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Old 15-04-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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Raven Craft of SA ???

Anybody got any info on their "Air Entrapment" boats?
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Old 16-04-2008, 08:19 AM   #2
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If your on about the one on ebay it was raced by Pete Smith at Carr Mill, it ran 106 mph with a Springbok Mick modified motor.
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Old 16-04-2008, 09:23 AM   #3
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Missed that, any pictures anywhere?
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Old 16-04-2008, 09:51 AM   #4
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Back in the late 80's when MOD VP went over to air entrapment Dave Mushens imported a few that were raced by Martin Askew from NEPC. Pete's one I think is much later than that. They were bloody quick after the front of the pod was modified to lessen the drag when it was trimmed in for the turns it certainly would have shown the HST and the STV the way home but for a couple of mega accidents. Worst one was at the Newcastle Grand Prix when the quick release steering came off when Martin was leading. Pete's spat him out before the start of one of the last Windermere enduro's Pete being Pete he climbed back in and won! These are not sea boats they are built for inland water and will flip just like cat if not treated with respect. Check out my avatar for the 1.3 air entrapment I built with Ron Wolbold at Blufin 76mph with a 90. There is one of those still available for sale.
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Old 16-04-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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Anybody got any info on their "Air Entrapment" boats?
This one
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Old 16-04-2008, 04:25 PM   #7
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Roger Roofer, thanks
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I'll let you have a look once i've picked it up Trev
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Old 17-04-2008, 07:40 PM   #9
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Old 17-04-2008, 08:06 PM   #10
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Back in the late 80's when MOD VP went over to air entrapment Dave Mushens imported a few that were raced by Martin Askew from NEPC. Pete's one I think is much later than that. They were bloody quick after the front of the pod was modified to lessen the drag when it was trimmed in for the turns it certainly would have shown the HST and the STV the way home but for a couple of mega accidents. Worst one was at the Newcastle Grand Prix when the quick release steering came off when Martin was leading. Pete's spat him out before the start of one of the last Windermere enduro's Pete being Pete he climbed back in and won! These are not sea boats they are built for inland water and will flip just like cat if not treated with respect. Check out my avatar for the 1.3 air entrapment I built with Ron Wolbold at Blufin 76mph with a 90. There is one of those still available for sale.
So there were HST's in Gr-Br? I bought one a month ago. Maybe it's the same
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No, I don't think that is one of the UK boats. There were three brought in. None of them had that screen and two had removable safety cells fitted. The HST was a nice hull it wasn't as good to race as the STV but it was quicker on the kilo. Round about 114mph with a 2.4 Bridgeport MOD VP.
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Old 17-04-2008, 08:51 PM   #12
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Can you tell me more about them? Do you know where they are now? I wonder why they were not as good as the STV?
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The original had a few accidents including a flip in liverpool docks it had a new deck put on I don't know where it is now, the second was shortened and splashed in an attempt to make it more competitive but it wasn't. The third is probably still around somewhere and it was a really nice boat in yellow blue and red. The STV was better because it had an inverted pod and was developed for Roark by Chris Bush in MOD VP while the HST never seemed to be as popular even in the states. Howard Pipkorn was a clever guy if you look at the bottom of an HST there is so much going on with lots of little trips and tricks. It's a shame S2000/F2 killed off MOD VP in the UK I think it was a far more attainable class than F2.
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Old 17-04-2008, 09:34 PM   #14
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It has indeed a nice a bottom design

Do you have pictures of them? Would like to see them. It's a shame they shortened one. They are nice boats...

Did they run them in the rough too?

I thought my hst was the only one in Europe. Now it seems it's not
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I'll have a look but it was a long time ago. While the STV was a better race boat the sound an HST makes at over 100mph is amazing.
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Thx

I hope you will find something

Dont know which engine I will put on it. Thinking about a merc 225 efi...
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The original had a few accidents including a flip in liverpool docks it had a new deck put on I don't know where it is now, the second was shortened and splashed in an attempt to make it more competitive but it wasn't. The third is probably still around somewhere and it was a really nice boat in yellow blue and red. The STV was better because it had an inverted pod and was developed for Roark by Chris Bush in MOD VP while the HST never seemed to be as popular even in the states. Howard Pipkorn was a clever guy if you look at the bottom of an HST there is so much going on with lots of little trips and tricks. It's a shame S2000/F2 killed off MOD VP in the UK I think it was a far more attainable class than F2.
Do you have any pics of the underside of one?
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Old 27-04-2008, 12:49 AM   #18
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I found out that mine was one of the three which were imported in the US.

I think they made the windshield later because hydrostream didnt made them like that...
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Do you have any pics of the underside of one?
Yes I do, but quite how the ferk I post it here, I've forgotten.
Anybody know of their web address?
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