Actual real life boat being built

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Verytricky, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    We'll be in Cowes from Friday through until Monday over the August Bank Holiday this weekend - doing the Cowes Torquay Cowes race on Sunday - starts at 10am down by Hurst and finishes near Cowes with the fast boats covering the 170 mile course in anything from 2 hours upwards depending on conditions.
     
  2. Gripenland
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    The boat is looking great! Any official numbers on top speed yet? :)
     
  3. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    Tested some bigger props yesterday and we're now going over 70mph with RPM to spare - need some flatter water and bigger props!
     
  4. Gripenland
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    70 mph with rpm to spare!! :eek: That gives an impressing hp/knot(or mph) ratio. That puts you right at the top in my database.

    Well done!
     
  5. PayCheck
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    PayCheck Root Cause

    :) Thank you and VT for sharing the build(s) from mold to water - a very impressive machine you have built and I look forward to seeing how you do in the field. How did you do at Cowes?
     
  6. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    Sadly we damaged a trim ram and had to retire the boat at Torquay - luckily we are based in Salcombe so not too far to recover the boat! A couple of other small issues which are fortunately easy to work out and we'll be ready for RB12 next year (www.RB12.com) looking forward to it!
     
  7. PayCheck
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    PayCheck Root Cause

    Best of luck, and please, share any pics of her at speed in rough water!!:idea:
     
  8. Gripenland
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    What are your plans for the moulds? Will you start production? Race boats or a more pleasure oriented variant?
     
  9. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    Here is one - [​IMG]

    The small album can be viewed here: http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd18/Cookee101/Cowes 2011 etc/

    We are offering both race and leisure versions, both have the option of a partial canopy as the race boat or open top retaining the windscreen and some roof making it less claustrophobic! We understand that for casual users the security of a roof isn't necessary when you aren't racing, and likewise for casual racers who don't want to go with harnesses and air (compulsory with canopies).

    Let me know what power and layout you would like and I'll quote you!

    Guide price: Bare boat with floors, dashboards and screens £55k.
     
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  10. cturboaddict
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    This is awesome!!! First thread i click on as a new member, and exactly what ive been looking for!
     
  11. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    Contact details are on the website! :D
     
  12. cturboaddict
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    So i got to ask, how many does it sleep? HAHAHAHAHA:p
     
  13. m3mm0s rib
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    When I see this type of vessel I believe we are on another planet. Congrats my friend. Wish you every success
     
  14. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    Well it depends - as we build every boat to order we can make everything fit your needs! A Vee berth in the cabin would make a great weekend double, and if you have the outboard option we could make an aft cabin from the inboard engine room making a second double :) The race boat is not really kitted out for sleeping on though ..............

    m3mm0s rib Welcome to planet BananaShark! We have two of our RIBs racing in Greece by the way!
     

  15. cturboaddict
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    Cookee~ I was just messing with you bruddah. Beautiful boat.
     
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