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    Today, 15:27
    I knackered the charger on my S/Skr by starting and running the main engines ( long enough) simultaneously. I think the charger could stand a short...
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    Today, 15:19
    We often run the geny whilst underway .Similar reason to run the aircon on the way back to the berth and charge devices . You turn the charger on...
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    Yesterday, 21:23
    There’s separate policy’s some sell specifically for coving boat transport by road or sea ( deck of ship ) It’s not part of your general policy...
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    12-10-19, 10:01
    As was told Sam Newington favorite boat was the Targa 38/39 he had three total two 38s and one 39 which was his last boat. I think this is the white...
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    12-10-19, 07:07
    Portofino replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    What are the maths like for putting it in a hanger over the winter ? Skipping winter boating in a absence make the heart grow fonder kinda way .
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    11-10-19, 16:59
    Honestly I think the stabilizers while I know they have a lot of benefits I think are making boat builders become lazy and stupid. Height and CoG...
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    11-10-19, 11:39
    £100K write off is what I was thinking .for a 12/12 experience. As long you know that before just go ahead and enjoy . If there’s any change...
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    11-10-19, 11:31
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Since Pete has fessed up to possible next prospect. My turn and fitting for the discussion......a San Lorenzo 57 . More extended stays wider cruise...
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    10-10-19, 19:14
    Portofino replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    Super Yachts berth beam on to a concrete wharf in some marinas .They use huge inflatable fenders in between the wall and boat .This is additional to...
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    10-10-19, 18:41
    Pershing 46 is the 43 extended to about 50 LoA (from 45) and a private third aft cabin with en-suite. The 43 has U-drives but still a nice...
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    10-10-19, 18:41
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Yeh it’s the 46 ( was a while back soz ) that has the rear cabin . @vas you lift the steps and if irrc there a some steep steps down . Hatch is on...
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    10-10-19, 16:47
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    That’s because there’s a miss match in the WM ,s capacity and your av cruising time ( be it D or P ) . Vas can replenish 250 L to 1/2 top up his in...
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    10-10-19, 16:37
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    We are back to buying a boat to match intended use . If that usage pattern changes then perhaps the boat should be changed to suit . I wouldn’t...
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    10-10-19, 14:31
    A Pershing 43 has more space then your current boat and T43. Only galley is more spacious is the T43 and not by much. The space in the P43 is used...
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    10-10-19, 10:37
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    It’s a pity you can’t somehow borrow a prospective boat for a week end or something to try it .To see if it hits or ticks boxes . Short of formal...
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    10-10-19, 10:27
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    I think you mean a born and bread Swed would not feel the VFM discrepancy ( between a N or typically Italian built planing boat ) as acutely that...
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    10-10-19, 10:11
    Nordhavn is build and finished in China. While this is okay as Yacht Building is today at the lower side of the technological scale, with the...
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    10-10-19, 09:59
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    As I said listening to the N57 folks ( admittedly my only N owners contact ) and thinking Med use and what W said about a Baia 63 Azurri crossing to...
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    10-10-19, 09:47
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Yes it’s an evolutionary thing . I started with sail in the UK .N sea to be specific, test escalated to racing in all weathers and boys trips , boys...
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    10-10-19, 09:29
    Not fully agree in my expeience, and I did manage a 28 meter full displacement Dutch build yacht for a few years. Once you do proper sailing with...
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    10-10-19, 08:15
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    I think you missed the point . With team events the pace is set by the weakest link(s) being for sea legs in passages. In this case the two Mrs s...
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    09-10-19, 18:43
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    But OTOH IPS proved them a winner. They have sold so far much more boats in the same size boats In the 45/55 ft range I see demonstrated in La...
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    09-10-19, 18:20
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Interesting summation P I tend to agree with the thrust . Because up to recently my knowledge base of Nordhavens was largely based on what little...
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    09-10-19, 18:05
    But OTOH IPS proved them a winner. They have sold so far much more boats in the same size boats Fleming builds and ever will. I think the only...
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    09-10-19, 08:57
    Portofino replied to a thread EPIRB Q in Motor Boat Forum
    No Pete it’s both . 1+ the standard * 2 + implementation of the directive......eventually . Laws , “ directive s “ cascade down from Brussels not...
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    09-10-19, 07:51
    Portofino replied to a thread EPIRB Q in Motor Boat Forum
    You not selling continued EU membership to us :):)::) Sorry couldn’t resist ^^^ . Q - what’s the service regime of the EPIRB under the new...
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    08-10-19, 11:43
    How ready is it ? What’s its cruise speed ? I mean if it’s got empty tanks , the toilets are bust , windlass knackered , relatively not kept up...
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    08-10-19, 11:19
    Yes all fine nuances. We ( installer ) placed our outlet above the WL , but only 5 cm at the transom under the platform . Our old S/Skr was at one...
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    08-10-19, 08:41
    Portofino replied to a thread EPIRB Q in Motor Boat Forum
    Yes I know P . I investigated DIY bat replacement as per U tube etc with the EPIRB , but what I actually was after was the supporting...
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    08-10-19, 08:12
    Portofino replied to a thread EPIRB Q in Motor Boat Forum
    Get a proper ERIPB that can be “ serviced “ It will last ( as batts are renewable) .Thing is the service centres know how to charge . Mine was...
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