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Old 06 April 2012, 15:21   #11
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Mollers , yes , and yes again . that ref is always big team biased but in a way it's not too bas as they really need to focus on Aviva and HC quali , then we can blast off to somewhere for a jolly weekend ....
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Old 06 April 2012, 15:24   #12
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Viking, are you based in Teignmouth?
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Old 06 April 2012, 19:59   #13
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Hi Viking,

Live in Western Australia these days and in many areas, it is 15 years behind the times, the exception being the big mining companies that are investing $$$billions to ravage the Pilbara.

As kids, my brother and I were always down the Teign, fishing (never caught a bloody thing) or exploring (always came back filthy). We used to bunk in to the stock car racing at the racecourse by climbing up on the railway bridges and straddling our way across.

I used to like my 585, so much so that I commissioned a 7.4 from Tim Wilks. The only real issue that I had with it was water ingress between the hull and the deck, which could affect the handling significantly if the boat was afloat for an extended period. I believe this problem was addressed by Ribtec in later models.

I did the Scillies one year with Brian Elliot and Mike Garside and was very impressed with the 585's handling in a building following sea from the Lizzard up to Plymouth. The F115 had just enough power to get up to the top of the wave before the exhilarating run down the other side and then powering off before the bow buried itself. We got back inside the Sound and the steering let go 300m from QAB. It could have been very different if we were unable to control the boat 90 minutes earlier.....
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Old 07 April 2012, 03:38   #14
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Mollers, just across the river in Shaldon , do u launch here ?
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Old 07 April 2012, 03:43   #15
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Bitten , that trip sounds like fun , I'm hoping to get over to the Channel Islands this summer if time allows. I kinew a Tony Garside a while back , must be related.
re the boat . I have read on here about ingress between hulls , when i got mine and pulled the bung there was a nice air rush suggesting some pressure in the void , since changing the seats and consuls i don't get the air rush anymore so i'm guessing there's a an old screw hole that needs filling thru the deck, gonna pump some water in to the bung hole and hopefully find it
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Old 07 April 2012, 05:42   #16
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Mollers, just across the river in Shaldon , do u launch here ?
My Sis lives in Teignmouth. I'm tempted to fly up in the boat sometime soon.
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Old 07 April 2012, 05:47   #17
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22nd April and take in the Chiefs vs Saints game !
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