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  1. dpospres

    dpospres Formula Junior

    Jun 29, 2005
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  3. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    All awesome boats! :D
     
  4. big ease

    big ease Formula Junior

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    Yes sir that is a bow thruster .
     
  5. SFchallenge

    SFchallenge F1 World Champ

    Jun 28, 2004
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  6. Aedo

    Aedo F1 Rookie

    Feb 22, 2006
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    Congrats!! Two beautiful boats!

    I'm more a sailboat fan and love the beneteau... but that powerboat looks amazing - any more details? :)
     
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  8. tritone

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    Congrats Jon; 2 sweet looking boats!
    Watch out for pirates though......
     
  9. SFchallenge

    SFchallenge F1 World Champ

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    #1007 SFchallenge, Nov 16, 2015
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    Thanks guys. I bought the powerboat few months ago & she's doing some upgrades now. She'll be used for the Andaman Sea area between Penang & Phuket doing island hoppings. She's a Davinci 35 & mine's hull number one. Here's the specs:

    DaVinci 35

    I love the Riva Aquarama as that's the first boat that I fell in love but they're not suitable in our area due to the weather so this is probably the next best option.

    James, I hope the pirates are not attracted to us :p They're usually hitting the tankers to siphon oil and so far no report on hijacking of private yachts. Pray!

    First two pics are in Singapore, we don't have crystal clear water here & that's the north-west bridge that links us to Malaysia, a heaven for supercar owners.

    3rd pic is Phuket & those islands! James Bond island is among there.
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  10. The Kook Abides

    The Kook Abides F1 Rookie

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    Wow. Great looking boats. Keep us posted with some updates on your adventures.
     
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  13. MaxPower

    MaxPower F1 World Champ

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    At sea ... aahhh ...
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    no pirates in thai waters ...

    :)
     
  14. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Both boats look very nice Jon, congrats mate.

    Which Ferrari did you sell?

    Cheers Pap
     
  15. junglistluder

    junglistluder F1 Rookie
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  16. junglistluder

    junglistluder F1 Rookie
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  17. solofast

    solofast Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2007
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    #1014 solofast, Dec 11, 2015
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    Here are a few shots of my finished APBA runabout. This boat was the national champion in 1980 driven by Mike O'Brien in D mod and later by Larry McAffe. The boat was in sad shape when I got it and it took a couple of years to restore it to the way it was originally run. The boat is all mahogany and okoume plywood and spruce stringers. All up weight with me, fuel and motor is 515 lbs.. Instruments are a period correct tach and speedometer, steering wheel has adjustable drag and the deadman is a Keller, both the same as were on it when it was run originally. Paint scheme is the same as was run by Mike, I need to get the numbers and the name painted on, at the time it was raced as #34H.

    Power head is a 44 cube Merc built to APBA stock class specs, blueprinted ports, overbored, carbon reeds and an aluminum flywheel. I'm making class weight so instead of ballast I've added electric start and a small battery. Power at the gearfoot is about 55. Tower and lower unit arre stock class quicksilver "D" parts from Merc 35ss that fit the later offset plug powerhead. Gear is 1:1 and there is no neutral or reverse, prop is a 12 pitch Dewald.

    Fully loaded power to weight ratio is about the same as a 289 Shelby Cobra. The APBA D Stock Kilo straightaway speed record is right at 90 mph, At the end of the straights on a one mile oval this boat is seeing right at 80 mph...

    Trailer is custom aluminum with a soft rate coil spring suspension so I don't beat the boat up going down the highway and can still keep the motor on the boat when on the road.. Still need to put a bottom skin on the trailer to keep road junk off the bottom. The trailer is set up so that the boat is below the back of the car keeping the aero drag to a minimum.

    Boat will see some AOMCI meets and shows this season and some vintage racing.
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  18. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
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    Way cool solofast !!!
     
  19. sigar

    sigar F1 Rookie
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  20. 88Testarossa

    88Testarossa Formula 3

    Sep 25, 2012
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    #1017 88Testarossa, Dec 12, 2015
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    Single handed racing my red 33' Tartan 10 on right going upwind and winning the race. Donated the boat to make a wish foundation -- miss the boat now after buying the green Evelyn 32 (just donated that too, last Fall).

    Looking for a go fast C or D class hydroplane now

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    Sent by incredibly fast electrons
     
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  21. solofast

    solofast Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2007
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    C's and D hydros are seriously fast boats, but runabouts aren't much slower.. Hydros are fun but it's hard to use them at anything other than a event were the lake is closed. Hitting large wake at speed in a C or D hydro can ruin your day or significantly shorten your life.. That's why I did the runabout... I also like the old "roll up" boats, the newer skid to turn boats are faster but it's just not the same.

    The upside is that nice older obsolete race boats are ridiculously cheap and motors aren't too bad. Collectors are buying up the Mercury racing motors so a Merc D motor will cost between $3500 to $4k for a good one. The Yamato's are still raced for the most part and they are very reasonable. If you want a D Merc go get one now. They aren't going to get cheaper...

    The biggest issue with my boat is the lower unit. It's a serious race piece and it requires a lot of attention. (water gets past the seals and the seals don't seal for crap, after every weekend of use you have to open it up, clean it up and regrease it). If you get a Yamato (C class motor) they don't require the attention that the D Quickie does.

    I'd like to do the "Top of Michigan" marathon but I need some more time in the boat before I take that one on. "Kneeldown" outboard racing is a dying sport and rising prices of motors isn't helping it, which is too bad. In terms of bang for the buck, outboard racing is an order of magnitude less expensive than car racing of any kind.
     
  22. LARRYH

    LARRYH F1 Veteran
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    Jun 3, 2011
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    I recently bought a new 35 outrage which is very similar to yours what a great boat need to post some pictures .. I went to the factory while it was being built boston whalers as you know are very solid boats .. so far love the boat
     
  23. Jeanfrancois

    Jeanfrancois Karting

    Dec 31, 2008
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  24. mchas

    mchas F1 Veteran
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    My grandpa owned and raced a Tartan 10 many years ago. I have many photos of it and always wished I was around when he owned it. From the stories he told it sounded like a great boat.
     
  25. PAP 348

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    Very cool!
     
  26. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
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    Mike Sufka
    #1023 mikesufka, Dec 22, 2015
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  27. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
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    The Allisons big brother is on post #986...
     
  28. Jeanfrancois

    Jeanfrancois Karting

    Dec 31, 2008
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    Cool boat! What is engine? Top speed?
     

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