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Old 08-22-2005, 10:08 AM
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I believe andy elias owns/owned an activator...
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I was told that the boat in this story was a Velocity. The rest of the story is that the boat was in many many pieces, the cable news story was "Boat disintegrates". I also head that a six foot section of the bow just was found.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news...,4902561.story
and there stories like this on many other brand of boats that are supposed to be the best out there
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I was told that the boat in this story was a Velocity. The rest of the story is that the boat was in many many pieces, the cable news story was "Boat disintegrates". I also head that a six foot section of the bow just was found.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news...,4902561.story
Are you sure, Velocity doesn't build a 27.
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Are you sure, Velocity doesn't build a 27.

to the best of my knowledge, the boat in the news article above was an Activator.
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:05 PM
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No part of my '94 Thoroughbred looks like that. Build quality is very high throughout...
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:25 PM
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I honestly don't know for sure. I heard the story second hand, and was told it was some kind of high velocity boat. The people that I heard it from are the cabin cruiser crowd. They would not know one brand from another. I was surprised there was no mention of the story on OSO.
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The Velocity looks like mashed potatoes...
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don't think cigarette is on that list of hull failures
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:16 PM
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We tooled the first Velocity center-console 22' in 1986 in the Pompano Beach plant, just before we sold to Regal. All right angles, no radius anywhere, just like every other Velocity back then. The floors were a sheet of 5/8" plywood with one layer of 1708 Biax over the top. We then rolled a gelcoat non-skid over that. All the other 22's were a sheet of 1/2" plywood with one 1708 Biax over the top, then carpet. The hulls & decks were cored with 3/8" end-grain balsa & the two were bonded with one 1708 Biax at the hull to deck joint. The resins used were GP resins(general purpose). Steve has always been very weight conscience, in his fiberglass shop, for two reasons. He believes weight gain means speed loss. He also is very cost conscience. Since all the raw materials in a fiberglass shop are purchased by the pound(Resin, M.E.K., fiberglass, filler putties, gelcoat, fasteners, etc...), this relates to dollars cost analyzed per boat. I would find it hard to believe that Steve would fabricate a cockpit floor with a Balsa core laminate sandwich construction, as so many things need to be bolted & screwed to it, that are important. Ed
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Let's end all the speculation and post a picture of the HIN plate for this boat. The first 3 letters will tell who manufactured the vessel.
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