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Old 24 July 2020, 10:45   #1
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Inflated at last - get wet soon!

New SD360 finally inflated with transom wheels on, Ullswater in 10 days time!
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Old 24 July 2020, 10:51   #2
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Looking good, nice compact wheels.
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Old 24 July 2020, 10:58   #3
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Time will tell on the wheels, wide and flat. My thinking is they should travel over sand and gravel without sinking in to much.
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Old 24 July 2020, 11:03   #4
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Looks great!

From where did you get the bow spray dodger?
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Old 24 July 2020, 13:44   #5
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The bow canopy is from Excel, to be honest I'll be using it more as shade for the dog!
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Old 24 July 2020, 14:09   #6
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Nice set up you might find the seats slip about look on Amazon for tarpaulin clips £1 each
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Old 24 July 2020, 14:14   #7
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Thanks Jeff, stern seat does move about a lot. Will be ordered tonight.
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Old 24 July 2020, 23:40   #8
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You might find stones will jam in those wheels at the top because of the small gap between the wheel and the frame part of the wheel. Nice boat though and nice dodger
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Old 25 July 2020, 12:25   #9
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Old 25 July 2020, 15:08   #10
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Thanks G the pictures really help, this is what I'm concerned about.
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Old 25 July 2020, 15:45   #11
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Do share with us Steve... what's pressing that shape into the outer floor?
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Old 25 July 2020, 15:50   #12
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That's the board that sits below the airdeck on top of the inflatable keel. I don't think it should be like that. Terry from Excel is investigating and getting back to me early next week. I wanted to compare it with another Excel albeit a SD330.
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Old 25 July 2020, 15:57   #13
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Yep that looks a bit too much of a stress point which could wear with the inevitable movement at sea.
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Old 25 July 2020, 16:08   #14
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My thoughts exactly, not keen on taking it for its maiden voyage whilst it's like that. I'll see what Terry at Excel comes up with next week. My thoughts are the board is probably 25mm too long.
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Old 25 July 2020, 16:42   #15
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Inflated at last - get wet soon!

Wow! Yes thatís definitely a non-starter...

Hopefully Terry can just open another box and send you a replacement. Have you sent the photos to him? No arguing with that when you compare it with what the floor is supposed to look like!

Iím sure heíll fix it for you super quick.

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Hi all, maiden voyage on Monday at Ullswater. Hopefully I'm going to launch from the Glenridding slip. I know from sailing and kayaking on Ullswater that it can get very shallow where the river leaves the lake at Pooley Bridge, is there anything else I should be aware of. All info gratefully received.
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Hi all, maiden voyage on Monday at Ullswater. Hopefully I'm going to launch from the Glenridding slip. I know from sailing and kayaking on Ullswater that it can get very shallow where the river leaves the lake at Pooley Bridge, is there anything else I should be aware of. All info gratefully received.


Good luck & Bonne Voyage. If the weather looked a bit better for Tuesday/Wednesday we would have joined you.
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That's a shame experienced company would have been good, but you're right Tuesday looks like a stay in caravan/pub day! Monday looks good though.
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