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Old 17th September 2018, 22:08   #21
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Beautiful. It's a real stunner !!
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Old 18th September 2018, 19:30   #22
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Had a good day on the river trial despite the windy conditions trying to spoil things.

Had a slight hiccup when we first went out with the starboard engine overheat warning coming on.
Quick trip back to the marina on one engine and a new impeller later and all back in business.

A couple of iPhone videos ( click on picture to open video on Flickr) I took of the speed runs just checking that all is well.

We hit 24 knots max and cruising speed of around 17 knots and she handled like a dream, all be it that we were on a calm river.

IMG_2483 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr

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This video is of the boat being lifted ready for the boat surveyor to check the hull, skin fittings, props etc

IMG_2485 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr

Hopefully we will get the results of the marine survey back in the next couple of days and then if all is well we shall be the new owners of Lady Emma.
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I was just wondering how today went, all well it seems. Can you get one of those "exempt speed limit" signs for the road?
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She sure looks a stunner Jeff, like the name too. That would suit my friend Jeffrey in Malta, his daughter is Emma although Iím not sure he would like the 560 litre fill ups, he prefers to use the wind for most of his trips
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I was just wondering how today went, all well it seems. Can you get one of those "exempt speed limit" signs for the road?
Would be useful wouldn't they

All went well Steve, she handles like a dream and if I had of shut the rear sliding door and the sunroofs she is very quite even at a good turn of knots.
Even the breakdown proved the benefit of having twin engines.....Otherwise it would have been a tow back to the marina

Just a waiting game now to get the survey back and then hopefully to proceed with the purchase
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She sure looks a stunner Jeff, like the name too. That would suit my friend Jeffrey in Malta, his daughter is Emma although Iím not sure he would like the 560 litre fill ups, he prefers to use the wind for most of his trips
Well I'm usually full of wind, not sure how to transfer it to the fuel tanks though

To be honest, most of the time she will be running at around 6 knots on the rivers and that will be barely over engine idle so the fuel should last a long time.
It's only on those little trips out on to the salty stuff where she will develop a first for the derv

Thankfully diesel sold in the UK to the marine market is the red stuff so is cheaper than what we buy for the cars.
It averages around £1.00 litre.
So only about £560 to fill her up
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Well I'm usually full of wind, not sure how to transfer it to the fuel tanks though
Could find yourself banned from the marina for trying.
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Could find yourself banned from the marina for trying.
I'll have you know my methane production could be of great benefit to the marine industry
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Very envious Jeff would love to have one similar & take it around the Scottish Lochs You'll need to get in touch with Simon for some chrome trim around the clocks
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