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Old 11-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #21
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Old 21-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #22
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In rough conditions...what 3B hull is best?
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Old 21-07-2011, 01:52 PM   #23
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A lightweight B23 or B19 possibly.
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Also the Bakdraft or Frode would be competitive in the rough if driven well.
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Old 21-07-2011, 02:18 PM   #25
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When your old B23 had the Tohatsu 90 on it...was that simply a blueprinted motor? I think it did about 58mph...and I'm sure it didn't go much slower in the rough! How did the 90 compare to the 115 you ran?
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In rough conditions...what 3B hull is best?

Going by the rules, the boat weight increases with length. You could always try a good old P16, these are good rough water boats, or a tintorera 20. I would go for the latter, but then i'm abit bias.
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Going by the rules, the boat weight increases with length. You could always try a good old P16, these are good rough water boats, or a tintorera 20. I would go for the latter, but then i'm abit bias.
In reality, 3B is divided between the 82 mph Nordic cats and the 57 mph UK monos, so it is a lottery of sea conditions that determine the result.
At the recent Europeans in Norway, Sharon Atlee was a long way back during the 4Km start run, was 3rd at the end of the first short lap sea leg and was arguably 1st at the point of red flagging after the proper B lap out at sea.

Torquay is protected from the prevailing SW wind, but can still can produce an awkward chop and some long Atlantic swells around the Ore Stone.

Jan Triege Bratten is bringing over his 20 Twister cat and as the defending World Champion and World Speed Record Holder, we can expect to see some superb driving. Like Pete Wilson, in the past, he can make a cat work well in the bump.

If it's pond calm expect to see average speeds like Tvedestrand - 73 mph.
If it's bumpy a good average would be 45 mph.
If it's rough - who cares, so long as you finish!
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Does anybody have video of 3B racing? I like the idea of fast-in-calm cat but then am a realist and think the B19 is best for choppy waters (95% of the races where I am). In 2' seas how fast should I expect a 75mph cat to go?
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Also the Bakdraft or Frode would be competitive in the rough if driven well.
What about the beecraft 19?
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