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Old 03-05-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Bladerunner

Just been down Essex Boatyards and they have another Bladerunner Spent ages looking around it! Its wicked in side loads of room! Oh how i long to have one

Please let me win the lottery

Wish i had 100k

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Old 03-05-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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What engines did it have?
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Old 03-05-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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2x 300 promaxs with 26 pitch props running twin seastar steering No jackplates look like long shafts. I did notice there not efi as there was fuel bungs at the rear
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Re: Bladerunner

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Just been down Essex Boatyards and they have another Bladerunner Spent ages looking around it! Its wicked in side loads of room! Oh how i long to have one

Please let me win the lottery

Wish i had 100k

YOU DONT NEED 100,000 5k each and £500 a month
Buy this boat for as little as £1,119.44 per month
http://www.essexboatyards.com/stockl...r-34-Sport-193

Want to go halfs Taz?
If we put Twin Mercury High Performance 2.5 SS Offshore Racing engines (280HP) it would be close to 100 mph boat i think the RS6 is made of kevlar and carbon fibre though so its probably lighter.

Could take the girls out on that one at well!

They still sell for pretty much what they orginally cost anyways (the price has gone up since!)
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Could have the Phantoms as tenders !!!
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Old 03-05-2005, 10:58 PM   #6
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Hey dude would love to but we would be fighting over whos driving!! imagine doing a race at allhallows in that! nobody would stand a chance the wake would prob sink there boats!!

I was thinking earlier when i was sitting in the drivers seat sod driving it on the crouch you wouldnt beable to see bouys and stuff let alone trying to get it on a trailer at the bottom ferry road!

Oh and yes i would expect cruising around is well comfortable the radio sounding well good to
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Dosn't come with a trailer! Could leave it in Essex Marina can use it any tide then
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Old 04-05-2005, 06:55 PM   #8
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Yeah be nice theres still that small prob of 100k though. Looking on there site they do actually make a trailer for it sod launching that. Im sure they are made in the uk ?as a one of the bods down essex boatyards reakens there built in america
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:15 PM   #9
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They are made in hampshire by ICE marine


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Designed by a bearded quietly spoken man...now who does that remind you off!!?

Just for info guys the Bladerunner was derived from Lornes 3 pointer racing designs starting with Lady Arrans Skean Dhu, Langans 3c, SGL Jet 3c, SGL Jet and later Neil Holmes world champ winning 3d boat. Plus the litlle 3b tri which the BBC 'blew up' on Howards Way
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what your guy may be thinking off is the Campbell designed tri manufactured in the US in the early 80's think it was called the Trident
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:03 PM   #12
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Yeah i did say to him that they were made in the uk not america but all i got was its my boat i know were its made mate. Oh well
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The Big one was made in the state's.
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what your guy may be thinking off is the Campbell designed tri manufactured in the US in the early 80's think it was called the Trident
Triton 308 (30' long, 8' beam) Raced with a pair of 235hp Jonnyrudes!
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Just for information - My hull - the BananaShark is a cousin to the Bladerunner, it's a mono RIB, but similar hull shape forward!
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Typical cost to insure this boat will be £999.50 per year.
Lies lies lies!!!

You simply can not get insurance from any of the 'usual' places, and custom insurance deals are very expencive. With 6 years no claim on my boating insurance, I had to stump out £1900 for the BladeRunner.

My Sunseeker Apache - same price for insurance value - cost me £490 per year. Something to do with the speed. Apache 45 knots, Blade Runner 70 knots.

(In their 'factory' setup, none of the 'production' boats will touch 80mph. I beat 'Flamenco' when it was being shown to a potential buyer in the solent in my V24, and I was doing 74mph! The BladeRunner could not match it. Having said that, if you play with the boat a bit, sort out the breathing, I am sure it can do 80mph. Just none of Icemarines 'production' boats do it. )


edit: Just to add to the fun, there is a giant V24 advert on each side of the hull.... ( something like 'When I grow up I wanna be as fast as a V24? )
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theres one on ebay.co.uk twin 280s £70000
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Old 30-05-2005, 08:13 PM   #18
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Yeah reserve not met though!
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The EBAY version is the original race boat. It set teh record at Windermere. This can do about 95mph these days!

Not slow, but a well abused hull and engines.

Still, If I had another spare £70k I would try my luck - but do you really need two blade runners?
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Old 31-05-2005, 10:42 AM   #20
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4 or 5 years ago I was on our white twin engine Velocity which ran 78 on GPS.

Saw a Bladerunner (not sure which one) on Southampton Water and thought I would have a play with him.

Whichever one it was, it pulled away from me pretty easily.
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