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Old 14 November 2003, 13:49   #11
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Nope, thinking of a new service, ..........

A propeller test program at the Rib Ex. Hence the "are you going in your rib". As I see quite a lot of you are intending going in your own boat so maybe this would be a good idea? What I am thinking of doing is taking a few propellers for testing. You can come to the stand, pay a deposit, then take the prop for a spin to see if its good, bad, indifferent. There are two reasons for doing this for my point of view, I will obviously not deny that I want to sell propellers, I do I have an expensive boating habit myself to finance!. But also I am interested in trials on different boats to see what improvements can be made on different set ups. You will get the chance to try a different prop on your own boat and see the results for yourself. What I am basically saying is you try the prop, decide if you like it then came back to me with the results, you then decide if you want one, if so I give you a new one or send it FOC or I give you the money back.

What do you all think?
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Old 14 November 2003, 13:53   #12
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I think it could be better located but then i will be taking my own rib so it will be a nice day out!!
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PS I will be bringing a damaged prop with me!!
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Old 14 November 2003, 14:03   #13
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Our new leisure boat is taking shape (in plug form still), and I intend to bring it up for the show so it doesn't matter to me where it is - it's the same distance from Salcombe!

Look forward to trying some props, maybe we should bring the race boat as well!
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What race set up do you have? if you want some help re the prop for the race boat you can send me a pm or email and I will see what we can do.

If I decided to do the test programme there would be a limit to the number of props I will be able to take, we usually take about 30-40 props for the stand so the test ones would be in addition. We will be going there by boat ourselves, so I can't take loads plus I've got to hump them up the jetty! I was thinking of general s/s props but I want to get an idea if this would be something you may all be interest in
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Old 14 November 2003, 14:28   #15
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Nope, thinking of a new service, ..........

A propeller test program at the Rib Ex. Hence the "are you going in your rib".

What do you all think?
bloody good idea by thw way re your house of Horrors I dare say Richard B will have a few more for your collection by then.

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Julie have a look at www.bananasharkracing.com - it's the new website for 2004 with info on the boat etc.

I have somone down our way who "does" my props, but if you're offering some gratis help that would of course be gratefully recieved!
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We it depends what you want for "gratis" I certainly wouldn't charge you anything for looking at the prop and giving advise. If you do bring the boat to the RibEx I'll see if I can get an engineer to look at it for you, bring some info and previous test results with you and we'll see if we can do anything to help
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Hello Julie,
excuse me, but I am curious, how do you become a Propeller Specialist. It certainly was not on my careers advice list when I left school, although that was some time ago. But I would like to know.
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That's easy I grew-up with it! family business but "old ones" now retired so taken over with my brother.....
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Nope, thinking of a new service, ..........

What I am thinking of doing is taking a few propellers for testing. You can come to the stand, pay a deposit, then take the prop for a spin to see if its good, bad, indifferent. What do you all think?
That's a blinding idea and one of the few reasons that I would be attracted to Ribex next year.

I think that many of us are vain bastards and squeezing an extra couple of knots out of our lump is what it's all about. Only problem is, if one of your fancy steel props does improve my top end, I ain't gonna take it off again and wait for one to come through the post in a week's time.

Think you might need humpa to ferry you extra supplies.

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p.s. Excellent defence of your Company on another thread
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