Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 24 January 2016, 05:55   #141
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fulham
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 25HP
MMSI: 235914577
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 198
Unrelated, but this video makes me laugh - especially the unlawful towing - just shows you what is possible with the Aerotec!
__________________

__________________
Firstrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 05:56   #142
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fulham
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 25HP
MMSI: 235914577
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 198
__________________

__________________
Firstrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 06:31   #143
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fulham
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 25HP
MMSI: 235914577
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 198
Another question - I have an 8" tablet running Navionics Boating HD in a waterproof which is good but need to fix it to the seat or hand hold, any ideas rather than taping so I can get it at the right angle in the sunlight to see the screen?
__________________
Firstrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 07:15   #144
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki DF20 EFI
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,836
24kts and no spray... that's worked out a good combo.

Re bow rope I always check it's pulled tight inside the boat and tied off before getting under way.

Yep I like the scooter towing too... we are taking a 2wk holiday for the second year running in a place that's amazing for SIB use but the only tiny downside is to hide the SIB away means pulling it up a short hill to the cottage garden. It's a very quiet road and I'm tempted to get the Mrs to drive and I'll sit in the estate loadspace with the tailgate up and holding onto the bow handle.

Re the "right" side to sit. Personal choice of course but I always sit the other side to you... i.e. on the starboard tube. My reasons are that with the outboard tiller on port side sitting starboard you are sitting upright travelling straight ahead and when pulling the tiller towards your body isn't in the way. Then on an extreme starboard turn you are leaning into the boat towards the C of G as you push the tiller over.

If you are already sitting to port and need to do a sharp starboard turn you are in the way of the tiller and tend to shift/lean away to pull it round risking unbalancing backwards into the water.

Also if you are helming when it cuts up rough and need to move to kneel on the floor the tiller is in the way if you start from the port tube.

Re tablet... any ideas from these images...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ta...1gDu4Q_AUIBygC
__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 07:20   #145
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fulham
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 25HP
MMSI: 235914577
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 198
Fenlander. Very very good points, thank you. I will try the Starboard seat and build my left arm muscles.
__________________
Firstrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 07:24   #146
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fulham
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 25HP
MMSI: 235914577
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 198
I will tie off the bow rope going forward.
__________________
Firstrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 09:32   #147
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,544
Yes, the which side to sit is an old chestnut on here but general consensus (by no means universal) is pilot from the starboard tube. Most OB's are designed for use on the SB side, this is the way the RNLI have always taught it in there SIB's (and as finlander states you need to do it this wat when kneeling in the V, again all RNLI SIB's are generally helmed this way) and the tiller is much better positioned that way, the throttle also rotates the correct way if you're used to a motorbike throttle.
__________________
Max... is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 09:38   #148
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,544
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firstrib View Post
Another question - I have an 8" tablet running Navionics Boating HD in a waterproof which is good but need to fix it to the seat or hand hold, any ideas rather than taping so I can get it at the right angle in the sunlight to see the screen?
You just need some sort of universal joint or make a simple bracket out of aluminium plate kind of related here:

Bombard Aerotec ready for the maiden voyage (b@stard son of a Y Class)

I'd highly recommend a fuel bladder too, frees up a lot of space. And a tiller extension so you can get your weight further forward.

__________________
Max... is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24 January 2016, 10:11   #149
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,126
Your 'front rope' (painter) dropping in the water is a very common occurrence. As a result you should make it just short enough it can't foul the prop. Put a spliced eye in the end and carry additional line which can have a sheetbend used to attach it to the painter
__________________
ShinyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 February 2016, 16:46   #150
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fulham
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury 25HP
MMSI: 235914577
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 198
More Thames trips

Hello, the Thames (4th) adventure was on Saturday, Fulham to Richmond again, with the excitement of Richmond Lock and the PLA lock keeper on Channel 80. There were lots of rowers including Oxford University preparing for the Oxford and Cambridge boat race.

I do now begin to accept why most people don't go out in the winter time, it took 1.5 hours to warm up when moored at Richmond.

Only two mishaps this time, dropped the wheel key right in the middle of the Thames for the Bombard Aerotec 380 (has a slight spiral angle to the thread) and can't find a replacement for my 2001 model. The genuine part has a different thread on it (straight non angled thread) - so if anyone has any ideas for a replacement. I did an excellent repair with a clamp (see photo).

The second mishap was a careless one, running the prop aground at Richmond, so took a chunk out of it, only a small one, so now two chunks - question, is this ok for now or serious - see picture.

Piloting from starboard side now, it does seem better, the only thing is that my left arm is not as strong as my right and against the current, the tiller pulled to the port side quite strongly and it felt a battle to control it on this trip, I found myself pulling it strongly to starboard to keep on course at speed, the floor was not quite sitting correctly and I wonder if that was the reason, or the chipped prop - any ideas on this one?

Got a nice camcorder case to hold the battery which I now disconnect for safety and only use for lights and the occasional electric start.

I have also planned the place for the light pole on the starboard side over the metal plate, just an inch or so for the pole avoiding the wheel movements and tiller.

I am now looking for somewhere to moor overnight on a Saturday as the set up and take down same day is a bit much, any ideas welcome around the Fulham/Chelsea area.

Are you getting out this time of the year or preparing for Spring?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0004.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	94.7 KB
ID:	110773   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0012.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	47.2 KB
ID:	110774   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0031.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	81.8 KB
ID:	110775   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0018.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	60.4 KB
ID:	110776   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0024.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	68.5 KB
ID:	110777  

__________________

__________________
Firstrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.