Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 03 October 2017, 12:38   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: None Yet
Make: Valiant
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 308
New (to me) Toy to play with

Well it is our 30th Wedding Anniversary today so I thought we needed a little pressie. Perhaps to find Pearls in, So I managed to pick this up. She is 4.5 m long so quite a dit more capable than my 3.4 m Rib. Lets hope I can get out in here before the snow sets in

My main speed boat is named Add2Cart

So I have named this new one ClickNCollect

Also because it was a 450 mile round trip to pick her up.

Dennis
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF9418 (Medium).jpg
Views:	215
Size:	111.5 KB
ID:	122108   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF9419 (Medium).jpg
Views:	238
Size:	115.7 KB
ID:	122109   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF9420 (Medium).jpg
Views:	242
Size:	100.7 KB
ID:	122110  
__________________

__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 October 2017, 12:50   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Basingstoke
Boat name: Le Batto 2
Make: Zodiac Pro Open 550
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2004 Honda 90hp
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 74
Looks good.
__________________

__________________
totallydave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 October 2017, 13:37   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki DF20 EFI
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,242
That looks like it will be a fun pocket rocket. Being willing to trail a boat does open out the opportunities.
__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 October 2017, 20:48   #4
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: langley
Make: Avon
Length: 3m +
Engine: 30hp Yammy 2 stroke
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 4
As one of those 3.45 owners I'm jealous. Nice boat.
__________________
rubberfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 October 2017, 02:48   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: None Yet
Make: Valiant
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 308
Anyone care to venture what sort of speed it should do with the 60 hp on the back, I am hoping for 30 knots + ?


Dennis
__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 October 2017, 05:31   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki DF20 EFI
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,242
I've no idea but really look forward to hearing how it goes... pics good too.

Your frontage reminds me of 15+yrs ago when I was into old Land Rovers. It was traditional for forum members to have your own, one supposedly for the Mrs, one awaiting restoration, one part restored under a tarp and one little more than a skeleton for spares. Anyone who could actually see out of the front window past the LRs wasn't really trying.
__________________
Fenlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 October 2017, 06:35   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: None Yet
Make: Valiant
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 308
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fenlander View Post
I've no idea but really look forward to hearing how it goes... pics good too.

Your frontage reminds me of 15+yrs ago when I was into old Land Rovers. It was traditional for forum members to have your own, one supposedly for the Mrs, one awaiting restoration, one part restored under a tarp and one little more than a skeleton for spares. Anyone who could actually see out of the front window past the LRs wasn't really trying.
I have always thought of front gardens of a waste of space in their traditional use. I am also quite lucky in that I have a large back garden and also space at my mums. Thing is I cant easily get a boat round the back which here indoors thinks is a good thing

Dennis
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Preview_192.168.1.143_0_20171005_123205_24790805.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	221.5 KB
ID:	122118  
__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 October 2017, 06:38   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: None Yet
Make: Valiant
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 308
It is true to say that I really didn't 'need' (I hate the word need) another boat. But this one fitted the bill so closely for single person use but reasonable size in good nick for £3K so I couldn't resist. Who could ????

Dennis
__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 October 2017, 10:45   #9
Member
 
chipko's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Make: XS500
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner60 Honda2.3
MMSI: 239711398
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
Anyone care to venture what sort of speed it should do with the 60 hp on the back, I am hoping for 30 knots + ?


Dennis


Donít think youíll be disappointed.
Our 5m rib with 60 hp Mariner will give us 32 knots one or two up. Itís propped for towing so would probably be good for another couple of knots if we upped the prop.
Enjoy your new toy, looks like a good buy.
__________________
chipko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 October 2017, 11:02   #10
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,227
RIBase
Valiant 4.9 60 hp etec slightly under proped 29 30 kn
__________________

__________________
two stroke mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.