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Old 06-17-2011, 02:22 AM
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Wow, That is some snotty water. Boat looks great flying. Great Job and best of luck, Cheers
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We have made some changes to meet the regulations and will be taking the boat to Poole on the South Coast tomorrow for a race on Sunday - stickers are on and I have just been appointed an Ambassador for Raymarine - you can probably guess which GPS and engine monitoring system we'll be using - photos to follow soon!
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A friend of ours and photographer Tim Tapping was on hand to record the event for posterity:



Rather like this one - the boat in the background is the first of the BananaShark layup Phantom 19's we made for Graham Lawton with which he won the 2010 OCR National Championships - hope we can be as successful in the new boat!



It was a shame Chris Strickland broke down - it was interesting to see how he was doing compared to us for a while ......

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Very Cool,....boat looks to be balanced well also.

Great Photo's


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YEA - that's how it's done - you guys are great!
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Thanks for the comments guys - the "bustle" (rear end) is being fitted this week and really makes the boat look bigger and better.

We are attending a couple of events soon, I know you guys are all the way over the other side of the pond, but you never know if anyone is visiting.

Firstly, the boat is named the BananaShark Stirling after Ian Stirling who lost his life last year whilst racing during the construction of the moulds for the boat, and with permission of his partner. There is an event on the 6th and 7th of August in his honour in Charlestown, Cornwall, England - the boat will be there and have some champagne tipped over it for an official naming ceremony.

The following weekend (Saturday August 13th) we are having a bit of a party at the Island Street Bar and Grill in Salcombe, Devon where we are based. The bar has a deck that backs onto the creek, and as the high tide is at 8.30 in the evening it will be a perfect night for it - hope the weather holds off! We will also be launching our 2011 and 2012 sponsors E-Lites electronic cigarettes who will be with us for this years Cowes Torquay race and of course the Round Britain race next year - here roughly how the boat will look with the bustle on the back and the graphics:



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Hi everyone - Sorry for a bit of a gap in posting, Mr Unwin has been working his magic on the rams - we have them back now and they are fitted and bled - he very kindly brought them down last Friday as he doesn't trust couriers with precious cargo like these! We are getting on with the "Bustle" which is including the exhaust, it's all looking brilliant.

Still no further on with the measurement certificate issues ............

Also showing the bracing for the engine mounts and the internal structure for the exhausts.













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looking Great !

What all does the bustle do for the over all performance of the boat?

Is there enough airflow advantage to compensate for carring the extra weight and what ever effects it also has on CG's ?


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I can't wait to see how sleek it tooks all glassed up
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looking Great !

What all does the bustle do for the over all performance of the boat?

Is there enough airflow advantage to compensate for carring the extra weight and what ever effects it also has on CG's ?


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Jon - It's not really that heavy in relation to the weight of the boat, and it will house the life-raft, so it has a function as well. It shouldn't effect the performance at all but will totally change the look of the boat to how it was designed in the first place.

Our maximum speed of 70mph will not be sufficient to have large aero benefits, but with higher performance packages we expect to see some benefits.
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I want to see more

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