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Old 14 September 2013, 15:25   #11
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You'll love it, you'll wonder why you never bought one before!

I manage mine with my Defender 90 TD5 on a DeGraatf 2500kg trailer.

Pay particular attention to the out drive leg, usually a Sternpowr on the early boats but later ones have a jet drive.
Best of luck, I love mine, like the economy of diesel and I'm happier working on an inboard than an outboard.
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Old 15 September 2013, 06:30   #12
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Test put off due to weather

Am i a wimp ?
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Old 15 September 2013, 07:42   #13
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legal towing widths changed a while back to bring us into line with europe. hobby caravans were an example of what was too wide once over, but now legal to tow on uk roads.
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Old 15 September 2013, 07:57   #14
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Test put off due to weather

Am i a wimp ?
would the Military boys be saying its too rough as that's the boats herritage?
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Old 15 September 2013, 14:26   #15
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Pretty testing weather,depending where you are.............
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Old 21 September 2013, 13:55   #16
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Ok went out on it today a little bit slow but so so stable
Felt like ti will survive anything

Dose anyone keep one out the water and launch by trailer
Every time ? Looks possible
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Old 21 September 2013, 15:14   #17
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Strikes me that it is time to organise a Pacific Owners Organisation
(POO for short). There seem to be several people on here with them and a central resource would be a great help to owners. I am finally in the home straights with my rebuild and am still trying to find out more about its history as it appears to be a very early jet version, but haven't been able to confirm much about it.
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Old 22 September 2013, 10:58   #18
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Ok went out on it today a little bit slow but so so stable
Felt like ti will survive anything

Dose anyone keep one out the water and launch by trailer
Every time ? Looks possible
When you say slow, what do you mean? 22-24kts is about the limit with a conventional Mermaid/Sternpowr set up which I believe yours to be?
Some have tweaked their injector pumps to deliver a little more?
I trail my Pacific but during the summer I've tended to leave it on a pontoon berth for 2-3 weeks at a time as opposed to daily launching. This is just because it suits me to do so with my work/leave schedule. During the winter I revert to recovery & launching on a daily basis.
I find a front bumper mounted tow ball invaluable.
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I find a front bumper mounted tow ball invaluable.
Is this mounted off center - to the passenger side?
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Old 22 September 2013, 15:51   #20
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Is this mounted off center - to the passenger side?
Yes it is, I have a winch on the front so there is just enough room to get 2 bolts in to one side of the fairlead.
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