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Old 07-11-2006, 10:48 PM
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Yes, very light. If you lit a match under the deck in the daytime, you could see it from the outside.
you are wright you can see righe though it
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:39 AM
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I'll go with Steve Stepp for $100.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:18 AM
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I'll go with Steve Stepp for $100.

No way. I had an early 80's 30 race boat that was heavy as hell. It still broke at the engine compartment bulkhead despite all the beef. Cracked from the gunwhale to the chine. Every one I ever heard of did too.
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you are wright you can see righe though it

No "Resin Bucket" on those hulls. Just enough glass to hold the paint into the shape of an Apache.

There were more than a few "disposable hulls" back in those days. I think Rocky Aoki's Cobra 38 may have been the lightest. He stuffed it in the Potato Patch in SF harbor. Broke 8' off the bow.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:51 AM
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I would never use the words light, v-bottom and in the 80's in the same sentence.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:21 AM
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I would say Sutphen or Superboat.

There is an old Sutphen with tripple outboards at my marina, not sure of the age but I went for a ride a few times and that puppy is light! It felt more like a cat than a v-bottom.
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My 30 Velocity weighs only 6500lbs.
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My 30 Velocity weighs only 6500lbs.
Regal boat? What year?

Is that weight rigged or hull?
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A stock Formula 302 weighted in at 7500 pounds. That is very light for its size.

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Didnt Craig Barie build one that was so light it bounced all over?? I seem to remeber that story, was fast when it was smooth but no weight to go through the bigguns...maybe he will post...
I was thinking that boat also.
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