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Old 09-19-2008, 01:03 AM
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I haven't heard much about the bat boat lately. Last I heard it was being built by Armada Enterprises in NY (maybe that was the 28), but I see their website is dead now. It appears that a one design race series was setup around the V24 in the UK, and is currently active. I believe Chris Reindl has been doing some racing, too. Just curious, who, if anyone, is still building and sellng them.
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The lease program is still going on, Chris's Mother passed on a couple of weeks ago, if you are interested GlassDave (Dave Sikorski) may be able to help you out til' Chris returns to the board.
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The Armada deal imploded around 2000, and Reindl took it over, focusing mostly on the one-design 24 footers. Vector boats is now building a high-end open version of the 28. I intend to have my 28 back on the water next summer.
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Chris and one or two bats boats have been at a lot of the OPA races this year
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Oh, I thought you meant this bat boat
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If anyone is looking for one Wahoo (Dean) has his up for sale. These are fun boats for sure, total rocket ships. Had a blast at a poker run last year - passed numerous big vees with big power...something about being harnessed in and a canopy that makes you run a bit harder in the snot! Oh ya, boat is now yellow with a freshened up Merc 377 scorpion.
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Originally Posted by fantastixvoyage View Post
Had a blast at a poker run last year - passed numerous big vees with big power...something about being harnessed in and a canopy that makes you run a bit harder in the snot! Oh ya, boat is now yellow with a freshened up Merc 377 scorpion.
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One of the Bat's at the Worlds a couple of years ago.....
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:32 PM
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The bat boats are soooo much fun ..... and ... its so easy even a girl can do it Actually, Mary Ann is doing a great job racin this year .... I had a blast last year
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Chris's Bat's were the introduction ride ,to a LOT of peoplewho went on to much larger boats , racing in the past 8 years or so .I always wanted see a field of 10 at a time in their own class . I think I did see six once in Key West . They were fun .
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