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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: John Mk2 on November 17, 2011, 11:11:08 AM

Title: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 17, 2011, 11:11:08 AM
Just got one of these same spec. Not run it yet  :(( If it go's like this one (Apart from the rocking  {:-{)  Will be happy  :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck1U_07bu4M

Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: waverunner on November 17, 2011, 01:33:13 PM
They are a great bit of kit and it was on my shortlist before I bought something a little more suitable for where I would use it most.

As per that video and reports I've read, they can porpoise a bit on the standard set up but there's numerous threads on forums as to how to cure it.

Actually I'm lying  :} It's still on my shortlist and it's only large quantites of ear ache from SWMBO that's stopped me so far  {-)
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 17, 2011, 01:39:49 PM
I heard that moving the strut up help's a bit also moving the C of G forward a tad.  Might o.k as is ! Will find out Sunday morning  ok2
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: waverunner on November 17, 2011, 01:46:26 PM
Moving the C of G forward certainly rings a bell with me.

Roll on Sunday then  :-))
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 17, 2011, 01:49:47 PM
Will let you know  ok2
(http://s7.postimage.org/hs1e72mjb/geico_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hs1e72mjb/)
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 17, 2011, 04:28:13 PM

 Make sure you have adequate reserve flotation in the hull and the lid(s) and/or it has a lanyard firmly attached.
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 17, 2011, 04:56:51 PM
 Will be VERY well taped down  %) Lot of foam in it aswell !
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 20, 2011, 01:56:01 PM
Not to bad for a first run  ok2 All cool & no water ingress at all & 20min's run time  :-)) Need to sort out the slight porpoising at speed ?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQb0i52NiQ
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 21, 2011, 01:20:07 PM
Anyone know if there is a U.K outlet for Kintec ?

http://kintecracing.com/Miss_Geico_Upgrades.html
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: Patrick Henry on November 21, 2011, 02:18:58 PM
Ripmax? Or Amerang?
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 21, 2011, 02:21:42 PM
?? !
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: waverunner on November 22, 2011, 07:56:51 AM
Is it worth giving Prestwich Models a call.
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on November 22, 2011, 07:58:24 AM
Might be ! Or an Email.
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: martno1fan on December 11, 2011, 12:09:35 PM
This is a miss geico,my friend in states just sold it for $9.500 it was built by HPR to order by the company that owns and built the real one costing arround 15 k i believe ouch.Also autographed by the team ,a real one of a kind.
Mart
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140658908081
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: Tombsy on December 11, 2011, 11:17:25 PM
Anyone know if there is a U.K outlet for Kintec ?

http://kintecracing.com/Miss_Geico_Upgrades.html

I believe Kintec is a one man operation and I've always had excellent service with Jan, his orders usually go out the same day and shipping to Canada is always quick.
I'm just about to make another order for electric tunnel hull stuff, I doubt if it would help you to reship to you from here but if it would send me a PM.
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on December 12, 2011, 06:47:04 AM
A mate of mine has made me one now  ok2 Superb job to  :-))
(http://s11.postimage.org/rlqgcutfz/offset_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rlqgcutfz/)
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: Tombsy on December 12, 2011, 02:55:32 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Miss Geico.
Post by: John Mk2 on December 12, 2011, 03:17:12 PM
Not that fast (Yet !) But VERY stable , no bounce  & Turn's well . Shaky video it was blowing an almost gale & raining @ the time !

http://www.youtube.com/user/Herbie19121950?feature=guide#p/a/u/0/jbPIl_-R10s