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Old 01-25-2002, 11:37 PM
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Great looking boat Scott! Good luck in the upcoming race season.

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Old 01-25-2002, 11:41 PM
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lets just hope it doesn't come apart!
 
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Old 01-26-2002, 08:46 AM
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Mike,

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As far as the boat coming apart Mr.Cain, If you dont cut me off I wont ram you!!!!!!!!
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I thank all for the nice comments.

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Old 01-26-2002, 09:05 AM
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My 288 Sunsation fully outfitted with an a/c weighs 4,500 lbs...

It seems to be the average weight for a 28 modern footer...
 
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Old 01-26-2002, 11:19 AM
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Old 01-26-2002, 01:51 PM
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Saw the VR-1 at the CHI boat show. Very sleek looking, but not a very tall boat at all, which is probably why it's fairly light weight. Reminds me kinda of a 22 Scarab look, low and sleek.

The appearance may lead one to believe it's not a great "rough water" boat as most good rough water boats are taller. We shall see, as time will tell

Some might argue the Edmond Fitzgerald was not a good "rough water" boat. DOH!

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Old 01-28-2002, 12:56 AM
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Saw the VR1 at the chicago show looked good and fast. Looked at the 30 very nice, looking forward to seeing them again in miami. Hmm made I can trade in my 260
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What does everybody think about the way the sides are angled in at the chine? I’m sure it has something to do with providing less wetted surface (i.e. lower hydrodynamic drag coefficient) but wouldn’t it also give it a higher tendency to roll?
http://www.velocityboats.com/images/...TransomWeb.jpg

I did see the boat run in a race on Speedvision a few weeks ago and it was tearing up some pretty decent sized chop.

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as for the weight of the boat - last spring/summer there was a great short article in PB or Hot Boat about Velocity's new design F1 - from what I remember, Steve said that they built the boat as light as they could and kept testing it until it "didn't break" - then they knew that they had the right construction....

Looks like they found it - good luck Scott - great looking boat.
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The reversed chine area is major part of the hydro-performance. It plays a different role at different speeds. I would love to tell you in detail, but it's TOP SECRET. Notice how I said role and not ROLL!!!!!! Like I said,
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