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    Mark Ashley-Miller

    Hi all
    I am taking delivery of my 331 (2005) tomorrow (Friday 13th April).
    It is being craned from a lorry at Darthaven marina in the afternoon.
    I am then driving her upstream to Noss Dart marina on my own.
    I have got a rigger booked but would love some advice / tips / help finding my way around the boat and ideally assisting me starting her up for the first time and driving her the mile upstream. If not on Friday pm – Sat am.
    Free beers of course!

    Alasdair Woodfield


    Congratulations on your 331 purchase.

    Have your rigger run a new line between the masts, the triatic stay, as later repacement necessitates climbing the mast. Whilst you have the masts down get all the mast top aerials, pulleys, lamps etc checked.

    Lifting strops , make sure that the aft strop is right up against the rear of the keel, and not on the prop shaft ! Make sure any speed sensor paddle wheels are withdrawn away from the front strop.

    I find that the 331 with fixed prop does not easily moor port side to due to prop walk astern when trying to reduce speed.

    Have you met Alan Worrell, he is the Nauticat Technical guru, and has now got a motorboat at Noss.



    Good luck and enjoy.

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