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Old 03 July 2006, 09:06   #21
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.......as small as your's why don't you do as P D and stick it in the boot or on the roof.
Mate, ....er if you mean me, I think you'll find mine is as long as yours. Mine is however 'slender' whist yours is... fat. Yours is also lacking in the performance department as I recall.

Ok, yours does have novelty stripes, I'll give you that.
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Old 03 July 2006, 15:04   #22
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I definitely leave mine off when towing. It would wear the tubes otherwise, also it would put extra strain on the windscreen.
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Old 03 July 2006, 15:15   #23
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towed 560 miles to and from pwlllllheelli this weekend and perfect, no problems, but that was with the cover off


towed from the campsite down the road to the launch site at slow ish speed, it was balooning and not looking good so i would never tow with the cover on normally

my cover is a nice canvas type that fits really well but is not suited at all for towing.
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I seem to recall.......

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Yours is also lacking in the performance department as I recall.
.........backing off a tad to conserve fuel, if that's what you mean

Re; Cover on / cover on.....I suppose you have to consider what to do with the cover whilst your towing if when you arrive at your destination you then want to put it in place in order to well, cover the boat. Us 6 mtr boys know only too well that large canvas covers (especially those to cover "fat ribs ) are pretty big and bulky.

Therefore, me, I'd tow with it on but take ever precaution to counter all the bad points listed above.
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Surely the big 6m RIBS are tough enough to withstand a flimsy cover on them. Its never been a consideration with my Searider. Maybe its something I need to think about for the future.
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I seem to recall backing off a tad to conserve fuel, if that's what you mean
Yeh right. In fact I have a picture of your face at the time... here....

Hmm, Phil Davies, Me Me, Rich L

Re cover. As I said, I've driven hundreds of miles with a non custom canvas style cover on. No problem, no ballooning, no chafing. Just takes quite a few bungies and at least 30 minutes! (hence my reluctance to do it).
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how did you guys fair against Geds aircraft or the vipermax 7?
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Yeh right. In fact I have a picture of your face at the time... here....

Hmm, Phil Davies, Me Me, Rich L

Re cover. As I said, I've driven hundreds of miles with a non custom canvas style cover on. No problem, no ballooning, no chafing. Just takes quite a few bungies and at least 30 minutes! (hence my reluctance to do it).
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Old 04 July 2006, 10:11   #28
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Long distance journey i'd say tow with it off. I've also just come back from the south of France ( and believe it or not also St Tropez area). Towed the boat the whole way uncovered ( clingfilmed all the bits likely not to clean up) and although everthing was locked away and roped down, i still lost a £350 cushion. Lesson learnt!- zodiac locks are not designed to withstand high pressure from wind updrafts. Fantastic tow- 21 hours total 1 and half days and what a trip to have as my first towing experience.

Mr Miller - i hope you didn't have to negotiate the nasty mountain roads to get down to Port Grimaud!.
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how did you guys fair against Geds aircraft or the vipermax 7?
I daren't watch them for fear of an epileptic fit (rapid flashing streaks of colour).

Your Viper looked great also. It's a pity there are lots of boats missing from the picture gallery.

Anyway, the words "Fuel" and "consumption" can be quite consoling when otherwise salivating over monster boats/engines.
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I daren't watch them for fear of an epileptic fit (rapid flashing streaks of colour).

Your Viper looked great also. It's a pity there are lots of boats missing from the picture gallery.

Anyway, the words "Fuel" and "consumption" can be quite consoling when otherwise salivating over monster boats/engines.
i did 61 quid the first day and not filled her up yet after the second day, not sure what the others did on fuel but might not be as bad as you might think.
i used similar amounts or less than other folks with a lot smaller 4 stroke engine so i was quite happy. would be nice to know what ged got on the first day
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