Originally Posted by The Jackeens
Nautibuoy and Paul have left for Littlehampton to bring 'Nautibuoy'
home to Portsmouth.
Well she's home
no reception party this time,
we passed Gosport Marina at 10.30am, thank you Paul (jackeen) for coming along, also to Tony (TCWOZERE) who kindly dropped us to Littlehampton. Sea state was fine for the first 10-15 mins and then boy did it lump up, proper big swells, but in all honesty it took it fine, think our slowest speed was 18 knots, then running at 25-36knots, she is a fine boat indeed. Gecko helmets are a must, it started to rain quite hard at one point, Gecko's on and sorted. We did very nearly ran across a lobster pot line, must have been 40' in length with cork floats just laying across the surface of the water
literally just caught sight of it as we came off of the top of a wave, straight off the throttles and into reverse, stopped 10' just short of it.
Pulled in to the Solent and it was flat, gorgeous skimming across, made a lovely change, as it was the flatest water we have seen since we left Calais. So time for a play, we sat on the plane at 20 knotts then just floored the throttles, wow the power surge is just something else no matter how hard you try you cant stop your head being thrown back. So we stopped into neutral, then again floored it and we reckon 0 - 40 plus knots in less than 5 secs, no bow lift, just straight up and skimming, truly awesome
Not sure where but at somepoint on our trip back we have done 53 knots as this is the speed on the GPS as fastest speed, looking forward to seeing what she tops out at.
Anyway pleased I now have her back in the Marina. Time for some TLC