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Old 06 April 2009, 16:33   #1
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Mollers reminesces...

just joined forum tonight from the mighty penryn
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Old 06 April 2009, 16:45   #2
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just joined forum tonight from the mighty penryn

welcome Cozzie You've just quadrupled the I.Q. of our current Penryn contingent
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Old 06 April 2009, 16:55   #3
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Hey, the old purple Vagabond with the Cozzie lump that never ran. I've not seen that boat in years. It was put together during the last months of Vector Marine.

Those Vector ribs and the current Osprey hulls share a bit of history.

Who are you then?
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Old 06 April 2009, 17:07   #4
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never ran ?

had boat at least 10 years now
took 2 years to hit water
spent 2 years melting pistons and other parts
got engine running sweet got up to 45 knots
had lots of time on the water though some good some bad some very scarry
boats wicked in the rough
been to sillys in it
then started ripping teeth from sterndrive legs
on the third leg know hopefully this might last bit longer
had a couple of years of for other comitments
just finishing knew trailer
fitted larger intercooler this years
fitted second hand volvo e drive looks like superspeedmaster very thin gearbox and runs close to surface has twin pinnions in gearbox hopefully stronger
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Old 06 April 2009, 17:08   #5
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welcome Cozzie You've just quadrupled the I.Q. of our current Penryn contingent
Cozzie, ignore this idiot from the china clay country. He's addled his brain on shit St Austell ales.
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Old 06 April 2009, 17:15   #6
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had boat at least 10 years now
took 2 years to hit water
spent 2 years melting pistons and other parts
got engine running sweet got up to 45 knots
had lots of time on the water though some good some bad some very scarry
boats wicked in the rough
been to sillys in it
then started ripping teeth from sterndrive legs
on the third leg know hopefully this might last bit longer
had a couple of years of for other comitments
just finishing knew trailer
fitted larger intercooler this years
fitted second hand volvo e drive looks like superspeedmaster very thin gearbox and runs close to surface has twin pinnions in gearbox hopefully stronger
Yeah, that leg might do a bit better. The standard Volvo Penta leg was never gonna stick it. The problem with that rig always was that the Cozzie lump is too small capacity. It only produces its power through a narrow rev range which is not much use on a boat as it has no gears. That's why inboard boat engines usually have big capacity and lots of torque. The Cozzie could be shock loading the transmission when the turbo spins up and trying to power it up in big sea must be hardwork. I wouldn't mind a run in it if it is going. Where is the boat now?

She's about 15 years old I reckon.
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Old 06 April 2009, 17:19   #7
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Cozzie, ignore this idiot from the china clay country. He's addled his brain on shit St Austell ales.
my boats the hard nose xr24 not vagabond
but we used the vagabond race console with a bit of an extension to lift height to cover
engine and get seat height up
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my boats the hard nose xr24 not vagabond
but we used the vagabond race console with a bit of an extension to lift height to cover
engine and get seat height up
should be ready in next 4-6 weeks
running about 300 hp in current set up power is from 2200rpm -7000rpm
so power band is fairly wide but power below that is kack
prop selection is critical and generally needs bit off hacking up to get just right
ps didnt realize if been doing the boat that long i still see damian about
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engine and get seat height up
Ah, I didn't remember it being a hardnose. If it's an xr24 it is essentially what became the Osprey Viper hull.

Were you involved with it when it came out of Vector Marine?
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Ah, I didn't remember it being a hardnose. If it's an xr24 it is essentially what became the Osprey Viper hull.

Were you involved with it when it came out of Vector Marine?
yep me and another guy pete may brought the bare hull from them and they let us work on it there intill they closed then we moved it to my workshop and carried on
the hull had been in gib and came complete with bullet holes for 1200 quid
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