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Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Anyone fancy a trip out in Solent this weekend?

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:04 pm

Thanks for asking Neil :thumbsup
Would love to join you however family life has other plans for me this weekend :(
Hope you get some 'takers' mate and get out on the water :mrgreen:
Have a good :drive
:cheers

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:14 am

Im a no go,
Still not got the F-rib yet or engine and im also getting aarons trailer ready for scotland (replacing bearings and checking hubs for pitting)

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:24 pm

no takers, so I am off to Brightlingsea instead (well, launching opposite at Point Clear)
Car packed with two outboards for testing

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:59 pm

Have a good outing mate and hope the OB testing goes well :thumbsup
:cheers

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:07 pm

23kn on flat water in a straight line with the 25 , but you have to slow to 10kn to turn anywhere as it cavitates like mad, just too high for keel.
And you need to be superman to hold her straight at 23kn, really fighting her turning to starboard. Just not comfortable over 18kn. I should have tried offsetting to port to see if that helped. Ho hum

The dillemna on what to take to Scotland continues

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Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:33 pm

Oh, that's not quite turned out as expected buddy.... :o
So is it a case of finding a long shaft that's suitable or you'll be bringing the avon?

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:11 pm

Well Martin, I have a ls 25, old but starts and runs nice in tank. May take out Sunday to test. I would guess 23kn isn't going to be needed much, and economy is also an issue with the two smoker. May just be best to trail up the heavy Avon with the 15 4/ and its 18kn max speed

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:42 pm

I doubt we will be flooring it mate.......i also will be interested to see how juicy my 2 smoke outboard will be.......70 miles of fuel coukd be alot lol

Re: Sat Aug 12 or Sun Aug 13

Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:45 pm

mattswan2512 wrote:I doubt we will be flooring it mate.......i also will be interested to see how juicy my 2 smoke outboard will be.......70 miles of fuel coukd be alot lol


How did the trip go? Was the engine good?

Sorry I couldn't make it, I was in York at a family wedding
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