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Old 04 May 2008, 18:17   #11
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I like it too but would have to echo the thoughts about leaving it on a mooring. I don't have the nerves for that myself.......
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Old 04 May 2008, 18:57   #12
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Good looking boat
Well done
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Old 04 May 2008, 19:00   #13
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Looks good . But I think you have contracted Hightower syndrome with that double console. Why? It does not make sense to me. Can't get to the bow easily and makes it look like a double decker bus.
I guess it helps if you're supple! Double is the way to go - one needn't aggravate one's arthritis conversing with the crew....
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Old 05 May 2008, 02:21   #14
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Big consoles make perfect sense to me - and not just because I'm 10 foot tall!

Compare the amount of time you spend sitting behind the console, to the amount of time you spend in the bow. I know where my priority would be. Why waste all that space?

Stepping on the tube to go forward really isn't a big deal, especially if you have some decent grab rails on the console.

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Old 05 May 2008, 03:05   #15
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Hi Erin,I understand you can now buy clear spray antifoul my freind has used it on his mercruiser leg but you would obviously have to apply it out of the water.Regards Peter.
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Old 05 May 2008, 03:05   #16
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Oh and cracking looking boat
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Old 05 May 2008, 04:11   #17
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Looks good . But I think you have contracted Hightower syndrome with that double console. Why? It does not make sense to me. Can't get to the bow easily and makes it look like a double decker bus.
We aren't blessed with the sub-tropical climate you have

As stated before, there are many resons for a large console, ease of gaining access to everything inside, plenty of room to surface mount electrical items, shelter from the elements, plenty of storage inside.....Etc .. etc .. etc
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Keith, she's looking fantastic mate.

Is the bracket from the engine sitting in the water by quite a bit?
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She is sitting a little lower at the stern than most 6.5m Vipermaxes. They generally have their tubes out of the water, at rest but your 200 Soozook is quite a bit (40kg) heavier than the 200 optimax, as used by Hugh Jardon & Bedajim.
Looks good - well done
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I see no grab handles. How are your passengers gonna stay in the thing? Those double jockeys are next to useless as there's no backrest/grab handle in the middle. One of the main reasons I changed boats was to give all of our kids a single jockey and a grab handle each. That way they stay in and feel secure in rougher water. The console will have a grab handle on the passenger side to keep the Missus held in.
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