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Forum: General Boating Discussion 07-07-2013, 10:49 PM
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Views: 817
Posted By Ben
That Clinger guy was a real tool.

That Clinger guy was a real tool.
Forum: General Racing Topics 13-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 34,916
Posted By Ben
Also, I see a bit of influence from the...

Also, I see a bit of influence from the Metamarine 48 (sans canopy).
Forum: Gallery 01-06-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,523
Posted By Ben
Yes, it's a very pleasant place to keep a boat. ...

Yes, it's a very pleasant place to keep a boat.

Doing OK here in Ware Neck but I'm beginning to think that a 3,200 sq. ft. house on 5 acres might be just a bit more than I need. Perhaps another...
Forum: Gallery 31-05-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,523
Posted By Ben
First run of the season

Had a little boat ride today and ran the Excalibur down to its new home for the summer. A friend has kindly allowed me the use of her boat lift and dock. It's about a 5 minute drive. The boat ran...
Forum: British Powerboat Racing Club 28-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 60,569
Posted By Ben
Nice alliteration.

Nice alliteration.
Forum: Gallery 25-05-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By Ben
Good pics. Thanks for posting them.

Good pics. Thanks for posting them.
Forum: General Racing Topics 17-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,216
Posted By Ben
Very sad news. R.I.P. to a great lady.

Very sad news. R.I.P. to a great lady.
Forum: General Racing Topics 16-05-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ben
I had a look at my old video earlier today. 22...

I had a look at my old video earlier today. 22 Class I, II and Cruiser Class boats in the first start and 25 plus Class III in the second. It was very crowded out there with spectator boats, yachts...
Forum: General Racing Topics 15-05-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,739
Posted By Ben
Rounding out the contingent that day were Angela,...

Rounding out the contingent that day were Angela, Linden (the boat owner), his wife Cecily, their very very young daughter Sapphire and Lotta, Amanda's Swedish au pair.

I have most of the race on...
Forum: Technical Q&A 06-05-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ben
It's generally recommended that if the boat runs...

It's generally recommended that if the boat runs 60 mph and up that an external tie bar be used. If you get up to 70, you should probably also install external hydraulic steering.
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Forum: General Racing Topics 27-04-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 169,774
Posted By Ben
That's what I had been thinking.

That's what I had been thinking.
Forum: General Racing Topics 27-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 169,774
Posted By Ben
Agreed. Thanks very much for the explanation and...

Agreed. Thanks very much for the explanation and insight.
Forum: General Racing Topics 27-04-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 169,774
Posted By Ben
Thanks John.

Thanks John.
Forum: General Racing Topics 27-04-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 169,774
Posted By Ben
Ah, I think I understand. If a barrier is...

Ah, I think I understand. If a barrier is involved the race start should be on one side of it and the hot start on the other.

I wish I had known that when I was organising the Spithead and...
Forum: General Racing Topics 26-04-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 169,774
Posted By Ben
Could someone please explain the how a hot start...

Could someone please explain the how a hot start differs from a race start.
Forum: Gallery 23-04-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By Ben
One can only hope that the criminals responsible...

One can only hope that the criminals responsible for this travesty are apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 20-04-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,519
Posted By Ben
Eight years later, mystery solved!

Eight years later, mystery solved!
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-04-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,502
Posted By Ben
Stern drive 23?

Stern drive 23?
Forum: Gallery 25-03-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,479
Posted By Ben
It's now made its way to the Daily Mail replete...

It's now made its way to the Daily Mail replete with wrong information and the "experts' commenting.
...
Forum: Gallery 21-03-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By Ben
Well at least he didn't draw attention to himself.

Well at least he didn't draw attention to himself.
Forum: Gallery 18-03-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,802
Posted By Ben
Doesn't that usually result in a poop deck...

Doesn't that usually result in a poop deck protest?
Forum: Gallery 17-03-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,802
Posted By Ben
The start of the Round the Island Yacht race has...

The start of the Round the Island Yacht race has always been louder. 40 powerboats cannot compete with the din of a thousand crazed yotties screaming "lub the jizm mast, waft the entrails" or...
Forum: Gallery 15-03-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,802
Posted By Ben
X-haust features a custom Y-Pipe which combines...

X-haust features a custom Y-Pipe which combines the two banks of exhaust from each engine into a single exhaust tube.


From the Mercury Racing website
Forum: Torkin Bollix 14-03-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 69,913
Posted By Ben
Julius Caesar walks into a bar and asks for a...

Julius Caesar walks into a bar and asks for a martinus.

"Surely" says the barman, "You must mean a martini."

"If I wanted a double" replies Caesar, "I would have asked for it."
Forum: Torkin Bollix 13-03-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Ben
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