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Old 04 July 2005, 18:27   #11
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You only really need a stuffing strap when, you are longer than 7.5m and running a stern drive
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You only really need a stuffing strap when, you are longer than 7.5m and running a stern drive
Of course if you have a hard nose it isn't a problem!
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Old 05 July 2005, 05:08   #13
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Having been at Le Mans a couple of weeks ago DBR9,s were very impressive but couldn't quite make it the full 24hrs. Beaten by the Corvettes in the end.
If you are into the sound of engines it's the place to visit.
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Old 05 July 2005, 07:34   #14
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Having been at Le Mans a couple of weeks ago DBR9,s were very impressive but couldn't quite make it the full 24hrs. Beaten by the Corvettes in the end.
If you are into the sound of engines it's the place to visit.
Yes but the Astons haven't been racing long!!!

Anyone remember the Aston Martin Nimrod - raced at Le Mans on a shoestring budget back in 1981??? They finished 7th which wasn't bad considering they were only running 1 car and had a tiny amount of backup - they would have done even better if they hadn't forgotten to number the ignition leads and mixed them all up in the pits!!!
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i think my new ducati monster s4r sounds better
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Old 05 July 2005, 13:57   #16
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i think my new ducati monster s4r sounds better
I'd agree with that Paul, especially if you have some after market pipes on it

I had a 900ss years ago, the old one with 4o mm carbs abd the Conti exhausts - what a noise!

The best sounding motorcycle engine in my opinion was the original Laverda Jota, with the 180 degree crank. I can still remember the sound on one of those as it roared down to the Creg-ny-Baa at the Isle of Man TT Races on mad sunday in the early eighties. Perfect
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Old 05 July 2005, 14:18   #17
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You only really need a stuffing strap when, you are longer than 7.5m and running a stern drive


What and how does a snuffing strap work gavin?? better find some info since my boat is 7.4 and with a big diesal!!!
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Old 05 July 2005, 15:38   #18
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From what I have been told it is simply a ratchet type strap or 2 attached to the towing eye and pulled up and over the bow like a pair of braces - then attahced to something on the deck and pulled tight.

Why you only need one on a boat over 7.5m with a diesel is a bit beyond me though............ maybe it is something Irish????
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a ratchet type strap or 2...
A device favoured by Tony Lee-Elliott I think, and his on "Hush" is/was a three way strap - one over the nose and one either side.

Alternatively just attach your bow painter to a large secure cleat at the front of the deck, no need for extra gadgets.

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Why you only need one on a boat over 7.5m with a diesel is a bit beyond me though
Big heavy boat = lots of kinetic energy = large force on the nose in case of a stuff.

Alternatively, drive sensibly!
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