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Old 24 August 2013, 04:17   #21
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why is the hardboat slower in the rough?
what is our definition of rough?
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Old 24 August 2013, 06:12   #22
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I think Fletchers are fairly good hulls -

If driven well and not overloaded I don't see why it wouldn't be ok in the rough.

Unfortunately many speedboats we see down here on the coast have too many people in them and poorly maintained engines which doesn't help their reputation.

To answer the ops question - it depends which model of Fletcher it is!
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Old 24 August 2013, 07:58   #23
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Your Helming experience should be Telling!.. and those Humbers are pretty slippery!...Make it a Choppy Day...and the 'Race' Point to Point and...and as far as Poss!
You can always offer 'Double or Quits' on the way Home too
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Old 24 August 2013, 08:08   #24
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The OP has a Humber , shallow mid Vee Assault. The popular notion was that it was called the Assault because it sounded very tufty and aggressive. In fact, it was called that because drivers would get out after a choppy run and say "Jeeze - I feel like I've been assaulted..."

I think it will be a fair race.
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Old 24 August 2013, 11:22   #25
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Hi all - am I just being a boring old fart here in thinking that setting up a race like this with "he has only recently bought it and is inexperienced" is maybe not the way to go......
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Old 24 August 2013, 11:25   #26
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Hi all - am I just being a boring old fart here in thinking that setting up a race like this with "he has only recently bought it and is inexperienced" is maybe not the way to go......
It's got to be fun, but sort of agree...

Mrh and I recently ran very very close in our 4m avons.....it does need focused driving and trust plus a degree of experience.
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Old 24 August 2013, 11:43   #27
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Did not expect the flurry of replies on this! As for safety I will not be doing anything stupid and I will not be expecting him to, it's mainly been banter between us at work, just would be interesting to compare the two set ups at the same time, thanks for your concern anyway.
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Just make sure it's all filmed :-)
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Did not expect the flurry of replies on this! As for safety I will not be doing anything stupid and I will not be expecting him to, it's mainly been banter between us at work, just would be interesting to compare the two set ups at the same time, thanks for your concern anyway.
You can't let us down now Boyo, you have multi national RIB DOMINATION expectation to uphold, my suggested route would be MH to the Smalls n back. lol, joking aside, that distance would be dodgy in a flecher, where'as your RIB is far more capable for offshore cruising, so at the end of the day you can rest in the knowledge that you have a propper Boat and he doesn't, simples!!

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Just make sure it's all filmed :-)
Could be arranged
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Hi all - am I just being a boring old fart here in thinking that setting up a race like this with "he has only recently bought it and is inexperienced" is maybe not the way to go......
Well..... if it's a 'One Way Ticket' for the Fletcher...I'd consider that pretty Conclusive!
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