Well it was an interesting half hour out.
Motor did not like 6kts at all, strangely, ok slightly lower at 5kts. We tried to get out further than the bar but it was really quite uncomfortable. 1m waves, longish swell period, making it very bouncy. Wind was 12kts directly down harbour not across as predicted.
Did manage a short burst to 20kts at harbour mouth as we turned back, not even WOT, it picked up so fast from 5kts.
At 6kts it kept popping up on plane to 10kts and stayed there with no extra throttle input when a wave surge caught it on way back. I'm guessing if we shifted weight forward it would have done that. Seems it's right on a touchy balance spot.
RIB handled it well and spray didn't get over bow at all.
Few jobs to do. It has a speedo type GPS dial with antenna just under front cowl. It's not working. Getting back I checked and it is battery powered with a Gel battery under seat but no other cable connection from engine. It's dead flat and ruined.
Checked engine and it has rectifier fitted but cables not run through, so can easily be set up to power stuff.
Can't see much use for GPS dial though. I did have Navionics running on my phone on my lap, so speed, position etc readily available. 12v/5v socket etc would be useful to have.
Unfortunately theres a marker pen 3 digit on bow but I'm unable to get it off. I've tried everything. It was also on trailer bar but meths removed that.
As you can guess I bought it. Don't know if I'll get out again this year though unless we get a good day and sea conditions.
I think I might call it 'Dinky' as Lynn says it's my toy