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03-25-2014, 03:08 AM
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Posted By cookee

Would like to hear which diesels and gearboxes...

Would like to hear which diesels and gearboxes you would go for?
11-18-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,360
Posted By cookee

As far as I know aerating the water is a myth,...

As far as I know aerating the water is a myth, what the holes do is equalise the pressure in the step, we did this on our old race boat and it also helped with preventing chine walking, in choppy...
11-18-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,193
Posted By cookee

Whilst you're in the mood for answering questions...

Whilst you're in the mood for answering questions which suspension seats are you using? Thanks!
11-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,193
Posted By cookee

Which system is that?

Which system is that?
11-06-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 87,916
Posted By cookee

Hey Pete - I know you've been trying to sort this...

Hey Pete - I know you've been trying to sort this out privately and without any fuss - It sounds like they are taking advantage of a Brit that wants to do things the nice way!

Very disappointed...
09-13-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 112,549
Posted By cookee

As an outsider (from the UK) I struggle to...

As an outsider (from the UK) I struggle to understand how you can have strict rules on boat construction for race boats such as canopies etc and yet have unrestricted more powerful boats running in...
08-27-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,167
Posted By cookee

Looking forward to seeing you guys in Cowes if...

Looking forward to seeing you guys in Cowes if you're coming!
07-29-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,536
Posted By cookee

I would second the marine diesel approach rather...

I would second the marine diesel approach rather than marinising a truck motor - it would end up more expensive and less reliable. See Pat Weismann about gearboxes, I believe he has done some stuff...
07-05-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By cookee

Let's try that again - I'm the one in the...

Let's try that again - I'm the one in the baseball cap and the race overalls!

Because I'm a nice guy I loaned them out - here's four of them (we had 6 altogether) with a fellow racer on his RIB - ...
06-24-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,883
Posted By cookee

Our 37' overall 34' running surface twin Yanmar...

Our 37' overall 34' running surface twin Yanmar 260 diesel boat gets 2 litres (0.528 US Gallon) per mile at between 65 and 70mph, works out to 1.9 miles per USG, more if it's a British Gallon - 2.27...
06-24-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By cookee

Some photos: ...

Some photos:
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/Cookee101/Venture%20Cup%20Prologue/IMG_2537_zps6fd5efff.jpg...
06-24-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By cookee

I think we would have had a good event with a...

I think we would have had a good event with a fraction of the HP of the big guys but we'll never know! We'll be in Cowes which will be the boats third and my fourth to Torquay, I was entered a fifth...
06-19-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By cookee

He Peanut, not sure if we got to speak or not -...

He Peanut, not sure if we got to speak or not - spoke to Ole and Bobby, I hope you don't mind I have stolen the photo of us in the lock (That's not my ass by the way!).

Will you come back for the...
06-12-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,268
Posted By cookee

There was never going to be any petrol (gas)...

There was never going to be any petrol (gas) available in London as it is not permitted on a fuel barge on the Thames - only diesel.
06-12-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,932
Posted By cookee

I was gutted to lose a motor on the first leg or...

I was gutted to lose a motor on the first leg or the race but that's racing.

Simon Wood-Power was part of the organising committee but the race committee was separate and Rob Andrews (Officer of...
06-03-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,167
Posted By cookee

Make sure you came and say hi - I'll give you the...

Make sure you came and say hi - I'll give you the tour of E66 and show you how we get great speed from not much HP! We should arrive around Thursday lunchtime all being well with traffic! It will be...
05-29-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,167
Posted By cookee

If he is I'll see him in London next week!

If he is I'll see him in London next week!
05-29-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,670
Posted By cookee

The race starts a week on Saturday (June 8th) and...

The race starts a week on Saturday (June 8th) and we will be there from Thursday lunchtime traffic permitting - see you there!
04-26-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,670
Posted By cookee

Bit of an update - there was a launch of the...

Bit of an update - there was a launch of the "Venture Cup Prologue" event on Tuesday and here are some photos and information: http://www.ventureoffshorecup.com/
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03-11-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 87,916
Posted By cookee

Good to see you're getting some use out of the...

Good to see you're getting some use out of the boat now!

Did you consider putting it on a rack? No need for a truck or trailer but I guess it would limit your cruising area.
03-04-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 87,916
Posted By cookee

Wow! Sounds like there wasn't time to test...

Wow!

Sounds like there wasn't time to test your boat before delivering it to the show?

What's the Merlin Dashboard like - I can't see it on their website but I gather it's new?

Hope you...
03-02-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 87,916
Posted By cookee

I suspect "running it" is the reason Peter hasn't...

I suspect "running it" is the reason Peter hasn't been posting!
02-27-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,167
Posted By cookee

The boat is looking fantastic and I am looking...

The boat is looking fantastic and I am looking forward to lining up with it at Tower Bridge in London at the start.

As a boat builder we would never put foam in an area of the boat that could be...
02-19-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 87,916
Posted By cookee

I think I'll have to make it over for Key West or...

I think I'll have to make it over for Key West or Miami next year so I can get a ride! Good to see you enjoying some winter sun while we're all freezing our asses off over here!
02-15-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 41,046
Posted By cookee

That's interesting Tony - what were they?

That's interesting Tony - what were they?
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