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Old 07 November 2005, 15:47   #41
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Originally Posted by Tibs
Hey Choppy, I would suggest using the boat without the windshield, and after a season, think about how many times you wish you had one. They are much easier to add-on than to remove.

I prefer the wind in my face, anyways. It's not often that I am running through driving rain!
thanks..thast wut ill probably do ....i wont be drivin through rain either
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Old 07 November 2005, 18:33   #42
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Windshield/top speed

We had the windshield made with a larger gap between it and the s/s surround, to make surround easier to use as a hand hold. This has worked very well. Not sure that I would want to be sat behind screen, as opposed to standing up, in the type of seas that might lead to a stuffing!

Agree that 30-ish kts is realistic top speed with a fully laden boat with full 40 galls of fuel with a 90hp honda, so you may want to look at something a bit bigger. That said, we did get 39kts on the gps surfing off a big wave over Christchurch ledge!
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