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Old 14 October 2006, 04:34   #1
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May I introduce "GlennVinny"

Here is our new Leeway, finished (at last)!
She is 6.3m, 1994 Mariner 135 v6 -231 hours / 2005 4hp mariner aux (4hours),
We chose navman for instruments, and yes they DO mist up, but we got them a bit cheaper! They clear after a few hours, but still a pain.
She tops out on flat calm around 52 mph from gps reading, 2-up with 65l, but engine needs to go up an inch, and we should get a bit more. Running a 21`s/s prop, but revs top out very quickly, will sort that later.
Handles very well, lots of grip in really tight turns, lands slightly stern first, but nice and soft, and skims across the chop like its not there. Very dry boat, even with slightly skinnier tubing at the front bow, and about 2 feet of rear portion in the water underway.(tubes by P Tilley)
All in all, extremely pleased with her, and credit to Lee for a very well built RIB.
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Old 14 October 2006, 05:30   #2
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Lovely, well done. Do you spend your time around the North East Coast or further afield?

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Old 14 October 2006, 06:06   #3
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Thanks qcamel, we normaly are out of northumberland, seahouses is very rib freindly. We are looking to do longer trips and are planning to do Ireland in the spring, via the Isle of Man.
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Looks very nice Vince, excellent performance too.
How is your auxiliary mounted? I am struggling to attach mine either on the transom or on a bracket, yours appears to be on the A frame.
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How tall are you by the way
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Old 14 October 2006, 06:47   #5
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Cheers Kernow, its a right old climb up the Seahouses harbour wall, especially at low tide!
Our auxiliary is on the spring loaded bracket type fixed on to the transom, but we did have to put a spacer between the bracket and transom cos it was touching the a frame when in the `up` position. We just used a plastic transom pad. It does turn ok for steering, but we plan to use it as propulsion and steer with main engine. Not that we plan to break down of course!
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Old 14 October 2006, 06:57   #6
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nice Scorpion qcamel

Awsome rib, love the colours, can we slip-stream sometime?!
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Old 14 October 2006, 07:05   #7
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So when are Leeway going to start doing diesel RIB's?
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Old 14 October 2006, 07:22   #8
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He does I think, says that on the website, a 6.3m with a 1.7dti perhaps?
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Awsome rib, love the colours, can we slip-stream sometime?!

Sounds like a great idea, would love to explore the Farne Islands, happy to meet up anytime to suit you.

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He does I think, says that on the website, a 6.3m with a 1.7dti perhaps?
Put a Yanmar in there and id be interested!
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