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Old 22 May 2010, 03:23   #11
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.... I reckon you'll make the Scillies!
Not quite with only a 22ltr tank. Giving 3-4 Easterlies on Radio Cwll earlier. That'll put a bit of swell up in the bay.

What's happening with the Ribtech?
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Old 22 May 2010, 05:06   #12
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Not quite with only a 22ltr tank. Giving 3-4 Easterlies on Radio Cwll earlier. That'll put a bit of swell up in the bay.

What's happening with the Ribtech?
seems good, Par, Meva-Fowey couple of evenings ago
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Old 22 May 2010, 13:46   #13
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Other than the alarm going off for no apparent reason (see 'engines and props'), she performed superbly. The 14.5"P prop appears to have been a good guess, it maxed at 5500rpm, probably more available with a thumbful of trim. Pull-out etc good. No idea of top speed until I get it running next to the Vmax. We liked the way it handled, it bobbled along in a very assured manner. Our 13yo daughter helmed for most of the afternoon, she found the controls light and very manageable.

I've not used a non-rollercoaster trailer for years, what a PITA! I ended up manually lifting the whole back end of the boat onto the rear roller.
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Old 22 May 2010, 14:10   #14
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No idea of top speed until I get it running next to the Vmax.
Unless of course its quicker and then we'll never know about it!
My guess is 34 kts.
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Unless of course its quicker and then we'll never know about it!
And if you're quicker, we'll never here the end of it.
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And if you're quicker, we'll never here the end of it.
As our Brethren across the pond would say
'Oh Helll Yea!'
(Sadly it's 'only' looking like 44-46 ish knots. that however is making no allowance for chine walking or my ever decreasing bottle!)
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or my ever decreasing bottle!
hehe .. hell yeah... its that instinct to slow down sometimes but then you think .. no ..the suns out.. I aint old enough .. lets keep that gas wide open
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Beach launched and recovered today. Ba$t**d trailer!!!
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Beach launched and recovered today. Ba$t**d trailer!!!
Yeah, D-D's was a fcuker too. He hadda buy a real one...
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Yeah, D-D's was a fcuker too. He hadda buy a real one...
I'm gonna have to modify it. I can't bin it, it's only a couple of years old. Bunks would be better.
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