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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Thanks Tony,there's a 42mm self tensioning drum available but it dont say if it can be used on the 280,RMG recomends using only the 32mm on the EF or the 55mm spiral but not the 42mm.Looks good as it comes with LH RH springs and also has pins so it can be used as a standard drum interesting.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Hi Peter,

I didn't order the one from AA I ordered this one
http://www.barcheradiocomandate.it/v...nchs-fittings/
Old Apr 17, 2012, 07:51 AM
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Ewwwweeeeee,i forgot there's two winches out of Italy now.So we need more guineapigs to tell us about them.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Nothing against the Italian winches but what are you guys looking for that is better than a RMG? Is it the brushless motor or speed?

My experience with Rob is so good I would have a tough time not using his products.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Hi Peter,

I didn't order the one from AA I ordered this one
http://www.barcheradiocomandate.it/v...nchs-fittings/
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Nothing against the Italian winches but what are you guys looking for that is better than a RMG? Is it the brushless motor or speed?

My experience with Rob is so good I would have a tough time not using his products.
The one shown in Mike's link is powered by the ubiquitous Mabuchi Speed 280 brushed motor. So nothing special in that respect.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:08 PM
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I also like the original RMG. There is a long history of reliable performance. Rob Gyuatt is super helpful and always provides winches and other sponsorships for major races all over the world. Something doesn't feel right about buying copies to me.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 06:07 PM
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I'm with Tom,the back up service provided by Rob is exceptional.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:07 PM
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I'm with Tom,the back up service provided by Rob is exceptional.
yes, first class service as always.
Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Any links on V8 manufacturers ?
Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:08 PM
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PB88 on here is one of the builders
Old Apr 18, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Few pics of V8 at Famouse Potatoes Regatta - 4/14/12


Hear are a couple of pics to drool over.

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Old Apr 18, 2012, 04:48 AM
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Closest version of a britpop seen yet. Pinch the bow in at deck level, lower the deck line in the back and widen the back a little. Nothing new here and no suprises it sails well in good hands.
Old Apr 18, 2012, 05:25 AM
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Think i will stick with Rob at RMG, never had any trouble with my 280 ES and big drum but i do sail a completely dry boat aswell.
I believe RMG aftersales care is brilliant but have not had first hand experiance of it as i have never had a faulty winch in 6 odd years of usage.
Old Apr 18, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Just becoming familiar with my first IOM Carving Designed by Luca Nardo (ITA-09), was the fastest of the three built with internal ballast of over three hundred grams and handles perfectly with neutral helm balance.

Fourth boat now on the water and posted its first win in major regatta in Italy.
Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:58 AM
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I totally agree with you guys Rob has been great for our sport great man to deal with he fixes em a gives great advise always have had great time dealing with him,his 280EF is hard to beat for my personal prefrrence outside of that i prefer the older D series.All of my boats have RMG holes in em so i'm not about to redrill nothing,but it's just plain fun seeing what's on the horizon.


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