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Old 15 December 2009, 06:10   #51
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Old 15 December 2009, 06:31   #52
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Cookee, i value your advice as you are far more experienced and knowledgeable on this subject. I have a 50 which is the recommended maximum for the boat so i wouldn't say it was overpowered but i believe like most smaller SR's they do chine walk. I was probably guilty of going flat out in what was favourable conditions, but i doubt i am not the only one? But yes point taken.
Like a lot of small Ribs, I think that the max HP is what the transom will handle, and when the boat is full or being used as a rescue boat to tow boats full of water the extra power would be useful, but they are overpowered for flat out leisure use, some of the deeper V designs with a fine bow can also bow steer enough to throw people out when driven "enthusiastically" downwind in a swell - less power would make them a lot safer!

I know I probably sound like an old fart and a spoilsport, but it's how I see it!
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Old 15 December 2009, 07:21   #53
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As an ex-McMurdo employee you may consider my comments biased, but I honestly believe this is a good product that like the older Max and MaxG variants will prove itself to be a life saver many times over.

Having seen the amount of work and preparation that went into designing and manufacturing it, I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

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Old 15 December 2009, 14:10   #54
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I am sure there is a price with your name on it Tony
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Old 15 December 2009, 14:11   #55
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I'm looking for one as well so we might be able to get a few extra pennies off - as Malthouse suggested by buying more than one. Alternatively Malthouse might be able to sort something for a few of us on here if we were buying more than one - apologies Martin if I'm making a rather big assumption!!
No that is fine, great even. I am sure we can sort something out.
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Old 15 December 2009, 14:12   #56
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No that is fine, great even. I am sure we can sort something out.
Please keep me informed too - I'd like one of these at the right price!
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Old 15 December 2009, 14:22   #57
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Chewy - if you want a system that can relay your position when you are unconscious - then perhaps the Spot satellite tracker system (http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=101) might be an option - you can set it to automatically update position every 10 minutes. Or even one of the cheap anti-theft (GSM) trackers in the boat (not waterproof) would give a pretty good starting point for a search. Of course if unconscious these won't tell anyone your in trouble - but if you are overdue they'd know were to start looking. The spot tracker (being waterproof) would be practical to put in you pocket and so could be used by a conscious person to signal their distress.

there's a few resellers of the spot trackers on here.
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Old 15 December 2009, 15:19   #58
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I'm not in the market for one for my RIB but something like that might do for my project.
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