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Old 12 June 2009, 07:17   #11
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Make me an offer on my 10m hunton rib cost 90 grand last year to rig.
Twin 496 mercruisers petrols with XR drives
We competed in the RB8 and won its class and 6th in 2008 CTC
Would never buy it off you, as you may not race again, and you are an inspiration to loads of potential participants.

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Old 12 June 2009, 08:03   #12
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Thank you for the mention guys - we don't have a RIB for the job, but we are in the middle of designing a hard boat that would come in around that money (we can put tubes on it if you really want them), 3/4 canopy or open top - 34' twin diesels with either Arnesons or regular drives, small cabin with the option of a V berth and lightweight heads and galley. Projected speeds of over 70mph with the 3 litre Yanmars and ASD6 Arnesons
Looks awesome Cookee. Will that be in the same class as Swipewipes ?
At 70mph no-one will get close to you.
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Old 12 June 2009, 08:43   #13
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Looks awesome Cookee. Will that be in the same class as Swipewipes ?
At 70mph no-one will get close to you.
With the Yanmars or the Steyrs it would be in the same class - of course they are computer predicted speeds, but it isn't just about top speed as any racer will tell you!

Our intention is to build a racer/cruiser with the emphasis more on one or the other to suit a customers choice. The 260 Yanmars with Bravo X drives or better still the XR's like Swipewipes had would be a very reliable package and still have a bed and a toilet, and capable of going round Britain as well. The budget would depend on fit out, but with an open top it wouldn't require harnesses and air supply to race and be usable as a leisure boat - the leisure version will have a big sunbed on the engine cover as well!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 14 June 2009, 05:39   #14
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Hi John,
I would love to hear your thoughts, on both eventualities
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OK, so you're not out to win, but are you looking to be at all competitive?

The best boat for the job will depend on whether you're really planning to treat it as a fast cruise, or if you actually plan to race with some commitment but are just playing it down a bit.
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Old 14 June 2009, 05:45   #15
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i think the revenger 32 with twin inboards that went around in RB08 is for sale at the moment. 100K

i know it was a bespoke build and a lot of attention to detail!

little cabin and proven ability!!!
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Old 14 June 2009, 08:10   #16
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Would never buy it off you, as you may not race again, and you are an inspiration to loads of potential participants.

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Thanks for those kind words.
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With the Yanmars or the Steyrs it would be in the same class - of course they are computer predicted speeds, but it isn't just about top speed as any racer will tell you!

Our intention is to build a racer/cruiser with the emphasis more on one or the other to suit a customers choice. The 260 Yanmars with Bravo X drives or better still the XR's like Swipewipes had would be a very reliable package and still have a bed and a toilet, and capable of going round Britain as well. The budget would depend on fit out, but with an open top it wouldn't require harnesses and air supply to race and be usable as a leisure boat - the leisure version will have a big sunbed on the engine cover as well!
Hi Cookee, please keep us updated on developments (or on the website at least) of your new boat it looks amazing, similar to a Fountain in someways. what length is she?
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...34' twin diesels...
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Projected speeds of over 70mph with the 3 litre Yanmars and ASD6 Arnesons
That'd be quite an achievment in a boat with a dry weight of over 2.5 tonnes. Who's the designer?
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Old 15 June 2009, 03:31   #20
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That'd be quite an achievment in a boat with a dry weight of over 2.5 tonnes. Who's the designer?
Petter Martens is working with something we have given him - it's a long story, but that is what his calculations are telling him. The Steyrs would be a perfect engine for the class as they are now rated at 280hp each, and would give us the highest speed.
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