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Old 20-01-2006, 01:59 AM   #41
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Hi Tony

A pleasure to see some reasonable & sensible
comments in the forum for a change.

As for Rings chining, mine was set up by Mike himself as back then
I only new the pointy end was the front, but other Ring owners have told me the same thing. My Marlin Mirage 22 also chined badly, but I became very good at driving through it, ie let the wheel move anticlockwise 2" with the prop torque then yank it back at the right momment. Marlin was very light & in therory all single engine, fast, light boats should chine above 55/60 mph as there is almost no boat in the water & the engine will have a tendancy to try turn the boat rather than the prop.

As for Taboo, I do not rate myself an expert driver especially now,
as for the last 18 years all my boats have been singal engine rigs with a foot throttle. My current 33 is twin with Gafrig hand controls. Felt like a blind woman driver for the 1st 2 mionths, even scatched it at Cowes. 1st time ever damaged a boat due to crap driving. As stated previously I find 79.4mph unbelievable, however Garmin gps supposed to be full proof. In flat river could only ever get 65/68mph, when we got 79.4mph we were just tapping tops of perfectly spaced 6ft waves.

I would love to be a boat builder, however I know my limitations &
would
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Old 20-01-2006, 02:07 AM   #42
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Hi Tony

A pleasure to see some reasonable & sensible
comments in the forum for a change.
This statement beggs the question, ..why put yourself through it?
If the forum generally has nothing reasonable, or sensible to offer, don't waste your time here...easy innit.
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Old 20-01-2006, 02:54 AM   #43
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would go bust very quickly as I'm inheritantly lazy when it comes to physical labour. Just had a look at Extreme PH96 vid, now I understand why u like Ring's. I take it u bought the molds off MR.
Lovely looking boats, and if u have solved the handling problems I congratulate u. I do not think high production means better quality, actually I believe totally the opposite. Forgetting the splash argument for a minute...that is why I bought the Chaudron
33, they also only build 4/6 33's a year, and are allways late on delivery, however only the owner, his son & daughter are allowed to work on the performance boats. (son & daughter are the driver & nav in p1 race boat) they like u take extreme pride in their work & will not cut corners or use cheap materials. The rest of the factory workers make little run about boats for export to Scaninavia. As for the 33 being a stretched, splashed 28, I am no expert. However Gordon at Aquatec Marine spent years preparing Phantom 28 race boats, & is a very good friend of S Baker, he has worked on my boat & told me that the rear of the hull is completely different from the p28, different chine set or something. Also I have seen the original wood plug for the 33 at the back of the factory. Why would u make a complete wood plug if u were just stretching a 28. Also if you just insert 6ft into the 28
wouldn't it ruin the handling. And if this is so, how come they do well in p1 especially if its rough. If just stretching a 28 to 33 creates a great handling boat why didn't SB do it. Chaudrons are definitely based on Phantoms & early ones may or not have been splashed, I do not know. What I do know is that they improved, refined & developed a great boat type. And finish their boats to a higher standard than SB ever did, in my opinion.

I agree the race 33 is not pretty, they agree also. But as they say it was built for strength & speed only. I would love to take a closer look at your boats, & maybe u could take a look over mine & then u can make any comments u like, at least they would be accurate & honest.

Educated & sensible opinions are allways worth listening to.

Cheers, good luck & best wishes with Extreme Boats.
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Old 20-01-2006, 03:03 AM   #44
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This statement beggs the question, ..why put yourself through it?
If the forum generally has nothing reasonable, or sensible to offer, don't waste your time here...easy innit.
I thought boatMAD was for people who are nuts about fast boats, not MAD people who drive boats dangerously like a nutter.

Actually driving that close to other boats at that speed does not make u mad, putting the vid of it on the web does though.

Safe boating this year Jon or leave the video camera at home.
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I thought boatMAD was for people who are nuts about fast boats, not MAD people who drive boats dangerously like a nutter.

sorry , but you are full of s**t!
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Old 20-01-2006, 09:28 AM   #46
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in therory all single engine, fast, light boats should chine above 55/60 mph
Really, my boat must be special then
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Kinfast.....

......That late night, almost certainly 'alcohol fueled' rant, is virtually word for word what you wrote on here late one, almost certainly 'alcohol fueled' night 5 months ago!

I'm certainly not going to give a word for word reply based on events 5 months ago.
Life is far too short, so you'll have to go look at the "Phoney Phantoms, in this case Chaudron" thread to see my answer.

I will add however, that it's nice to see you're consistantly 'stupid' and it wasn't just a 'glitch' all those months ago.

Incidentally, yesterday, I edited the version of that video that's seen 'online', especially for folk like you.

What a coincidence!

http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m..._8_05.wmv.html
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Old 20-01-2006, 03:27 PM   #48
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Hello Jon

It is a great video, also without the disclaimer !!!
Boatmad is my No.1 choice of forum, and your posts are certanly adding value

Kind regards from Denmark
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not wanted to get drawn into the rights and wrongs of it,i very much like the video,great choice of music and watching it makes me want to get mine in the water,i cant wait for this summer.surely thats what its all about?
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Old 20-01-2006, 04:01 PM   #50
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Disgraceful display

Personally I think the video has bought disgrace to the British people !! I am ashamed to agree with my 'merkin cousins here but it was a display of absolutely appalling driving……
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........here was at least 6" of daylight between those boats... c'mon man call yourself a driver.. Let’s see that gap squeezed up..
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