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Gentleman’s Racer “Bug Bite” hits the water!

September 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to master builder Kevin Fitzke of Minnesota, USA,  on the creation of his Gentleman’s Racer “Bug Bite.” We have featured Kevin’s work in an earlier post when the boat was under construction in his shop. Since then, Kevin has launched Bug Bite successfully.  Enjoy the photos, his comments and the brief video  below.

Additional notes from Kevin:
“Bugbite is a little under 17′ in length and is 5′ on the beam. It’s has a pretty dramatic chamfer on the chines and step which create an illusion of a small free-board. As for speed, I’m not entirely sure how fast this boat will be. From what I’ve been able to find in the old Motor Boating magazines and such is I believe this boat broke the speed record at 69 mph in 1940. However, it’s a little confusing if it was this actual design or if it was a early Ventnor three-pointer design. Either way I’m not looking to try to break any speed records, I just think it’s got some great lines to the design and I’ll have plenty of fun at cruising speed.

For a very brief video of “Bug Bite” in action, please click on the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JRNUp2EmhlM4_rA0z7I_vzQh84uUGK0i/view

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