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Old 14 November 2006, 02:46   #191
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Nautibuoy and Paul have left for Littlehampton to bring 'Nautibuoy' home to Portsmouth.

Safe trip
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Old 14 November 2006, 03:22   #192
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look forward to hearing - i was interested in the comparison with the heavier verados over the optis. 'tis a grand boat to be sure!

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The top speed on Richard's rib has yet to be measured and here one will have to wait for suitable weather conditions. Pls remember that the Parker 900 Baltic which was at Ribex 2006 was fitted out for 14 persons and had twin Optimax 225. Richard's rib has seating for 8 persons , twin Verado 275 and these beauties are also much heavier then the Optimax engines.
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Old 14 November 2006, 03:58   #193
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look forward to hearing - i was interested in the comparison with the heavier verados over the optis. 'tis a grand boat to be sure!
I have just changed from a 225 Opti to a 275 Verado and they really are chalk and cheese. Two very differant approaches to get the same result. Gut feel is the simpler Opti faster but the Verado torque and punch give a differant sensation of speed.

Not sure if one is 'better' than the other but pleased to have used both.

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Old 14 November 2006, 04:25   #194
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Blimey I thought James Bond premiered this Friday not last Sunday
Glad to hear you all made it back safe and sound and the seven Ps rule was implemented which evidently resulted in such an uneventful trip
Well done Nauti Buoy WOW what a Rib I know we all love our Ribs and I donít want to detract from anyone elseís boat but I have to say I think you have something special with this one sounds absolutely awesome very well done to you all please keep us posted
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Old 14 November 2006, 05:17   #195
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Nautibuoy and Paul have left for Littlehampton to bring 'Nautibuoy' home to Portsmouth.

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Nautibouy left Littlehampton at 9AM. Weather conditions as you can see from the photos not too bad however rain is expected so they will get wet
It is now 10:06 so they should be in the Solent by now
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Old 14 November 2006, 05:24   #196
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Richard, everytime i see it, it looks sexier and sexier, superb

you wont want to be mixing with us slow little boaters now
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Old 14 November 2006, 08:08   #197
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Yippee the Rib is now home.

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Nautibuoy and Paul have left for Littlehampton to bring 'Nautibuoy' home to Portsmouth.

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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
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Did the loch masters have to put their sunglasses on as you passed.....

The pride of Portus Solentus . Now you've the rest of the day to polish them tubes and buff them Verados.
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Old 14 November 2006, 09:08   #199
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[QUOTE=Nauti Buoy;173587]
So 2pm arrived....... eventually, and off we headed to the Marina all in our gear, just got the rib packed and ready for sea, when 8 Customs "Duane" officials make us empty the boat, all our gear, unpack all our bags, ID checked, SSR etc checked, ICC checked, sniffer dog had a walk around the rib. All as we expected was fine and verified, and allowed to carry on as we were. Andre did his best to sell them a rib, they went away happy complete with Parker Rib brochure...... .

I've been following the thread....Nice Boat! You know the part of the story that surprises me is that it sounds like the authorities checked you out completely on one side and then when you were spotted by authorities on the other there was no communication between them to verify the fact that you were a known and harmless commodity. A lot of the discussion over here after September 11 centered on the lack of communication between agencies. It seems that is standard operating procedure and not just in the states!
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Old 14 November 2006, 10:55   #200
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You know the part of the story that surprises me is that it sounds like the authorities checked you out completely on one side and then when you were spotted by authorities on the other there was no communication between them to verify the fact that you were a known and harmless commodity. A lot of the discussion over here after September 11 centered on the lack of communication between agencies. It seems that is standard operating procedure and not just in the states!
What bo***cks, it's a different country!!
So the french give them the thumbs up, for us not to check too only to fined they had guns or drugs on board! "Ho well it was not are fault as the french said they where OK"! And then that is to stop them loading up mid channel??

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