New boat (lots of pictures)!!!

davesimmons

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Hi Guys,

Just got some photos of my new purchase for everyone's viewing pleasure! Thanks again for the help and advice received on the forum - it was greatly appreciated.

Heres my purchase - a 2003 Regal 1800 1.7TD with 27 hours on the clock
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and from another angle
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Inside
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First trip with a mate round Studland (notice the captain's hat someone purchased - and no it was not me)!
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Yee-hahhhh /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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Past Old Harry
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Tom is slightly surprised at getting the Captain's hat for a while
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Coming in takes utmost concentration (2 seconds after I took this photo Tom abandons Captains Chair and it was up to me)!
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All in all a fantastic day - we had lots of fun, lived, and didn't kill anyone so really very successful
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Great news, they are a great fun, you'll love it!

(I have that captain hat as well, not bought by me of course /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif )
 

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Fun is an understatement – I’m grin so much that other boat users give me a wide berth because they think I'm the village idiot (not so far from the truth I suppose) /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif With it being Diesel as well it is proving extremely economical. I know people will point to the demise of red diesel but I guess we just have to enjoy it while we can
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Sorry to hear that ValleyForge - why would people want to take the fun out of boating.

By the way Gludy congrats on your result. A friend of mine puts it correctly - it's like taking a lead overcoat off! You'll will have to hang onto something or you'll float away
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Diesel!

I'm impressed. Enjoy, stay safe and without being a complet drudge, I hope you had lifejackets handy and an engine stop lead attached to your person.
 

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Engine stop was attached and life jackets were in front compartment (worn around Old Harry) as well as flares etc. Don't worry about foolishness as we were the sensible one’s – we chugged up to pontoon at almost idle and two idiots in a speedboat came up at almost full chat. Pontoon owner went mental and to top it off one of them fell in when pushing off – we were all in hysterics as he was dragging himself out of the water
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Good answer. Just checking, but no doubt someone will mention that they work better when worn.











You know they work better when you wear them. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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I know, I know. To be fair when the pictures were taken we were either stationary or tailoring in about 4 feet of water with three of us onboard - all excellent swimmers.
Point taken though as I know you preach the truth /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

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Yes, they work better when worn /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif and I've also got a hat like that and i didn't buy mine either (nor wear it!!) /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Nice looking boat, well done and enjoy

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Wonderful - and the pics are great. I hope you get many seasons enjoyment from her.

Let me introduce you to my worthy old adage which you are clearly using already. When in a marina or port..."go dead slow and look like a pro - go too quick and look like a ...."

Clearly the chaps in the speedboat didn't know this /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

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Boat is called Dymas - wave if you see me!

Have not got exact performance figures as yet but over the Easter weekend we had four days use bombing it around - guesstimate we used about £30 - £35 of fuel (red diesel).

Went out with one mate in perfect conditions and got it up to around 40mph but as everyone points out that is a real estimate as the Speedo is apparently very unreliable. Average with 4 – 5 people in boat is 32 – 35mph.
 

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that is a real estimate as the Speedo is apparently very unreliable

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Take a battery operated sat nav next time and set it to show speed.
 
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