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Old 23 August 2013, 19:14   #11
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It sounds like you're either going to be buying the beers, or you'll be picking him up when he stuffs it and sinks it.

I'd make excuses 'til it looks like it'll be a bit lumpy
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Old 23 August 2013, 19:15   #12
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Thanks for everyone's advice, if it goes ahead I will let you know if I had to buy the beers!
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Old 23 August 2013, 19:48   #13
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I have a fletcher arrowstreak, but with an inboard. Its certainly a fast boat, much, much faster than my old rib. But, on a choppy day, you barely want to go above displacement as the ride is so harsh. I've opened the taps before in a moderate solent chop, and whilst it will go at a hell of a clip, you spend a fair amount of time in the air/peeling yourself off the dash. Maybe it could be a race, but with time penalties for every slipped disc you end up with? It also absolutely loves petrol, and drinks it at a maddening rate.

As the others have said, either chose a choppy day (he DEFINITELY wont want to open it all the way if hes new to boating!), or set a course just long enough that his uneconomical 2 stroke empties his tank.....
Best of luck and enjoy!
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Old 23 August 2013, 19:49   #14
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That sounds interesting
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Old 23 August 2013, 19:58   #15
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Forget racing, take him on a cruise, nice and easy and you'll soon see who can keep up.

On a flat day day your man may well be quicker than you, but he will use much more fuel and have a hell of a time if it gets exciting

Then have a swap and let him have a go in your rib, you won't need to buy the beers as the look on his face will say it all

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Old 23 August 2013, 19:59   #16
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Never thought of that, one fuel tank for me two for him.
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Old 23 August 2013, 20:00   #17
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Also take a tow rope for when fletcher boy breaks down
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Old 24 August 2013, 02:46   #18
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why dont you fill em up with water and see who sinks first!
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Pick a long course in semi-rough water; even if he wins the race, you'll be the one seated at the pub (though it's likely he won't win...)

Either way, it's all in fun (I hope); give it your best and see what happens.

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Old 24 August 2013, 04:01   #20
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Run two courses a smooth one first then a rough one. That way you both are winners then each goes and buys a round of beers win win!
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