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Old 11 October 2004, 03:04   #1
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Finally my rib is up and running

Well its been a long wait. I've spent quite some time getting this motor up to spec. I'm still fine tuning it. I took my little rib out to the Los Angeles harbor and did some inner break water sea trials. These things are a blast. Firstly my rib clocks in 28 mph on the gps. Is this fast? Its running a 30 hp. The boat skips across the water nicely and can get airborn easily.

Its crazy on my first day out in the harbor. My brother and I decided to cruise around and check out the huge tankers and such that were docked. We took our camera and were just snapping photos of whatever. Within 2 minutes we were descended upon by 2 25' USCG boats and one 25' LA Police boat a total of 12 people. They checked our camera and did a full on background search and boat search before letting us go. Kinda scary but exciting at the same time. Post 911 world we live in now.

I'm getting comfortable with the boat and am planning my first channel crossing to Catalina Island within this month hopefully. I will take photos and post my journey upon safe completion.

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Old 11 October 2004, 03:09   #2
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Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing some piccies!
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But of course...

The boat with the person, thats my brother checking the engine pre-flight

The extremely cooling looking USCG boat dry docked, is not a rib. I got to see it up close and personal. Its aluminum with foam filled pontoons (?), very sweet nonetheless. It has 2 Honda 225s. It was soooo quite while idling, I wasn't even sure it was on.

The huge prop from hell is quite obviously a dredger of some sort. It came all the way from Florida.

And the picture of the tank " NO SMOKING "!!!! was the last photo my brother snapped off before we were promptly attacked by big brother.
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Great piccies. That 'prop' one is scarey!
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Old 11 October 2004, 04:29   #5
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Nice one mate, well done! - 28knots on a 30 isnt bad going at all!
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I think it may have been 28MPH if you re read
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28 knots vs 28 mph, how is that different? All I know is this came off of my gps. Would it be, 28 knots is speed based on water while 28 mph is speed based on actual distance covered? If so wouldn't 28 mph in most cases translate to higher speed in knots depending on following or heading seas? Seriously I don't know I'm (not sick but green).

BTW Ollyit, how fast can your 4m Searider go? Aren't they rated for 50 hp?
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1 knot = 1.151 mph

1 mph = 0.8684 knots

So 28 mph = 24.3 knots
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28 knots = 32.2 mph

Hope that helps, a bit pinnickity but hey it goes well anyway

If taken from the GPS would be speed over land, if taken from your speedo (not trunks ) would be speed over water. GPS would reflect the best, but if you were running with a good tide it may even go faster
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Only 24 knots? Thanks for clearing that one up.
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Ah, BUT! is your GPS set to Knots or MPH, you may have been doing 28knots, 32 MPH! I only went by what you said in the first post Best check your settings on the GPS
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