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Old 03-17-2003, 02:10 PM
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Who has them ? I know some of you that do . I want to know more about them, there history ,and what value they have .

Also , what , if any damage was done to yours and what repairs it took to make it go again . What's the worst damage you've seen done to a boat that was rebuilt ? I have seen boats brake in half in races . just wondering how many were fixed .

How do you all feel about "OLD RACE BOATS "? Would you buy one ? Sure ,I know , if the price is right !! But what about one that someone wants top dollar for .Is there a nestalgia value to these famous monsters that have been kept in good shape ?

Soooo , WHo has one ? I am interested in this subject as I see many around for sale and some not for sale . Some are cheap or so they seam and others want more for a 70s' or 80's boat then a late model 40' Skater with new power !!

Maybe this subject came up before but I don't know and would love to hear everyones opinions and here about those who have these boats .

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I am currently restoring a 24 foot excalibur 1979 that I am almost certian was a race boat. I know its not a big offshore rig and prolly doesn't have alot of history but everyone that has seen the cockpit setup and rigging says it was deffinetly built to race. I myself would love to hear the history of this boat just for the sake of knowing it. Not much help as a reply but I am interested in the same things, and yes I would buy one just for the nestalgia.
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Check out these sites of my Magnum Raceboat restoration:

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...threadid=38561

I may finally finish the boat this year!

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Just fixed it. Good thing my fiberglass skills are better than my computer skills!
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Robert, Thanks for the link . Nice pictures and great history on them !!

I don't want to be too personal but would you saythey wanted top dollar due to it's history , a fair price or was it a bargain ?

Martin, How far along is your project ? Again , What values are on these boats ? High , normal , or cheap because they need lots of work ? Not asking you to give dollar amounts just wondering the ranges . Thanks , JOE
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I found out the boat's history after purchasing it. This was a project boat that anyone in their right mind would have passed on. Anyway, I'm hoping to have it done this summer-maybe an appearence at Skaterfest??
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I acquired Vince Fasano's Open Class 38 Bertram "Vincentive".
Was the boat a bargain? On a per foot basis, yes.
Will I ever recover the cost of restoration? Most certainly not!
Will I buy another one? If the right boat comes along...

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too old what would you consider the right boat?
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Ok Here it go`s

My race boat RUNAWAY started life in 1971. as a Magnum sport cruiser with t/Volvo,cabin,head &kitchen. . The deck was taken off and throw away.The hull was ground down to a few splinters of stringer and totally re-build using Dupont kevlar,new stringers,new bulk heads and new herring bone(cross bracing) was add. An Activator deck was taken,cut down the middle from bow to stern using a radial saw. Then extra material was add to widen the deck and this was used to fabricate a new deck. The dash was copied from a 41 Apache (Predator).

So its a Magnum hull , A modified Activator deck and Apache dash.

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Thank you to Frank f.

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