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Old 01-03-2007, 12:16
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Re: Pipe dream number 1,001

Steve - boat looks great, cannot wait to see / hear it back on the water again soon. GF
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Old 02-03-2007, 15:00
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Re: Pipe dream number 1,001

Hi Steve

Rig looks the business.

Have you found a slipway big enough to back the trailor down yet?

Do you think BW will be back on the water in time for summer?
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Old 02-03-2007, 20:37
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Well thanks for your compliments guys.

The speed humps were OK going into chi but I left my mark on the way out.
I checked underneath when I got back and it was only the very bottom of the front spring hangers that had scratched the humps. So its not that desperate.

With the engines in the boat, the ride height may be just too low. So I may have to take the springs down to sperrys to have them reset. What they will make of them I dont know.

Theres only one really thick leaf on each side.

En-route everyone is extremely accomodating . People understand, I think, that I'm not about to push my payload it the hedges so they can get by.

The trailer on trailer is a great ride for the boat in terms of springing. I hadnt considered that bit, just how much better it would be.

I still have trailer work to do.

The rustyyard trailer axles need remanufacturing, some tyres replacing.

I would prefer to have a some pupose made fixed linkages holding trailer on for the future.

I hope to be back out on the water for the summer and using the outfit to get down to Puerto Sotogrande and up to Wales for a weekend bash too.

Then there' s the blade run bash .
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Old 02-03-2007, 21:48
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Re: Pipe dream number 1,001

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Well thanks for your compliments guys.

too.
Then there' s the blade run bash .
So are you up for the Blade Run. Your boat is just what it needs.

Are you going into business to shift some fellow members boat around?
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:26
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So are you up for the Blade Run. Your boat is just what it needs.

Are you going into business to shift some fellow members boat around?
I'd like to do thre run, its a couple of months too early to commit to it.

The trucks just about the freedom of trailer boating.
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Old 20-03-2007, 10:20
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I'd like to do thre run, its a couple of months too early to commit to it.

The trucks just about the freedom of trailer boating.

A bit like ours - we use a rigid with a crane for self launching - works a treat!
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Old 20-03-2007, 19:54
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Last time I saw your truck I could have sworn it was a burgandy reddish colour?
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Old 21-03-2007, 11:02
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Last time I saw your truck I could have sworn it was a burgandy reddish colour?
This is actually our second lorry (it was painted in 2005 I think) - we had a Renault Dodge which we sold and now have the FL10 with air suspension cruise and everything - it's fantastically smooth and less stress than driving a pickup with a trailer over long distances and you never have to worry about the trailer brakes seizing up!
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Old 28-08-2012, 10:18
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Like Ground Hog Day, Ive gone and bought another one becasue the first one was OK just LHD was a pain in the arse. I tended to drive it in the gutter due to the trouble of gagin the centre of the road from the driving position in this. On leaf springs , in the gutter, that hurts.

1 Great fun to drive, you never fall asleep.

2 Inan invasion class vehicle, you dont get grief from other motorists.

3 Parking is never an issue you doors open over their bonnet and you dont pick up any dents at this height.

4 All the parts are no eith er still in surplus or being remade by the club.

5 The while wiring diagram fits on a sheet of A4

6 There isnt a Processor or ECU in it anywhere.

7 Its got the Nokken Winch


The LPG development for th3 V8 going into this involves building an engine test bed which is the next thing I have to do for a thing at the back of the barn called the Donzi?
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Old 28-08-2012, 19:31
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Re: Pipe dream number 1,001

You going to tow the Donzi with this then Steve?
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Old 28-08-2012, 20:33
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Re: Pipe dream number 1,001

It's like 'deja vu' all over again!

Looks very nice Steve, and already has a new hood too that'll save you a few bob.
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Old 28-08-2012, 21:23
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No it's not for towing the boat I have the baby artic for that and agreed about deja vu but, Ive got so fed up driving mediocre characterless cars that I wanted something that was actually fun to drive. I've gone right off the concept of owning the ultimate in ergonomics and opulence aimed at providing the finest sustainable transit for the human life form.

That's it, rant on modern day motoring over.
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