Thai racing longtail

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by joeu3, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. joeu3
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    joeu3 Junior Member

    I would really like to build one. Is there a source for plans?
    I'm looking for the stepped version, not the full flat bottom.
    I have a thai friend who races them in Bangkok, he said there are no plans since the people making them can barely read. I'd ask him for plans but he can only offer length width.. he doesnt speak english very well.

    First post, hopefully my next will be in the boat building section :D
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Yeah well welcome but ALL Thais read. Its law to go to school.

    Ive never heard of longtail races but that does not mean it does'nt exist.

    The klongs are busy places. Maybe he did not say race but 'bling' competition.
     
  3. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Some pretty wild looking fun........... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2hzVpGiB58 maybe the triple K brand can give you some advice. Jeff.
     
  4. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    I love all the safety gear!
     
  5. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member


    Yeah.............. there's less to go wrong with nothing!
     
  6. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Yes its great to live in a country where your expected to look after yourself.
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

  8. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Every one of those boats is different. The ingenious methods used to get round problems is a joy to see and often breath takingly simple and obvious. No they don't follow plans --there may some that a westerner knocked up.

    Amazing what a man will make without money.
     
  9. hoytedow
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    Money? Who has money?
     
  10. joeu3
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    joeu3 Junior Member

    thanks for all the comments!!

    looks like i'll continue my search and gather as much information as possible and go from there.
     
  11. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    A PFD would never help you look after yourself.

    Frosty, you and Waikikin sound like those guys who end up dead from drowning.
     
  12. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Every body ends up dead from drowning Mr Tom.

    Thing is if you think your not very good with water remove yourself from the water not the water from everybody else.
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    [​IMG]http://pigroll.com/img/life_jackets.jpg
     
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    arjay New Member


  15. joeu3
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    joeu3 Junior Member

    my thai friend races the stepped version and its 16'
     
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