Originally Posted by JSP
What where your thoughts on them Ian?
It was a wild day, we took the 650 and 785 out with the armstrong brackets on with Paul Lemmer who helmed through most of each section of the tests.
We started on a cold bright day with a forecast of heavy rain so we all carried our Gecko helmets. Later in the test all four of us were wearing then due to the hail storms.
I have used both the 650 and 785 for some time without the brackets and had read about them at the Southampton Boat Show last year where boats were sold with them.
Each of these boats had a similar engine fitted to mine.
I did not know what to expect with Paul's test and we certainly put the boats into, with and along the waves and wind/over tide which would made for some wild riding but these did actually sit down well and held their position well. It appeared to me that we did not find an angle that made them twitch or even be a danger to a user.
The feedback I was given was that it did improve them. Have you read the report?
Considering full throttle and not pulling back for some of the test runs I was very pleased with the ride and felt safe at all times, I would not have run a boat in a similar manner as a norm and would have throttled back as I carry passengers
I took a neighbour with me to load the RIBS and he had only done a couple of boat runs and he just kept smiling! or was he?
The photos dont do it justice as it shows it very calm, there is another test write up on a Coastline 7m where photos were done just before we started out tests and you can see the water changing and we were protected here behind calshot spit for those images. The rest was out from here with wind over tide and weather beating us!!!