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Old 06 June 2007, 17:02   #51
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Old 06 June 2007, 18:42   #52
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I think ideally with the weight of this boat a four-wheeler would do better. I definitely agree with the wind visor - I would like to get one fitted. I read the thread about making your own - not convinced I have the skills although my man doesn't see the problem! Watch this space...
Visor is a top idea otherwise you will have to keep stopping to do your hair!!
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Old 06 June 2007, 20:14   #53
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I think ideally with the weight of this boat a four-wheeler would do better.
For towing, yes. If you're launching and dunking the axles you're better off with a 2 wheeler-maintaining a 4 wheeler will get expensive.
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Old 07 June 2007, 06:06   #54
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For towing, yes. If you're launching and dunking the axles you're better off with a 2 wheeler-maintaining a 4 wheeler will get expensive.
Never thought of that. Good point. I'm very interested in the US product was it Bearing Buddy - for a long-term solution - is it sold in the UK and if so where from and how much?
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Just watch out for the Harbour patrol they like nailing RIBS at speed . You are OK once you pass the lst beacon on the beach at the mouth but b4 that 8KNOTS . They do enforce and fine a mate of mine 900 in total but he was being a ..... and he did tell the where to go as well !
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Old 07 June 2007, 09:41   #56
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Just watch out for the Harbour patrol they like nailing RIBS at speed . You are OK once you pass the lst beacon on the beach at the mouth but b4 that 8KNOTS . They do enforce and fine a mate of mine 900 in total but he was being a ..... and he did tell the where to go as well !
Thankfully been sailing in the harbour for too many years, however, now that I have crossed over to the 'Dark Side' I will be very careful thanks.

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Old 07 June 2007, 10:29   #57
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Never thought of that. Good point. I'm very interested in the US product was it Bearing Buddy - for a long-term solution - is it sold in the UK and if so where from and how much?
They are called Bearing savers over here. Dixon-Bate sell them to name one, but they are a bugger to get a wheelclamp over to fit which is an insurance stipulation most of the time. The only one I could get on was the SAS clamp
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Old 07 June 2007, 10:43   #58
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They are called Bearing savers over here. Dixon-Bate sell them to name one, but they are a bugger to get a wheelclamp over to fit which is an insurance stipulation most of the time. The only one I could get on was the SAS clamp
I've just purchased a wheel clamp and hitch lock. Neither of them are SAS though so perhaps the bearing savers will have to wait. You've been really impressed with them though haven't you?
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