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OH dear there is always one NIMBY.


?? What happened here? I think I've missed something.
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General / Re: North West Highland Cruise 14th - 21st September 2019
« Last post by Al on Yesterday at 9:35 PM »
Right in one Ronnie ;)   The bloke is a complete tool.  He's got the locals backs up, so hovercraft and their owners are more than welcome in Lochcarron  ;D   I did warm Nick & Kim about him yesterday.  The last time he fabricated a story about a colleague and me and got us hauled in front of ambo management, guess I better brace myself for round two  ;D ;D ;D
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General / Re: North West Highland Cruise 14th - 21st September 2019
« Last post by Ronnie L on Yesterday at 8:39 PM »
Have they met the guy at Slumbay......I think he is called David
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General / Re: North West Highland Cruise 14th - 21st September 2019
« Last post by Al on Yesterday at 7:48 PM »
OH dear there is always one NIMBY  >:(
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General / Re: Spray over the front
« Last post by Al on Yesterday at 3:55 PM »
Thanks Ian,  I had a feeling that was what would need to be done.  I better buy a roll of duct tape, initially to figure out how many holes need to be blocked off

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General / Re: Spray over the front
« Last post by Ian Brooks on Yesterday at 3:47 PM »
The spray is caused by excess air escaping from the front compartment, it mixes with the water as it escapes and the air/water mix escapes as spray.

You can try blocking about a third of the air holes to reduce the air volume. You'll need to experiment, if you block too much then you'll upset the trim and likely get back into plough-in. If you're lucky there will be a happy compromise to be found.

Ian
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General / Re: North West Highland Cruise 14th - 21st September 2019
« Last post by Al on Sep 15, 2019, 9:06 pm »
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General / Spray over the front
« Last post by Al on Sep 15, 2019, 9:06 pm »
I took the TS3 out today for a very short trip across the loch to see Nick & Kim who had parked the Otter on the beach in Slumbay.  This was the first time I had tried the TS3 since fitting the partition skirt.  The partition skirt seems to be working fine as I achieved 26mph down wind and no sign of a plough.  What I do seem to be getting is spray over the front of the hover both in to the wind and down wind.  What do I need to do to stop this other than reduce the lift engine rpm?  I was running the lift engine at around 3000 to 3200rpm.
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General / Re: Engine Trouble
« Last post by ChrisK on Sep 15, 2019, 8:43 pm »
Hi, forgive me if you've covered this but I had the same problem, turned out to be the coil diode intermittent fault which shut down one cylinder. I took it out completely and fitted a double pole switch to shut down the engine when required, worked perfectly ever since.
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General / Re: Engine Trouble
« Last post by rossfloyd on Sep 15, 2019, 8:41 pm »
We had a weird flummoxing breakdown with our Defender - actually on the way to the beach towing the craft - suddenly lost power and belched smoke.  Tickover and low rpm no issue, any power and it choked.  AA couldn't fix it and the Relay mob tried to leave the vehicle unattended in a motorway service station with the keys on the wheel - full of radios and kit -  not happy !


We had a fiddle at home and it turned out to be a collapsed turbo suction hose.  Very hot day, hot engine and 120 k on the clock - hose lining came away and blocked the pipe ... but no sign on the outside.  Not saying this is anything to do with the issue in question but a nice little breakdown story :-)
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