7th January 2020
“Although it was a different build to a conventional petrol powered RIB, I think everything has turned out as hoped for. The blend of the Gemini with the OXE seems to be working really well. Initial results are encouraging and as you can see we’ve been keen to keep going out.
We’re up to 22 hrs now. We’ve had about 4 trips out and made 3 night time returns to Hamble. Christmas Eve was a joy to be out with absolutely nothing on the water – quite remarkable. We even managed to answer a pan last Friday as night fell and fog moved in.
Everything is going well – although I did pass one query to Jack this morning about ignition/trim power. We’re getting about 25L/NM at 18kt, 2950-ish rpm. It is reassuring thing to hear behind you in a way that petrol outboards are not.
The more I use it the more I like it. We’re really looking forward to a run-in engine and stretching it’s legs.”