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Old 21 May 2008, 16:49   #21
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Is thi sthe boat?

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Is this the boat or something simillar that was involved?
Ribcraft 7mtr - Mariner 225hp Optimax - £25,000 ono

How did it happen?

Are there any lessons for us to learn?

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Old 21 May 2008, 18:24   #22
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Hello Ezgoing - sorry to hijack your thread, no idea who the eejits in Galway were, but saw K'ado in Redbay yesterday - she looks a treat. Can I ask, is she easy to tow and do you know the total trailer/boat weight? Future plans and that! I was also curious to know what her cruising and WOT speed is? Truely fine bit of kit....
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Old 21 May 2008, 18:38   #23
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Surprisingly she is a lot easier to tow than I had imagined.
At first we had her in an indespension trailer but now on her new trailer she is much better set up and tows easier. I pull her with a Freelander 2.5 v6 and she trots along nicely. She has 350litres of petrol capacity and I find towing her on en empty tank makes a big difference.

WOT she does 46knots+.TO date we have only run her WOT with a full fuel load or a sizable crew load.I am not very focused on her top speed and am happy that with a light fuel load and just a driver on board she will touch close to 50knots. As you will have noticed I am running her with a four blade prop to give her better load handling performance and tighter grip in the rough stuff.With a three blader prop sje will probaly go a bit faster in straight line speed. Feel free to pm me if you want my phone number for a chat.

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Old 22 May 2008, 05:28   #24
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Hi all,
Just to clear this up. I'm friends with the owner of the boat that was involved in the accident.

Aparantly the steering failed, throwing all 3 on-board into the water.
Driver did not have kill cord attached and was not wearing a lifejacket

I normally frown upon people not wearing PFD's but talking to the owner I understand that this is a lesson learned. He basicly says he'll never forget his lifejacket or kill cord again. No one died, thankfully, and a lesson has been learned.

Yes, the boat below is the boat in question. I don't know what condition it's in now. He bought it from the UK only a few weeks ago

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On to more serious items:

Is this the boat or something simillar that was involved?
Ribcraft 7mtr - Mariner 225hp Optimax - £25,000 ono

How did it happen?

Are there any lessons for us to learn?

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