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Old 23 November 2012, 12:49   #1
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Have just bought 8.5 Protector

Greetings from new member - this boat is new to me and would appreciate tech help from anyone who know about them.
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Old 23 November 2012, 12:52   #2
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Nice one have you seen the one with the union jack
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Old 23 November 2012, 12:54   #3
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Not yet - only just picked the boat up and made 60 mile passage to home port - keen to know more about these boats
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Old 23 November 2012, 12:57   #4
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Great buy, hopefully Biff will be along shortly with his knowledge of these. I think he has also helmed them prior to the 2012 events.
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Old 23 November 2012, 12:58   #5
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Proper job.
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Old 23 November 2012, 13:01   #6
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Sensational looking hard top - mine is undergoing big clean up with new canvas and bimini etc. The boat is great - but was pretty unimpressed with bill when I filled the tank up - £800!!

Need some tech support form anyone in the know.
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Old 23 November 2012, 13:09   #8
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£800!!
Dude! That is like a kick in the spuds
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Old 23 November 2012, 13:10   #9
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what do you need know is it on the thames ? adrian
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Lovely Piece of Kit...All the Best with her!
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Falcon - boat isinglass Lymington
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Old 23 November 2012, 14:48   #12
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Corrupted message : Falcon the boat is moored in Lymington
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Old 24 November 2012, 03:55   #13
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As someone who would have loved one of these 2012 protectors - how are you finding it a year on?
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Looks like a few in background, are there any more for sale?
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As someone who would have loved one of these 2012 protectors - how are you finding it a year on?
Highly capable seagoing RIB. The basic boat was in quite good condition considering the year it was made and its history. The boat had new gearboxes (at only 800hrs!) which was important to me as the vessel had been used "stop / start" for most of its life - I am not sure many of the drivers would have used the crash gearboxes as sympathetically as they should. I have spent about £5000 on additions and electronics as well as improvements to the canopy. A really important addition has been a new (removable) bow roller (designed by Dick Long who has two boats) as the anchor line lead was very poor. Some pics "in the shed".

This boat will probably be for sale in March when I will be sailing off on another adventure.
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Wow! I am not jealous in the slightest..... Its a completely different league to me, even your shed is way off mine!



This is something in my 'dreams' - One day I will own a RIB that I can sleep on, and I would never be home again!

If its coming up for sale would you accept.... Tesco Club Card vouchers, nectar points, body parts?
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Wow! I am not jealous in the slightest..... Its a completely different league to me, even your shed is way off mine!

This is something in my 'dreams' - One day I will own a RIB that I can sleep on, and I would never be home again!

If its coming up for sale would you accept.... Tesco Club Card vouchers, nectar points, body parts?
These RIBS have a big price reputation - but everyone is aware that LOCOG sold these ones pretty cheaply by comparison - a 9m Ribeye / Scorpion is in fact more expensive. (and quicker!)
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