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Old 03 October 2017, 12:38   #1
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New (to me) Toy to play with

Well it is our 30th Wedding Anniversary today so I thought we needed a little pressie. Perhaps to find Pearls in, So I managed to pick this up. She is 4.5 m long so quite a dit more capable than my 3.4 m Rib. Lets hope I can get out in here before the snow sets in

My main speed boat is named Add2Cart

So I have named this new one ClickNCollect

Also because it was a 450 mile round trip to pick her up.

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Old 03 October 2017, 12:50   #2
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Old 03 October 2017, 13:37   #3
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That looks like it will be a fun pocket rocket. Being willing to trail a boat does open out the opportunities.
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Old 03 October 2017, 20:48   #4
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As one of those 3.45 owners I'm jealous. Nice boat.
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Old 05 October 2017, 02:48   #5
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Anyone care to venture what sort of speed it should do with the 60 hp on the back, I am hoping for 30 knots + ?


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Old 05 October 2017, 05:31   #6
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I've no idea but really look forward to hearing how it goes... pics good too.

Your frontage reminds me of 15+yrs ago when I was into old Land Rovers. It was traditional for forum members to have your own, one supposedly for the Mrs, one awaiting restoration, one part restored under a tarp and one little more than a skeleton for spares. Anyone who could actually see out of the front window past the LRs wasn't really trying.
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Old 05 October 2017, 06:35   #7
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I've no idea but really look forward to hearing how it goes... pics good too.

Your frontage reminds me of 15+yrs ago when I was into old Land Rovers. It was traditional for forum members to have your own, one supposedly for the Mrs, one awaiting restoration, one part restored under a tarp and one little more than a skeleton for spares. Anyone who could actually see out of the front window past the LRs wasn't really trying.
I have always thought of front gardens of a waste of space in their traditional use. I am also quite lucky in that I have a large back garden and also space at my mums. Thing is I cant easily get a boat round the back which here indoors thinks is a good thing

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Old 05 October 2017, 06:38   #8
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It is true to say that I really didn't 'need' (I hate the word need) another boat. But this one fitted the bill so closely for single person use but reasonable size in good nick for £3K so I couldn't resist. Who could ????

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Old 05 October 2017, 10:45   #9
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Anyone care to venture what sort of speed it should do with the 60 hp on the back, I am hoping for 30 knots + ?


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Donít think youíll be disappointed.
Our 5m rib with 60 hp Mariner will give us 32 knots one or two up. Itís propped for towing so would probably be good for another couple of knots if we upped the prop.
Enjoy your new toy, looks like a good buy.
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Old 05 October 2017, 11:02   #10
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Valiant 4.9 60 hp etec slightly under proped 29 30 kn
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Old 05 October 2017, 14:46   #11
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Hi Dennis ,looks like theres going to be a new boats outing in the Felixstowe area , I too have acquired another beast ,nautica 19dl ,ha ha another irresistible autumn buy ,should have a trailer for it next week ,so weather permitting see a Deben adventure ahead
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Old 05 October 2017, 16:37   #12
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Hi Dennis ,looks like theres going to be a new boats outing in the Felixstowe area , I too have acquired another beast ,nautica 19dl ,ha ha another irresistible autumn buy ,should have a trailer for it next week ,so weather permitting see a Deben adventure ahead
That is a big one indeed. What engine has it got. Any pics

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Anyone care to venture what sort of speed it should do with the 60 hp on the back, I am hoping for 30 knots + ?


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My SR4 with 50hp Mariner would do over 36 knots. Yours being slightly longer with a bigger engine I'd say you could expect somewhere in the same region
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Be very very careful if operating at wot as that rib I would expect to chine walk at speeds above 28 kn
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Why do you say that ?
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Tried her out today and quite pleased. Got 33 Knots 2 up and only had full throttle for a few seconds and did not mess with the trim to see if I could get more.

I think I will get 35Knots one up if I am lucky. That is plenty fast enough for me


No sign of chine walking

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Got the boat home and went to wash out the engine and it was running like a pig and spitting fuel out of what I found was the top carb. I thought that was odd as it had run flat out so well. I have now removed the top carb and stripped it down to find that the float has a small hole and is full of petrol. Now that I am sure would have been the problem

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Managed to buy 2 complete replacement carbs from ebay for £100. Took the float out of one of them and put it in my carb, Put it all together and fired her up and it is now running very well indeed
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Why do you say that ?
small boat, a lot of power for the size of boat, Very little weight at the bow of the boat.
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small boat, a lot of power for the size of boat, Very little weight at the bow of the boat.
Tested it the other day at 32 knots and no sign of chine walking. I di have my wife on the console seat at the front so will take care when I test it one up. 60 hp is the max it is/was plated for so it is not over the limit

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