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Old 16 May 2008, 07:28   #1
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My new RIB

Picked up my new RIB last week but only just got around to posting some pics. 6.3m Northcraft built to my own spec, cat B, 115hp Yamaha, sitting on a De Graaf trailer. She took a little longer to build than anticipated (partly my fault, and don't they always!) but VERY happy with the result. I've not used her in anger yet but she feels good on the water, and tows really nicely too.

I am truly in love!
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Old 16 May 2008, 09:07   #2
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Very nice too!

Pretty sure I saw (at waved at) you last week in Bristol docks near the Thekla?

It was just after I got a ticking off by the harbour master, I was in an SR4 going the oposite direction....

Like you, I haven't had the chance to give mine any welly yet, weather looks pants for tomorrow so might have to wait till Sunday or next week
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Old 16 May 2008, 09:36   #3
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Hey yes that was me (and the girlfriend) in Bristol docks. Wasn't it a great day to be messing around on the water?

I tried to resist upsetting the harbour master , but taking the boat down to Cornwall for the bank holiday weekend to see what she's like on the sea. Can't wait!

Good luck with yours. I understand SR4's are great craft.
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Old 18 May 2008, 16:20   #4
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Guys, Matt H and I often use Bristol Marina to launch and then head through the lock down the Avon for a blast. We will have to try and arrange a West Country get together some time. Although it may have to be a couple of months seeing as I have no boat at the moment and Matt has gone for a Jetski until his next project.

And if he thinks I am getting on a Jetski with him he's nuts.
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Old 18 May 2008, 16:41   #5
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Sounds good Chris, give me a shout when you're ready and we'll get something sorted

Have you or anybody else here launched from Cardiff Channel View Centre?

I've been recommended to give it a go as you can cruise around the barage at any time of the tide. Possibly not the most exotic location but only being an hour from Bristol with a decent slip and parking it sound like an option to get on the water without worrying about tide times. Apparently there's no speed limit and 500 acres to explore!
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Old 19 May 2008, 04:18   #6
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Yes I have launched into Cardiff Bay a few times. There are a couple of videos on You Tube under my username chris1573 of Matt and I heading out through the lock for some fun

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Old 19 May 2008, 16:53   #7
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Looking good that N/C hull is good ! I found the engine height to be totally critical to performance though, so if you dont get the rpm right or the consumption, lifting one hole will change everything if you need to with the cav plate about 2 inches above the hull bottom in the end.. your Yam might be different though, but just so as you know... good cruising
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Old 20 May 2008, 10:49   #8
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Thanks for the tip Bigmuz7. Currently, the cav plate is level with the bottom of the hull (which is correct according to the Yamaha manual) so I'll see how she fares this weekend once I have the engine run in a bit.

Chris it would be good to have a run out as a group sometime. The boat is going to be based down in Cornwall for the Summer though. Let me know when you're sorted with your new boat.
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Sounds good Chris, give me a shout when you're ready and we'll get something sorted

Have you or anybody else here launched from Cardiff Channel View Centre?

I've been recommended to give it a go as you can cruise around the barage at any time of the tide. Possibly not the most exotic location but only being an hour from Bristol with a decent slip and parking it sound like an option to get on the water without worrying about tide times. Apparently there's no speed limit and 500 acres to explore!
It's a stunning slip - about as good as they get!!!
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Currently, the cav plate is level with the bottom of the hull (which is correct according to the Yamaha manual) so I'll see how she fares this weekend once I have the engine run in a bit.
That's generally considered a starting point. In some cases, you may need to tweak the engine height a bit.


Looks nice;

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