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LondonRascal

Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

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If you will take to advice of an old man Robin, gentle your way into handling a boat of such short LOA mated to 100bhp. I speak as one who did a " Donald Campbell" in a Dell Quay Dory as a young man. The wrong combination of power. Wave type and wind on the bow and you need a Pilots Licence.

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I can power limit the engine with a key. But it is completely pointless if you were going to buy such a thing but as a package with the boat it’s worth keeping.

I still would like to at least give it a try now and then so it’s important to have it ready to go. I’ve also decided today to have all the fasteners and hose clamps changed to stainless steel as the current are mild steel and beginning to corrode. New spark plugs going in today too. 

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At least its there and able to be used now to pop to the supermarket (or whatever)

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Take it to Oulton on Race night and enter it, you never know could end up with a trophy, to go with the plaque.

 

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55 minutes ago, grendel said:

better still take it to Oulton and enter Griff

That should make his eyes water !

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Just a little thought for what it's worth -

Some dashboard gauges such as fuel and temperature are voltage sensitive. If you have an alternator which is over-charging at high revs, this can cause a rise in the gauge readings.

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Indy is now underway on the Yare bound for Reedham. We are on t flying bridge and I can see our house!

Griff

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The galley slave is doing her thing, wx is warm, no wind, Sun is breaking through. It just doesn’t get any better. Oh hang on it could, the bar is not open yet

Griff

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3 hours ago, psychicsurveyor said:

Shame you turned left not right,  I would have lined up the crew to salute as you passed :default_biggrin:

Every time I have seen you you have looked very comfortable sitting in your seat, no need to stand up to salute.

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Oh yes, had to lower the arials though. We now reckon Indy’s air draft to be about 23ft 6”

Griff

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which direction are you heading out of the new cut or down the new cut

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5 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

Oh yes, had to lower the arials though. We now reckon Indy’s air draft to be about 23ft 6”

Griff

I think my little silouette sailing cruiser was less than that!

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unless im mistaken indy is now stern on at oulton broad yacht station

 

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You are welcome to come and see us in the shed at Somerleyton tomorrow afternoon. However, you may be given a paint brush.

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45 minutes ago, socrates said:

You are welcome to come and see us in the shed at Somerleyton tomorrow afternoon. However, you may be given a paint brush.

Us ? I'm in brundall :default_biggrin::default_drinks::default_drinks: 

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Yes Indy now at Oulton Mediterranean moored on the pontoons   We r in t Commodore for dinner

Griff

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The one weekend we're not in the area otherwise we would have come over for a look. Hopefully some other time. :)

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Indy looked splendid as the arrived in Oulton Broad's North Bay this afternoon. Had I been nearer the flagpole then I would have dipped the Union Jack! 

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3 hours ago, psychicsurveyor said:

Just seen a mega Trader go past,  I didn't salute as I know it's noet Indy. :default_biggrin:

That's a 41 foot version its been around brundall all day , obviously not as big in fact the difference between that boat and independence is the difference between a family home and a tower block :15_yum: why have we suddenly started saluting boats all of a sudden surely a wave is sufficient :default_biggrin:

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