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Old 01 July 2022, 22:47   #1
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Redneck on the Fal & Truro River

Last of the videos from the Fal estuary. If you've never been, I can really recommend it. It is a wonderful place to explore on a small SIB.

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Old 02 July 2022, 09:10   #2
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Nice video there Steve hoped you both enjoyed it hopefully see you in September all the best HH
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Great video Steve. Reminds me of what Iím missing!
I havenít been out on The Fal since I changed the boat.
I need to remedy that.
Itís a great spot
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Old 02 July 2022, 14:07   #4
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Nice video there Steve hoped you both enjoyed it hopefully see you in September all the best HH
All being well HH, I'll be there hopefully Friday through to Monday.

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Great video Steve. Reminds me of what Iím missing!
I havenít been out on The Fal since I changed the boat.
I need to remedy that.
Itís a great spot
I think it's a suburb place to go. Just enough shelter if the weather isn't to good with really easy access to places down the coast when it is.
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Another nice one Steve...although diane didnt look too impressed on the way back when things got a bit choppy
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Old 02 July 2022, 22:02   #6
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Another nice one Steve...although diane didnt look too impressed on the way back when things got a bit choppy
Don't like to use the word "moan", shall we say a little displeased!
She was fine after a couple of glasses of Sauvignon Blanc
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Don't like to use the word "moan", shall we say a little displeased!
She was fine after a couple of glasses of Sauvignon Blanc
Ah sheís a keeper steve.....you got off lightly!
Would have cost me at least a couple of hairdresser and a beauty therapist appointments and probably some new boatwear as well
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Nice video!

What kind of speed can you maintain in chop like what we saw towards the end? The reason I'm asking is that I find it very difficult to maintain speed in chop. At least with only me in the boat. If I keep it at a slow 4 knots everything is fine but at planing speed I fly all over the place.
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Old 04 July 2022, 16:45   #9
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Nice video!

What kind of speed can you maintain in chop like what we saw towards the end? The reason I'm asking is that I find it very difficult to maintain speed in chop. At least with only me in the boat. If I keep it at a slow 4 knots everything is fine but at planing speed I fly all over the place.
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To be honest I'm not sure what speed I was doing. It was above 6 - 7 knots and and we managed to maintain planing speed. I think the type of SIB, trim, and probably most important the distance between the chop has a lot to do with it. I also redesigned the keelboard last year and it has made a tremendous difference to how Redneck performs:-

https://www.rib.net/forum/f50/airdeck-keel-board-redesign-87561.html
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Yip but it didnít please the other half 🤣🤣
I think you definitely got let off lightly but at least she enjoyed the spirt water
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...but at least she enjoyed the spirt water
Most uncomfortable moments are improved by a dash of Lady Petrol...

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Stealing that one willk, "Lady Petrol" brilliant
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Nice video!

What kind of speed can you maintain in chop like what we saw towards the end? The reason I'm asking is that I find it very difficult to maintain speed in chop. At least with only me in the boat. If I keep it at a slow 4 knots everything is fine but at planing speed I fly all over the place.
Have you still got your Zodiac with the 15hp Parsun?
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Still have the Zodiac Futura but now with a Tohatsu 18 hp 2-stroke.
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I was always under the impression that the Futura handled the chop pretty well, obviously you've found that's not the case.
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Nice video!

What kind of speed can you maintain in chop like what we saw towards the end? The reason I'm asking is that I find it very difficult to maintain speed in chop. At least with only me in the boat. If I keep it at a slow 4 knots everything is fine but at planing speed I fly all over the place.
Hi dhaglund, I was out again today, at Holy Island, Anglesey. This time I was on my own, at times it was a very choppy & confused sea (wind over tide running over a reef) I made a point of noting the speed I could maintain whilst still feeling in full control and it was 8 knots. Still planning, well just, dropped off a few times when hit by some large swell, but always felt OK. I've no experience of a Zodiac so I can't really advise why you need to drop to displacement speed, unless of course the chop & swell is much larger.
I'd be interested to hear how you get on.
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nice video Steve, looks a good location for a holiday
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It is a great place Chris. If you've not been to the Fal estuary, St Mawes area it is definitely worth a visit.
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