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Old 10-29-2007, 01:01 PM
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I was told all the weight lost with the carbon fiber lay up was added back in the structure of the boat thusly ended up weighing what a standard pleasure version would weigh. I think it will hold 300 gals of gas too. Interior only consists of two 6' settees and a 8' v birth. Two hanging lockers that are going to be removed have something different planned. There is loss of head room and foot room due to the 4 full stringers in the deck and the 5 full ones in the hull. Then theres the full bulk headss about every 18".
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:05 PM
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I remember the pics from under the deck- you could tell someone's shoe size if they were standing on top.
Thatīs normal for a raceboat...every cat Iīve seen has been built that light too and if someone would stand above you on the deck you could see the sole of the shoe coming thru...
I just "wonder" how in the H a 38 CUV can be that light?

the Answer is Raceboats and "workboats" are expendable...

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Old 10-29-2007, 01:09 PM
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Boat is an 83 the hull is real thick the deck is thin.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:16 PM
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Boat is an 83 the hull is real thick the deck is thin.
Are you sure it's CF? I don't recall seeing carbon in boats until the 90's.
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Are you sure it's CF? I don't recall seeing carbon in boats until the 90's.
What I have stated about the build was told to me by Bobby S either in an email or over the phone. Got a few black fibers sticking out here and there in the anchor locker and a few other places that are rather inaccessable. Think Bobby said it was perty much a first using CF. Something about it being very expensive material back then too.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:37 PM
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What I have stated about the build was told to me by Bobby S either in an email or over the phone. Got a few black fibers sticking out here and there in the anchor locker and a few other places that are rather inaccessable. Think Bobby said it was perty much a first using CF. Something about it being very expensive material back then too.
Got any pictures of the boat? I'd love to see it!!
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Got any pictures of the boat? I'd love to see it!!

Cant post or see pics at the moment waiting on some money so I can upgrade
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No we have a Cigarette that was built on 188th street, if you havnt noticed, and I do have pride of ownership for the number one! You should learn to write in english as well so people can actually understand you.

And it runs very nicely I might add!!! Although it was being slowly passed by an antiquated old resin bucket at about 1:40 into this movie!! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...93694077531311


Just kidding, I know you guys were going slow!
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And it runs very nicely I might add!!! Although it was being slowly passed by an antiquated old resin bucket at about 1:40 into this movie!! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...93694077531311


Just kidding, I know you guys were going slow!
Not to the bridge though!! Thanks and yours too!! We didnt want to break anything since we had to run back to CT right after the run was over.
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Not to the bridge though!! Thanks and yours too!! We didnt want to break anything since we had to run back to CT right after the run was over.
Same here, we had to run back to Jersey.

One thing that can be said about us...we actually use our boats while others don't have engines or sit on the side of the house under a tarp!!! See ya out there next year!
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