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Old 15 September 2008, 13:09   #41
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Looking like a Rib now.... Shiney new toobes on and flooring stuck down.
Engine and electronics fitted tommorow.
I hopefully will be collecting on Friday am.
Tony
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Old 15 September 2008, 13:39   #42
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Looking like a Rib now.... Shiney new toobes on and flooring stuck down.
Engine and electronics fitted tommorow.
I hopefully will be collecting on Friday am.
Tony
Certainly looking the part now!and sure to be a flyer too!!VERY nice,well done.
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Old 17 September 2008, 11:06   #43
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Do you think my existing 150n Lifejackets are suitable for a channel crossing or is 275n really the better option (even though i will have to go buy some..)

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Old 17 September 2008, 13:28   #44
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275N is only needed if you are wearing very heavy clothing, or clothing which will prevent a 150N turning you over properly. So if 150N is fine for shorter journeys in the same clothing it will be oK for crossing the channel.
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great boat! I want i want i want a carbon fibre dash panel!!!!!!!

saw a boat on sunday from a distance it was red with checkered flaging across aft quarters! im sure it was a cougar r8 but my eye sight let me down!

Some funky colour ribs ATLAST
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how would they fit that carbon, jus a bit of glue or double sided??? the panel looks flush to the console surface!!!
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great boat! I want i want i want a carbon fibre dash panel!!!!!!!

saw a boat on sunday from a distance it was red with checkered flaging across aft quarters! im sure it was a cougar r8 but my eye sight let me down!

Some funky colour ribs ATLAST
Yes thats a cool looking Cougar R8..
I'll ask about the Carbon Dash on Friday..
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Yes thats a cool looking Cougar R8..
I'll ask about the Carbon Dash on Friday..

Thanks, very kind! about time the boys startin making some muscle boat looking ribs!
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Old 22 September 2008, 04:23   #49
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Well I am the proud owner of a Cougar R8 Sport... After an early morning flight to Southampton we were kindly collected from the airport and taken down to the Cougar workshop/yard. We checked over the boat and all was well. An hour or so later we had a test drive up and down the Solent (and yes you guys are right, it is choppy) and a refuel. Quite surprised at being charged £1.36/ltr... Back to Cougar for a spot of lunch, and then donned our jackets and headed off. The whole journey took two hours forty minutes, which I think averaged 41.5 knots.
We did a speed test off the North of Alderney and managed 61.8 knots/71.12mph and there was still some more to go…
The family came out on Saturday for a blast and they all loved it.
So thank you Cougar for a fantastic Rib..
Tony

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Old 22 September 2008, 14:31   #50
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Hi Tony,

Just run past QE2 and seen the new boat, looking very nice and I see that you have a berth next to your mates new Viper max, you must be best buddies with Mr Trebert!

I see you were complaing about the cost of the fuel but at least you saved at least £1000 not getting the boat shipped over! and sounds like you had perfect conditions for your crossing.

We must organise some Guernsey Ribnet cuises next season.

Rob
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