Originally Posted by Merc90
Any pictures of that Carrera? I’m rebuilding one at the moment, would love Some more footage and pictures of it’s rigging!
I've tested this boat when new, at this moment the engine was a 2.4 200 merc.
This one was pretty well built, I've owned another one, older than this one on the video, and no so well built. The major problem after years on this type of boat is the transom wood quality and the water comes trough the top rear junction transom deck as the builder (like many others at this time).
the floor is also concerned after year but the quality is not so bad.
The interior, upholstery , seats were not at top quality too.
The carrera rigging was pretty simple, like you can see on OCR type boat.
I've a few video of this carrera when racing south of France, most of the racer have broken the plastic wind screen and replaced it by a fiber wind deflector. Like the boat Carré Blanc here fitted with one 200 GT Jonhson
Some other carrera completely tore out the transom when using 2.4 efi in the rough
9 years ago a friend rebuilt a piranha carrera, removed transom and floor, and added a new fiber layer inside the boat, then new transom, then new honey comb floor, pretty light and stiff, but still a 1987 old boat. (the dark blue in added file).
there is a mould in France for rent or to buy. the hull is based on a carrera but extended to 23,and to solve the screen problem the builder made a nice deck inspired bu the P21 design. one of this boat is for sale at the moment the black one with all CE document.
The white exocet 23 is not for sale as going to receive a 250 xs at the moment. here to show the hull lines.
the black exocet 23 is for sale (view from the top)