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Old 16 December 2007, 14:37   #21
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Posh trailer too - what's its gross weight?
It's a Dixonbate R2B61 or something like that!. Takes 1500kg gross. Trailer itself being 420kg according to the plate - which seems alot to me . Rig apparently weighs 1150 gross so far according to Osprey, but I haven't been to a weighbridge. I will if I can in due course.
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Old 16 December 2007, 14:43   #22
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It's a Dixonbate R2B61 or something like that!. Takes 1500kg gross. Trailer itself being 420kg according to the plate - which seems alot to me . Rig apparently weighs 1150 gross so far according to Osprey, but I haven't been to a weighbridge. I will if I can in due course.
Let's hope that there aren't too many weighbridges on the Island, coz' I reckon you'll be tipping the scales at well over 1500kg.
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Old 16 December 2007, 15:14   #23
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Rig apparently weighs 1150 gross so far according to Osprey
Osprey also reckon the 5.8 Vipermax is 2.36m wide - mine is 2.48m


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...I haven't been to a weighbridge. I will if I can in due course.
Get down there before you start adding stuff - I don't think 1500kg will be enough.
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Well here it is I now have my work cut out for the coming weeks, no perhaps I mean months! After a long trip to Wolverhampton, and a delayed return crossing on the ferry due to F9-10 winds, I have at last got it home and into the back garden. And I have to say, I'm rather chuffed. It's really not that easy mentally working out a colour scheme and layout, but I'm pleased with my choices. I'm now back in the warm having been making tents all day (I always wanted to be a scout!) so that I can work on the fit-out over the winter. +1 C today, but that's pretty cold for these parts. Rare we ever get frost on the ground, but we did this morning.

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looks great mate, good luck with the build, you will have a lot of fun

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Well here it is I now have my work cut out for the coming weeks, no perhaps I mean months! After a long trip to Wolverhampton, and a delayed return crossing on the ferry due to F9-10 winds, I have at last got it home and into the back garden. And I have to say, I'm rather chuffed. It's really not that easy mentally working out a colour scheme and layout, but I'm pleased with my choices. I'm now back in the warm having been making tents all day (I always wanted to be a scout!) so that I can work on the fit-out over the winter. +1 C today, but that's pretty cold for these parts. Rare we ever get frost on the ground, but we did this morning.

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Wif a tent like that,looks likes like you where a boy scout mate.
Good luck, or should i say dib dib
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Nice to finally see some pictures. Looks lovely! Don't worry about all the bells and whistles, just get the bare minimum done and get her on the water, then develop her like that.

I bet you're itching to finally riding your steed across the waves.
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Slow but methodical progress. I'm building a stock pile of bits in the lounge ready for fitting, but haven't fitted much other than a few hinges, 2 seat backs and a bollard! I'm being very selective on what I purchase to make sure it's exactly what I want. It'd be foolish to cut corners or regret something after it's been fitted.

Good news is that the engine is on order and should be here at the end of Feb. I'll hopefully get the looms and gauges in advance so I can get them fitted where I want.

Went to see the stainless people today and they have bent the tube for my A-frame, so just a bit of welding now and it'll be ready. (I've got a CAD drawing of it available if anyone can make use of it - you might want to see the finished article first I suppose )

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