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Old 21-06-2004, 09:46 AM   #1
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Red Mist Racing ??

Myself, Capt D.Umbo and 2 other male lunatics are looking into the possibility of buying one of these 2 Hunton Mavericks that are for sale (both have twin 454 mags) with the idea to race it at the Cowes-Torquay event and any other events we could enter.

Could I get some advice on what we would need to do to make this happen?

Racing qualifications? can we race with 4 in the boat? Do we all need to be qualified?
Racing clothes/safety gear?
Boat set up? racing insurance?
Which class of boat would we be in?
What other races could we enter?
Would we stand a chance wiht a 60mph boat!!??
Sponsership ideas?
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Old 22-06-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any ideas which races we could do??
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Old 22-06-2004, 11:51 AM   #3
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i think the only one you could do would be the touring class......best to look at the rya web site under power boat racing and then the classes section.........................there is a pic of the hunton aswell ..............T6 i think
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Old 22-06-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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basic race only,looking at the rya web site.................round iow in august then
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Old 22-06-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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so thats all we could race in??
what about next year??
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Old 22-06-2004, 12:42 PM   #6
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The Hunton 34 has something of a proven track record. Stuart Raven's 'Atlas Computers' Maverick ran in National Production Class 1 with some success in the early 90's. The Hunton also fit the class requirements for Class I and ran a few races as such until real Class I competition in the form of Richard Carr's 'Cougar Lamborghini arrived on the scene and the Hunton quickly reverted to NPC 1 and if I recall won the championship in that class.

NPC no longer exists in UK racing nor do the Touring and Grand Touring classes that replaced it. Currently aside from Basic racing, the Maverick doesn't fit into any class but this is not necessarily a bad thing as up to 8 events with provision for basic racing are on the RYA calendar for 2004 so you, as of this date still would have the opportunity to enter up to 4 races.

All the answers below apply to basic racing.

Racing qualifications? can we race with 4 in the boat? Yes but each person will have to be connected to a kill switch.

Do we all need to be qualified? Each person controlling the boat will need a 'day licence'. The others will need passenger permits

Racing clothes? Essentially anything but sleeves must extend to the writst and trouser legs to the ankle.

safety gear? Helmet (mostly orange), racing life jacket and whistle and medical compress.

Boat set up? I would seek the advice of someone who has succesfully raced big blocks in the past (Jon, are you listening?).

racing insurance? Personal accident insurance of £25k is recommended (but not mandatory) for basic racers

Which class of boat would we be in? See above

What other races could we enter? See above

Would we stand a chance wiht a 60mph boat!!?? Depends on sea conditions and your competition

Sponsership ideas? Errrmmmm, how fat is your wallet.
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Old 22-06-2004, 12:55 PM   #7
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Thks Ned
so we just need a day licence? no other qualifications? How do we get one, how much do they cost and how long would it take to get one??

Yes maybe we should buy both the available huntons and run against each other..... least we would always be on the podium!!!
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Old 22-06-2004, 01:07 PM   #8
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Day licences ususally cost between £25-£50 per licence and are available at the event (as are passenger permits).

This doesn't mean you can just show up and race on the day however. You will need to have pre-entered. You can get the entry form and the race instructions from the organising club.
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This may help.

Some of it is to do with organising the races but there are sections dealing with the boats & equipment needed.
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day lic is 65 inc insurance,which you must have and pass pernit is 50 with ins
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so the Touring class sort of merges into the Basic Racing which we could enter....
This looks like 6 races a year on the South coast, with 4 left to go...

who would we be racing with/against? are we still running with all the ribs etc... even if we are not in the same race class?

what about the 2 diesel scorpion ribs?? what class are they??

What are the costs of being at the race day/pits?
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Old 22-06-2004, 02:10 PM   #12
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I think the 2 Scorpions race in the basics. Good luck if you do decide to go for it, Admiral. We'll cheer you on!!
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Thks Mrs..... have not told Sarah S yet.... sure she wont mind living in a caravan fo a few years!!

Would love to do it and as there's four of us, which helps the $$$

just want to make sure there no extra hidden costs and they will let four fools race it!!
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Old 22-06-2004, 03:25 PM   #14
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have not told Sarah S yet.... sure she wont mind living in a caravan fo a few years!!
Naughty Admiral!!!

Good luck and let us know when & where your first race will be.
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day lic is 65 inc insurance,which you must have and pass pernit is 50 with ins
According to the RYA's 'Powerboat Racing New Season Update 2004', a one day licence is £55 and a passenger permit £40. These both include 3rd party liability insurance but not personal accident insurace which can be purchased for an additional £10 and is in place for that particular event only.
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correct making them 65 and 50,the accident insurance is mandatory
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So how does this effect your annual insurance premium.... do you get a normal insurance policy which doesnt cover race days? and then insure for those days thru the RYA?

3rd party what happens if you sink??

Can you get insurance policies for over 65mph??
We were on the limit with RedMist!!
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Good luck and let us know when & where you're first race will be

Mrs we have to buy it at the right price first!!!
only a dunderbrain would pay more than 20k for some old lump with big old dirty gas guzzling V8 petrols!!!! ha!!
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Just trying to give you some encouragement!
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only one company will do over 70mph,no cover whilst racing,if you sink then i guess you cry
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