Boatmad.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-07-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
BananaShark Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Occupation: Racer and builder
Interests: Winning races
Boat name: BananaShark
Boat make: BananaShark 34' Race
Engines: Twin Yanmar BY 260's

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Salcombe South Devon
Posts: 4,632
Latest "How To" video

http://www.facebook.com/video/video....20486467989103 interesting bit at 20 seconds in when four boats appear to become magnetised!
__________________

__________________
Cookee



British Champions! RIB Formula 1 2005
National Speed Record Holder at 90.15 (still)

www.bananasharkracing.com
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
The Doc
 
Captain Chaos's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,263
The thing is though, that aint funny!

Watching that boils my blood, as (I guess) every one of those drivers would qualify for a licence automatically, even after video evidence of them needlessly turning offshore into bumper cars. Whereas (I guess) Stewart and I have a less than a50/50 chance of getting one in time or the Cowes 50th celebrations, even though (as I read it) we meet the stated criteria.
__________________

Captain Chaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
numbskull
 
Jon Fuller's Avatar
 
Country: United Kingdom
Location: South
Occupation: none
Interests: none
Boat name: Leviathan
Boat make: Phantom 28
Cruising area: South Coast

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: South
Posts: 15,955
I don't wanna restart the usual row, but that is truly shocking.

How there hasn't been some serious decapitation or death in that class I don't know. Shame on those who let it carry on.
__________________
.

"I Agree with everything you say really!" - John Cooke to Jon Fuller - 26-01-2013
Jon Fuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 01:50 PM   #4
living the dream
 
DAREDEVIL's Avatar
 
Country: Fl. USA
Location: Where the sun never dies
Occupation: Life Artist
Interests: BOAT RACING
Boat name: i call her baby
Boat make: Aero-tek
Engines: a lot of horses
Cruising area: WW

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Where the sun never dies
Posts: 453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Fuller View Post
I don't wanna restart the usual row, but that is truly shocking.

How there hasn't been some serious decapitation or death in that class I don't know. Shame on those who let it carry on.
I agree, very unsafe racing !!!!!!!
__________________
Not as bad as you think i am, just different !
DAREDEVIL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 01:55 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Location: Bournemouth

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 391
I blame the boat builder

Short of showing some dead bodies I think they went as far as they could!
__________________
You can never go fast enough...
Mark Wildey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 01:56 PM   #6
Engine tester
 
motorvator's Avatar
 
Country: united kingdom
Location: Southend on Sea
Occupation: Construction
Interests: Gin & Women
Boat name: motorvator
Boat make: Revenger San Marino / Sunseeker Camargue 46 / Phantom 18/19/600
Engines: 502 mercruiser / Detroit 550s / 115 ProXS / Anything Borrowed
Cruising area: Thames, Southend

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southend on Sea
Posts: 1,020
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Fuller View Post
I don't wanna restart the usual row, but that is truly shocking.

How there hasn't been some serious decapitation or death in that class I don't know. Shame on those who let it carry on.
Why not? The timing of this video doing the rounds stinks with a MAIB report about to come out.

I'm firmly in the camp of revoking licences but I doubt the incident will even be investigated. Puddifoot care to comment?
__________________
"Lend us a motor Chaos"
motorvator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
numbskull
 
Jon Fuller's Avatar
 
Country: United Kingdom
Location: South
Occupation: none
Interests: none
Boat name: Leviathan
Boat make: Phantom 28
Cruising area: South Coast

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: South
Posts: 15,955
When you look at how much aggro (and changes) the Dover accident has brought on UK racing, and with it being no more than a tragic accident, imagine if the enquiry were shown hours of that stuff! It would be the end of racing here.

Utter stupitity.
__________________
.

"I Agree with everything you say really!" - John Cooke to Jon Fuller - 26-01-2013
Jon Fuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 02:05 PM   #8
Engine tester
 
motorvator's Avatar
 
Country: united kingdom
Location: Southend on Sea
Occupation: Construction
Interests: Gin & Women
Boat name: motorvator
Boat make: Revenger San Marino / Sunseeker Camargue 46 / Phantom 18/19/600
Engines: 502 mercruiser / Detroit 550s / 115 ProXS / Anything Borrowed
Cruising area: Thames, Southend

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southend on Sea
Posts: 1,020
Perhaps if they put some tubes on the boats to make them into proper bumper boats it would solve the problem.

Oh
__________________
"Lend us a motor Chaos"
motorvator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #9
v24 rocks
 
Country: uk
Location: littlehampton
Boat name: bat out of hell, tooti fruty
Cruising area: LA

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: littlehampton
Posts: 350
poo one

Nice obviously not running to RYA rules book of 2010
bigdog v2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 02:45 PM   #10
Registered User
 
Country: UK

Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,225
They dont look like racers to me!

That sort of shit needs to be stopped.
Jon Holmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #11
Registered User
 
larby's Avatar
 
Country: Guernsey
Occupation: Engineering
Boat make: None, boo!
Engines: Turbines mainly!
Cruising area: The inside of my workshop!

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,644
Why are there not rules in place with the honda fleet regarding contact? If someone raced like that over here they'd be black flagged and DQ'd by us for sure, before the RYA got a look in.

Why do those organising this fleet not seem to care about the obvious dangers, the lives of those competing, or the effect it'll have on the sport when it does all go wrong and someone dies? It's one series I'd never even consider racing in after seeing that kinda video.

Madness, utter madness.

James
__________________
facebook.com/jlinnovationgsy

Facebook.com/turbinebike

The true test of a man is how he treats someone of absolutely no use to him.
larby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #12
MrG
Registered User
 
Location: South Coast
Interests: Photography

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Coast
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdog v2 View Post
Nice obviously not running to RYA rules book of 2010
I may be completely wrong, but wasn't the four boat incident from the Isle of Man in 2008, which would make it two years BEFORE the 2010 rules.....


EDIT: Indeed - if you watch the prize ceremonies at the end, ALL of that footage is from 2008....
MrG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 07:42 PM   #13
Aged Member
 
DAVE's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: HAMPSHIRE
Occupation: Desk Jockey
Boat name: Voodoo Doll
Boat make: Sea Ray 270 Sundancer
Engines: Merc inboards
Cruising area: SOLENT

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HAMPSHIRE
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrG View Post
I may be completely wrong, but wasn't the four boat incident from the Isle of Man in 2008, which would make it two years BEFORE the 2010 rules.....
It would have been wrong 20 years before the 2010 rulebook, let alone 2.

Overtrimmed, out of control, badly discliplined and poorly administered driving is the same whatever the year is. Its amazing no-one was seriously hurt or worse in that one incident alone, and yet with the availabilty of clips like this to the whole universe (including MAIB), we continually shoot ourselves collectively in the foot by advertising them.

Beyond comprehension.
__________________
Land was invented to give boats somewhere to visit
DAVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 08:25 PM   #14
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 49
MAIB report into the Dover accident will be publicly available on their website on 7th July
PKJB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 08:40 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
OCRDA's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Devon
Occupation: Garage Proprietor
Interests: PowerBoat Racing
Boat name: If Only
Boat make: Bernico F3 OCR, Bernico Prototype Inboard, and some Ribs
Engines: Yamaha Pro V 115
Cruising area: UK, France

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Devon
Posts: 3,092
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrG View Post
I may be completely wrong, but wasn't the four boat incident from the Isle of Man in 2008, which would make it two years BEFORE the 2010 rules.....


EDIT: Indeed - if you watch the prize ceremonies at the end, ALL of that footage is from 2008....
It would be more understandable under the 2010 rules !! But not the 08 ones !!
But then again at least the powers to be have taken action by giving them bigger engines !!
__________________
If Only
National Outboard Immersed Propeller Mono Record 103mph
OCRDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 09:55 PM   #16
Registered User
 
Carl's Avatar
 
Location: hayling island
Boat name: snow monkey
Boat make: extreme 24
Engines: mercruiser 6.2

Join Date: May 2004
Location: hayling island
Posts: 2,071
what about those poor boats,after all they havent done anything wrong
Carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 10:40 PM   #17
Registered User
 
Country: uk
Location: DEVON
Interests: RACING
Boat make: T850
Engines: YAMAHA 70
Cruising area: EXMOUTH

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DEVON
Posts: 171
Just remember,
That little white Honda boat shown in that film your all slaging there driving, Beat all the 2 litre boats by a long way in the Cowes Poole Cowes last year,
daze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 10:46 PM   #18
numbskull
 
Jon Fuller's Avatar
 
Country: United Kingdom
Location: South
Occupation: none
Interests: none
Boat name: Leviathan
Boat make: Phantom 28
Cruising area: South Coast

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: South
Posts: 15,955
Quote:
Originally Posted by daze View Post
Just remember,
That little white Honda boat shown in that film your all slaging there driving, Beat all the 2 litre boats by a long way in the Cowes Poole Cowes last year,
That's ok then.

I don't really get your point. Or more importantly, you don't seem to get ours.
__________________
.

"I Agree with everything you say really!" - John Cooke to Jon Fuller - 26-01-2013
Jon Fuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 11:27 PM   #19
Engine tester
 
motorvator's Avatar
 
Country: united kingdom
Location: Southend on Sea
Occupation: Construction
Interests: Gin & Women
Boat name: motorvator
Boat make: Revenger San Marino / Sunseeker Camargue 46 / Phantom 18/19/600
Engines: 502 mercruiser / Detroit 550s / 115 ProXS / Anything Borrowed
Cruising area: Thames, Southend

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southend on Sea
Posts: 1,020
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrG View Post
I may be completely wrong, but wasn't the four boat incident from the Isle of Man in 2008, which would make it two years BEFORE the 2010 rules.....


EDIT: Indeed - if you watch the prize ceremonies at the end, ALL of that footage is from 2008....
Mr G you are of course quite right, but what you fail to mention is that P1 in their wisdom 2 weeks ago posted this on the worlds leading video site.

http://www.youtube.com/user/P1SuperS.../1/gXvGqJEtFME

which clearly includes the said incident and a lot of other crap instances in the hope of promoting their series.

Just about everybody knows that we are due a report on a tragedy in single engined offshore circuit racing which every harbourmaster and the like will receive and here we have a promoter glamourising racing accidents.

Now call me old fashioned, but I think they need their ******* heads testing.
__________________
"Lend us a motor Chaos"
motorvator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2010, 11:32 PM   #20
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 496
Quote:
Originally Posted by OCRDA View Post
It would be more understandable under the 2010 rules !! But not the 08 ones !!
But then again at least the powers to be have taken action by giving them bigger engines !!
Are you referring to the 225's power being increase to 300hp. A 33% increase in power making them now in excess of 80mph. Despite the reduction in engine weight of 40Kg not convinced that this is going to stop the rolling over, especially with an increase in top speed of 10mph.
__________________

PerformanceDodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.