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Old 08 July 2008, 16:43   #71
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Its alive!

Hooked up the last motor cables tonight and tried to start the motor. A few pumps of the bulb and she started on the first turn of the key, much quieter than the old Yam 2 stroke as well so the neighbours will be happier when I flush it in the evenings!
With a bit of luck and a following wind I'll get it in the water to start running it in at the weekend while I finish the fitting out
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Old 08 July 2008, 17:30   #72
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Good job Bruce. Thought the weather might have put you into hibernation already, like the rest of us here. Until today I'd have said you'd missed the summer, but maybe there's some left still.

Reading your last again, it seems you'll just be pottering around this weekend and not trying to get anywhere. If you pluck up courage though, come down to Corryvreckan around slack water. I'll be there with some others, escorting a bunch of swimmers from Jura to Scarba. According to the five day, there'll be a big yellow sun over the top of us and a gentle NW'ly. Of course, it may not be.
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Old 08 July 2008, 17:37   #73
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Tony,
I will just be pottering around Oban trying to get the couple of slow speed hours done. I probably won't have all the kit hooked up and haven't stocked the boat yet with spares etc as well as having no seat pads!
All going well If I get the first part of the running in done at the weekend and I can get all the kit connected, set up and pads fitted I'll probably be ready to go somewhere (but not finished) in another week or two.
The other question is why are they swimming the Corryvreckan when you have a boat there?
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Old 13 July 2008, 17:14   #74
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Didn't get out this weekend as I couldn't get the PDI done till Monday morning,
Hooked up some more electrics, really just the plotter and NMEA stuff to connect and tidy up the wiring in the console.
All being well I'll get it in this week and the first couple of hours on it, should get the seat pads dropped off on Thursday and back next week so I have a seat.
The all LED nav lights are the biz, very bright. Got the names on and just have to fit the SSR numbers to the console sides.
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Old 14 July 2008, 13:17   #75
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Got my PDI done today so it is advanced enough to launch. Unfortunately the weather here is pants and I can't convince the missus to give me a hand launching and recovering. (it is HER actual birthday today I suppose and sitting in the mist and rain for several hours while I motor back and forth isn't really what she had in mind tonight)
I don't want to launch myself in case of problems first time so i'm stuck to the weekend.
The only good point is that I can probably get the plotter hooked up by then plus the other minor electrical bits and bobs, lots of little bits to tidy up.
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Old 14 July 2008, 14:06   #76
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..................... The other question is why are they swimming the Corryvreckan when you have a boat there?
You may well ask... I've given up asking questions like that in this part of the world. Better just to go with the flow - so to speak.

We finally went on Sunday, er, yesterday. Great fun, all five got across, two went both ways. This was just a lark for them - most do triathlons for fun. Super bunch, great day.

The boat's looking good. No point in rushing the final niggly bits, which are so important. Not as though you're missing the summer or anything. August looks to be a dead duck as far as ribbin's concerned for me - too many commitments, though I'll probably be acting as a safety boat for the Round Shuna Race on 23/24th.

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Decided to add a second plotter on the drivers side. Got a fantastic deal on a Globalmap 4800 BW head unit and all the bits to connect into the network to use as a repeater for the main plotter.
The intention is to use it as a repeater in gauge mode for all the GPS info and engine monitoring gauges instead of cluttering up the larger colour one.
It will show position, speed, engine gauges, depth etc all at the same time and if the other plotter every gives problems will also act as a backup one when the nav cards are swopped over. I will keep and eye out for a LGC3000 aerial and mount it on the console but not plugged in and amother chart card between the two head units will have a completely backed up nav system. handy if we are out of sight of land off the west coast
Also bought a hand operated side mounted searchlight for the side of the console.
Seat pads and backrests are away for covering and due back next week, will design and get the backrest frames done when they return.
Now if I can just figure out where I can put the toilet and kitchen sink............
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Got in the water today and did the first two hours slow speed running in.
Really need to get seats and non slip flooring down fast, though.....
The boat handles well, in fact it can turn about twice as fast as the compass mounted on the console can.
She is very bow light even with the fuel tank and two batteries in that large console forward, will need to get some even more weight up at the bows . Spent over 1.5 hours at 3000rpm and couldn't get her over the hump onto the plane, bows were pointing to the sky the whole time
Opened her up at the end of the two hours, much faster than the old RIB but GPS not connected yet to get speed. I reckon I am getting around 35knts or so. Hopefully slightly more there when she is set up properly, not too bad for a 90hp
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Got in the water today and did the first two hours slow speed running in.
Really need to get seats and non slip flooring down fast, though.....
The boat handles well, in fact it can turn about twice as fast as the compass mounted on the console can.
She is very bow light even with the fuel tank and two batteries in that large console forward, will need to get some even more weight up at the bows . Spent over 1.5 hours at 3000rpm and couldn't get her over the hump onto the plane, bows were pointing to the sky the whole time
Opened her up at the end of the two hours, much faster than the old RIB but GPS not connected yet to get speed. I reckon I am getting around 35knts or so. Hopefully slightly more there when she is set up properly, not too bad for a 90hp
Good job Bruce. Bet you're relieved to get afloat at last. 3000 revs with me just gets me over the hump and 2800 is the minimum revs to keep planing - just. The extra few centimetres length you have perhaps makes the difference? Flat out for me is 39.6 knots. Wonder if I could reach 40 knts if I jump up and down a bit.

Better weather forecast for the coming week too.
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Got in the water today and did the first two hours slow speed running in.
Really need to get seats and non slip flooring down fast, though.....
The boat handles well, in fact it can turn about twice as fast as the compass mounted on the console can.
She is very bow light even with the fuel tank and two batteries in that large console forward, will need to get some even more weight up at the bows . Spent over 1.5 hours at 3000rpm and couldn't get her over the hump onto the plane, bows were pointing to the sky the whole time
Opened her up at the end of the two hours, much faster than the old RIB but GPS not connected yet to get speed. I reckon I am getting around 35knts or so. Hopefully slightly more there when she is set up properly, not too bad for a 90hp

nice job ....you might not need much more weight in the bow ....once you get a bit more speed and up on the plane the bow will come down .....bow high... yes please when only doing low speeds, usually tubes will be in the water at the stern as well to give more stability .......
my verado needs blasts of wot during run in so i'm getting to play as well ....i would have gone the extra rpm's to get on the plane then throttled back

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