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Old 10-02-2008, 09:16 AM
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It would sure be interesting to see these racing in SVL. I'm sure it would add a lot of interest by fans and racers. Everytime I take my V24 out it draws a crowd.
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Interesting. What hull number is it?

Please understand that I don't mean you any disrespect. It's just that I've been involved with these boats since late 1996, directly with Ocke Mannerfelt himself, Armada, and Volvo Penta (at the time). During the Aramada days from 1998-2000, there was a lot of creative claims abut hull quantities going around, even rumors of hull numbers being changed. You can see how the heritage of a particular hull could have been clouded over the years. Besides the laminated-in hull and build certificates (there is one of each) on the engine compartment bulkhead, other ways to identify a scandanavian boat is the circular rear seat and the integral fuel tank under the cockpit floor. All American boats were built with the fuel tank between the rear seat and the engine, resulting in a engine compartment that is about a foot shorter. Most have a 3-across rear seat. After Chris Reindl took over the project, things got much better.

Either way, the hull molds were consistent enough between the various manufacturers that the boats should all run pretty much the same. It's just that some hulls will be constructed differently, and therefore vary in weight. Despite the claims made in Armada's promotional materials, no hulls were cored in the bottoms, and very few (if any) were vaccuum-bagged.

Photos of your boat will help sort out its heritage.
here r some picture what pict would u need to find out if it is from sweeden
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No Zul kicked his AZZ
zul was no where to be found i won in 1st and i got a tophy to prove it
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:53 PM
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It would sure be interesting to see these racing in SVL. I'm sure it would add a lot of interest by fans and racers. Everytime I take my V24 out it draws a crowd.
I too wish they were legal. It is a very fast, well mannered boat from everything I have seen. It would be nice to have a 4 seat SVL legal 28 with a removable canopy for weekend playing with friends and family.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:14 AM
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What is a good source for reading up on the Batboats? I can find a little here and there, but not much in one spot hat can be counted on. Models, setups, seating, power, etc. Where are these boats typically listed for sale?
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here r some picture what pict would u need to find out if it is from sweeden
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The "Armada" emblazoned on the side of your boat confirms it's a US hull.

From Ocke Mannerfelt himself:

"From what I know we have only delivered two B28s to the US."
and:
"We didd all the fueltanks integrated in the hull ander the u-sofa.."

(Gotta love that Swedish accent...)

Here's the forward engine bulkhead of a Swedish boat (mine). The two documents you see in the center are laminated directly into the hull under a thin layer of glass. Through the circular access port you can see the fittings on the top of the fuel tank, which is actually part of the hull. All Swedish boats were built this way.
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Does anybody have a V24 with the volvo penta engine and drive for sale, or know where i can find one?
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Since you're in Sweden, try Ocke Mannerfelt:

Ocke at Ocke.se
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Does anybody have a V24 with the volvo penta engine and drive for sale, or know where i can find one?
I have a V24 for sale but it is merc powered.
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I have a V24 for sale but it is merc powered.
Ok, can you maybe e-mail me some info and pics?
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