12' Aluminium Skiff Kit

  1. Jim Davey

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    I’ve not even got around to wiring up my bilge pump, or sealing the hatches. So fingers crossed I don’t do anything similar!
    Seriously though, I take it pretty steady and in the worst case scenario the screen will deflect rather than have to stop a green wave.
     
  2. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    And you had the cheek to say this earlier :clapping:

     
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  3. Jim Davey

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    Alright! 26.6 knots then, to satisfy all the sticklers for Naval tradition.
     
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  4. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    :clapping:
     
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  5. Jim Davey

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    I know what sounds faster...
     
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  6. Pete.

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    Yeah

    KPH :D
     
  7. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey R H Davey Welding Supplies Ltd

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    lol 48.3 :thumbup:
     
  8. Bullet2012

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    Have you fitted a kill switch ?
     
  9. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    It is in built, when he goes too fast the other half says "slow down or I will kill you"
     
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  10. Jim Davey

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    Yes, on the rear bulkhead.

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  11. Jim Davey

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    She doesn’t mind going fast if it’s calm. I don’t get to open the taps if it’s choppy though, between the boat banging and her shouting it’s bad fo both our heads.
     
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  12. Seadog

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    Are you leaving the foredeck smooth? It might prove a bit slippery should you ever have cause to stand on it.
     
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  13. Jim Davey

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    The throttle has a kill cord attached too if that’s what you meant? And yes, I do use it.
     
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  14. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Might have been meaning a dead man switch, you know the type that is a wee clip that when pulled out will kill the engine, you attach it to your person so if you fall over board it pulls out.


    Edit, too slow in typing :D
     
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  15. Jim Davey

    Jim Davey R H Davey Welding Supplies Ltd

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    I’ll be painting the boat at some point, and the foredeck will get some textured finish as it is very slippery.
     
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  16. johnyev Member

    I think he was referring to an engine kill switch that goes round the Captains wrist because if you fall out at 26.6 kts the boat might at best disappear or worse, come round and hit you.

    Anyway I’ve just signed in to say thanks for this thread about your boat, very impressed.
    J

    Edit I’m even slower at typing!
     
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  17. Jim Davey

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    I did come fairly close to falling out on my last trip out crossing a wake diagonally. My side of the boat is heavy when it’s just me aboard and I came down the backside of the wave at a fair old lick and got the boat over at about a 45 degree angle which shook me up a bit. It’s better behaved when the weight is distributed evenly, so I might make up a water ballast tank or do something with a trim tab to even out the ride when it’s just me out by myself.
     
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  18. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Or slow down when bouncing over a wake :D
     
  19. Jim Davey

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    It goes here, there’s a little red toggle button under the ignition key that I have a wist lanyard for. Oddly it didn’t come with a wristband it just had a length of curly stretch cord and a metal clip but I sourced my own wristband.

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  20. Jim Davey

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    I didn’t realise it was that big until I left the top of it. It’s a low seat position in a little boat so depth perception of waves is hard to judge until your almost on them.
     
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