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    second thoughts, John?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Offshore Ginger View Post
    Bouy first of the lay up schedule should have been reevaluated years ago ( decade ) because the materials where there , and now they are offering a boat that is a one off ( custom ) Canopies , etc , etc , what ever your wallet will bear or the look that you may want~ because as clearly stated the Co's tooling is designed to allow each boat to be truly , one of one ,because nothing is beyond there abilities well.............................( excample ) no two Skater's really are alike or any of the previous boats we built in the past Fountain , Cig , Platinum , etc etc , meaning that everything that came out of that stable ( Skater ) was custom , custom , from the hull , deck , cannopies / canopy , hatches with scoops , layup , etc , etc, or once again what ever your wallet will bare right down to the paint , and when i say custom i mean custom no deck mold's being used what so ever with the exception of the hull that is re-worked to fit the customer's wants or bill .
    So, is this not a custom build?
    Or, has it just been a long time coming, and should have been done years ago?
    I'm just trying to see where you're coming from.?
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    I'm gathering he's saying it should have been done a long time ago. Hopefully they do it better than Fountain though. That business model didn't seem to work out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbent View Post
    I'm gathering he's saying it should have been done a long time ago. Hopefully they do it better than Fountain though. That business model didn't seem to work out.
    Not enough gold chains.
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    I know that I'm sure hopeful the Cowes race goes and that this new Chief does really well. Either them or Cookee as the winner, the other one second.....


    And both first in their class......
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    Still moving forward....




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    Oh yeah, this is great to see.
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    Just the sticker on the back is cool...."Custom Built by Bobby Saccenti"
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    I would have liked to see the old school style hatches and eliminate the swim platform
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGaryDC View Post
    I would have liked to see the old school style hatches and eliminate the swim platform
    With the distance of the race, I don't think there would be any way to try to compete in it without one. I'm sure someone will be hanging out there in rough water changing a prop once or twice.......
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    haha, that swimplatform will not do anything to help change props from those arnesons.
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    Warpath needs the original designed hatches, oh well
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGaryDC View Post
    Warpath needs the original designed hatches, oh well
    Kind of like these you're thinking???

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    Make no mistake, I LOVE 41 Apaches, but the back boxy part of the hatch has always made me wince. I like the Chief, Checkmate, Saber and Pantera iterations of the hatch better.
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    Kind of like these you're thinking???

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    and these....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratickle View Post
    I know that I'm sure hopeful the Cowes race goes and that this new Chief does really well. Either them or Cookee as the winner, the other one second.....


    And both first in their class......
    Kind of you to say so!

    There has been a bit of a change with the "Venture Cup" - Mike Lloyd who was the organiser has quit and there is a new team at the top, the first thing they did is change the start to where I believe it should have been all along - London! We will now be starting from Tower Bridge in the middle of London itself - there will be speed restrictions given the size of the boats and we will be able to have a proper start further down the river, make no mistake we will be on the plane and it will be amazing!

    The difficult decision was made to make the 2013 event a "Prologue" event as there were too many loose ends to be certain of a trouble free event down to the South of France so we will be doing an English Channel based event which will still be the longest race in recent history and a great event to set both the race teams and the organisers up for 2014 when we will be racing to Monte Carlo!

    The Programme:

    Venture Cup Prologue

    THURSDAY 6th JUNE
    Event site and pit-area (wet & dry) opens at West India Dock, London


    FRIDAY 7th JUNE
    Scrutineering at Pits in West India Dock


    SATURDAY 8th JUNE
    LEG 1: Morning - Tower Bridge London to Brighton (approx. 170nm)
    Mandatory stop of 1-hour minimum (fuel & basic maintenance)
    To be considered a pit-stop, so boats can leave once 1-hour time completed
    LEG 2: Afternoon - Brighton to Guernsey (approx. 160nm)
    Fleet arrives mid-afternoon on Saturday June 8th - finish line will be immediately off Castle Cornet.
    Fleet have two options for mooring - Victoria Marina or Boatworks+ Pontoon. Both will be exclusive to race fleet
    Harbour crane available immediately on site
    30 second walk to Guernsey Yacht Club where barbecue and drinks will be available all day
    Overnight mooring at Victoria Marina with full security
    Guernsey Yacht Club will remain as the Event HQ throughout the stay in Guernsey



    SUNDAY 9th JUNE
    Lay day in Guernsey with local class racing & entertainment
    Summer Arts Festival at venue with bands and street entertainment
    Vin D'Honneur at Castle Cornet Dining Hall for all crews with presentation of cups (incl. Gold Cup).
    Goody bags for all crews
    Afternoon will see inshore race by Guernsey Powerboat Club - Venture Cup fleet welcome to participate


    MONDAY 10th JUNE
    LEG 3: Morning - Guernsey, around Channel Islands (including Guillot Passage) to Northern France (approx 150nm)
    Mandatory stop of 1-hour minimum (fuel & basic maintenance)
    To be considered a pit-stop, so boats can leave once 1-hour time completed
    LEG 4: Afternoon - Northern France, around Channel Islands to Guernsey (approx 150nm)


    TUESDAY 11th JUNE
    LEG 5: Guernsey to finish-line at Bournemouth Pier (approx 160nm)
    Various marks to be included to add 'spice'
    Final pits & extraction will be in Poole, followed by prize-giving and celebration
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    One more vote for hatches...
    "Keep the bottle on the bar Ira, I won't be long".
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    I'm not so sure. The original had some awesome scoops on it...

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    any news on what's going on with the project???
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