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Old 15 July 2013, 20:25   #1
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The heats melting my boat!

Down in salcombe till the 28th & have the boat in the boat yard. Went down on Sunday, took all the covers off to find my foot straps had peeled off! Launched the boat & as the tubes cooled down the glue hardened. But they need re glueing...what glue is it I need? & is it easy to do?
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Old 16 July 2013, 16:00   #2
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Directed energy weapons?

Maybe its some special capability of the harbourmaster and his team to teach people a lesson about keeping to something resembling the harbour speed limit (by the way, it's 8 kts, except the busy bit in the middle where it's 6!). Mind you, you're not as bad as the other Zapcat (the bright blue-sided one) which clearly has got an engine idle setting issue.

Great to see fellow ribnetters enjoying the place, but....

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Down in salcombe till the 28th & have the boat in the boat yard. Went down on Sunday, took all the covers off to find my foot straps had peeled off! Launched the boat & as the tubes cooled down the glue hardened. But they need re glueing...what glue is it I need? & is it easy to do?
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It sounds like the wrong glue was used to start with. We use this on the Z10s and thundercats http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?P_ID=126
You might want to use MEK to get rid if the old stuff and prep the area first.
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It sounds like the wrong glue was used to start with. We use this on the Z10s and thundercats http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?P_ID=126
You might want to use MEK to get rid if the old stuff and prep the area first.
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Maybe its some special capability of the harbourmaster and his team to teach people a lesson about keeping to something resembling the harbour speed limit (by the way, it's 8 kts, except the busy bit in the middle where it's 6!). Mind you, you're not as bad as the other Zapcat (the bright blue-sided one) which clearly has got an engine idle setting issue.

Great to see fellow ribnetters enjoying the place, but....

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I'm sure ribnet is not set up for the armchair police to jump up and spout off,
Maybe you should set up a neighbour hood watch site!!
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TBP you've obviosuly not been here long enough... ...rib net loves its armchair police!

OK so maybe not the subtlest way to share the advice but actually I'd rather it was shared and luke can learn from the error of his solenty ways and then ribs aren't hopefully tarred with the same brush as jetskis...
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In my defence it's hard to tell what speed your going without a speedo & because of the hull type it changes speed so quickly it's hard to tell exactly how fast your going...but it definatly was not far over 8knts if it was! Also I think it's a lot to do with the boat being so unquie! People remember the boat because its unique & its completly different to every other rib & center console boat down there. On Thursday I was following a boat out at exactly the same speed (about 15/20m in front of me) and we past the harbour master and he pulls over to us & has words with me for going to fast & to slow down even though I was matching the other boats speed...which was pretty slow!

The harbour masters are pretty strict though! I was spoken to another time by them when I did 'wheelies' with the boat even though I was doing under 8knts, I was in open water & clear of Any other boats?! There was no danger to Anybody but he still banned me from doing it and said he'd stop me from using the estuary if I did it again!?
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Leave him alone. A zap cat creates the wake/wash of a remote control model boat. 8-15 knots and it makes no difference. As for dangerous speeds, sub 15 he's more manoeuvrable than any one else! Plus he's young so his reactions are half that of a 50 yr old typical rag and stick or Sunseeker whose usually faffing with ropes or Gin respectively.

He's hardly hooning around!
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