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Old 27 October 2003, 03:14   #1
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Charlie's help and an artificial Noel

Hi folks

Well I took my plastic barrel up to our Scottish abode and plonked it in the front garden.

"I see you've got your water barrel then". Said Charlie.

'Er indoor and moi popped off to the next village for some supplies. On our return about 2 hours later there was Charlie in our front garden. Not only had he made the 'transom' but he had fitted it as well. He was now making a lid for it!

What a good pal Charlie is (remember Charlie's shed?).

One hose pipe fitting and about 60 minutes later and the 15hp marriner was flushing away.

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Old 27 October 2003, 03:19   #2
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A 3.4 m sib with me in the back and a 15hp engine getts a little liveley at the front end. Now of course I oftem am able to press gang Noel or someother unsuspecting person into the bow to act as ballast. However I decided to experiment to provide a solution when I'm on my own.

The result....

Take one FULL fuel tank and tie it upfront. Take one 80 lltr waterproof kit bag, stuff it full of heavy things and lash it to the front.

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Old 27 October 2003, 03:22   #3
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It wasn't quite as good as having Noel in the front, but it certainly was an improvement.

Pictures taken in Balintore harbour.

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Have you thought of getting a tiller extender and then sitting on the forward seat?
Would that help?
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Old 27 October 2003, 04:31   #5
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Hi Brian

I've seen the local fishermen do this. They simply use a length of that grey plastic plumbing pipe and jam it on the end of the throttle grip.

I'll give it a try when I'm up next time.

BTW I went out to the 'Kings Reef Buoy' on my own. Funnily enough it seemed easy after recent adventures.

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I see you like a bit of "nookie" in your SIB, Keith
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Re: Charlie's help and an artificial Noel

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an artificial Noel
Hmm. What does Natalie think of that?

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he he he he

It's the only 'nookie' I get these days. Still the sib doesn't keep asking me to do decorating etc.

Good point JK...I'll ask her.

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Have you thought of getting a tiller extender and then sitting on the forward seat?
Hi Keith, be careful if you try a tiller extension. I know of a SIB that capsized after a tiller extension came loose while using at high speed.

Nice barrel, beats my old plastic dustbin.

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Old 27 October 2003, 15:45   #10
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Hey Hart, you haven't been keeping bodies from the motuary and using them in the bag for ballast have you??

By the way when you take me and Pete in the SIB is it just for ballast or do you really like our company?????
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