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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby mattswan2512 » 02 Apr 2018, 14:52

Nice looking boat that mate, happy days
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby Andy B » 02 Apr 2018, 17:01

That engine truly is a little cracker, well done for finding that :thumbsup
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby Paul » 02 Apr 2018, 21:59

Pete
That's looking 'peachy' mate and a lovely setup for your outlay :mrgreen:
Round Pompey methinks ;-)
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby PeterM » 07 Apr 2018, 15:40

Defo Paul! Wheels on and customing today.
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby Martin » 07 Apr 2018, 19:21

Looking like you're making progress there Pete. :thumbsup
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby PeterM » 07 Apr 2018, 22:12

Yup. Ready to go now. If only tomorrows weather was playing nice :(

Managed to get a new used clamp screw from the local Johnson guy... New was 40 quid... 15 mins and some gentle persuasion later we'd dismantled his stand from out front of his shop and I had a new bolt. Proper way to do business!! :)
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby PeterM » 15 Apr 2018, 19:03

Well.. maiden voyage all went well for about an hour.. then after stopping for coffee.... I couldn't get the engine going.

So spent an hour rowing before calling a mate to pick me up. He laugged so much as he knows how hard it is to row a sib... into wind and current!

Someone's been buggering about with electrics before I got it... so liked the spark due to done awesome bodge.

Still... fixed now with proper connection. Need to tweak the grear selector to make sure it's right.. then try again.

But i really love fiddling in the garage getting stuff fixed :) And t's quick with 15 on it ! :)

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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby Andy B » 15 Apr 2018, 19:44

Ah the joys of boating, no matter what end of the scale.....lol
That outfit does look great though :thumbsup
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby Paul » 15 Apr 2018, 20:54

Pete
Oh, not good :( but hey it's exposed a hidden issue that could have occurred at a most inappropriate moment in the future :idea:
Glad it's a cheap and simple fix :thumbsup
Very nice portable setup mate :mrgreen:
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Re: Lodestar SIB ? Feedback ?

Postby PeterM » 16 Apr 2018, 14:47

Cheers guys - pleased to find it before being out of a harbour. I think it does look nice - engine goes with the boat well - but as ever I need a bit more weight in the bow (or I need to get used to a SIB again !) .

Despite the weight being the same as the 10hp version (and within limits) its still quote stern heavy . 2 up it should be about perfect - but on my own its a rocket ship ! :)
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