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Old 07 January 2011, 12:57   #21
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Ok I understand know.

Yeah exactly in Vannes. Do you know that city ?

I am in southampton for couple of month.

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Old 07 January 2011, 13:12   #22
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I have been over many times with Fareham Twinning group and on Holiday staying near Conleau. It's certainly a Beautiful town and had many enjoyable evenings sitting outside the Ocean Café opposite the Harbour. I have made some very good friends and intend to go RIBbing around the Gulf one day.
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Old 07 January 2011, 13:18   #23
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Whouaaa that is amazing you kow about "café de l'ocean". Yeah conleau is really good too.

You should come and rib in the gulf. it is a wonderful experience. Unfortunately since two years the marine police is everywhere and they are looking for any speeding motor boat (the speed limit in the gulf is 5knots........no comment). So now we have to move to isle of "houat" or "belle ile" or "hoedic".
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Old 07 January 2011, 13:34   #24
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Whouaaa that is amazing you kow about "café de l'ocean". Yeah conleau is really good too.

You should come and rib in the gulf. it is a wonderful experience. Unfortunately since two years the marine police is everywhere and they are looking for any speeding motor boat (the speed limit in the gulf is 5knots........no comment). So now we have to move to isle of "houat" or "belle ile" or "hoedic".
l'ocean even had Pint glasses too! Got some very strange looks

One of my favorite places is Saint-Goustan. The crepes are fantastic and so are the veiws Am I making you home sick?
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Old 07 January 2011, 13:35   #25
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Have you spoken to Roy at Osprey UK?


Hes not looking for tools, he wants advice on his Osprey
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Old 07 January 2011, 13:50   #26
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Yeah the pint is not good as the english one.

Saint goustan is very nice too.

No do not worry I have just spent 2weeks for christmas holydays.
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Old 07 January 2011, 14:10   #27
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I think lowering the engine is a must and then having the range on the jack plate to lift it up to achieve maximum speed.

You are then looking at trying different props and deciding what works best with this set up.

Looks like and amazing set up althought I am suprised that you are not getting more support from Bruge Marine as they know more about racing these things than most.
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Old 07 January 2011, 14:26   #28
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I think lowering the engine is a must and then having the range on the jack plate to lift it up to achieve maximum speed.

You are then looking at trying different props and deciding what works best with this set up.

Looks like and amazing set up althought I am suprised that you are not getting more support from Bruge Marine as they know more about racing these things than most.
Hi, thanks for you advices.

The thing that I bought the boat with the french importer who currently closing his activity. Then the assembly has been done in mercury performance center yard in France but who are not familiar at all with the "planning pad". It was the first time they saw that on rib. They used to set up only revenger and solent rib.

I saw on your profile that you are a vipermax owner. Does your boat have this "drift effect" on the pad sometimes. How fast is it going ?

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Old 07 January 2011, 14:30   #29
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Does your boat have this "drift effect" on the pad sometimes. How fast is it going ?

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No its totally solid, however I am not running 300HP on the back of mine
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Old 07 January 2011, 14:40   #30
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No its totally solid, however I am not running 300HP on the back of mine
Yes sure.
But I find couple of vipermax owner in holland who are riding with mercury 275hp verado at the back and yamaha 300 hpdi which are much heavier engine than the mercury 300xs. And aparently they do not have any problem.

The things that this effect only appear when I reduce the speed. Indeed when I am at wot the boat is fine. But as soon as take the throttle back the boat start to go side to side dangerously and I have put the throttle back on to avoid the effect.

How fast is going your rib and which can of prop you are using four or three blade ?

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