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Old 30 November 2004, 13:40   #21
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Hi Lads,
yes your right in saying that our manufacturing workshops are in Riverstick. We always do our boating out of Kinsale, it's a nice area for boating but impossible to find somewhere to park the Jeeps and trailers!!
Unfortunately my boat wasn't in Marine Motors getting a service! The power head on the engine blew up after just 92 hours!! So I've had the 250 block replaced with a 225 block until they can get a replacement 250hp. Hopefully I'll have the engine back to normal next week.
We're going to organise a few trips to Baltimore and the Fastnet early in the New Year, so everyone welcome.
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Old 30 November 2004, 13:52   #22
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Will be at second home in Baltimore for the month of January , except for a quick trip to London Boat Show. I'm always looking for an excuse to take a spin out to the Fastnet so be sure to post on here or PM/e-mail me with the details. Will have my RIB with me too if you fancy a blast (its the first of its kind in Ireland!!).

Sorry to hear about the powerhead going. Ever thought about the 250 e-tec? Kevin and Dave at Marine Motors are raving about them!!
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Old 30 November 2004, 16:15   #23
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No more outboards for me!! Next season i'm going to have an 8m with a diesel inboard.
Launched one about six weeks ago for a customer in Crosshaven. 45 knots and extremely economical.
250hp Ficht is costing about 60 an hour to run cruising!! I do a lot of cruising at the weekends so it's starting to take the fun out of it. It would be about 10 times cheaper to run the diesel!
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Old 01 December 2004, 03:41   #24
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Hi Joe

Next time I am over I will let you know.
Maybe you need a radio supplier !

Anyway good luck and hope you go from strength to strength.

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Old 01 December 2004, 14:52   #25
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Hi Jon,
no problem, give us a shout next time your across.
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Old 06 December 2004, 12:40   #26
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New Excalibur Launch

Just like to add to comments from Ronan re build spec. I lauched a new 6.5 Exacalibur yesterday and am delighted with the finished product. I agree that the body will break before the boat. The initial set up with a 21" alloy prop on a 200 Yam VMAX gave 57mph. This was with four up and 80 litres of fuel.

I saw the boat from lay up and can safely say that the same money could not have bought the quality anywhere else.

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Old 06 December 2004, 12:52   #27
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More photos from the People's Republic of Cork please.

Good luck with the boat vortex.

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Old 10 December 2004, 17:17   #28
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Excalibur Rib Run

Just to let you know that 6 excalibur Ribs are meeting up on Sunday morning 12 Dec. @ 10.30 and leaving for Crosshaven @ 11.00 and we hope to be in crosshaven @ 12.00 noon , Then going to Eastferry and hoping to be back in Kinsale @ 16.00 if any one is interested in coming along to get a closer look at the Ribs.
Regards Ronan
P.S. Best of luck with your new boat Mark.
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Old 10 December 2004, 18:52   #29
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Last Home!!!!

As Ronan has said there will be a few of the boats in the water on Sunday if anyone in the local area would like a look, or come along as there should be plenty of room.

No doubt as darkness will be falling early everyone will want to be back in kinsale before dark, so last home buys the drinks!!
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Old 13 December 2004, 15:07   #30
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Gaeforce Ribs/Planes!

Had the pleasure of traveling in good company (5 Gaelforce ribs & met another Gaelforce brand new 8m inboard diesel) yesterday from Kinsale to Crosshaven (thanks to whoever supplied the food!) I have to admit they looked the business. There seems to be a bit of a shift towards Gaelforce ribs down this way, They really do look the business and having been out in a really confused sea yesterday watched them as they motored on by (Ronan only knows 2 speeds. Stop & flat out! ) with ease. My son who was traveling with Ronan later thanked him for the "flight" (It did appear that they only used the tops of the waves to go forwards) I am sure we will see pics shortly on the Gaelforce web site as this was a real PR opp.
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