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#1 Boatzilla

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:37 AM

What's the story on this boat? Says Vance 7 on the boat and trailer.
It's parked on Westlake on Lake Union in Seattle. Boat looks pretty new and the build quality looked top notch. Searches didn't turn up anything.?

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:43 AM

What's the story on this boat? Says Vance 7 on the boat and trailer.
It's parked on Westlake on Lake Union in Seattle. Boat looks pretty new and the build quality looked top notch. Searches didn't turn up anything.?


I have yet to see one in person, but looks like the Sierra 26.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:00 AM

Nope. We race against the Sierras. This thing has a fixed sprit, lift keel, carbon mast and boom. It's about 7 meters, and a lot narrower than a Viper.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:45 PM

http://forums.sailin...dpost&p=3189164


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I took these last summer but never posted them. Was going to ask if anyone knew what it was. Looked pretty cool. The keel looks like solid milled aluminum or steel. The boat is very well built.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:03 PM

seems like it got a new rig (at least boom) in the meantime.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:30 PM

Wow, so this is Andy Vance's (Vance Marine Group) 22 foot version of Denis Clark's 18 foot canter. Seems like a totally different boat to me? Anyhow, well done Andy!
Awesome build and boat. I'd love to see some more pics of the build if anyone has them.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:29 PM

on the larger 7mtr

is it just the weight of the bulb that keeps the fin in the (cant) axle ?

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:38 PM

on the larger 7mtr

is it just the weight of the bulb that keeps the fin in the (cant) axle ?


Bow looks more plumb than the Sierra 26, other than that looks very similar only with CBTF configuration... wonder if they paid the license fee or if we are looking at a case of "theft of intellectual property"
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Re- the axle, it would easily be possible to have a removable top to the fixed axis bearing, like a trunnion block. Dunno if they did it this way but it seems unwise to leave to chance & gravity

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:16 AM

its not even close if you are used to looking at various designs sportsboats in the flesh

the 7mtr has the typical 'narrow and slab sides' form of a many larger canters if anything




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