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Old 06 April 2009, 16:06   #1
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what class for racing

ive got a 7.2m vector mirage running cosworth 2.0 ltr yb turbo on a volvo 270 e drive(superspeed master) what sort of class could i race in and what sort of speed to be competetive in these classes.
what are the compulsary safety and other items do i need to conform to.

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Old 06 April 2009, 17:03   #2
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ive got a 7.2m vector mirage running cosworth 2.0 ltr yb turbo on a volvo 270 e drive(superspeed master) what sort of class could i race in and what sort of speed to be competetive in these classes.
what are the compulsary safety and other items do i need to conform to.

hope you can help gary
Cookie is your man for rib racing, give him a shout. I doubt if that boat is too competetive these days, I didn't think anyone ever got it to run properly. Kitley and I pi$$ed passed it years ago in his 18ft Phantom.

Are your sure it's a Mirage, I always thought it was a Vagabond?
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ive got a 7.2m vector mirage running cosworth 2.0 ltr yb turbo on a volvo 270 e drive(superspeed master) what sort of class could i race in and what sort of speed to be competetive in these classes.
what are the compulsary safety and other items do i need to conform to.
I'm pretty sure that you won't fit into any of the existing classes, but you could still enter "basic" races which are open to anyone. Poker runs would be another option.
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ive got a 7.2m vector mirage running cosworth 2.0 ltr yb turbo on a volvo 270 e drive(superspeed master) what sort of class could i race in and what sort of speed to be competetive in these classes.
what are the compulsary safety and other items do i need to conform to.

hope you can help gary
Richard Strawford is your man and he's down your way - There are a few basic races on this year - have a look at JK's race calendar thread on here and on boatmad.com (just like this place but hard boats and more racing).

Safety equipment will depend on what and where you want to race, but there is an event in Looe soon which is publicised on Boatmad you should go to if only to chat to people and find out more and see how it all works. I may have some kit to help you get started - 07836 268747 or email me on cookee@bananasharkracing.com
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Richard Strawford is your man and he's down your way - There are a few basic races on this year - have a look at JK's race calendar thread on here and on boatmad.com (just like this place but hard boats and more racing).

Safety equipment will depend on what and where you want to race, but there is an event in Looe soon which is publicised on Boatmad you should go to if only to chat to people and find out more and see how it all works. I may have some kit to help you get started - 07836 268747 or email me on cookee@bananasharkracing.com
thanks for info. ive been looking at the bananashark boat you have-had im sure i saw this being built in a little ind est near solcombe my friend was working for the kidd and helped lay up the hull.
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thanks for info. ive been looking at the bananashark boat you have-had im sure i saw this being built in a little ind est near solcombe my friend was working for the kidd and helped lay up the hull.
That would have been another Pete who laid up the hull mould with a tiny flange! The deck plug, mould and boat were all made in house (by Kev!)

If you look closely you will see our cockpit and your console have some similarities!
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That would have been another Pete who laid up the hull mould with a tiny flange! The deck plug, mould and boat were all made in house (by Kev!)

If you look closely you will see our cockpit and your console have some similarities!
what sort of money would it cost to upgrade to a similar hull and would you say this is best way forward or would you try different hull
i think mine's not going to ever get past 60-65 even with more power ?
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what sort of money would it cost to upgrade to a similar hull and would you say this is best way forward or would you try different hull
i think mine's not going to ever get past 60-65 even with more power ?
email me at cookee@bananasharkracing.com or call 07836 268747 and we can sort out what you need to do - would you think of keeping the Cossie or going outboard? The hull is designed for an outboard and may not work with even a light inboard?
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