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Old 04-05-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Shame to Scotland

Hi all... well it's kind of bad news here in Scotland.... so far no-one will repair a race XR2... countless phone calls all to no avail... no wonder I'm the only Scottish racer!!!... seems crazy that I will have to travel a round trip of about 1000 miles to get a new powerhead!!... shame to all the Scottish marine mechanics!!
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Wait till you get Independence, then we will charge you 5% duty + Vat just to cross the boarder

Joking aside cant you just pallet the powerhead or is it the whole motor. XR2 isn't rocket science really surprised you cant find any one
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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can good motorbike shops work on an xr2?
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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Would F.Y.M. not take the work on? ..... always find them very helpful.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:27 PM   #5
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Have you tried Dave Anderson Marine at Newport-on-Tay tel 01382 541848

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Old 04-05-2007, 10:34 PM   #6
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What's up with the motor? Because, IMVHO, travelling 1000 miles (or paying for shipment) is worth it to know a motor's been built right.
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:43 AM   #7
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Thanks guys for your replies... FYM refused to work on the engine (because it's a race engine??)... Davie hasn't replied to my calls... Ferry marine were too busy... and DDZ were so expensive that I could have bought a new engine!!... so a big thanks to Ocean Racing who is preparing a new powerhead... just the trip down south!!... still hopefully manage the middle to end of the season's racing!!... hey by the way... anyone up here come along to the Glasgow River Festival... I'll be there promoting powerboat racing... and I'll have a spare life jacket if you fancy a run!!
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:06 PM   #8
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When is the festival?,often up that way.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:36 PM   #9
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Hi Dave... it's the 14 & 15th of July... I'll be at one of the pontoons (don't know which one yet)... but it would be great to see you and anyone else that cares to come... and a run is guaranteed!! (speed limit is a bit of a chore... but we'll get over that!!)
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:25 AM   #10
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Going away on holiday on the 16th, but if not to busy shall try and get through to Glasgow either Sat or Sunday.
Is there any ski-racing, zap-cat racing over the weekend?

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Old 06-05-2007, 08:29 AM   #11
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Hi Alan... yes there is zap cat racing... but no waterskiing (as far as I know)... there are some problems with speed restrictions... but we'll get over these... brilliant to see you there and a run in the boat is definate... I'll have a life jacket for you
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:02 PM   #12
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God, nice to see someone else in this neck of the woods likes fast boats - live down in Callander myself so only 16miles away from you!!
Have you tried Crossan outboards in Balloch - he has been my Merc dealer for as long as I have been boating. Currently running an XR2 myself but the 'stock' version - not race tuned.
If I am still about I will try to pop over to Glasgow for that weekend - kind of on an enforced sick leave at mo since I smashed up my ankle last week so it all depends when the doc's say I'am clear to go back offshore again. If I am still signed off I'll get my wife to drive me over

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Old 10-05-2007, 05:18 PM   #13
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so a big thanks to Ocean Racing who is preparing a new powerhead...
IMNSHO, you have gotten the best bet anyway....


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anyone up here come along to the Glasgow River Festival...
What are you doing with the festival?
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:30 PM   #14
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Thanks you guys... and hope to see you soon... how about a Scottish Powerboat Club???
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:34 PM   #15
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hey... Dave ... check out my new web site www.vitalsparkracing.com... photos will follow soon!!
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