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Old 14 August 2013, 15:42   #21
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Orange Humber Destroyer 6.5 with Mariner 150 Optimax (Willies boat which he's now sold & bought a sweet Delta 7.5x with a Yamaha F225)

Blue & Yellow Tornado 7.5 with Yamaha F250 (My own boat, in the picture it has the original 300 Yamaha hpdi fitted, by I recently re-powered with a fourstroke 250 Yam)

White Gemini 7.5 with Evinrude E-tec 225 (Martins boat, or Creachan on rib.net)

White Raider 17 with Evinrude Ficht 90 (Bunters boat)

& the Lochin 333 Cruiser belongs to my Dad, Gordon


The Entrance to Acarsaid Mhor is a fairly complicated approach if I remember?In fact its very hard to spot from the sea! Did you go to Church Cave when you were there?
Thanks Robbie - great set of boats there serious gear!! I have a few question about RIB size and wondered if you could help. Who do you get on launching and recovering your boat? if you go over 6.5m does it become a 2 man min. job. I also wondered how quick you 7.5m Torrnado is with a 225hp. I take it the 300-225 has improved economy a fair bit
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Old 14 August 2013, 16:44   #22
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Here is the tenders to hannahtinga my boat. In another secret bay.
A 5.7 ocean pro and a 6m destroyer and a 2.6 zodiac
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Old 14 August 2013, 17:59   #23
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Thanks Smudge! Yeah we get some snotty seas up here so you need serious gear at times Lol! I launch & recover on my own all the time. Drive the boat on & off the trailer. With the trailer rollers set up right & a little practice its a piece of cake! Its a F250 Yamaha I fitted last winter. The offer of a good clean used one (2006 with 250hrs) came up & it proved too tempting! It is a great match on the Tornado 7.5 & have had 50.8 knots on the plotter although I do have a hydraulic jack plate fitted which probably gives us an extra 2 knots. Its definately better on fuel than the 300 hpdi was! Around 25% better fuel economy plus you could burn a 35 can of Yamalube 2 stroke oil on a long run also! F250 with a light load burns 24 litres per hour at 27-28knots. Very pleased with the upgrade! Heres a couple of pics of the new engine!

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Thanks Robbie - great set of boats there serious gear!! I have a few question about RIB size and wondered if you could help. Who do you get on launching and recovering your boat? if you go over 6.5m does it become a 2 man min. job. I also wondered how quick you 7.5m Torrnado is with a 225hp. I take it the 300-225 has improved economy a fair bit
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Beat me to it!... 'Brother Tony'??????
Looks like ANOTHER amazing Scotish Gem!.. and Great Pics!..Nice one Wilk!
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Old 15 August 2013, 16:40   #25
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Here is the tenders to hannahtinga my boat. In another secret bay.
A 5.7 ocean pro and a 6m destroyer and a 2.6 zodiac
Brilliant I think I know where that is

I think I need a yacht so I have somewhere to tie my RIB up to - beaching can be a pain
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Old 15 August 2013, 16:46   #26
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Thanks Smudge! Yeah we get some snotty seas up here so you need serious gear at times Lol! I launch & recover on my own all the time. Drive the boat on & off the trailer. With the trailer rollers set up right & a little practice its a piece of cake! Its a F250 Yamaha I fitted last winter. The offer of a good clean used one (2006 with 250hrs) came up & it proved too tempting! It is a great match on the Tornado 7.5 & have had 50.8 knots on the plotter although I do have a hydraulic jack plate fitted which probably gives us an extra 2 knots. Its definately better on fuel than the 300 hpdi was! Around 25% better fuel economy plus you could burn a 35 can of Yamalube 2 stroke oil on a long run also! F250 with a light load burns 24 litres per hour at 27-28knots. Very pleased with the upgrade! Heres a couple of pics of the new engine!
Great pictures - love the fact that we can blame the bad weather on the need for proper hard core ribs - not sure my wife will buy it but will try.
I have been considering a 6.4m boat - I have been worried about moving around a 7.5m ship might need to widen my search now thanks.
50.8 knots I thought 35 knots was fast!! Good fuel burn too - I guess the only down side if getting it to fit in a garage but that is what full covers are for!!
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Old 15 August 2013, 16:49   #27
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Hi Robbie diesel, what miracle product do you use on your tubes to keep them looking as good ?
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Old 18 August 2013, 17:43   #28
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Thanks Smudge! Yeah we get some snotty seas up here so you need serious gear at times Lol! I launch & recover on my own all the time. Drive the boat on & off the trailer. With the trailer rollers set up right & a little practice its a piece of cake! Its a F250 Yamaha I fitted last winter. The offer of a good clean used one (2006 with 250hrs) came up & it proved too tempting! It is a great match on the Tornado 7.5 & have had 50.8 knots on the plotter although I do have a hydraulic jack plate fitted which probably gives us an extra 2 knots. Its definately better on fuel than the 300 hpdi was! Around 25% better fuel economy plus you could burn a 35 can of Yamalube 2 stroke oil on a long run also! F250 with a light load burns 24 litres per hour at 27-28knots. Very pleased with the upgrade! Heres a couple of pics of the new engine!
Robbie - can I ask does the bigger beam make a big difference in nasty weather over your friends 6.5m Humber? I am guessing he upgraded to 7.5m so he could keep up? Ta
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