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Old 11-04-2021, 09:11 PM   #161
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Had some decent conditions today, a bit windier than I hoped but nice and cold. Did about 15 top speed runs, some 2up and then some with just myself and a 30kg water ballast. Performance is the best it's ever been, managed 78.1mph on one run! 67.8 knots, even faster than I went at Coniston. Still a couple things to try
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Old 18-04-2021, 08:10 AM   #162
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How are you, people? Did any speed runs recently?
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Old 18-04-2021, 05:53 PM   #163
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Not been out since then, doing a couple tweaks to the boat
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Old 21-04-2021, 12:36 PM   #164
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Cool, hope you show us some photos when you're done.
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Old 02-05-2021, 02:24 PM   #165
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Great week last week, was over in Skye for a few days and then made it to Easdale for Friday/Saturday. Covered 68nm on fri and 57nm on sat. Engine running pretty well although I think there’s water in the fuel, starting playing up a bit towards the end. Superb weather though!






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Old 03-05-2021, 12:40 PM   #166
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Cool!Looks like in the movies. It was a lot of fun for sure.
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:27 AM   #167
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A couple weeks ago my friend Rolf Magne Sunde passed away. I got in touch with him years ago about engines and tuning, and after Coniston I sent him my engine to tune. He was an absolute mechanical genius, lovely guy and we spent countless hours on the phone discussing all things Yamaha. He set a World Speed Record with one of these engines on an f4 catamaran at over 100mph in the early 90's which still stands today. We spoke every other day and he will be sorely missed.
I got this custom sticker made up a year ago to go on the new engine cowling which is now nearly ready to go on



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