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Old 18-12-2006, 14:11   #1
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Racing boats are getting

stranger with every new generation. This Shock 40 is only good for one thing, racing. It might be fun for a time or two but I really wouldn't want to own one .

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Old 18-12-2006, 14:21   #2
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Certainly not, seeing as how it's a race boat and this is CRUISERS FORUM and you are the site admin!!

Makes sense to me.
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Old 18-12-2006, 14:35   #3
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Here's mine! And it use to be a race boat. But now it's a cruiser. I wasn't looking for a smart ass remark (a personal attack!!!). Just some opinions on the design. R U having a bad day already?

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A lot of cruising boats are ex-racers. You can't really see that happening with these types of boats . However, they would be quick as raceboats, and that's what they are intended for after all.
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Old 18-12-2006, 15:44   #5
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that boat would not survive a grounding ..
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Old 18-12-2006, 16:12   #6
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Wouldn't it be a bitch to tack with that extra board up front ?

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Old 18-12-2006, 16:33   #7
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It is a general rule that today's cutting edge technology on the out-and-out racing boats will become standard equipment on crusing boats in the future. I can see canting keels and canard technology becoming more common on fast crusing boats in the next 10 - 20 years. Remember the turbocharger or fuel injection that is quite commonplace in standard family automobiles today was only available in top end racing cars a couple of decades ago...
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Wouldn't it be a bitch to tack with that extra board up front ?

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From what I read the front board actually turns and I got the impression that both are synchonized. That must be fun to keep in tune.

And I'm not sure what a "kelp window" is. I can only speculate but it must be a window in the bottom for seeing the foils. It might be good for watching the fishes too.

What would one do with a boat like this when it gets out dated or just plain old?
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What would one do with a boat like this when it gets out dated or just plain old?
Do your arse for a couple of hundred thou and flog it of to some other space cadet ?

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