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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/01 15:21:48 (permalink)
Brian,
You take care. Due to the poor weather and the golf course being closed I decided to do some decorating (5 wks ago). I am still suffering with pulled muscels both in my back and my stomache area.
 
 

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/03 15:11:30 (permalink)
Looking good Brian, that'll make your arms ache.
 
Not a picture I ever expected to see on the PCGB Forum !

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/05 12:36:54 (permalink)
Love the colour, looks a very well specc'd motor! Enjoy.

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/05 17:55:10 (permalink)
Guys,
Personally I wouldn't recommend this form of activity as I have recently finished a couple of rooms and I have pulled my stomach muscles, back muscles and ricked my already bad neck making it a lot worse.
I golf 3 to 4 times a week so I consider myself average in fitness but this decorating did for me and I am still suffering as we speak, 6 weeks on.

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/05 18:04:26 (permalink)
Thanks for the advice Ray. I was looking for any excuse not to do it.!
 
GSI I think, once painters and decorators are back in business again. 
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/05 23:06:57 (permalink)
Ray
Guys,
Personally I wouldn't recommend this form of activity as I have recently finished a couple of rooms and I have pulled my stomach muscles, back muscles and ricked my already bad neck making it a lot worse.
I golf 3 to 4 times a week so I consider myself average in fitness but this decorating did for me and I am still suffering as we speak, 6 weeks on.


Ray,
I've shown your post to my better half and she still refuses to give me a pass 😀 Looks like there will be no escape from the decorating. I even offered to machine polish her car instead. No joy 😭
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/05 23:14:53 (permalink)
The only other alternative is to do a poor job.
My partner is a keen gardener and she doesn't allow me to help with the weeding as I pull the plants up. Over the years I have perfected this technique by repeatedly doing this and now my task is mowing the lawns.

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/06 11:05:21 (permalink)
Ha Ha , ditto here. A few footprints on the flower beds is another good ploy to get banned from weeding. My job is to look after her tools and bring out the tea , sit on a deckchair and keep her company , read Porsche mags etc !

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/06 12:27:01 (permalink)
turbo jonny
Ha Ha , ditto here. A few footprints on the flower beds is another good ploy to get banned from weeding. My job is to look after her tools and bring out the tea , sit on a deckchair and keep her company , read Porsche mags etc !


I feel your earlier life choices may have been better than mine 😉
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/07 12:15:14 (permalink)
I am pleased to say I have now successfully, and safely, completed the home decorating project. The results are well worth the extreme effort and considerable joint pains. That'll do me with DIY for the foreseeable. Being a widower, this decorating task was entirely my choice, and once I got started, the aim was to get finished.
 
Back on the car topic, like most Porsche owners I am currently grounded. My last drive in the 718 CGTS was on March 21st, two days before the lockdown. It's very frustrating seeing my beautiful car languishing in the garage with the C-Tek charger plugged-in.
 
By way of a bit of fun I have entered a competition notified by Porsche Centre Perth to configure any new current Porsche model. The best three configurations received by OPC Perth would be put forward for a public vote on Facebook to decide the winner. The lucky winning recipient would get the loan of the car for a whole weekend. My choice for the fantasy configuration was the new 911 Turbo S. Configuration Code PMJEA2J3. It is an incredibly awesome machine which raises the bar to new stratospheric levels for a Grand Tourer. The stats are mind-blowing. Take 640bhp, 800Nm torque, 0 - 60 2.7 seconds, 0 - 99mph 5.8 seconds. All delivered with active 4-WD which can shift 500Nm of torque to the front wheels when exiting corners. Brilliant!
 
I am not a 911 man, but I have to admit this new Turbo S does have a certain appeal were I wealthy enough to afford one. If by some miracle, I had this car for a weekend, I would not be taking the dreary A9 north from Perth to the Highlands. No Siree. My route would be via the Old Military Road from Perth to Braemar, Tomintoul, Grantown-on-Spey, and onwards to my Highland abode. The driving experience would be an eye-opener on roads such as these.
 
Dream-on as the saying goes.....
 
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/09 15:39:24 (permalink)

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/18 14:51:44 (permalink)
Grounded for 12 Weeks
 
Yesterday to my utter dismay, I received a letter from the Scottish Government, all 16 pages of it, designating me, "as someone at risk of severe illness should I catch Covid-19 coronavirus." The letter then went on to explain at considerable length, that I must self-isolate for "least 12 weeks from today, being the date on the letter" April 15th 2020. My initial thoughts were likening it to the Monopoly Community Chest card, "Go To Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect £200."   
 
As the weeks have shuffled-on, I had hoped to escape this confinement directive even although I am of the qualifying age group. However, the letter is quite categoric in it's content and I have little alternative but to comply with the instruction. Various support systems are on offer, including priority supermarket delivery slots, which I shall be interested to see how well these work out in practice. It's just beginning to sink-in how long 12 weeks confinement is. 
 
Twelve weeks hence takes me to the middle of July, which is beyond the mid-June scheduled delivery date for my new Macan. It may well turn out that my scheduled delivery date will slip back to July anyway. I shall just have to wait and see. I shall keep Porsche Centre Chester updated with my circumstances. 
 
All I can do in the meantime is to look forlornly at my 718 GTS parked in the garage with the C-Tek plugged-in. With the weather now improving, I am already missing driving the GTS, and I have to constantly remind myself that the car is contractually sold as part exchange, and as such is a precious asset which must be protected against unnecessary risk. In that respect, I am reluctantly accepting the current grounding situation.
 
By the way, I was not successful with my entry for the Porsche Centre Perth fantasy spec competition. The three models declared winners of the spec competition were a 911 Turbo S, Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, and a 718 GT4. All the specs are listed on the OPC Perth Facebook page for voting to decide the overall winer. Interestingly, the 718 GT4 spec tops out just short of £100k. It's a stunning looking car. It gets my vote.
 
Stay safe all.
 
Brian
 
           
 
       
 
       

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/18 15:00:48 (permalink)
That’s a bummer Brian but better to be safe. 


ive been notified that my Cayman build which should have been delivered 2nd week in May has now been pushed back to the end of July. Sadly I think this may also be the case with your Macan. It would seem that the plant is running at least 6 weeks behind schedule and that’s if they open on Monday as I’ve been told. 


my OPC also said that Porsche have cancelled any dealer orders for showrooms/demos to concentrate on customer orders but where we fall in production depends on what options are fitted ie, alcantara comes from Italy and paint from China. Also if we are still in lockdown and cars are at port of exit, they will not be shipped until we open our doors again. 


things are a bit grim at the minute but if we have to stay in lockdown to get rid of this terrible virus, I’m prepared to wait. 


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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/18 15:06:40 (permalink)
A 16 page letter! My very high risk status letter, which came from my oncology consultant rather than the English Government, was only 3 pages long, although at least it arrived back at the beginning of April. I can't imagine what they had to say that took so long to say. Was half of it in Gaelic?|

I hope you have better luck with priority supermarket delivery slots. We still have not been able to get one. 

I strongly suspect that your Macan will not get built even by July. I have given up speculating when my GTS4.0 which was due in mid May will eventually see the light of day. 
 
We must learn to endure our house arrest. It could be a lot worse.
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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/18 16:44:43 (permalink)
Graham,
 
I also was surprised by the extensive detail contained in the Scottish Government letter......mind you, Nicola Sturgeon is not noted for her brevity with explanations.
 
I am also resigned to the fact that my Macan delivery will be pushed back beyond July.
 
To quote........"we're all in this together".
 
Brian    

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/19 17:51:33 (permalink)
As expected the supermarket delivery slots are hard to come by. My local Sainsbury's are not accepting new registrations which is no surprise given the current circumstances. I am currently of a mind to snap on the rubber gloves, wrap-on the Lone Ranger face bandana and take my chances shopping myself.
 
In mitigation, its worth bearing in mind that the Highland Region local authority where I reside, has only 193 cases of coronavirus in a population of 321,000. That's 60 cases per 100,000 people. I'm not one for disobeying lockdown rules, but as single householder on essential duties, I feel it is worth the punt, at least for one more week until Tesco kick-in with my pre-registered home delivery option.
 
I must mention a really enjoyable book I am currently reading. Ciao Stirling, The Inside Story of a Motor Racing Legend, by Valerie Pirie. It's a revealing insight into the life of a motor racing legend living in London in the 1960's. It's especially interesting owing to the recent death of Stirling Moss aged 90. The book also candidly reveals how it was living the life of a celebrity racing driver in London's west end in the 1960's. How both attitudes and times have changed since then! PC it is not!
 
Stirling Moss was England's greatest racing driver never to have won the World Championship. He was a master at the wheel, of let's face it, very primitive racing cars at a time when skinny tyres, rudimentary suspension systems, and no seat belts were the order of the day. They were pure death traps in what was one of the most dangerous times in motor racing. I remember seeing Stirling Moss winning the British Grand Prix at Aintree in 1955. My late dad, as regular readers of this forum will already know, was a keen motorsport fan and the annual holiday in 1955 was organised to be at New Brighton on the Mersey estuary at the same time as the British GP at Aintree near Liverpool. I was only 8 years old at the time but I can still remember seeing the two Silver Arrows Mercedes F1 cars of J.M.Fangio and Stirling Moss circulating at great speed in front of me. What made the day even more special was that Moss won the race. I can still recall the cheers from the crowd when he narrowly took the chequered flag. 
 
I shall never see the like of that again. Reading this book brings back many happy memories of a gentler, and more simple time in motorsport. Gentleman's motorsport is one way to describe it.
 
Next on my agenda is to keep the dialogue with Porsche Centre Chester going regarding my new Macan Turbo order. This will be continued this coming week. 
 
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post edited by Brian_Innes - 2020/04/19 17:53:26

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/27 14:41:46 (permalink)
Following my new Macan order enquiry to OPC Chester last week, I received a very prompt response from the sales manager confirming that due to factory production being closed down during March, all new car orders are delayed. No surprises there!
 
I am awaiting an update from OPC Chester in due course advising a revised delivery date, and the collection arrangements for both my current cars in part exchange.
 
I'm really missing driving my GTS but there is nothing I can do about it under the current lockdown. I'm not risking taking it out on the public roads while the car is contractually sold. In my neck of the woods there is always the danger of free-roaming deer leaping out of nowhere, so better safe than sorry. Meantime I just have to be patient.
 
In the absence of any opportunity in the foreseeable future for spirited driving, I am considering purchasing a gaming sim with force-feedback steering wheel. I would welcome any advice or tips from contributors who have such a kit in their homes. Some key questions listed below;
 
X-Box or PS4?
Recommended Thrustmaster FFB steering wheel/pedal models.
Separate dedicated monitor best?
Recommended car racing games. I like both saloon cars and sports cars, as well as the single seaters, both historic and modern.
 
Any advice gratefully received. I'm missing the thrill of driving. A decent sim may help keep me sane during these difficult times......
 
Brian 
 
   
         

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/27 18:46:38 (permalink)
I am not sure this will help but it popped into my inbox this afternoon.
 
https://news-demon-tweeks.co.uk/HNI-6UKD5-8CFHUCLAAE/cr.aspx

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/27 20:07:25 (permalink)
Thanks Ralph.
 
In my past driving life I've bought loads of stuff from Demon Tweeks.  
 
Note......I'm very quickly realising the racing sim market is a complex subject with wildly varying prices. I don't want to spend a fortune, just looking for a decent kit giving a reasonably realistic driving simulation given my past experience of the real thing.
 
This is going to take some time..........
 
Brian 

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Previous:
2007 Cayman 987.1 2.7 Manual.
2010 Cayman S 987.2 Manual
2012 Cayman R Manual
2016 718 Cayman S PDK
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2015 Abarth 595 Competizione 180bhp Manual
2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK

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Re: My 2019 718 Cayman GTS PDK 2020/04/27 20:12:10 (permalink)
If you can I would go for a pc run system, always found small lag issues with console run sims.
 
The extra you would spend on the pc itself you can save on monitors by going with a vr headset, better sim experience and doesn’t take up lots of unnecessary space. 


thrustmaster tx range and fanatec are
worth looking at for controls.

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