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Old 18-07-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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Argo Cat back on the water

After a piston/sleave job its back on the Seine for the 10 hour break in period.
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Old 18-07-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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It should be over tomorrow so I'll bring the GPS & see how she behaves. Going down the ramp I forgot to put the caps on the sponsons so she got lots of water in her, most of it removed though.
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Old 18-07-2006, 06:32 PM   #3
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good luck with running in and testing - how are they with speeds on the Seine?
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Old 18-07-2006, 07:14 PM   #4
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Officially 20 kph but little police patroling outside Paris.
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Old 19-07-2006, 04:39 PM   #5
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Managed 76kph but was too windy to go faster Should be able to go 90 again without blowing a piston this time. And if my mech has time switch the chopper for a 3 blade 14 x 25 cleaver.
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Old 19-07-2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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Managed 76kph but was too windy to go faster Should be able to go 90 again without blowing a piston this time. And if my mech has time switch the chopper for a 3 blade 14 x 25 cleaver.
Is that a CMC jackplate?
We have a 26 cleaver.
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Old 19-07-2006, 08:59 PM   #7
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Old 19-07-2006, 11:23 PM   #8
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Should be able to go 90 again without blowing a piston this time.
Sounds a tad mild! (56mph) you should'a bought a mono!
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Old 20-07-2006, 07:24 AM   #9
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Do you mean 90 kph or mph, as 90 kph with a 14 x 25 cleaver doesn't sound right unless there's lots of slip or strange gearing.
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Old 20-07-2006, 09:22 AM   #10
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It's got a big chopper now - unknown diam & pitch - so the speeds are average. With the cleaver I should be going 100+ kph.
JF, considering all the administrative problems I've had , a 16' phantom or ring would have been easier but this cat has lots of potential.
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JF, considering all the administrative problems I've had , a 16' phantom or ring would have been easier but this cat has lots of potential.
Yeah, I know, I was only pulling ya leg.

You'll have it flying before you know it.
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Old 21-07-2006, 09:27 AM   #12
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what about upping the hp? or is that as big as you can go??
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Old 21-07-2006, 10:21 AM   #13
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Re: Argo Cat back on the water

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After a piston/sleave job its back on the Seine for the 10 hour break in period.
I remember Splitpin doing the samething to your boat when Derek first bought it, but it was not in such an exotic location as yours
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Old 26-07-2006, 12:57 AM   #14
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Re: Re: Argo Cat back on the water

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I remember Splitpin doing the samething to your boat when Derek first bought it, but it was not in such an exotic location as yours
Yes, and it wasn't 10 hours. More of a case of "watch that island" as it appeared from under the water as the tide dropped!!!! Anyway, are you telling me the Medway at Gillingham isn't exotic then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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