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Old 10 August 2005, 15:40   #11
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Hi Ian,

I have chosen yellow tubes for high visibility - this boat will be a bit of a missile, so I want to see and be seen!

The hull will be white with grey sections on the deck.

Seats will be white with yellow piping.

Not yet sure about the lettering or its design. I was hoping for a font or design that gives the impression of speed but I haven't seen anything yet that is quite what I am looking for. Ideas welcome!

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Chris.
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Old 10 August 2005, 15:46   #12
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Might see you kicking around thge Poole area in April as my new XS-Rib has a delivery date of April and I'll be back across to collect again!!
Hi Pettal,

I don't think it will be too long before you see Quick One kicking around St Peter Port!

Cheers!

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Old 10 August 2005, 15:51   #13
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Hi Ian,

I have chosen yellow tubes for high visibility - this boat will be a bit of a missile, so I want to see and be seen!

The hull will be white with grey sections on the deck.

Seats will be white with yellow piping.

Not yet sure about the lettering or its design. I was hoping for a font or design that gives the impression of speed but I haven't seen anything yet that is quite what I am looking for. Ideas welcome!

Regards,

Chris.
Nice one Chris. Presumably you have seen Graham's own boat? We demo'd her at Ribex this year - sse pic.

Have you gone for the stepped hull?

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Old 10 August 2005, 18:14   #14
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I was out on Graham's (former) boat on Monday. It's awesome!

Very similar colour scheme. The seating colours will be different but I shall keep the same layout. I shall also have a radar arch and radar, which is where the similarity between boats ends.

Radar should be pretty useful around the Channel Islands, when seeking out cheap fuel! It does tend to get a bit foggy over there, as I am sure you know.

I have chosen the conventional hull, as I can live without the extra 3 kts or so that the stepped hull may offer (for quite a bit more cash) and I know that the Scorpion hull design is well tried, tested and loved by all.

Only 9 months to go!

Cheers!

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Old 10 August 2005, 18:36   #15
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Sounds like a near perfect setup there Chris. Don't forget to order the trim tabs.

Radar? I'm sure a certain Welsh member will warn you about frying your brains - Codders; over to you......
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Dont want to steele the thread but i have a 8.1 scorpion with the new 250 yamaha 4 stroke for delivery in November this year i never thought about trim tabs ?
Do you need them.
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Old 11 August 2005, 17:02   #17
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Don't forget to order the trim tabs.
I wouldn't have a boat without them!


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Radar? I'm sure a certain Welsh member will warn you about frying your brains - Codders; over to you......
That's why I am having a secondary arch - A "Visiball" will sit between the two arches, so the radome will be at a slightly safer height.

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Old 11 August 2005, 17:18   #18
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Dont want to steele the thread but i have a 8.1 scorpion with the new 250 yamaha 4 stroke for delivery in November this year i never thought about trim tabs ?
Do you need them.
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Hi Roy,

I say a big yes to that! Even when the sea is calm the boat has a tendancy to lean into the wind & a quick adjustment of a tab will level her out & make the ride a lot more comfortable.

The other thing to bear in mind is that you can go out & play in some very hairy conditions in that boat & the trim tabs will make a big difference to your
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I would suggest you have another demo run with Graham & watch the way he drives - constantly adjusting the trim as well as the throttle.

Enjoy the new boat!

Regards.

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Old 12 August 2005, 18:54   #19
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Good luck with the boat, Roy!

I'm sure we shall come across each other in the Solent next season. At least you don't have too far to travel to the water!

I live 100 miles away!

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Thanks Chris
What colour combo did you opp for
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