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NeilB last won the day on February 16 2018

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  1. Yes, pictures please. Except of sircumsicion, we don’t need to see that one!! 🤣
  2. NeilB

    My Day

    Enjoying a drink in The Dancing Man brewery in Southampton. Only a couple though as I have to be on the boat show stand at 6am for the crane to lift the engines onto the stand. It’s the start of a long 2 weeks !
  3. 3 x AD41’s at 200hp each, not sure why they did it to be honest as it wasn’t particularly fast.
  4. That’s a Sealine, they didn’t make many.
  5. Oil analysis can help with a diagnosis although it’s better used as part of routine maintenance. The sample needs to be taken once the oil is up to working temperature, this would mean running the engine under load and could take up to 30mins. If your engine is that poorly it may not last long enough to heat up! There are members all over the UK so if we knew where the boat was based someone may be able to recommend a mechanic.
  6. The Alpha 31 and AF32 are different hulls, the 31 could plane with enough HP and had a bolt on keel for inland use but the 32 is full displacement. Jay was either Lady Pauline or Lady Carina when I worked at Kris Cruisers, they were originally built mid 80’s for Eurocruisers in Staines. Both were sold to Bill Maxted in Loddon.
  7. NeilB

    Kill Cord

    We have them available for petrol and D3, D4 & D6 diesel engines. You could fit an energised to run electric stop solenoid to most diesel engines and rig a kill switch to cut the power and stop the engine.
  8. The Aquafibre 32 has quite a tall hull and is very boxy, think it would struggle at Potter. Unless they have been modified the screens were a pain to lower single handed as they are very large. Not many about either, 3 or 4 maybe?
  9. NeilB

    Hybrid Boats

    This one, several fireman injured but surprisingly no fatalities.
  10. NeilB

    Hybrid Boats

    Various projects are being worked on now, the cost will be very high for a few years though and charging infrastructure will be an issue.
  11. There was quite an epic build thread on an Irish boating forum to go with the video below but it seems to have disappeared. The video does link to a few more though.
  12. There’s an interesting article on Extinction Rebellion on the BBC - seems they are quite well organised and some do have jobs as they took time off work to protest. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/66227e29-405e-44c1-bd6c-5ac33308cca0 I think they have a valid point but I don’t agree with all their tactics. They should have distanced themselves from Emma Thomson flying thousands of miles on a pollution spewing jet to attend a protest ! The biggest issue with climate change, pollution etc is overpopulation of the planet. No one is going to do much about that and as I have 3 children I’ve not exactly helped the situation!
  13. That's a sad sight, the BMC2.5 was as sweet as a nut as well. I can remember painting that hull, seemed to go on for ever !
  14. Bill purchased 4 of these boats from Kris Cruisers when I worked there, 2 x AF32 aft cockpits, 1 x Alpha 31 aft cockpit and the AF42. The AF42 was originally from NBYC and was a really nice handling boat - if only I had some spare cash !
  15. Nope, please see my earlier post. I just try and keep my plastic use to an absolute minumum.
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