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Old 19-10-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Last time i saw Shockwave it was on dryland gutted at a bottom of Hamble industrial estate! where is it now? Has it been melted down to make coke cans or did it get sold to someone that did something to it like make it into a cruise ship.
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Old 19-10-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old 19-10-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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I'm just drinking out of it now !!!!
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Old 19-10-2007, 02:39 PM   #4
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JF raced on it a few times I gather from his posts perhaps he could give an insight into the boat and it's failings if indeed there were any and why it was not worth anybody buying it and running it for more than it's scrap value
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:36 PM   #6
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she was starting to break up. After every race it used to take a week to weld it up again! 13mm alloy was snapping all the time. In the end as all the racing was in Italy it could not go on any longer so it was stripped, Two of the motors went in to the 'Big Rib' and the third in to 'Thunderstorm' The best speed ever seen was 103mph. Was unbeaten in the rough at 50ft x 8ft!! It had full air con for racing in the med. We had one of the endurance Seateks on the dyno and it made 970hp. Ended up looking quite good when fitted with the 2 F16 canopies dont think it ever raced in the uk like that only in the Venice - Mont Carlo.
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having not been on an alloy boat i had never given this a thought, do most alloy race boats suffer from this problem? if this is a problem perhaps thats why there are few CUV boats about...I had watched this monster race on a number of times in the first few seasons it was built... if I recall it had 3x650hp sabre diesel engines not a seatek and I had always assumed it did around the 90mph mark and not 103mph as it trailed the Follet CUV boat that did in the low 90's I think someone said
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:09 PM   #8
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True it started life with 3x Sabre 630s running on Arnesons and yes it ran in the very low 90s As it was not competive as a class 1 boat it was decided to run as an endurance boat so was re-engined with 3 x 7.8 seateks from the Ugland Class 1 Fiat uno still on the Arnesons. These motors turned out to be very unreliable so 3 new 10.3 Seateks running with Trimax drives were fitted. In its final form the large single step was made in to 2 smaller ones and the canopies fitted and it was like this that it made over 100. The ride in it was very very hard and the 8mm hull plates had started to bow around each hull stringer. The VDO gauges only lasted a couple of races then they would all fall apart. Anything electronic was mounted in lots of foam. Lots of rivets would fall out during a race and the thing would fill with water while waiting to be lifted out! In Italy this could be a problem as the bilge pumps would have fallen apart and as we were not Italians the crane drivers could be not be found as there were allways 2 sets of rules those for Italy and those for all others!
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Thanks Teckno, all you have said gives a good picture of the old monohull and how it performed, it must have been a bit of a disappointment for the guy that invested no doubt a lot of money in this huge boat only to find it never quite cut it, and I would imagine it's original riders are all wheelchair bound after being pounded by a harsh ride like that
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