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Old 10-29-2007, 09:21 PM
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yep....works for me...light and long built real strong.....1986 hull....sat for a few years in govt. warehouse.........running it since 95 no sign of age....and i run it....the proper way...........does not sit......ask anyone who has ridden in the Lucy boat...............m.m...
Looked pretty darn good at Bracco's a few months ago! I didn't know much about its history until you told me but, it looks damn good! PS, you were willing to run it MUCH harder than I was willing to run the couple times we came out the inlet together!!!! Then again, we had 40 miles to run on the ocean to get back home......is that a good enough excuse? The second time we ran I did run a bit faster than the first time a few weeks before....you guys looked great! GPS said 84 that day.....

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couldnt find the web site I wanted to I f I remember correctly carbon fiber is like 10 times stronger than fiber glass ... 7 times stronger than kevlar. Weight 2.5 times lighter than Kevlar. 5.5 times lighter than fiber glass. Might have the figures mixed up a bit. check this out though http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/1320/
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They were saying that about Kevlar too- that it might be stronger but didn't yield progtressively. it was said to be either OK or shattered. Alot of that came from raceboat incidents where major failures occurred. Most likely it was excessively light layups that were the culprit.

In theory, carbon fiber is much stronger than any of the other fibers. The trick is the overall process- resins, resin ratios, cures, etc. All the aerospace stuff is cured in autoclaves. The one at Boeing is big enough to cure a carbon fiber apartment building.
Kevlar failiers often occure if it gets scratched some how
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Looked pretty darn good at Bracco's a few months ago!....you guys looked great! GPS said 84 that day.....

See ya next year!
thanks frank..hope to return..84mph in a 41 apache with 650 hsp n/a motors..when we met you we were getting fuel....so we had some weight....economical in a comical way..
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thanks frank..hope to return..84mph in a 41 apache with 650 hsp n/a motors..when we met you we were getting fuel....so we had some weight....economical in a comical way..
One of these days I'll grow some balls and run WOT with the bigger power....maybe next year...but until then!
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One of these days I'll grow some balls and run WOT with the bigger power....maybe next year...but until then!
next year will be a differant program....be back to my primary power......propnut to the waterpump.....all fresh.......do some cosmetic stuff, new vynal. re do trailer....300 hours on the power in boat.......its time......be well.......mark..
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should have alll the parts to up my power this next season
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One of these days I'll grow some balls and run WOT with the bigger power....maybe next year...but until then!

next year you can run in my boat....you drive i throttle......low compression blower motors not real responsive but dependable........LONGIVITY..........how sweet it is......even in a boat.........
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MMs boat is very light. Obvious at the dock. can be manhandled (or woman handled by lucy) very easily.
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Hello from tahiti have not seen any Apaches here but lots of beautiful nature!!
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