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Old 22-05-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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Frodé 32 Mercury Special pics/info?

Hello!

I am the owner of Mikael Frodés 32 fot Mercury special Race boat, driven in class 2 87-91

I´m going to restore the boat to the original spec exept for the engines!

I´m looking for pictures, videos or any info that you have!

Pictures that i found here http://boatmad.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=14831

I also found this video http://boatmad.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=30381

I hope you guys can help me

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Old 22-05-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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i always liked that 32
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Old 23-05-2010, 10:53 AM   #3
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always liked the look of the frodes. how was its race record? also really liked the 28s how many were built?
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Stunning boat!! Good luck with the restoration Christian!

What engines are you thinking of putting on her?
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Old 23-05-2010, 01:33 PM   #5
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always liked the look of the frodes. how was its race record? also really liked the 28s how many were built?
I don´t know the record, but he raced the boat between 87-91 i think and after that the boat has been on land in Frodés boatyard untill i bougt it from him.

Both the 32 and 28 has fabrication nr 001 and thats it! The 28 is in mint condition and rigged with twin 2.5 15" and tops out at 95knots!
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Old 23-05-2010, 01:36 PM   #6
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Stunning boat!! Good luck with the restoration Christian!

What engines are you thinking of putting on her?
Thanks! I hope that i can save up the money to get twin verado 350 some day but big XS engines or 275-300verados is also an option
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Old 23-05-2010, 01:41 PM   #7
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i always liked that 32
Yes me to! I have been dreaming of buying the boat for years and now it´s finaly mine and it´s not going to be for sale ever again
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Old 23-05-2010, 04:49 PM   #8
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MERCURY SPECIAL race record

UK races.

1987

Needles - 3rd
Cowes - Torquay -Cowes -ret V
Guernsey - 1st
Bournemouth - 2nd (2nd OA)

1988

London - Brighton -ret V
Wirral - ret
Needles - 1st (6th OA) V
Cowes- Torquay - Cowes - 2nd (7th OA)
Bournemouth - 1st (1st OA)

1989

Needles -5th (5th OA) V
Cowes - Torquay -Cowes - ret V
Guernsey - 4th (7th OA) and 5th (6th OA)
Bournemouth - 2nd (3rd OA) V

1990

Cowes - Torquay - Cowes - 5th (11th OA)
Guernsey - ret and 4th (4th OA)

Results are class placings wth position overall in brackets.No info on any Swedish races run. `V` indicates there should be video of this race in the Boatmad Gallery.

Boat began life with 3 x Mercs = 510hp and ended up with 3 x Mercs = 1000hp
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i always liked that 32

Me too, shame it's probably too light for marathon!
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Old 23-05-2010, 07:59 PM   #10
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UK races.

1987

Needles - 3rd
Cowes - Torquay -Cowes -ret V
Guernsey - 1st
Bournemouth - 2nd (2nd OA)

1988

London - Brighton -ret V
Wirral - ret
Needles - 1st (6th OA) V
Cowes- Torquay - Cowes - 2nd (7th OA)
Bournemouth - 1st (1st OA)

1989

Needles -5th (5th OA) V
Cowes - Torquay -Cowes - ret V
Guernsey - 4th (7th OA) and 5th (6th OA)
Bournemouth - 2nd (3rd OA) V

1990

Cowes - Torquay - Cowes - 5th (11th OA)
Guernsey - ret and 4th (4th OA)

Results are class placings wth position overall in brackets.No info on any Swedish races run. `V` indicates there should be video of this race in the Boatmad Gallery.

Boat began life with 3 x Mercs = 510hp and ended up with 3 x Mercs = 1000hp
Thanks very good info! Can´t find the videos can some one post links? Is it possible to download the videos?

Okay i have only seen the boat with 3x 2,4EFI 240hp. What engine combo would give 510 and 1000 total hp?
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Frode 32

I raced in that boat many times with Mikael.
It was a terrific boat in a rough sea. For Cowes Torquay we didn't have enough fuel so we put a 50 gallon, (225 Litre) drum in the back and ratchet strapped it down.
With three 2.5 EFI motors, that Mikael was given by Mercury, tuned by him, running on Avgas he said they were 360 HP each on his Dyno, 1080 HP total. We used to blow powerheads regularly and go to Bournemouth Airport to refuel !
You are very lucky to have that boat, It was always one of my favorites. My 23 that I had in 1991 was a terrific boat but when it was changed to tandem seating it was not so good. The 19 that I ran in 3B was also great into a head sea. In the Guernsey Worlds 4 litre when we stuffed the 25 Iwas not so happy. Gordon McMath had a great set of pictures.
Love to see the 32 going again.
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Old 24-05-2010, 06:37 PM   #12
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are they bridgeports on there at the moment
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Old 24-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #13
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I raced in that boat many times with Mikael.
It was a terrific boat in a rough sea. For Cowes Torquay we didn't have enough fuel so we put a 50 gallon, (225 Litre) drum in the back and ratchet strapped it down.
With three 2.5 EFI motors, that Mikael was given by Mercury, tuned by him, running on Avgas he said they were 360 HP each on his Dyno, 1080 HP total. We used to blow power heads regularly and go to Bournemouth Airport to refuel !
You are very lucky to have that boat, It was always one of my favorites. My 23 that I had in 1991 was a terrific boat but when it was changed to tandem seating it was not so good. The 19 that I ran in 3B was also great into a head sea. In the Guernsey Worlds 4 litre when we stuffed the 25 Iwas not so happy. Gordon McMath had a great set of pictures.
Love to see the 32 going again.
Cool!! Thanks! It was real races when the 1000Litre in the boat just isn´t enough! Any idea what speed it did with the different engine combos?

I understand the engines must have been fragile like glass at those power levels and long races!

I feel very lucky

You don´t have any pictures? Feel free to email me any pics or documents about the boat to frode32@gmail.com

Thanks/Christian
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are they bridgeports on there at the moment
No the boat is complete except engines, they came off 20 years ago.
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I remember Don flew his Gazelle over the CTC course that day Simon,and probably met you coming back across Lyme Bay.Talk about a family day out!
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In the Guernsey Worlds 4 litre when we stuffed the 25 Iwas not so happy.
Q: "Mikael, what happened to Simon, is he OK? (on seeing blood all over the deck of the 25)

A: He wasn't holding on!"

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Q: "Mikael, what happened to Simon, is he OK? (on seeing blood all over the deck of the 25)

A: He wasn't holding on!"

Compassionate to a fault.
Haha tough racing!
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I remember Don flew his Gazelle over the CTC course that day Simon,and probably met you coming back across Lyme Bay.Talk about a family day out!
Ahh the gazelle, that was a fast beast. I was with them when James's pedal bike tyre exploded in the back with a bang as the air presure dropped. That was frightening !
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Q: "Mikael, what happened to Simon, is he OK? (on seeing blood all over the deck of the 25)

A: He wasn't holding on!"

Compassionate to a fault.
I was actually wiping my visor; was the last race in the World's, we won the first, Niele Holmes the second, we were tying for points, last lap and we hit the ferry wake. Big stuff, totally underwater, Gordon's pictures were terrific !
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