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Old 11-27-2005, 02:23 AM
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Default "New pictures" What boat is this, Please.

I want to know the manufacturer of this boat.

It is 24" long fibreglass , no markings anywhere.

No real reason except, well just want to know.

Any one help. Please!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-28-2005, 07:18 PM
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Where are you RON? I read in another post that you love to quess "what boat is that".
I would really like to know who made this hull.
Please help anyone.

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Old 12-13-2005, 06:44 PM
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Default RE: "New pictures" What boat is this, Please.

Still none the wiser.
Please "old timers", can you tell me what boat this is.

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Old 12-13-2005, 08:54 PM
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Default RE: "New pictures" What boat is this, Please.

I know that the guys over on that other site gave you a hard time when you couldn't upload pix.
Sorry, I don't recognize it as I have a hard enough time trying to remember US made boats than those made overseas.
With the engine mounted so far forward, my guess that it was made for an enduro type of racing which is popular over there to make room for large fuel tanks. The MPBA and NAVIGA use different rules are have a larger variety of classes than what we do. They go out and retrieve dead boats during the enduro type of races and hitting the retrieve boat will draw you a penalty. It has to make racing more interesting.
Hopefully one of the British or European boaters can help you out.
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Default RE: "New pictures" What boat is this, Please.

Thanks Ron.
I hope you are having a happy christmas time.

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Default RE: "New pictures" What boat is this, Please.

Whilst I can't tell you at the moment what make of hull it is, I can add a few words to Ron's statement.
The general layout of the hull is similar to an FSR-V (endurance)boat, with the engine mounted forward, and the radio box at the rear as part of the hull moulding. The hull profile however is completely different from an FSR-V boat. FSR-V boats have virtually no freeboard whatsoever, and the shape when viewed from the transom is similar to a flattened "M" caused by the pronounced chines, the side profile is also very different.
FSR-V boats are submerged drive, and yours looks like it has the prop tube running out the back to a surface drive arrangement. Some pre 1980s FSR-V boats could possibly be converted to surface drive, as they had enough height on the transom to allow the hardware to be attached, but since then apart from anything else the height of the transom won't allow it (The handling is also dreadful when converted)!
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This boat came to me partially assembled. The engine rails were made out of fence pailings and the fibreglass work was so poor, that the whole lot pulled out in ong big lump. Lucky for me!!
There was no bulkhead at the rear for the radio box, I had to make it and the box itself.
The front of the deck was already cut out for the engine so I guessed that must be where the engine was meant to go, though it didn't look right. The shaft used to come out below the hull but I modified that and the shaft now exits the transom. I have built nice looking fuel tank for her using a round fuel tank and a alloy tube wrapped around it, it looks the part. I plan to run it around a local dam just for fun.
Then donate it to a local museum for boats.
The engine mount rails are new and run from the radio box, up to the engine and then add 2". They have been glassed in properly, making the boat a lot stiffer.

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Brettos,

You have made a nice job of it anyway, and when you get it dialled in you should be able to compensate for the forward mounting of the engine. On FSRV sub-surface boats, because of the location of the engine, tank, drive etc, they are usually setup with a balance point (without fuel) of around 36-37% from the transom, this compares with the 30% or so of surface drive hulls.
I have attached some pictures of my 1970's symmetrical FSRV hull. Originally a .40 size, but currently fitted with a .91 (albeit not a particularly powerful one), handling can at best be described as interesting. It requires inset radio flaps, but as it is unlikely be ever used again, I doubt they will ever be fitted. For comparison my new C Class 91 hull showing just how they have evolved.
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Default RE: "New pictures" What boat is this, Please.

Thanks for the input.
You have some nice boats there. I really do like to bring back the older boats.

Hope you have a wonderfull christmas.

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