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Old 01-07-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Bordeaux

Went out to France last week to spend some time with the team who bought our last RIB.

Had a great time and saw their race event at Bordeaux. Not exactly offshore - actually more like a circuit race on the river - but was good for spectators etc.

Interesting collection of boats:

RIB start with our boat in the forefront
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:58 PM   #2
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As this is nearly the Phantom owners assoc.com - better go with the flow!
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Last one for now - running twin 300X's
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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How's yr RIB going - looks good in the pic?

What Evinrude engine was the blue phantom running - is that just an aftermarket nose cone add-on or a standard 'rude part??
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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Hi
RIB was running really well by the end of the weekend.

First heat they were running 3rd (out of three in class). We made a few changes over night and they finished a strong second in the second heat.

Final race was really good and they led for about 90% of the way - but then raised the lifter (rather than lowering it) going into a turn and got completely out of shape, knocked it out of gear and lost the position! Finished second.

But very happy customers - and the boat looked great. Course did not really suit it as there were a lot of turns. She had a bit of top speed over the two other boats - both Falcons.

Boat pictured was running a 225 Evinrude - and went quite well but found the course too tight and calm I imagine. (running a nose cone kit).

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Old 03-07-2005, 08:55 PM   #6
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Phantom 21 with 250 - ran very well and looked good
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4 litre cat - great finish and pretty quick - but maybe a little non-conventional in looks.
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4 litre cat - great finish and pretty quick - but maybe a little non-conventional in looks.
At least it has a canopy....
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Aluminium cat with canopy - and twin 300 yams
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:15 AM   #11
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MissCat winged monohull and sister boat behind - ran 3C with XS200 Merc. Actually went very well and would be interesting to see how they compare with our fleet.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:16 AM   #12
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Blast from the past - I believe a Phantom hull originally put together by Neil Holmes?

Perhaps JF can give a few more details?
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