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Old 20 July 2008, 07:21   #41
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Was an elephant trunk extra then ? still looks good

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I can't really see how you can call your RIB "Time Bandit" Chris! You really haven't spent so long building it, have you?

It's looking good, hope the weekend went well for you.
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Old 20 July 2008, 09:10   #42
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...but he has yet to get the screen on!
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Old 20 July 2008, 13:10   #43
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looking good chris, best of luck with it. any chance you have more pics of that hard nosed rib ?
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Old 20 July 2008, 15:21   #44
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What a smart looking rig! all the best with her Chris,looking forward to getting out with you again soon.
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Old 20 July 2008, 18:54   #45
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First trip out...

Launched at Bristol Marina today and everything went really well. Took her out through the lock and down to Avonmouth, poked our noses out into the choppy Bristol Channel.

The handling of the boat is superb, it heals over more than my previous Rib due to the tubes being a good few inches out of the water however this is not at all disconcerting it really feels just right.

With a full load of fuel (160Litres) and 3 up Got 40 knots against tide and wind and then 44 going with tide so averaged out at 42 knots. The 19" Viper is perfect giving 5500 RPM when trimmed out.

When out on the Channel it was as usual quite choppy however 30 knots felt totally secure and in fact I felt confident that I could take this at full chat without feeling too uncomfortable. When I think how draining it used to be going out in those conditions with Danny Boy.

All the electronics are fine the plotter is excellent although I may need to designate an afternoon to read the manual and site on the boat working out how to set everything up.

Need to move the Transducer up as it is throwing up loads of spray (transom mount) this might also be causing drag (so who knows maybe another knot )

The ebay cover is OK although I had to hack the back end up a bit to get it round the aframe sides. Will need to tidy up when I can borrow mums sewing machine.

The Ultraflex steering uses the inner hole on the Etec steering arm meaning a very tight turning circle which when manouvering is excellent also making higher speed turns quite an adventure if you give it too much lock!!

So I am happy (very)!!

Anything I would do different.....

- Have Osprey mount a transducer in the hull when building.

Otherwise I can't fault anything.
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Old 20 July 2008, 18:57   #46
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Old 21 July 2008, 12:38   #47
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Well done, looks terriffic!

Yes a transducer in the hull or a facility to access the hull at the back Have a chat to Roy and make the suggestion.

Speed is up on mine, I guess that's by not having the extra drag of the tubes in the water that the 5.8 and 6.2's have.
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Old 21 July 2008, 14:04   #48
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Looks really good Chris - well done!

What's top speed on yours Andy?
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Old 21 July 2008, 15:09   #49
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Max I had was 44.5 knotts but that was a 21"er and running light (ie no stainless or seats etc). I can get a whisker over 40 Knotts swinging a 19" with two up at a push. Engine's being serviced this Friday ( It conked out on me for the first time on Saturday) so who knows what they'll find.
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Old 11 March 2011, 15:49   #50
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Time Bandit has gone ;-(

TB has been sold. I am gutted of course but the new house takes priority at the moment.

I wish Lester and Jenny all the best and look forward to seeing pics of her in Sunny St Tropez !!

Watch this space for TB2 !!!
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