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'81 26' Scarab Vs. 90's 26' or 28/9' Hull in 2' to 4' seas

Old 01-09-2005, 09:44 PM
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Default '81 26' Scarab Vs. 90's 26' or 28/9' Hull in 2' to 4' seas

Whats the oppions on how an older 26' totaly stripped out and lightened with a 427 S/B 600 +H/p Arneson #6 would perform against newer late 90's 26' or 29'with B/B 500/600 H/P in the rough or in a 1' chop Also aany recomendations on a shop to blue/print my hull ??? IN the Ct.,Mass.,Ny. Nj.,area Thanks obads 31
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:19 PM
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Shane B Do you know of any of these hull's with 500/600H/P and Arneson drives If so where??? How do the older hulls compare to the new hulls seems 2 B same hull as an 80's 30' hull with a dam put in the mould to make a 26' MY outside chine is curved all the way from the bow till 4' from the stern The nextstrake is the same until 5' from the stern and the lower strake ends about mid way SO there is very little of the running surface that is parallel to the keel. What is the running surface like on your hull??? obads 31
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:35 AM
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Shane your boat, unlike Fever Mike's, had the one KEY thing going for it. It had the name LARRY SMITH on it. The 26 Larry Smith's are an awesome ride.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:08 PM
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Hello All, The 26' Scarab is a boat I have had a lot of
info about and was one of my pet projects during my time
at Team Scarab in California.
The 1st 26 was built in 1985 for Tom Gentry and was a
Larry Smith Flat Deck.
I own the 4th 26 flat deck from the mold (NO the mold was
not damed it was and still is a dedicated mold.
There were 8 boats built by Team Scarab and 6 boats built
using the mold but were built at other locations but under
the supervision of Team Scarab.
Wellcraft 26ft boats were built in Sarasota.
Bob Christie (Ale House) and Wellcraft/Team Scarab combined
to make a Step Bottom That was a very fast boat and raced it
in F1 APBA, 5 Hulls and Decks were made at Team Scarab in
California, The hulls were made from the same Mold.
The Top Decks were made from a production Boat called the
Corvette Boat it had been dropped from the Wellcraft line
and the deck mold was found in a storage lot and was set
to be cut up.
The Boats were rigged by Donnie W. at wellcraft Hi-Performance and were approved to run in APBA F-1.
Mike J.
 
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