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Old 20-01-2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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Any info please?

Sorry if this is a dumb question but .........

Is there a racing class that a 14' boat can enter?

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Old 20-01-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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You need an RYA book.....or use the website you tool!
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Old 20-01-2005, 08:19 PM   #3
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Old 20-01-2005, 08:37 PM   #4
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but .........

Is there a racing class that a 14' boat can enter?

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Yep but you might be too old!!

K400 use a 14' fletcher as intermediate now dya feel lucky??
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Old 20-01-2005, 08:40 PM   #5
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Yep but you might be too old!!

K400 use a 14' fletcher as intermediate now dya feel lucky??
whats the age limit then?

do i feel lucky???? fletcher 14...............
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Old 20-01-2005, 08:50 PM   #6
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whats the age limit then?

do i feel lucky???? fletcher 14...............
Well you gotta be over 12 to start with and to be honest I don't think there's an age limit but the K1000 (P16 racing) is 30.

now you don't want to be whooped by the juniors???

Oh BTW the fletcher runs with a standard Yammie 40HP 4 stroke too
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Old 20-01-2005, 08:53 PM   #7
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Well you gotta be over 12 to start with and to be honest I don't think there's an age limit but the K1000 (P16 racing) is 30.

now you don't want to be whooped by the juniors???

Oh BTW the fletcher runs with a standard Yammie 40HP 4 stroke too

40HP Jeez they cant be too quick then, are they standard fletchers or lightweight specs?
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:09 PM   #8
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40HP Jeez they cant be too quick then, are they standard fletchers or lightweight specs?
How fast dya think a 12 year old should go then??

Standard fletcher 14GTO, but currently there is no weight specified as this year will be their first year.

On Windemere last year they got about 34MPH with that type of engine and about 35 with a 2 stroke Merc, with water speed giving a faster feel anyway I think that's fast enough for kids.

When the kids hit 15 they go up to a P16 with a 60Hp 4st Merc (1L) and they do on average 44MPH, don't want to frighten them off too quick do we.
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:18 PM   #9
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40HP Jeez they cant be too quick then, are they standard fletchers or lightweight specs?
I think you'll find it hard to find anything but 'lightweight' Fletchers!

The good quality stuff from Fletcher dried up years ago after Norman Fletcher sold up.

Who remembers the Arrowshaft 25?


I had a 21 Arrowbolt, which was quite a nice boat, but the hull and deck was stapled together (no bonding) and that was a '78 boat (I owned it in '85), I don't think things got any better! (sorry Chaos)
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:21 PM   #10
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I think you'll find it hard to find anything but 'lightweight' Fletchers!
One of our lots just havin a re-fit the term 'pallet wood' comes to mind
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:25 PM   #11
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yup!...sad really, coz they're quite nice little boats
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:29 PM   #12
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OK what if i were to sponsor one ofthese youngsters by supplying a raceboat? just a thought....................

I dont want to race against youngsters of that age, especially with a 40HP motor i,d look a complete tosser!( no sarcy comments please Matt, jonny, chaos , jono thankyou!!!!)
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:32 PM   #13
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dont fancy going back to your childhood then gav ?
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:36 PM   #14
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dont fancy going back to your childhood then gav ?
Na ! I was into choo choos then!
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Old 20-01-2005, 09:41 PM   #16
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OK what if i were to sponsor one ofthese youngsters by supplying a raceboat? just a thought....................

I dont want to race against youngsters of that age, especially with a 40HP motor i,d look a complete tosser!( no sarcy comments please Matt, jonny, chaos , jono thankyou!!!!)
That would be great if you are in a position to do so, as a club we've got 1 and fletcher are putting up a 'works boat' too, plus we got 2 more private ones. We've got the kids just need the boats.

With the venues we got for this year we're even introducing a Le Mans type start, pit laps etc so lots going on. The calander is on the web site, sorry no thoer pics though.

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Old 20-01-2005, 09:52 PM   #17
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That would be great if you are in a position to do so, as a club we've got 1 and fletcher are putting up a 'works boat' too, plus we got 2 more private ones. We've got the kids just need the boats.www.wandaoffshore.co.uk
Well, i,ll have a think about this, what about engine? i couldnt supply engine aswell. Would i have to donate a boat or would it remain my property

Whats the class and boat size if i wanted to start racing? i am 33 :frown:
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Old 20-01-2005, 10:11 PM   #18
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Thanks Gav, just sent PM to you.
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Old 20-01-2005, 11:42 PM   #19
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Cheked out the 'ole boat test' looks great shame we didn't know about them at the time we looked at the mid range class though.

Gav, thanks you're an inspiration shame the manufacturer of our class hasn't got the original mould, they're doin a plug at the moment.

If we open the class up to other models I think the Seaquel would be the only other option.

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Well if it ever does open up be sure to give me a shout!

PS Try and suggest an upto 40yr old class
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