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Love the interview!,Fergal
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8) great interview mate would you mind posting it on my site for me :wink: I think the followers would love it :mrgreen:
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Cheers guy's/girls I have uploaded it to one video here that should be quicker https://vimeo.com/75659973 I'm not one for talking and have never kissed the Blarney stone, but when it comes to talking about the joys of building a boat I'm willing to give it a go :D

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Added the name and trim tabs, I hope to have her proper launch on the first of March to see how she runs.


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WOW!!! Look's Great!!!

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Beautiful! looks fast just sitting there :D
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"Like" a LOT! Love the name--I agree :lol:

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Thanks all can't wait to open her up :D I asked this on the FB page so I'll ask here. What sort of pressure or load is put on the trim tabs when she is on the plain I'm just worried that the plate where link arm connects to the transom might be too small and would push through if too much force was put on it. I understand they are not carrying the weight of the boat but is it something I should be worried about.
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Well Fergal, sorry I missed congratulating you on your launch of Old's Cool, but I have been thinking about you and your progress and I am giddy to see her done.

I don't think the trim tabs hurt the look of her arse at all... just a bit of jewelry!
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The story so far, I heard this music on another Glen-l build video and just had to have it feel free to sing along :D https://vimeo.com/87412648

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Excellent video Fergal. Jimmy Buffett is always a good choice when you're going nautical. BTW, my mother in-law and father in-law have both kissed the Blarney Stone. My oldest daughter may have also kissed the Blarney Stone. I know she has a diploma from Guiness for pouring the "perfect pint". She also visited the Jamison Distillery and participated in some sort of "educational" program. This is what my $ converted to Pounds got for an Oxford education. Yeah, she went to Oxford.
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Loved every minute!!! Thanks for the ride!!!

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fergal butler wrote:The launch went well and the boat ran great up to 40 MPH then she started proposing so I may have to add a few wedges to act as trim tabs, she sat well in the water and level with my water line "shame it was the top of my waterline" :D I will try and get a video up later.

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Love the photos.. thanks for sharing. I just love your boat.

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Hi Fergal, Let us know what the solution is to your porpoising. I may have a crackerbox build coming up soon. I talked to an engine builder this morning about a 314 c.i. Chevy that should develop about 600 HP to power it. :shock:

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pamelalynne1 wrote:Hi Fergal, Let us know what the solution is to your porpoising. I may have a crackerbox build coming up soon. I talked to an engine builder this morning about a 314 c.i. Chevy that should develop about 600 HP to power it. :shock:

I should know after the weekend how the trim tabs work but I won't be pushing anything like 600 hp :shock: I'll be looking forward to seeing yours move :D

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