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Old 27 July 2010, 12:39   #121
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Things are moving on nicely:

Kittens special turning mechanism born out of motorcycle front brakes and the ram from an engine crane - makes turning everything very controllable.

Extreme tilt to enable laminating of the centre of the mould.

Balsa going on to stiffen the mould and ensure the boat will be as straight as the plug.

As always more photos on our Facebook page which can be reached via the front page of the BananaShark website or directly by typing BananaShark into the search box on Facebook.
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Old 27 July 2010, 14:22   #122
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john i hope kitten has devised a good method for lifting them boarding ladders coz i reckon they might cause a bit of drag in the water
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Old 11 November 2010, 19:40   #123
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Quite alot has happened since the last update, as long as you are not scared of the dark one you can see it here I think
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Old 12 November 2010, 08:24   #124
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Quite alot has happened since the last update, as long as you are not scared of the dark one you can see it here I think
That looks bloody impressive Kev.

Pics for those who are scared of the dark one....(Hope Cookee and Kitten don't mind)
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 12 November 2010, 10:37   #126
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It's looking good, and has certainly moved on since we saw it in August.

Never did say thanks by the way for putting up with me and the kids dropping in to have a look.

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Old 12 November 2010, 12:18   #127
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Can I use that for my signature!

Nasher(s) you're always welcome - I was having a nightmare with suppliers and it's still going on! Getting the right fibreglass and multilam marine ply is proving harder and harder but I think Kitten may have got it sorted this week so we should have a good supplier for a while until they swap to cheap crap again!

The boat will be epic and we have already drawn one with tubes on, so if anyone wants to order a tubed version for RB12 then get your cheque book out!
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course! will cost you letting me look over the boat when its on the water!!!

gonna start convincing the better half now that the Cougar needs replacing!!
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is that really just 34 feet LOA? it looks much bigger than that??
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Congrats to you and your team, Cookee. I agree, certainly looks the part and look forward to see her running on the water, whats the next target race then ?

Any draft pics of the rib version you can share with us?
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Very impressive looking boat,.... 'look forward to seeing it in Dartmouth sometime!
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is that really just 34 feet LOA? it looks much bigger than that??
It's 34' or 10m UIM racing length which is the length measured from the tip of the bow to the bottom of the transom - with the extension over the drives on the inboard versions it will be around 38' or maybe a bit longer LOA.

Zippy - everyone is welcome to look over the boat - just not all at once! I am back from NZ on the 10/12 - if anyone wants the tour call me after that date (I may need a couple of days to catch up and get over the jet lag) - testing as soon as possible!

The first race will be the Brass Monkey in February from Poole - Bournemouth Pier is the place to watch!
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Thanks cookee

Will try and be out for the feb race! Never know, mine mite be finished by then too!!!

Good luck with the rigging.
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Not sure if the Brass Monkey is happening now - it seems it may be cancelled?

Progress has been a bit slow recently with Phantom 19 building and the holidays - we do have a tubed version planned and we now have the graphics for the outboard version - see photos! Whilst we haven't done any graphics, a tubed outboard version will also be available
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Now look what you've done; spilt my lunch all over me whilst slobbering over those pics.
If it goes as well as it looks you should clean up.
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Not sure if the Brass Monkey is happening now - it seems it may be cancelled?

Progress has been a bit slow recently with Phantom 19 building and the holidays - we do have a tubed version planned and we now have the graphics for the outboard version - see photos! Whilst we haven't done any graphics, a tubed outboard version will also be available
Looks great

Just one q though - has it been designed for those Verado 350s ie. is this a case where since the boat is designed for them, they would be chosen over say the Opti 300xs - staying with Mercury?
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Looks great

Just one q though - has it been designed for those Verado 350s ie. is this a case where since the boat is designed for them, they would be chosen over say the Opti 300xs - staying with Mercury?
I'm pretty sure you can't design a boat for a particular outboard - it was initially intended for twin inboards, but we have made the moulds so that it would be possible to fit either inboards or outboards - you could even fit a pair of Yamahas!
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....you could even fit a pair of Yamahas!
I think gotchi is looking for somewhere to fit his eco-Seagull
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I'm pretty sure you can't design a boat for a particular outboard - it was initially intended for twin inboards, but we have made the moulds so that it would be possible to fit either inboards or outboards - you could even fit a pair of Yamahas!
Surely weight, and balance can be designed into a hull. As well as being designed to cater exactly for how an engine likes to run ie. etec high and Suzukis a bit lower? And also the characteristics of the prop that you plan on using, changing attitude to suit etc. Or is it simply a case of drawing some lines on CAD and seeing how it goes...was Leeway's "purpose designed" hook a bit pointless then
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