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Old 15 January 2003, 19:18   #211
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Is your friend going to race the boat as I've not seen any B28's with that style of canopy before ( of course I could be blind and there all the rave though )

The only Mannerfelt boats with canopies I've seen so far are like the D24/V24, which I uderstand leak like an open window.

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Old 15 January 2003, 19:25   #212
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See ya folks good night,sleep tight Jon Dreaming of the rostrum me of my desert island.Bye bye
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Old 15 January 2003, 19:25   #213
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Mark,
no it's just for pleasure, the race B28 (same boat without the tub and screen) has a tandem cockpit, you'll of seen them as batboat.com and kingfisher securities and I think powertrucks, all with XR2's (pair) 4 litre this one even has a bed...kind of! but not for me, so impractical with the wings, and clambering in and out of the cockpit through the back, I'll stick to my unfasionable phantom (with loads of recovery)

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Old 15 January 2003, 19:27   #214
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I'm going teddy's and dum-dum too I think nite-nite

PS...... what is Crazyhorse going on about? he's mad!
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Old 16 January 2003, 04:38   #215
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Re: HP limits

As Dirk's message was a few pages ago I've quoted it bit-by-bit!
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JK, I'm hurt. This is not as you put it another of my wind ups.

I am simply contributing to the forum with what I believe to be a useful piece of info.

The formula that I have given is supposedly for Outboard powered craft, drawn up by some fool in Brussels. This apparently is fact!
Sorry to upset you. I hope it didn't spoil your evening

I'm generally a bit wary of things quoted as fact with nothing to substantiate them. Referencing an anonymous "mate who knows" is not normally a good indicator.
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Rather than have a go at me I suggest that you make some enquiries of your own, possibly ask the RYA who I believe are a Notified Body for the Recreational Craft Directive.
Ah, so it's an RCD requirement. I wasn't sure what the limit referred to.
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The person who gave me the info is a Boatbuilder, who's boats comply with the directive. He says that he went to numerous courses, seminars etc, and invested a considerable amount of time and money. He also employed a Notified Body to do the necessary tests for his boats to pass the tests. He did not do this alone, he shared the expense of testing etc with a well known Rib manufacturer who also works to these rules and regulations.
Thanks for clarifying that.
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He does say that this was a couple of months prior to the regulations coming into force in 1998, but he has no reason to doubt their current validity.

He is also of the opinion that a large majority of boats being built are not conforming to the rules.
I'm not surprised. From what I have seen the boat building industry has not taken the RCD very seriously. This may be due to the costs of complying properly, combined with the self certifying nature of the scheme. From what various people have said recently, it looks like it will soon dawn on people that complying with the RCD does involve more than sticking a CE mark on the transom!

As to the insurance implications of a manufacturer rating their boat to take more hp than the RCD allows -- I hate to think! You should be in the clear so long as you comply with the manufacturer's recommendations, but if they haven't fully complied with the RCD there could be problems.

Does anyone know of a manufacturer who has been proved to have incorrectly rated their boats?

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Old 16 January 2003, 04:58   #216
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Jon, In answer to your previous question about numbers of hits. You are only half way there. The largest number of hits was about Spirit leaving Cardiff ( 6846) in April last year Alan P
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Are we going to see it out for the Brass Monkey ?

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What is Brass Monkey? I meant to ask when I saw it on the BIBOA calendar.
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Old 16 January 2003, 10:14   #218
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Its a race in Poole Bay at the start of Feb.

So called because the chances are its going to be dammed cold.

Normally the first outing for racers in the year.

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Old 18 January 2003, 12:57   #219
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DJL,
Brass monkey is as Mark says, the first outing for racer's in the year, a kind of "shakedown" if you like. It's run by the royal motor yacht club in poole, it's what's called a basic race, that is, no proper licence required, no class rules as such, no national points,
the same criteria as the Cancer research race also run by the RMYC, so just about anyone can have a go-go, in just about any boat, it's usualy run over about 40 nm so not too long if you discover the hard way that racing isn't for you! (maybe Manos should enter LOLOL )
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Old 18 January 2003, 14:57   #220
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HaY I dont want to be a bit of a party pooper but this thread is all about cabin ribs and there developments.

You go faster boys stick to your own thread .

I promise not to mention speed and all this racing stuff on here even when I feel it comes all over me all of a sudden.

Its all about comfortable ribs with Cabins and wheelhouses, that have the potential to go round the world in,and keep you dry and all that sort of thing.

your assistance on this matter would be most appreciated as We dont want to see cabin ribs go the same way as most power boat racing goes.IE down the pan after a few yrs of round the boys and back to the club house in a force 3 ,

now do wee.

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