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Old 02-08-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
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Results from Gallipoli

Saturday:

1st - Ocean Dragon
2nd - Jolly Special
3rd - Chaudron

Great result for Ocean Dragon

Sunday:

1st - Chaudron
2nd - Carpenter
3rd - ForeOne

We had engine problems all weekend sadly

Due to our lack of speed, the boat was not very happy ...
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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What motor trouble did you have?

We can't have this!

If I can be of any help, giss a shout.
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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Is this the boat I saw at drivers?
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:24 AM   #4
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Is this the boat I saw at drivers?
Yep, we keep it there when its not travelling around Europe or being repaired. Gill and Gareth do a great job helping us out and looking after us.

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:59 AM   #5
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I saw a bit on TV about you being protested at the last race ( Italy ? ) What was that all about then?
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:39 PM   #6
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Just seen Ocean Dragon returning this mo9rning on the M25. Not bad time from Gallipoli!!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:55 PM   #7
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Must have been Martin driving then!
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:06 AM   #8
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What motor trouble did you have?

We can't have this!

If I can be of any help, giss a shout.

Thanks Jon

First day was overheating problems. Was caused by a slight blockage on one of the banks on one of the engines which reduced the water flow .. .therefore overheating problems ...
Steve got that fixed ... it was 50 degrees in our cockpit ... so not a fun job (literally )

Second day, engine management system just shut one of the engines down (the other one!!) ... not sure what caused that yet.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:30 AM   #9
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Just out of interest, do you 'lock' the engine hatch whilst at a venue if you're not near the boat?

Reckon I'd have a check routine each time the boat was about to be launched as well.

If my post isn't clear, feel free to PM me.
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:35 AM   #10
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I reckon it's very clear what you're getting at! Verytricky also has cctv rigged up.
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:13 AM   #11
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The engine hatch is fully padlocked and we are also getting a lockable fuel cap. At the moment we put something over the cap to identify if anyone has tampered with it.

Its a shame that we all have to go to those lengths
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:18 AM   #12
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Its a shame that we all have to go to those lengths
I now have a padlock on my engine.

There are so many little things you can do to a boat to disable it. Water down the exhausts is a good one. A bit of flotsam in the water inlets. A litre or so of water in the fuel is another option.

If you would like some advice with the fuel cap, please PM or phone me. I have experiance with the fuel specifically. CCTV works well. I have set it up to video the boat whilst I sleep.

Its a shame that we all have to go to those lengths

But it only happens if you start winning...
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:49 PM   #13
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Reading Arpro's fun and games on there site is errrr one of those days in the movie final destination.......you just know you should a stayed in bed that day and hid under the sheets
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