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Old 14-08-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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3B Championships 2009

Very pleased to announce that there are 3 boats commited to racing 3B in 2009. With the backing and assistance of ORDA, we should be able to register for a RYA recognised championships in time for 2009.

3 Boats is great, but more are needed to make this a great series. An affordable and exciting class, 3B has launched many a career in the past. Your support is needed to re-establish this class in the UK.

So come on all you wannabe racers, come and join the party in 2009!!!
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Old 17-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #2
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is this the old 1.3L 3B or under the revised UIM guise?
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Old 18-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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Series will be raced under current revised regs and engine eligability as per UIM.
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Old 18-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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Good luck to all - 3B has always been one of those classes that should be good and deserves to be there - I think the new power increase might just help to make the new 3B a lively and interesting class.
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Old 20-08-2008, 08:14 AM   #5
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Good luck

It is good to hear that 3B will be starting up again in Britain.
I myself race in the class in Norway and find it a lot of fun.We have actually had 1 new boat entering the races thru the season. the biggest start fleet in 3B this year was 14 boats, and there is aro 4-5 boats waiting to get out on the waters.
Please contact me if you need help getting a hold of a competetive boat, engines/tuning etc. I know of about 9 3b Boats(all extremly competitive) that owners will consider to sell.(they are not changing class, just uppgrading or trying something different).
I also have a contact in the states that can get 2008 Yamaha 90`s, and ship them very nicely.

Btw. You don`t need the newest boat to win...I myself have the oldest boat in the race fleet..., and I am in the run for the Norwegian Championship title with one race to go.... it is how you rig and race it :-)
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Old 20-08-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
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It is good to hear that 3B will be starting up again in Britain.
I myself race in the class in Norway and find it a lot of fun.We have actually had 1 new boat entering the races thru the season. the biggest start fleet in 3B this year was 14 boats, and there is aro 4-5 boats waiting to get out on the waters.
Please contact me if you need help getting a hold of a competetive boat, engines/tuning etc. I know of about 9 3b Boats(all extremly competitive) that owners will consider to sell.(they are not changing class, just uppgrading or trying something different).
I also have a contact in the states that can get 2008 Yamaha 90`s, and ship them very nicely.

Btw. You don`t need the newest boat to win...I myself have the oldest boat in the race fleet..., and I am in the run for the Norwegian Championship title with one race to go.... it is how you rig and race it :-)

How much $ would a 2008 Yamaha 90 from the states be?
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Old 20-08-2008, 05:43 PM   #7
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it would be aro. 6600$ +shipping. I am unsure what shipping would be..they sent mine in 3 different packages.
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Old 20-08-2008, 09:47 PM   #8
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Thanks, thats not too bad. Did you have to spend a lot to "prep" it?
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Old 20-08-2008, 11:29 PM   #9
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I have spent aro 900 GBP, including parts. The person that does it is well recognised and his engines are very reliable. I also spent 800 GBP on the gearcase, it is latest of its kind..everything welded, and is superb.
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Can anyone tell us what age you have to be to race in 3B
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Can anyone tell us what age you have to be to race in 3B

16 Yrs Old !!
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Anyone know how many rounds to the 2009 championships?

What boats / crews racing etc?
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:31 AM   #13
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Going to be interesting to see how the clean engines stack up against 'old' two strokes. UIM rules now allow 1760cc / upto 115hp for epa engines.

Not sure what is homolgated or about to be though.
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Looks like another class that have'nt bothered to look into the implications or Engines that are available !! Are they 1760cc OR 115hp I would think at the moment it will be down to Yamaha F115, Tohatsu 115, Evinrude 115 (soon to be released as a 130) or 200 Merc without looking to deep so in theory the old 90's wont get a look in.

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It is down as 1760 cc maximum epa engines - provided power is no more than 115hp. Subject to normal homologation.

Minimum weights go up a bit, additional 60kg for monos and cats

I actually think it could be a really good class - but again problems in the transfer over from old engines to the new. Lot of hp to give away if you are still running a 90 Yam!
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What a strange Spec !! I wonder how they propose to control that !!

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An affordable and exciting class, 3B has launched many a career in the past. Your support is needed to re-establish this class in the UK.
Thats great lets go buy a yam 90, an old Bakdraft and go racing

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It is down as 1760 cc maximum epa engines - provided power is no more than 115hp. Subject to normal homologation.



I actually think it could be a really good class - but again problems in the transfer over from old engines to the new. Lot of hp to give away if you are still running a 90 Yam!
Oh well maybe not ...

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Minimum weights go up a bit, additional 60kg for monos and cats
What with that and the minimum Driver/Navigator weight of 170kg (we're only 115kg) gonna need a lot of ballast !!


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the old 90's wont get a look in.
your right there ... .anyone for
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Why follow UIM make it the old & loved 3B & a national class only get more involved that way.
got an old rule book for it if the rules have been lost or destroyed
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Why follow UIM make it the old & loved 3B & a national class get more involved that way.

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exactly.. 3B has always been 1.3litre has it not ? .. so why now make it 1760 ?

As an introductory class 60(ish) is probably quick enough isn't it ?
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exactly.. 3B has always been 1.3litre has it not ? .. so why now make it 1760 ?

As an introductory class 60(ish) is probably quick enough isn't it ?
Class 3B has upgraded to 1760cc due to the lack of old 2 strokes. The Yamaha 90 is not sold in europe sins 2007 !
So to make the Class big again the UIM had to find a new engine that would be competitive in 3B.
And I think that the new engines may be the savior of the class.
The E-Tec 115 is homologated.
1760cc would be perfect for you in the UK. The Backdraft 22 is probably a great boat and allso Phantoms.
Twister in Finland is manufacturing great cats that would be perfect!
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