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Old 16 March 2006, 04:36   #11
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By the way, I heard a rumour that 'Salcombe Flyer' are about to start production of the hull.

Here's another one for sale and a different angle (this one probably doesn't have under deck tank) - but I would buy it if I was looking.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F89088/
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Old 16 March 2006, 04:53   #12
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Old 16 March 2006, 19:06   #13
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Thanks everyone, really helpful advice.

I'm hopefully taking the boat for a sea trial next weekend! I take on board the advice re possible sea speeds. To be honest it surprised me a little but I'm not too bothered...40mph is quite fast enough.

Also, I agree re the non-braked trailer but I have a heavy duty 4 x 4 and aim to have the boat berthed at Plymouth for most of the season.

All your advice has been great!! I look forward to speaking/meeting soon and will let you know how I get on with my new boat whatever it turns out to be! If you see an Olmec RIB floating above the James Eagan Lane in Whitsand bay...that'll be me!!

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Old 17 March 2006, 04:44   #14
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AND the hull has been used for racing (successfully) - ask cookie.
First of all it's Cookee and second of all to my knowledge it's never been used for racing!

I think Derek Basham from Salcombe had one with a 130 Yam on it (there are 2 for sale on Boats and Outboards) and it went very well.

Don't forget to look for a CE plate on it!
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Old 17 March 2006, 05:07   #15
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First of all it's Cookee and second of all to my knowledge it's never been used for racing!

I think Derek Basham from Salcombe had one with a 130 Yam on it (there are 2 for sale on Boats and Outboards) and it went very well.

Don't forget to look for a CE plate on it!

Firstly there's nothing wrong with Cookies. I live for them. I always presumed you did too??

Secondly, damn, thanks for shattering years of illusion . I got the wrong end of the stick from one of your posts. So sorry.

Actually the latter link above is Derek's boat. He claims 60mph (and used to race with Cookee - different boat of course!!) so that's probably right. Hooray - clearly I should be racing........

CE plate? Whats that?

By the way Cookee - You'll always be a biscuit to me. Respect.
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Firstly there's nothing wrong with Cookies. I live for them. I always presumed you did too??

Secondly, damn, thanks for shattering years of illusion . I got the wrong end of the stick from one of your posts. So sorry.

Actually the latter link above is Derek's boat. He claims 60mph (and used to race with Cookee - different boat of course!!) so that's probably right. Hooray - clearly I should be racing........

CE plate? Whats that?

By the way Cookee - You'll always be a biscuit to me. Respect.
It is true I raced with Derek - in his Phantom 18 in OCR "A" Class - that was with an XR2 on the back - I saw 76mph on the GPS reguarly in that boat - and that was fast enough!

To be fair it probably does do 60mph with that engine on!

What have you heard about the Salcombe Flyers then? I might be in a position to confirm or deny any rumours
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Salcombe flyer was going to take on the 6mtr as part of their own range at one time........ all gone quiet now though.
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That's because they are no longer trading - the moulds have now found a new home!
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That's because they are no longer trading - the moulds have now found a new home!

Can I ask with whom?
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