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Old 04-05-2009, 03:11 AM   #1
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Abcast 17

hello there has anyone heard of a Abcast 17 race boat?if so could someone tell me what they are like???thanks matt
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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Stepped hull i believe.
Only saw it race once at allhallows
Based on a concorde i was told but not 100% on that.
I am sure that would be clarified at some point.
I think ideal boat for a 90 HP engine.

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Old 05-05-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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Correction on some info.
They boat i saw had a 130 yam i think so it may not have been a 17?
Also about being based on another boat i think its wrong and i appologise to all parties mentioned its just what i was told once.


good luck and sorry once again.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:46 PM   #4
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ABKast 17

Built in Kent by Andy Bennet, brother of Phil Bennett on this forum.

Andy had a red one, Jay on this forum had a blue one. You could have bought a complete boat and the moulds on ebay a short while ago.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:01 PM   #5
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yes it is a stepped hull and at the bottom of the V at the stern about 3'x6" is flat will this b a good handlin boat?? yes this is a red 1 and only raced 1 season i was told, and the bloke who i bought it off said he bought it from kent and only a handful made and had a 130 yam on it. antmore help please
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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and paid 700£ for hull and trailer is this a good deal?and was told the hull is a 2005? thanks matt
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:42 PM   #7
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theres one for sale down cuxton marine on the medway, they call it a concorde type due to the fact it was made by andy bennet but its not, i was going to buy it for ocr its a 17 with a 100hp selva on the back not that bad condition, pm me if u want details
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:00 AM   #8
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my mate on isle of wight has got moulds for 17 and 15, nice looking boats. he will be making them soon,demo boat jus getting rigged with yam 130. pm me for more details
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:25 AM   #9
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£700 on a trailer was a bargain! is it red red or more orange out of interest?
i have a blue one, like blackbeard said with a yam 130 (cheers bob) but should go well with a 90 too....used it last year and it went well, i loved it! just had carbs cleaned going to try another prop and lift the engine up another notch and see what happens. should find out this weekend.


beautiful shape boat and handles better than my old 18ft phantom, will try add a photo if i can???

hoping to lay one up in the next month of so.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #10
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it is a red 1.i just wondered if the stepped hull made a difference and what its does and also the flat bottom of the V? what sort of speed were u gettin wit a 130?do u think it could take nething bigger? thanks 4 your help.also wot sort of money will these boats make all fitted out?
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:52 PM   #11
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how fast?.... about ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! lol sad to say i did not have speedo fitted i would guess not much under 60.... i think andy said he had 63mph??? will see what happens with the new prop on the weekend.

Think the steps help as for the flat bottom think maybe its something to do with making it more stable, the reason i say that is because the newer RNLI ribs we done some work on also have a flat bottom.

HA HA.. just got the papers out i have on the abcast think i may have a marine survey on your boat? looked orange in the photo but in the discription it says its red....is it still on a 4 wheel trailer? any numer on the side? C27? could have been removed or metal filler cap near the engine well?
The report was made on 29th march 2004 the boat and trailer, 2 bucket seats and built in tank was valued at £5,500 (not including engine)


will try get some footage of my demo boat over the weekend may be able to get in on youtube or something.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #12
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Andy (The creator) said he would be happy to talk to you about the boat if you want to give him a call. I will PM you his number.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:39 PM   #13
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Looked like a potential contender for OCR, We even modified the min length rules so that it complied but then they disappeared.

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Old 11-05-2009, 09:20 PM   #14
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they will be back bob, got an" OCR boat homologation application form" filled in by andy including photos and the drawings for the boat not sure what i do from here on in and how much it costs???

could not get her out over the weekend wind came round from the east and chopped it all up!
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:36 PM   #15
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