Ta Da! Launched for the first time
(apart from the slow speed running in around the bay with nothing bar the outboard connected) and away for a run. Still pretty bow light but very much more comfortable, drier and more stable than the Assault I had as well as being larger.
Little bit slower than I had hoped for but not much. Tops out at 32knts and will cruise at 28knts at 1.2kn/miles per litre with 60l of fuel, two folk and a dog on board. At 25knts I can return 1.3kn/miles per litre, a considerably improvement on the 22knts at 1 kn/mile per litre I used to get but sadly swallowed up the the huge increase in fuel costs
It was a bit lumpy today as the wind was up over the last couple of days so popped out and along to Connel and up Loch Etive and back, about 25 miles or so, and then popped in to Dunstaffnage marina for a slice of bread and butter pudding before recovering back in Oban.
No real hitches, transducer was missing the bottom at speed but reckon it just needs adjustment to point slightly down and few electronic setup bits that I did while the other half was driving.
Just need the seat backs and the spares boxes I have ordered and we are ready to go, looking forward to the Clyde in a fortnight............