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Old 21 August 2011, 17:25   #1
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How not to launch a boat.

Brand new Range Rover taking a swim. Pics taken today at Cemaes bay Anglesey
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at least they could of taken the strap off first !
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Oh dear. Stupidity or unlucky? Leaving straps on would be the former

Not new steve, a good decade old I'd say judging by headlamps.
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Oh dear. Stupidity or unlucky? Leaving straps on would be the former

Not new steve, a good decade old I'd say judging by headlamps.
me thinks the former.
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Always risky business taking a Land Rover within 50 meters of water........the ones i previously owned used to break down as soon as the relative humidity in the air passed the 40% mark .
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Which part of 'unhook the boat' didn't they understand?
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Did it drive out - or was it floating? looks as though they were pushing in photo 2 and sinking in photo 3!

It is a P38a (prev. generation) and the lights show that it is a pre-face lift model (indicators go white later) so probably 1996 / 7 ish...

Depending on petrol v diesel and whether the water got to the ecu it might have been able to cope with that... air intake is above the battery right under the bonnet lid on the front right when facing it - so if diesel the engine will be fine - just depends on electrics... wading depth is 500mm, which is less than that - but they will go through much deeper - biggest problem is electronics with ecus under seats...

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Did it drive out - or was it floating? looks as though they were pushing in photo 2 and sinking in photo 3!

It is a P38a (prev. generation) and the lights show that it is a pre-face lift model (indicators go white later) so probably 1996 / 7 ish...

Depending on petrol v diesel and whether the water got to the ecu it might have been able to cope with that... air intake is above the battery right under the bonnet lid on the front right when facing it - so if diesel the engine will be fine - just depends on electrics... wading depth is 500mm, which is less than that - but they will go through much deeper - biggest problem is electronics with ecus under seats...

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it did have what looked like a 10 plate on it that's why I thought it was new,,ish
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Which part of 'unhook the boat' didn't they understand?
I hear they just posted on the other forum saying they could not get there hard boat to plane ! any suggestions!
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it did have what looked like a 10 plate on it that's why I thought it was new,,ish
enlarging it in photoshop - looks more like an A prefix private plate but difficult to say def. the same generation as mine!

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