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Old 08 August 2009, 04:13   #91
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Loving 50 knots+ its a nice round number unlike 43 haha!
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Sounds like you have a plan! i look forward to seeing the finished result.
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Old 08 August 2009, 04:46   #92
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Ouch !

Sounds like you have a plan! i look forward to seeing the finished result.
So do I, a yam ft9.9 (is the ft high thrust worth it over the sandard 9.9?) and an etec 200 in white and maroon/red tubes to keep in the bloodline of the pro I think i'll pass on the high output an get a standard 200 or just 175. At some stage I imagine I will ask for the names of some of your suppliers so that I can source from the same place to keep cost down adios, Gotchi
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So do I, a yam ft9.9 (is the ft high thrust worth it over the sandard 9.9?) and an etec 200 in white and maroon/red tubes to keep in the bloodline of the pro I think i'll pass on the high output an get a standard 200 or just 175. At some stage I imagine I will ask for the names of some of your suppliers so that I can source from the same place to keep cost down adios, Gotchi

I understand that no Vipermax owner would be seen in anything other than red this season with Mr. Bish leading the way. But, bear in mind, the sun prefers blotchy pink to red. Only a thought.
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Old 09 August 2009, 04:12   #94
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There is a smaller (5.8m) Osprey here (http://www.professional-boat-sales.c...boatslist.aspx) for 20k and that will be a turn the key and go job. Although I must admit, if I had the extra 10k i'd also go for the biggest I could get. It would certainly make an enormous difference compared to the Pro 7 crap you have. I know it's crap, I had one !
A little unfair to compare the Pro 7 with a Humber Assault as it's hardly a like for like comparison, 4.2m v 5.3m, different engine, etc. The Pro 7 is a starter RIB with shallow V hull primarily for the leisure boating market. Just back from the west coast of Lewis where the weather was mixed, with around F5 everyday in the Atlantic. Still had fun though, and always felt safe.
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spartacus, thanks for your support, I have done alot in my rib aswell, and although it is suprisingly capable for its size, it is a peice of ***t but it is gr8 because it fits in my garage!
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A little unfair to compare the Pro 7 with a Humber Assault as it's hardly a like for like comparison, 4.2m v 5.3m, different engine, etc. The Pro 7 is a starter RIB with shallow V hull primarily for the leisure boating market. Just back from the west coast of Lewis where the weather was mixed, with around F5 everyday in the Atlantic. Still had fun though, and always felt safe.
No, I had a Pro7 before I had the Humber
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the 9.9 is usually a detuned bigger engine it's got something to do with a french tax break. I think.
In France you didn't need a boat driving licence if the engine was under 10hp. I don't know if that is still the case though.
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No, I had a Pro7 before I had the Humber
I realise that from earlier posts. Just making an observation.
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In France you didn't need a boat driving licence if the engine was under 10hp. I don't know if that is still the case though.
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In France you didn't need a boat driving licence if the engine was under 10hp. I don't know if that is still the case though.
Yes, this used to be the case, and there used 2 b two types of licence above this limit, "Carte Mer" ( up to 50hp) and Permis cotier (ICC equiv) however the lav changed a couple of yrs agpo and now its 6.6, and the Carte Mer has been dropped, just the permis cotier is tested. However for last year new rules came in stating that you could ask for equivelance from another licence, so the holder of an ICC can automatically gain a Permis cotier however, a permis coteir only allows you 6miles FROM A SHELTER, not just from general land, however, Alderny is less then 12miles from Cherbourg, and recently we have found that there is a little fishermans hut rest place kinda oasis in the middle of the sea halfway to Jersey which we plan on using to say that we are within 6m from a shelter... (Les ecrous i think)eeekk I do ramble on a bit...!


Back on topic, is an aux really neccessary? I have a service like sea start which covers most of the areas I generally go to, but what about outside of these areas? Halfway to Jersey, direct from St Mako will just a 9.9 be able to get me home safely? Or is it useless and not worth it, and far easier to call the coastguard in that situation??!!
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