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Old 10-13-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
Piers
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RE: Hi There!

Hi Marc1 and Steve,

We never thought we'd be able to own one, but it all suddenly happened. We saw the boat at the agents where she was a stock boat, they wanted to show her at the Southampton Boat Show and the Dusseldorf Boat Show, we were able to strike a deal, and suddenly we owned her!

That was 2003. We have since cruised her through Holland in the east, along the English Channel to the Scilly Isles in the West, The northern coast of France (Normandy), the Channel Islands, and the northern coast of Brittany.

She is fitted with a pair of Cummins 450C (900hp - far too much!) and although she can do 17kts, we only ever cruise at 8kts. Much nicer! Going with the flow, enjoying the passage. One 250 would have been ample....

Apart from two oversized engines (!) she has 2 gensets (13.5 & 7.5 KVA) and air con in each of the boat areas.

I will have to upgrade the electronics next year since the Simrad chart plotter cannot cope with the latest C-Maps, and given the amount of fog we get around the Channel islands, we want a second radar just in case.

We are looking at the new broadband radar from Navico. Seems interesting, provided they've overcome the interference issues from other radars. Have you any knowledge of this radar?

Well, must get ready for work. Good chatting with you.
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