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Custom Gentleman’s Racer: 17 ft, 2011

August 7, 2018 in Uncategorized


This custom gentleman’s racer is the last of three on our website designed by Ray Hunt and built by master craftsman John Adams.  Again, the fibreglass bottoms, 50 mph speed capability and included trailer offer distinct advantages to lovers of these speed boats.  Please see notes from the owner below.

Custom Gentleman’s Racer: 17 ft. 2011

This Gentleman’s Racer features an offshore fiberglass deep V-24o dead rise hull, .(Ray Hunt designed. These hulls finished 2nd place just behind the famous 30 Bertram Moppy raced from Miami to Nassau in the early 1960s.)

Jim Wynne, who drove this class of boat, was hired by Chris Craft to design the X-K, Lancer, and Commander runabouts built from the ’60s thru the ’70s.

The hull no. was the manufacture date.  “G” iand “F” are the vintage race boat series for the boat’s length and HP.

In addition to the great ride this hull provided, its construction had fiberglass hat sections stringers – no wood to rot.

The hull was  completely gutted, cut down and tumble home provided. Deck and framing are West epoxy to hull with wood composite from 5/8” to 1 3/4” at the hull. Deck and covering boards are 3/8” book matched mahogany. Dashes are ribbon striped with curved grain to match the crown of the deck.The engine is mounted mid-ship to laminated Douglas Fir, epoxied to fiberglass stringers.

Power for the racer is provided by a 12011, 350 cubic inch, 230 hp.  engine.
The transmission is a Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic one-to-one with a stainless steel shaft and a Michigan propeller.

This “F-77” boat comes with a custom single axle  trailer with 15 inch wheels.

Also included is a full custom Sumbrella mooring cover with Velcro openings for mooring line access.

The seats are rolled and pleated marine vinyl . The racer seats three..

All hoses are marine grade, custom C.C. approved aluminum gas tank with vintage Stuart Warner gas, temperature, oil, volts and tachometer gauges

The Gentleman’s Racer  provides excellent bow storage.

The boat is also equipped with a Bower ventilation system and bilge pump.

The racer features vintage hardware and a wooden steering wheel with a mahogany bow and stern pole with navigation lights and flag. An  under-the-dashboard mounted fire extinguisher, anchor and line, matching dock lines, paddle, and hook combo are also included.   The port and starboard lights are from a 1927 Canadian racer.

Price: $28,000 USD    For further details and contact information,  please click on the link.   Ad number pb831. (Additional photos below.)


 

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