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Old 08 August 2004, 20:57   #241
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Old 08 August 2004, 21:08   #242
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I need a 4X4........I got towed by one though, i just can't belive it! Even Lee slip beat me...At high tide no less .

Great get together and even finished it off with giving my two children a blast, couldn't get the wife to come along unfortunatly. My daughter laughed uncontrollably and my Son was the quitest I've ever seen him (sleep aside).

I wondered why the Sea was full of soap suds, the oil quick response team thought they had a tanker leaking....I told them it was Pete and they said they knew him well. .

Haslar slip was a bit tricky recovering Kohaku. I'm glad my winch man was on hand (Dad).

I've also got some repairs to do. Rubbing strake is comming of on both side of the bow, I'll find out what my gluing skills are like in the next couple of days.

Anyway I'm knackerd so I'm of to bed to dream about redundancy pay and what I can spend it on!

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Old 09 August 2004, 06:10   #243
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Some pictures what i took....

Sorry if i have missed a boat or 2 (or even named any wrongly)

1..paul jackeen driving Tifino
2..Alum Bay
3..The sea was really smooth behind the Pac
4..Carl and his backdraft....This boat is superb, Carl very kindly gave me a go (in the co-pilot seat) Cheers matt. All i can say is WOW superb, I have never gone so fast on water, what a hoot.
5..The Pac on take off
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Old 09 August 2004, 06:17   #244
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Today it is grey, misty and raining, actually making the weather yesterday look summery.

More pics...

1..Carl and Matt Team Explosion
2..Most of the boats at Yarmouth
3..Needles lighthouse only just taller than Hightower, and his rib matches!!
4..Nemo at Alum bay
5..A shot of some Rib engines (note to self....get out more)
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Old 09 August 2004, 06:20   #245
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And the last ones....


1..Phil Davies
2..Sea rider, Old Spice and Bonza (no not a firm of chartered accountants)
3..Team Biggles (nice one)
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Old 09 August 2004, 08:01   #246
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Smoke, what smoke just as well you didn't see Carly start the XR2 race engine up. Yarmouth Harbour master beat a hasty retreat (after lightening us of 5.50) but loads of tourists came running over to see what was happening.

The reason for the smoke by the way is the engine needs the turbo to kick in at 1500 revs before the air/fuel mixture is correct. During initial acceleration the engine just over fuels so lots of black smoke.

Great to see so many little ribs out. Rib International chose a little Avon one year as there magazine boat and did some amazing cruises with it.

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Old 09 August 2004, 08:12   #247
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Hey Pete, I've noticed lots of diesels do that on acceleration. Is it rare to have a boost sensitive injector pump? Also, when it's smoking like that, is it producing less power than if the fuel/air ratio were higher, ie like running a petrol engine v.v. rich?
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Old 09 August 2004, 08:17   #248
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Smoke, what smoke just as well you didn't see Carly start the XR2 race engine up. Yarmouth Harbour master beat a hasty retreat (after lightening us of 5.50) but loads of tourists came running over to see what was happening.
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Yup...there we were all delighted with our RIBS...
Carly & Matt come along & start up and everyone in Yarmouth comes over to watch.



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Old 09 August 2004, 11:10   #249
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Robin, great pics. I saw that you had a Canon 300D, is that right? I would've taken more pics myself but my rib is far too wet (especially in those conditions) to get my Nikon out. Do you have any methods of keeping the water off your camera when you're out?

If you guys come again when conditions are more favourable then I'll be well up for snapping away...I've got a nice big lens to try out

I didn't realise the Batboat thingy was owned by people off this forum!

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Hey Pete, I've noticed lots of diesels do that on acceleration. Is it rare to have a boost sensitive injector pump? Also, when it's smoking like that, is it producing less power than if the fuel/air ratio were higher, ie like running a petrol engine v.v. rich?
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Matt, I think you might only find this on the later diesels, my Disco has some sort of widget to do this. The P22 engines are purely mechanical pumps and I can't see any link between inlet pressure and the pump. As expected they don't produce much power until the turbo kicks in.

Attached is the later Turbo 4 power curve.

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Old 09 August 2004, 11:28   #251
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Team Explosion :winners at Littlehampton this year

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It's a Bakdraft Tim
But it has wings

And 'carlybaby' will be racing it at Cowes hopefully at the end of the month so you can cheer him and his excellent navigator (Matt) on...

And don't forget Cookee in Bananashark ..OH and Adam Younger and everyone else

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Robin, great pics. I saw that you had a Canon 300D, is that right? I would've taken more pics myself but my rib is far too wet (especially in those conditions) to get my Nikon out. Do you have any methods of keeping the water off your camera when you're out?



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Thanks Tim....yes it is an EOS 300D.
Most of the underway pics were taken with a Sony DSC U60 waterproof jobbie. I don't get the Canon out unless I am standing still and can keep it dry using a combination of clothing/body angle etc.
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Old 09 August 2004, 12:49   #253
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A Bakdraft ah, well it looks fast so thats got to be good. I would love to get into powerboat racing. If anyone wants a crew then I'm up for it ! I like the look of zapcats, looks like great fun! I should be out for the Cowes classic as well taking a few pics. Previous years I have sat off yarmouth and let all the powerboats shoot past me as I take pics. Most people wave as they storm past at 70mph which is nice!

Robin, At present I use a combination of plastic bags, towels, coats and all risks insurance to make sure my camera is ok. One of my aims to become a semi pro photographer, concentrating on yachting and powerboat photography. I don't suppose anyone will be around cowes this firday afternoon? would love to get out in a rib to take some pics !!

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Been playing around with some new software....heres an artsy fartsy pic of Explosion in glorious monochrome.
Taken on Sunday on't way home to Hayling.
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Cool pic...cool boat...cool people


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A Bakdraft ah, well it looks fast so thats got to be good. I would love to get into powerboat racing. If anyone wants a crew then I'm up for it ! I like the look of zapcats, looks like great fun! Tim
Tim...forgot to say..why don't you post something in the Racing Forum so that the regular racers would notice you want to have a go?

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I may well do that thanks! I always thought that it would be a bit pointless asking as no one would want to waste the fuel taking someone out who would probably just get in the way! Perhaps this is the wrong angle at which to look at it from?!

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I may well do that thanks! I always thought that it would be a bit pointless asking as no one would want to waste the fuel taking someone out who would probably just get in the way! Perhaps this is the wrong angle at which to look at it from?!

Thanks again.

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OK ...before JK gets back and moves this discussion to the Race thread...
here's a personal observation:
Navigators get injured at times and peeps willing to train who have the right ability & temperament may just be very welcome indeed.
Or you could offer to pay your way on, say, a trial run as lots of them seem to fair guzzle the fuel Why don't you send a few pms? (Nothing ventured...)
Another job that comes up frequently for non-racers is safety-boat stuff. A few Forumites do that as well and get to know the race teams also.
We hope to go across to see Cowes Classic and you are very welcome to park yourself on Zebedee (top speed 35k so no race boat!!!!!!)
Who knows ; a race team may spot your interest and pm you

(Don't give up. The Missus has even wangled a few spins on Race Boats )

Send a pm if you want a personal obs. on people we(as outsiders) have found approachable and friendly.

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Photo time. Better late than never.
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And some more. Like the last one the best!!
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