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Old 09 December 2004, 05:57   #11
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Thats a very speed for a standard Mermaid. Any chance of some photos of the switch to Yamaha?

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Not sure if i will be allowed, i will see what the boss says!!!

Also its a YANMAR not yamaha!!!!
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Old 09 December 2004, 17:25   #12
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Pac 22

Stand corrected,but i would thought it was a trial boat or on an aux ship as near on all MOD boats fitted to warships are moulded in grey(so they dont stick out like a sor thumb for a good target.
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Old 11 December 2004, 15:32   #13
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General guide : MK 1 - plywood deck. MK 2 GRP deck.

As Seb says there are many variants, but most Jet drives were done on the MK 2. On the MK 2 there have been mermaids fitted, yanmars and more commonly Cummins.

The MK 2 is with the cummins or the yanmar due to a decrease in engine weight. The mk 2 jets handle better than the retro fitted MK1.

Colours made include black , orange the common grey and red - the red ones were made for Endurance at Antartic. They have a stronger hull lay up and a prop guard which fits on a large bracket on to the hull just infront of the leg. They also have a stronger keel, and stainless steel protector strips on the keel and spray rails.

Do remember that these boats were made for a different application to what we use them for ie. fun, and so the jet boats dont handle the way we would like them to!
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Old 12 December 2004, 04:38   #14
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Nev, you say MK2 = GRP deck - when did these start to be manufactured? I know the latest jet MOD boats have a grp deck but theyve also got a completeley new hull design.

Did you mean that the later MKI's had GRP decks too?

By the way, how did the work on my boat go after? Manage to get it off in time?

Have you by any chance got any pictures of the Endurance red boats and info as to what they were used for?

The stainless etc sound like worthwhile fittings.

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Old 12 December 2004, 16:56   #15
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No in general the grp deck started with the MK2. If you look at the boat in the advert the tube fixing is the newer design aswell. This to say, as you pointed out they will make anything if you show them the money.

We are refurbishing a red one at the moment for a customer up towards the north of scotland. When it is finished sometime in january i shall post a pic. Ive only seen 2 red ones before.

Your boat made it up ok to Edinburgh, your mother does not know how lucky she was as the combination of my jeep and the your boat / trailer slid down the road for about 15 metres merrily behind your mums merc - it was then that i realised that the trailer did not have any brakes. We finished the boat with some hard work (not my sweat though!) and i will take some pics of it this week and send them to you. .
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Seb, you mised the weekend with Ian driving up to the Solent. Nice instrument panel you have fitted to Ian's by the way, presume you are going to do your second one the same way.

Joint Services Sailing Centre have a another red one as there harbour tug, did wonder what the history of the red hulls was. Its in very good condition and I was told to keep me eyes off her.

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Old 13 December 2004, 04:57   #17
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Nev, why didnt you refurb the MK2 boat after rather than selling it 'as is'?

I would have thought that with a decent sized Yanmar in it, you would have been able to demand sensible money for her!

Anyway, would like to see the difference in the red ones, just out of interest and look forward to seeing mine in working order!!

Bet it took a bit of work to get her ready that quickly! How long did the journey back take afterwards? Did you have fun with any hills?

Pete, im officially boatless again now! Neville took my 'project' P22 off me after i realised i couldnt afford to do exactly what i wanted to do it and that i didnt have enough time or adequate facilities - yet another expensive learning curve!!

Cheers about the instrument panel - looks smart doesnt it! I used to work for a sign manufacturers so i managed to get it made up quite resonably. As i said, no boat now so i doubt i will be getting another one made up! Would have it made from a heavier grade engraving laminate if i was to do it again though. The company that i got it from said it was their heavy duty laminate although when i compared it to the original, it was substantially thinner. Too late to complain though!

I was just curious about the red hulls too - nice to have a different colour for a change! Why keep your eyes off her? Not for sale is she?

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Seb, sadly she isn't for sale. The sailing club P22 is a red hull but doesn't have any additional stainless steel work under the hull, although thats not to say she didn't have at some time, you know the way people change the original layout on these boats.

So what you getting now ?

Ian is travelling back to Plymouth this morning so should be about Portland now.


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Old 13 December 2004, 05:10   #19
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Or someone may have just fancied the colour and painted her red

Getting now - no idea! Id like a P22 that is in perfect working order (if such a thing exists!) but sadly, the funding isnt 'up to scratch' at the moment, so i guess ill have to wait a while!

Maybe a 5.4 searider or the likes in the short term - doesnt seem to be much about at the moment though!
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Seb, the unfinished orange one didnt come from me - I wouldnt sell one unfinished. With a yanmar or a cummins in it and a heavy duty set of tubes he will get very good money for it if he does it the right way. I missed it at Babcocks when it was a couple of thousand, you never know i might buy it but my wife will give me a hard time ! she doesnt have my sense of business humour when it comes to 'speculating to accumulate'! all she is interested in is a new bathroom suite. However, my now deceased grandmother did enjoy her trip on my first P22 a few years ago when she was 95. Didnt ever manage to convince her to buy one off me though!
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