fyne depends on weather
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I just meet the most funniest two old men at Resipole one of which was the gurnard
Aye i should have bollocked you waking me up at 06.30.
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And the other now an old age pensioner
Did u enjoy your day oot old yin
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Cheeky kids eh tut, aye a bit cold but grand just got back when the wind started again all good now with smoe blak gold
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