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Old 06 May 2007, 14:52   #11
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I think we may have seen one another over the Easter Weekend. Where you there on your boat alone? I was on a Red Scorpion with my wife, if it was you then that a very handsome boat you have..
The last "red scorpian" I saw actually was my wife!!!!

Its no wonder his left arm was shagged, thats because he is as fit as an olympic sailor, if it was any normal human being the left arm would be the least of our worries.
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Old 06 May 2007, 15:04   #12
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The last "red scorpian" I saw actually was my wife!!!!

Its no wonder his left arm was shagged, thats because he is as fit as an olympic sailor, if it was any normal human being the left arm would be the least of our worries.
I wish ...

But I do feel either a foot throttle or at least moving the throttle to the centreline (left hand) would be beneficial.

I suppose I could try slowing down as a last option? It's blowing F6 tomorrow, so I ought to go out for sea trials. The lack of bow bouyancy needs to be treated with a modicum of caution, but I want to go to the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre in November, which means a trek to Alderney, and then across to Le Havre, so I'd rather find out about seakeeping now, than in the Autumn.

how does fuel consumption change in rough weather for RIB's? Double, treble? My Nelson 42 used to nearly double in rough weather.
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Old 06 May 2007, 17:30   #13
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Fine taste you have in boats - would love a Nelson. Fuel consumption is a lot heavier when punching into big head seas.

I agree you will have to watch the pointy nose on the Revenger - my RIB has a similar hull but much bigger tubes at the bow.

A foot throttle is not so goood when you are standing up - centre throttle would be far better.
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Old 07 May 2007, 17:47   #14
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Is it just me, is it old age ...
I feel your pain. Every morning, I wake up with a new "injury". At 51, skiing is harder, diving is harder, even drinking is harder. I try to hit the weights three times a week minimum and that really helps, but I need to be careful not to overdo that either!

Just remember, if you don't like getting old, just remember the alternative!
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Old 08 May 2007, 03:30   #15
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Refuelled yesterday, and only squeezed 76 litres into the tank - so about 130 miles and only 17 gallons. I'm certainly impressed given the last 50 miles was at close to 50 knots.
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