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Old 15 June 2015, 06:28   #41
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The Revenger finally got launched from the old Tremlett Yard and motored onto its mooring on the Exe. It has now had several short runs and everything is working perfectly. Both daughters have put it through its paces and have given it their approval. Since launching I have replaced the automatic bilge pump and done some re-wiring to put wires in correct runs and remove unnecessary connections and wire. The next job is to fit a trim gauge and tidy the instrument wiring.
glad to hear alls going well so far, and you've got the summer to enjoy your boating now
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Old 15 June 2015, 10:52   #42
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Towing

How does it tow with the X trail? I am far from being an expert on this matter. What I can say is that the dual axle trailer feels a lot better than the single axle trailer of my previous 5 m rib. Our X trail is far from new but has had no difficulty although I have not confronted any steep slipways yet. However, the bow of the Revenger sits very close to the back window which is very disconcerting.
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Old 15 June 2015, 10:55   #43
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In other good news, I have inspected the transom after every outing and it hasn't fallen off yet.��

Seriously, I am keeping a close watch for all the reasons discussed earlier in the thread.
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Old 15 June 2015, 14:36   #44
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How does it tow with the X trail? I am far from being an expert on this matter. What I can say is that the dual axle trailer feels a lot better than the single axle trailer of my previous 5 m rib. Our X trail is far from new but has had no difficulty although I have not confronted any steep slipways yet. However, the bow of the Revenger sits very close to the back window which is very disconcerting.
the bow of our Revenger fills the rear view mirror when towing, I've stopped looking now 😎

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In other good news, I have inspected the transom after every outing and it hasn't fallen off yet.��

Seriously, I am keeping a close watch for all the reasons discussed earlier in the thread.
keep thinking positive thoughts
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Old 20 June 2015, 11:32   #45
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We had the first run out to sea today in decent conditions, down the coast from the Exe to the Teign, followed by a good clean at the yacht club pontoon. We couldn't help noticing the invasion of giant jelly fish in the channel of Exemouth beach. Every is running perfectly and I am now inspired to make further progress with the re-wiring.
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Old 08 November 2016, 10:11   #46
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Moving to Australia

I have had two good seasons with the Revenger using a swinging mooring on the Exe. I am now emigrating to Australia and have just loading the Revenger into a container bound for Adelaide. It was a very tight fit with about 3cm of space between the sides and the mudguards. It was about 40F when we loaded the boat. Hopefully, it will be 40C when we unload.
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I have had two good seasons with the Revenger using a swinging mooring on the Exe. I am now emigrating to Australia and have just loading the Revenger into a container bound for Adelaide. It was a very tight fit with about 3cm of space between the sides and the mudguards. It was about 40F when we loaded the boat. Hopefully, it will be 40C when we unload.
that's a neat fit I believe there's already a few Revengers in Australia so you'll be in good company, good luck with the move and enjoy the sunshine
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Old 23 December 2016, 04:48   #48
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How does it tow with the Xtrail?
I have just looked back over this thread after reading the comments in the "Shooting the breeze" thread. I replaced the X Trail with a Jeep Grand Cherokee for the second season with the Revenger. This gave a good comparison for the two cars. In retrospect it is clear that the X Trail was at its limits with the Revenger. I never experienced any problems but you were always aware that the boat was there and I felt the need to drive very cautiously. Everything felt much easier with the Jeep and it was possible to drive in a natural and relaxed way. Not surprising when the X Trail is listed at 2,000kg and the Jeep at 3,500kg.
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