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    [QUOTE=jfm;2687743]You're a gentleman DougH :-)

    "It makes you think you should get an old 2 stroke and have it fully refurbed"

    120 hours suzi 2 stroke 15 hp to go on the back of the walker bay to fit the davits, OK so it's not the 400HP you had but that would be possible if I could lift the weight.

    You CAN buy them, and with a 6 month warranty



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    Quote Originally Posted by jfm View Post
    ...................I got the tender today. Pics below. Ref the first pic, I might have gone and got a too-big motor again, dang . These 4 strokes are way too big really (I mean physically, not hp). It makes you think you should get an old 2 stroke and have it fully refurbed
    That came quite quickly,..........you are right, that engine does look massive perched on the back, but I quite like that! Nice spec though I am a little surprised you have gone with the fake teak, nothing fake on the mothership. Off to FLIBS tomorrow and will get to see the finished 430 next week before she gets loaded. Hope the engine looks just as chunky

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYAG View Post
    surprised you have gone with the fake teak, nothing fake on the mothership. Off to FLIBS tomorrow and will get to see the finished 430 next week before she gets loaded. Hope the engine looks just as chunky
    It was a bit of a fine call. Avon do a real teak deck kit for it too. I hate teak when it's silver/grey and like to keep it brown, and thought it would be a load of hassle for crew to use 2-part inside a tender and really scrub it. So I thought I'd try the fake stuff. It does look pretty good, though I do shudder at the thought of its fake-icity

    Good luck with yours. As you know i think the Novu that you're getting is way nicer than the Avon. I just wimped out on price: the boat in my pics is <13k including the teak and Garmin; the Novu would have been 23k with same engine, and I reckoned 10k was too much extra. The Avon is good enough (despite the boy racer steering wheel!)

    Enjoy FLIBS.

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    The boats are coming along nicely jfm, I read this thread with interest every day so keep it coming, especially the pics.

    This post has cost me money too, cause of it I've decided to come to LIBS in january, and have just booked flights this morning.
    Whitelighter and myself will be wanting to see in every nook and cranny on the first Saturday, will you be around? Was hoping to finally meet you in person and thankyou for your generocity in 2006, I've never forgotten that.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistairr View Post
    The boats are coming along nicely jfm, I read this thread with interest every day so keep it coming, especially the pics.

    This post has cost me money too, cause of it I've decided to come to LIBS in january, and have just booked flights this morning.
    Whitelighter and myself will be wanting to see in every nook and cranny on the first Saturday, will you be around? Was hoping to finally meet you in person and thankyou for your generocity in 2006, I've never forgotten that.

    Cheers

    Al.
    Oops, sorry about the cost of flights! Yes I'll be there the first saturday. You're most welcome and i look forward to meeting you. I'll have an electric screwdriver ready for you to look at every nook and cranny :-). Funnily enough, i met Jez (and RogerRat) on board the Sq78 at the 2010 show.
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    Default Jeez...

    I know who is going to be the busiest man at the show......I think Fairline should take two, one for you and the forum and one for other punters...


    Oh and a small subscription sales point on the back deck flogging MBY will be superb....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapisM View Post
    know...

    Re.the rotation, I don't think it's so rare for maneuvering winches to spin either CW or CCW. Surely not in my boat frinstance, but I'm pretty sure to have seen it elsewhere, though I can't remember on which boat by heart. Ferretti maybe. Mikef, am I dreaming of it?
    Anyhow, sometimes the placement dictates the rotation.
    Mapism, being a pauper I only have a mooring winch on the starboard side of my boat and I can confirm it definitely rotates only clockwise. We do what jfm does ie wind in the stern line on the winch and then transfer the line to the cleat. The momentum of pulling the boat astern allows a fraction of a second to do that. I also agree with jfm in that I dont think it makes any difference whether the load of the sternline is taken on the cleat or left on the winch as the winch is probably even more strongly secured than the cleat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfm View Post

    Below is the HIN. Wierd. The HIN says it's a 2011 model and the dealer only got it from Avon a couple of weeks ago, yet it was moulded in January 2009 ("A9"). I don't care, but WTF? I hope Avon don't tell their manage-it-for-cash owners, Carlyle, that they make hulls 2 years before selling them! Perhaps it's only the French factory where this one came from that does this
    Apparently thats quite common with RIBS. The Revenger RIB I used to own in the UK had a HIN no which also showed the hull had been moulded 2 yrs before the HIN no date. I spoke to Revenger and they said it was quite normal for RIB manufacturers to buy a job lot of moulded hulls and hold them in stock until they were fitted out. By convention the HIN no date is the model year in which fitting out is completed, hence yours being 2011. I guess its cheaper to buy hulls in large quantities and hold them in stock than buy them in small quantities as and when required. Revenger also told me thats its rare for RIB manufacturers to mould their own hulls and most buy them in from specialist GRP moulding firms

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikef View Post
    Apparently thats quite common with RIBS. The Revenger RIB I used to own in the UK had a HIN no which also showed the hull had been moulded 2 yrs before the HIN no date. I spoke to Revenger and they said it was quite normal for RIB manufacturers to buy a job lot of moulded hulls and hold them in stock until they were fitted out. By convention the HIN no date is the model year in which fitting out is completed, hence yours being 2011. I guess its cheaper to buy hulls in large quantities and hold them in stock than buy them in small quantities as and when required. Revenger also told me thats its rare for RIB manufacturers to mould their own hulls and most buy them in from specialist GRP moulding firms
    Ah, ok, understand. That said, my Sq78 is L011, ie Dec2010 build, 2011 m/year. Dec 2010 is when the build finishes not when the hull was moulded. All confusing, but of no consequence

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardShead View Post
    I know who is going to be the busiest man at the show......I think Fairline should take two, one for you and the forum and one for other punters...


    Oh and a small subscription sales point on the back deck flogging MBY will be superb....
    And if jfm sells viewing tickets at a couple of quid each, he should have got most of the cost of the boat ( oh alright, the rib ) back by the end of the show!

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