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Old 21 March 2005, 14:25   #51
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Lovely to see it on the water Cooks and Kitten.


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Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
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Old 21 March 2005, 14:34   #52
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that is one sleek rib...
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Old 21 March 2005, 14:39   #53
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Stunning - bet it goes as good as it looks!!!

On a minor note the A frame doesn't look nice enough - too narrow and too "normal" looking!!!
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Old 22 March 2005, 04:24   #54
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Looking very good Cookie

How fast does it go mister?

On a serious note, what is the effect on sea keeping of the hard nose? Is she designed for wave piercing? If so, what are the advantages for a leisure oriented boat?

Cheers & good luck.

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Well it's only just run in, and it had a four bladed thing on we were testing so not sure on the top speed but we're expecting mid 60's as it is.

The hull and nose are the same as the race boat and it certainly isn't for wave piercing! The shape of the hull below the nose is very good at keeping the bow up, and even in situations that might result in a stuff with the race boat it has excellant "recovery".

As far as advantages go - it's more of a design thing, more aerodynamic, and with the tapered tubes (about 4" at the nose) it give it that "70mph tied to the dock" look.

To answer Codprawn's comment, have you ever tried to get on board over the transom of a boat with a full width A frame? Well we decided to leave as much room as we could to make this possible - of course if you want a full width one, we'll be taking orders in May and we'll do you a full width one at no extra charge!

More details to come soon, we hope to be out and about on Easter Saturday, and possibly at the rugby 7's at Salcombe rugby club on Sunday, and then maybe out again on Monday - we'll see!

Thank you for your kind comments everyone, always welcome!
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Old 22 March 2005, 15:23   #55
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any interior pics? boat looks really good. when she gonna be in the solent?
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Old 24 March 2005, 10:21   #56
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any interior pics? boat looks really good. when she gonna be in the solent?
We're still working on the upholstery and the floor so the interior picks will have to wait - as far as trips to the Solent are concerned, we have nothing planned at the moment, but I'm sure we'll be up there soon!

Have a great Easter everyone!
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Old 24 March 2005, 10:36   #57
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At the risk of being a lone negative voice in the wilderness, looking at those pictures my first thought is "that has got to hurt!".

It's certainly different from the run of the mill, but the hull seems to have a huge amount of flat surfaces that look like they must just smack into the water. I can easily believe what you say about the amount of recovery, but what's the ride like?

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Old 24 March 2005, 11:26   #58
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At the risk of being a lone negative voice in the wilderness, looking at those pictures my first thought is "that has got to hurt!".

It's certainly different from the run of the mill, but the hull seems to have a huge amount of flat surfaces that look like they must just smack into the water. I can easily believe what you say about the amount of recovery, but what's the ride like?

John
The race boat being light and fast - over 70mph on a good day does hurt a bit when jumping waves at high speed, but the leisure boat being heavier and not pushing it as hard is a nice ride, it does have a V bottom, although obvously not a traditional one!

You are obviously welcome (as is everyone) for a ride to judge for yourself, not sure when we'll be up in the Solent area but you could always come down to Devon!
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You are obviously welcome (as is everyone) for a ride to judge for yourself, not sure when we'll be up in the Solent area but you could always come down to Devon!
I'll be down your way in the summer, so I might just take you up on the offer

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Old 24 March 2005, 13:47   #60
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Looks like a great boat. Would you produce a inboard version.
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