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Old 16 August 2007, 05:45   #41
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looking good andy!

must be looking forward to getting her on the water now!!
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Old 16 August 2007, 10:40   #42
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Yeh, would be nice to cruise with your new arrival too.

How are you getting one with her?
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Old 16 August 2007, 12:17   #43
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Yeh, would be nice to cruise with your new arrival too.

How are you getting one with her?

Great so far, unfortunatly since she arrived i have been overseas more than at home so she isnt really getting the use yet! that said the weather has been pretty rubbish so no loss!

i was planning to use her next week when i am on leave but have decided to jet off to sunnier parts for a week R&R before i burn out!

she should be by the water all year now so some winter cruises are on the cards, expecially when yound Richards new arrival makes it here!
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Old 21 August 2007, 13:49   #44
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Shot up to Wolverhampton today to meet up with Roy and collect the Vipermax. Was an interesting journey as we passed a Lorry that nearly went though the central reservation and a skip lorry with chunks of mud and rocks falling off behind. Just as we thought we where out of the woods, saw another incident that must have happened moments before we arrived with a van on its roof and the driver layed out on a grass verge...... Hope everyone was OK!

Anyway I met up with Roy and had a bit of a chin wag whilst I inspected the RIB, is a terriffic job everyones done I must say.

I was a little concerned about the journey back as my Kia has never towed a RIB on the motorway before, so the nose weight was checked and concidered too heavy. The Vipermax was pushed back to allow the winch post to be moved untill the nose weight was just right and locked in this position.

She towed like a dream and a nice steady 60 was easily acheived. My Sportage just keeps amazing me and I must say I'm very pleased with everything.

A very uneventful trip home I'm glad to say, however I did meet a friendly face in the form of "Chris" at a Service station that came over to say hello, what was the chances of that hapening

The Rig fits up the drive with room to park both my cars too, so I'm happy there.

The only little sour point today was when I went to fit the Cover, was a little too snug and will not fit once I have all the railings, screen Etc on. So I have to phone up Bembridge outboards to see if their next size up is a wider beam.
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Old 21 August 2007, 15:04   #45
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Old 21 August 2007, 15:34   #46
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Looking good mate

All that worrying about it not fitting on the drive and measuring up would appear to have paid off.

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Old 21 August 2007, 15:42   #47
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Andy,

congrats you look well chuffed, and so you should

Good luck with the next stage

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Old 21 August 2007, 15:47   #48
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Good to meet you today Andy, Blue Venom looks great and with some of your ideas in place will look very individual as well.

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So did you get any sleep last night?
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Looking good, but then we new it would!
Slept in it

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