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Old 02 December 2015, 11:53   #11
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I met Jacek at this year's boat shown in Gdynia. He is a very nice chap and rightfully very passionate about his production and especially about his boat HORN 440.
He wanted to take the HORN 440 from Poland to the Isle of Bornholm and back more or less without stopping some 100Nm round trip. I did manage to talk him out of it saying a promotion cruise along the Polish coast would be more beneficial not to mention a much safer cruise

I think Jacek is trying to reinvent the wheel with his new project and perhaps if he wants to break a speed record he should not think of a production run on his new boat and concentrate on the HORN 440 model or perhaps an all new HORN 550
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Just a though but........with ever increasing restrictions on high speed boats on inland water I'd see a contracting market for this type of boat. There are no doubt members on this forum that started with small speed boats (I'm one of them) but with the speed limits imposed on, for example, the Lake District more boat users are heading for coastal water and need boats that are up to the job. I could be wrong but even Loch Lomond with it's partial restrictions has seen a reduction in registrations........RIBs.....the way to go
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Just a though but........with ever increasing restrictions on high speed boats on inland water I'd see a contracting market for this type of boat. There are no doubt members on this forum that started with small speed boats (I'm one of them) but with the speed limits imposed on, for example, the Lake District more boat users are heading for coastal water and need boats that are up to the job. I could be wrong but even Loch Lomond with it's partial restrictions has seen a reduction in registrations........RIBs.....the way to go
Do you have such restrictions ? Is it on Loch Ness Lake ?
Jacek is going to sell these boats to UK
He has finished finally this boat



It is movie from short test, it is not official (I suggested him to wear life jacket but he ... ignored my advice)

MERCURY 60 HP, prop Cleaver 22"
Going to plane with this prop was not perfect but max speed was about 100 km/h (this engine - from PARKER Poland) has "ratio" 1:1,85

Next test be with 17" prop max designed for this engine.
I think that max be 70-80 km/h but going on plane by much better with 3,4 persons
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Do you have such restrictions ?
as far as I know ALL the English lakes big enough to go fast in have very significant speed restrictions (essentially no planing!) .

Loch Lomond is the largest "lake" in the UK, it has some speed restrictions in relatively sensible areas close to shore (11 km/hr as I recall), and the limit everywhere else is I think 70km/hr.

[QUOTE] Is it on Loch Ness Lake ?[/QUOTE ] There is no speed restriction on Loch Ness, But: 1. It's several hours drive from 99% of the population. 2. It's in a picturesque place but at high speed it would soon become boring, unless Nessie popped out! 3. It's very deep, fed by melting snow, and doesn't get the benefit of the gulf stream so is freezing. 4. There are speed restrictions on the canals that join loch Ness to Loch Linnhe (a sea loch that joins the Atlantic - and all the amazing West of Scotland scenery, islands, wildlife, and small places to visit), and to the Dornoch firth (a river eastury, flowing into the north Sea, which is renowned for its whales and dolphins etc.)

So most people who might look to keep a boat in Loch Ness are not looking for race speeds, and most of the people who would get most excited about max speed are too far from loch Ness to benefit from it.
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Many thanks for your thoughts @Poly
Hope that at least a few people would like to buy it as economical, lightweight boat.
Finally it is 5m boat for 4 persons and boat weight is about 200 kg

And it is fast and economical use 60 HP Mercury and 17" prop.

He is thinking to make some economical Pilot (or hybrid Pilot and half tubes) also.
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