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Old 31-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #81
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i have spoken to ORDA chairman who is adamant that they are not putting on any races in 2014.So what clubs are up for putting on tq in the future?
A Round of the National Raceboat Championships will be in Torquay. Possibly later this year but definately next.
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Old 31-05-2013, 08:54 AM   #82
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Or you could get a real boat for 5 or 6k and have some great racing for not a lot of money !!
I cant see why so many insist on owning boats they cant afford to use.
Totally agree - size is not everything!

There are some really good cheaper boats out there. Classes like 3B and the smaller BCC's can be really good.

I might look at racing a new 4.2m catamaran next year. Havn't got a class for it yet - so might just be some 'friendly racing'.
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Old 31-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #83
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Totally agree - size is not everything!

There are some really good cheaper boats out there. Classes like 3B and the smaller BCC's can be really good.

I might look at racing a new 4.2m catamaran next year. Havn't got a class for it yet - so might just be some 'friendly racing'.
BCC 3 !! Go well with a 90 Yam on it !!

Re one of your previous posts. Yam 90 is still a current engine !!
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Old 31-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #84
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Re one of your previous posts. Yam 90 is still a current engine !!
The 90 2 stroke isn't - as not in production. Might still be homologated - but that is different.

Actually I think engine supply is something that has been really over looked in the current state of play.

For any class to prosper it has to be possible to buy current competitive engines - new and off the shelf.

The UIM really screwed up 3C - as the XS200 is not really production or readily available. Actually the demise started with allowing short shaft engines as this restricted it to Mercury and encouraged pure race boats. Upto then the class had many more options for boat types.

At least 3B has a couple of options.
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BCC 3 !! Go well with a 90 Yam on it !!
Go well - think it would need a canopy

Actually looking at something more like a 50 or even 40hp. Just to make a failry quick little boat that is economical and a whole lot of fun.

It may only be a small boat - but I'm pretty excitied about it. Has the potential to be real fun yet still be a true competition 2 seater.

Will have the first one on the water in coming months.

Been a long term project - but now have a Hull mould and first hull built. Deck plug mostly finished and being delivered to Rod's yard tomorrow for finishing. Then also have a custom made trailer and most items to rig the first boat.....
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Old 31-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #86
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The 90 2 stroke isn't - as not in production. Might still be homologated - but that is different.

Actually I think engine supply is something that has been really over looked in the current state of play.

For any class to prosper it has to be possible to buy current competitive engines - new and off the shelf.

The UIM really screwed up 3C - as the XS200 is not really production or readily available. Actually the demise started with allowing short shaft engines as this restricted it to Mercury and encouraged pure race boats. Upto then the class had many more options for boat types.

At least 3B has a couple of options.
90, & 115/130 is still available for racing & Commercial use although production of the V4 will cease in September this year. I dont think there are any immediate plans to stop the 3cyl 70 or 90 !!

UIM also screwed 3b allowing 115ho's.
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90, & 115/130 is still available for racing & Commercial use although production of the V4 will cease in September this year. I dont think there are any immediate plans to stop the 3cyl 70 or 90 !!

UIM also screwed 3b allowing 115ho's.
You must talk to different people at Yamaha to me - I get the impression that it is not listed and therefore not current / of interest to them.

I think it is too early to judge on UIM / 3B.

As previously said -when the class was based on 1.3l / Yamaha 90's - it was not doing well. Numbers were down internationally and dropping all the time. The class had all but gone in the UK.
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Just goes to show how stupid the law makers are in this sport.

They make a class for 1 boat or I guess 1 size of engine.

Tried asking a question on another thread about the changes what was the purpose?
I can only gather that the powers that be. do it for there own personal gain but that has back fired to as there ain't new boats being built and racers joining the circus.

For the last 4 years there are no more than 10 marathon boats UK owned that will race so to make any race you need them to be as 1

And all the other classes to make a weekend of it.

May aswell put the boot in with the Lymington challenge. A couple of years ago we entered raced around Hurst and it was great and there was a organised spectators boat in the middle watching (wife a kids sometines need to know what the old man is up to) the whole race. Went down last year thinking this will be brill and never saw the boats again once they left the pontoons as they raced so far out to sea. Bloody waste of time sitting at Hurst telling people on the beach what a great event this will be. Saw some roosters from a far at the start and that was it.
Won't bother going next year.
Barrie - This years Lymington Challenge, is I hear, not a race, but a Poker Run type event.
I have heard the reasons for this, but will not muddy the waters further by repeating them.
Therefore, another race lost, sadly.
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Old 31-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #89
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What was your answer ?
Because for RB8 the smallest boat was 26 foot and I knew you needed at least 30 foot.

Also motor racing needs sound

and I was divorced in 2006 when I bought the boat never thought I would get remarried and have more kids and another big mortgage.

Once that lots out the way.. were be back
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New class ?

Actually looking at something more like a 50 or even 40hp. Just to make a failry quick little boat that is economical and a whole lot of fun.

It may only be a small boat - but I'm pretty excitied about it. Has the potential to be real fun yet still be a true competition 2 seater.

Will have the first one on the water in coming months.

Been a long term project - but now have a Hull mould and first hull built. Deck plug mostly finished and being delivered to Rod's yard tomorrow for finishing. Then also have a custom made trailer and most items to rig the first boat.....[/QUOTE]

I know its yet another class , but K4+ class and fun , when can we order one ?
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I know its yet another class , but K4+ class and fun , when can we order one ?[/QUOTE]

Sounds good - but no actual dates in mind.

Rod's yard are goingto fill and fair the deck - take off a deck moudl and then we can get a boat built failry quickly.

Then some testing and getting everything dialled in - and then to see where the project goes.

Will post more details and photos once we have a boat nearing completion.
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