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Old 08-15-2004, 12:15 PM
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Come on guys...that boat has had a long hard life of kickin' alot of A$$ out on the courses!! Let it go, just be happy that no one got seriously hurt. And did anybody notice....It didn't sink. I'm impressed!!
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Old 08-15-2004, 01:34 PM
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this just shows you that nothing is unbreakable..i was working the race as a med boat and had 3 medics onboard my 29 scarab. the only 1-3's out there were the wakes from the race boats.. water conditions were every bit of 4-6 and not spaced the way we like them. bottom line is thank god there ok, yes the boat broke, but only one person mentioned the important part. it floated and kept the crew as safe as possible and remained floating while it was towed back in. Two thumbs up to Sutphen. I wish my bones could take that kinda beatin for that amount of time !
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if it were a foam cored or balsa cored hull there would be three funerals to attend.
I don't know about you guys.... but I see the printing of scored foam coring in this photo.... everything has a life span.... I think time ran out on this hull.... not bad construction...
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:06 PM
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I just went outside and hit a big tree with a bat, no problem. I continued to hit it with the same power and after the 8th swing, it shattered. Can we assume the same would happen to a boat with years of race abuse?
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I just went outside and hit a big tree with a bat, no problem. I continued to hit it with the same power and after the 8th swing, it shattered. Can we assume the same would happen to a boat with years of race abuse?
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:21 PM
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or recreational abuse? over a longer period of time?
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Old 08-15-2004, 04:04 PM
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The sides of the boat are foam cored the bottoms are 1/2 plywood sandwithched construction,I've seen all the picies of the boat whats left of the main structure and the pices that washed up,there are no signs of delamitation or fatige,all coring is in mint condition!It was a combination of circumstance's that ended the era.........end of story.The Buckshot crew is looking for a new hull already......stay tuned!
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Sounds about right on the construction...I fished quite a few of those pieces out of the water on Friday from one of the sweep boats.
(Thanks again Ron P for hooking me up with the ride.)
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Glad to hear the guys are ok...it was a long day on the water!
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This boat appears to only have two stringers and a number of less than half-high bulkheads. Is this a special race configuration or are all Stuphens built this way? I don't know enough about boat building to critique, but to me , it looks like a compromising weight saving technique.
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