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Title: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: 555 on July 27, 2005, 19:17:43 PM
The Canterbury 3 race series is on this weekend the 28/29th July.

Saturday on the Waimak
Sunday, up the Rakaia and down the Waimak.
Sounds like there will be a good field of boats.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Polarkiwis on July 27, 2005, 19:37:33 PM
Don't forget your cameras. Anyone able to make some MPEG footage for this site.

Cheers
Brian
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Clark on July 27, 2005, 19:38:47 PM
can do... :)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Nigel on July 27, 2005, 21:03:34 PM
you taking your boat in it moods??
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 27, 2005, 21:42:49 PM
We may be looking for trailer crew for one day, not sure if it will be saturday or Sunday. Any body available? PM me 
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Nigel on July 27, 2005, 21:48:52 PM
We may be looking for trailer crew for one day, not sure if it will be saturday or Sunday. Any body available? PM me?
loved to of done that for you dave... but totally wrong weekend :'(
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: 555 on July 27, 2005, 21:49:28 PM
Not my boat Signvision. I have teamed up with a mate and I am naving in his Tunnel.I'll be doing that for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 28, 2005, 12:17:59 PM
I have a new Nav for Saturdays race.....Mike Harris will be Naving for me  :)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: SXP on July 28, 2005, 13:50:40 PM
Race info
Saturday
Waimak river, if possible a criterion, and as their has been some rain it looks good, although final decision made on Friday
Tech inspection at river SHW1 ramp 8.30am
Briefing 9.30am
Start time 10.30am, if possible the intention is to run 3-4 boats at a time over a course between the bridge and the pylons multiple times during the day.

Sunday
Rakaia Lagoon to Rakaia Gorge bridge
Briefing 9.00am
Start time 10.00am
Waimak gorge bridge to SHW1 bridge
Briefing 1.00pm
Start time 1.30pm
     
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 28, 2005, 15:43:18 PM
Sounds like great viewing on Saturday
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 28, 2005, 19:45:01 PM
I dont think that's how it is supposed to work. How about I look at what I'm about to run over and you look 1KM up stream and tell me the way to turn ;D Let's try it it may work ::)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Matthewf/Norbert/TuiDog on July 28, 2005, 20:14:20 PM
I have a new Nav for Saturdays race.....Mike Harris will be Naving for me? :)

mike, let me know what method you use for trying not to look scared ;D  I'm naving for Fritz end of august :o


Fritz what happened to all your previous navs??
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Clark on July 28, 2005, 21:40:00 PM
They only ever nav once.  ;D
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 29, 2005, 03:30:29 AM

Fritz what happened to all your previous navs??
Aaron needs to spend the time on Saturday putting the Engine in his new boat, he's OK again for Sunday. :)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on July 29, 2005, 10:23:18 AM
Fritz, the first thing you will need to do with Mike as nav is to introduce the concept of boating the main flow ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyA320 on July 29, 2005, 11:50:49 AM
Fritz, the first thing you will need to do with Mike as nav is to introduce the concept of boating the main flow ;D ;D ;D


 :-\ That could be asking a bit much   ;D ;D ;D ;D 
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: 555 on July 29, 2005, 19:42:35 PM
Don't worry Mike. Just do what I do. Shut your eyes when the green flag drops and then open them to see that chequed one. ;D
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: JD on July 29, 2005, 19:51:41 PM
It was too hard to retrain me ..........so we have a system sused.............If I point we go the opposite way ;D

Sounds like you could have some fun second guessing - you know - I really want us to go this way, so point that way.....    ::)       ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: mof on July 29, 2005, 21:36:43 PM
Mike, you could hopefully help keep the boat intact, or nav to get yourself a week's work....  ;) ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 29, 2005, 22:32:48 PM
He's only allowed one of my boats at a time.....And he allready has one. :(
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Nigel on July 30, 2005, 17:49:15 PM
any results for today????
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Clark on July 30, 2005, 19:49:48 PM
From a spectators perspective the criterion was a huge hit. I saw more race boat action today than you would in a week long marathon. Well done to the organisers and racers for a great show.  :)

Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Will-BWB on July 30, 2005, 19:54:10 PM
Was a great day today. The criterion format is brilliant, as you see more of the boats when they lap the course.
More marketing for an event like this would make it a far more popular spectator sport.

We had a good possie to take pic's from and crazy Clark has good vid footage. :o :o
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Peter on July 30, 2005, 20:12:38 PM
Pics????????????????
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Nigel on July 30, 2005, 20:43:58 PM
yeah... pics
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 20:59:55 PM
OK, here is some pics I took of todays action.
Congrats to the organisers as the format was ecxellent and really catered for the spectators.
My apologies to anyone whos boat pics didn't come out too well and to those boats I missed.
You guys were really flying when you went past.

If anyone would like a high res pic of what is posted, please send me an email with your boat number and I will send through, approx 1.5mb

Tony

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:00:43 PM
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Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:01:17 PM
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Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:04:49 PM
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Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:05:31 PM
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Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:06:08 PM
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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:06:47 PM
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Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:08:26 PM
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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:09:06 PM
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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on July 30, 2005, 21:12:39 PM
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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 30, 2005, 21:18:01 PM
Here are a few more, We had some fuel issues again today  :( I have just got home from pulling the whole lot apart from the tanks to the Carb. All set for tomorrow (I have some time to make up)

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 30, 2005, 21:19:53 PM
and a few more

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 30, 2005, 21:21:26 PM
Here's one of Moods doing the business at 100 MPH  :)

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 30, 2005, 21:26:55 PM
same photo

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: 555 on July 30, 2005, 21:43:12 PM
Thats an awesome pick Fritz. Brilliant day for spectators but everybody needs to remember that an event where boats are travelling at these speeds up and down the river at the same time the river needs to be at these high flows to make it possible. So thats why it makes it hard to promote such an event. If the river was flowing at 50-60cumes it would not be safe to hold such an event. With that all said if you thought the spectating was good, wait until you sit in a boat at 90-100mph with another boat travelling towards you at the same speed. B%#@$&ly Awesome.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Polarkiwis on July 31, 2005, 00:05:59 AM
Holy Fritz!!! That last photo of Phil and Paul looks like they are going to run you over :o :o :o

Looks like the Nav is pointing at you

Cheers
Brian ;)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Nigel on July 31, 2005, 00:07:02 AM
what time is the downstream run on the mak start tomorrow???
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on July 31, 2005, 06:20:25 AM
1.30 I think?
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: morphie on July 31, 2005, 09:24:21 AM
1.30 I think?

Race info
Saturday
Waimak river, if possible a criterion, and as their has been some rain it looks good, although final decision made on Friday
Tech inspection at river SHW1 ramp 8.30am
Briefing 9.30am
Start time 10.30am, if possible the intention is to run 3-4 boats at a time over a course between the bridge and the pylons multiple times during the day.

Sunday
Rakaia Lagoon to Rakaia Gorge bridge
Briefing 9.00am
Start time 10.00am
Waimak gorge bridge to SHW1 bridge
Briefing 1.00pm
Start time 1.30pm


I'm off now...............
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 09:46:31 AM
what a great day, (well the morning for me, as I got called away at lunch break), but what a great place to watch this event.
only 2 feet from the action...
here are some shots I got. I have most in high res, so if you want one PM me and I'll email.

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 09:48:01 AM
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Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 09:49:39 AM
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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 09:51:11 AM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 09:53:11 AM
 ;D ;D
close or what, this shot was zoomed out  :D

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 09:55:27 AM
  ;D ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 09:57:00 AM
 ;D last ones

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Peter on July 31, 2005, 11:59:06 AM
Some photos from the start at Rakaia Lagoon. Fog delayed start but all got away 10.30am.

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Peter on July 31, 2005, 12:01:41 PM
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Post by: Peter on July 31, 2005, 12:02:12 PM
Etc

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Post by: Peter on July 31, 2005, 12:05:00 PM
And more

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Peter on July 31, 2005, 12:06:26 PM
 ;D ;DThats it.
Last one is Fritz heading to the sky

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 18:00:19 PM
from the return leg on the ymak.
fog was setting in...

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 18:01:59 PM
 ;D

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2005, 18:03:58 PM
 :D well done Fritz, you were one of the few to finish ;)

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: CJW on July 31, 2005, 20:29:10 PM
Fantastic photo's guys very 8) 
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Nigel on July 31, 2005, 20:31:41 PM
Totaly agree... great pics :) :)

any one got results???
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 01, 2005, 08:08:21 AM
It wasn't a good weekend for us, we had trouble on every leg except the first one :( I now have a large amount of damage to fix before the southland series in 4 weeks. We had to stop on the way down the mac to pump the water out before we sunk. Will be stripping the boat out this week for the repairs. Here are the times and the results.

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on August 01, 2005, 08:42:38 AM
Bad luck Dave, boat was looking good.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 01, 2005, 20:40:41 PM
Took the Engine out of the boat today, Damage is worse than I originally thought :( (and I thought it was bad yesterday) The sump is badly bent and at best will need repairing. and the jet block is cracked. The bent part of the bisalloy will need to be cut off and a new piece bent and welded on to the good piece. I haven't had a good look to see how straight the hull is yet, I'll turn it over and do that on Thursday :'( We think we hit a railway iron.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Nigel on August 01, 2005, 20:42:42 PM
bugger :'(
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TonyT on August 01, 2005, 22:26:31 PM
I bet you felt it. Lucky only the boat took the hit, those railway irons could launch the boat at the speed you are going easily.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Polarkiwis on August 01, 2005, 23:20:50 PM
Bloody railway irons!! I'v seen the damage they cause at slow speed!

Hope you get it all sorted.


Cheers
Brian
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Tony777 on August 02, 2005, 19:08:20 PM
Thats bad news Fritz. The Sat racing was awesome to watch & brilliant pics that have been posted.  8)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 02, 2005, 20:28:45 PM
It would be fair to say I'm not as confident as Mike. Some crucial parts that should be straight aren't straight any more :-\ Here is a photo of the bisalloy plate that Mike took off the hull today. Remember this should be straight and in the shape of the Radius keel. You can see why the sump is stuffed. This is 6 times stronger than std steel

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: JR on August 02, 2005, 20:31:51 PM
Holy crapola you hit some thing hard  :o :o :o :o :o.. Bisaloy does not bend that easy.. Cheers JR
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 02, 2005, 20:33:57 PM
You can clearly see marks of the two edges of the railway iron on the bottom
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: TuiMan on August 02, 2005, 20:34:51 PM
Bugger, Thats got to hurt in more ways than one :( :(
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Clark on August 02, 2005, 20:40:03 PM
can you describe where the railway iron is?
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 02, 2005, 20:42:27 PM
I could probably find it again over the next week or so if the river hasn't changed to much. I have a good idea where it is.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Tony777 on August 02, 2005, 20:55:57 PM
I could probably fond it again over the next week or so if the river hasn't changed to much. I have a good idea where it is.

Is it on the Mak?
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Clark on August 02, 2005, 20:56:26 PM
is there anyway we can get it removed? or marked maybe?

even gps co-ordinates would help... a lot of people use gps's now and some warning would be nice.

Come to think of it theres the one in the Hurunui that needs sorting out too.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Clark on August 02, 2005, 20:57:59 PM
is there anyway we can get it removed? or marked maybe?

even gps co-ordinates would help... a lot of people use gps's now and some warning would be nice.

Come to think of it theres the one in the Hurunui that needs sorting out too.

and one in the Motu!
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 02, 2005, 21:15:47 PM
Is it on the Mak?
Yep about 1/2 way from the gorge to the pylons just before one of the stop banks that you can drive out to on the North bank.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: 555 on August 02, 2005, 21:20:27 PM
Glad we didn't see that one Fritz. Has made a real mess. Looks like there will be a few late nights over the next few weeks. As for the CBD team they had a much better weekend ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Clark on August 02, 2005, 21:29:27 PM
well done Moods... I have video of you jumping a gravel bar! Ask Paul how much he will pay for my silence.  ;)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: 555 on August 02, 2005, 21:33:46 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 02, 2005, 21:38:22 PM
Glad we didn't see that one Fritz. Has made a real mess. Looks like there will be a few late nights over the next few weeks. As for the CBD team they had a much better weekend ;D ;D ;D
Yes bloody well done.  ::) I'm looking forward to Southland we might be a bit closer ;D Have you got that license stuff sent away?
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Polarkiwis on August 02, 2005, 22:46:57 PM
Waioeka is where I hit mine. 4.5 Kms from the bridge. Centre Stream. Apparently when they race this river they mark the irons with bouys tied to them.

I've heard there are irons on below the Motu Bridge as well.

Cheers
Brian
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: JD on August 03, 2005, 07:33:42 AM
You can clearly see marks of the two edges of the railway iron on the bottom

Dave I suppose the only positive in this is that  it was a good thing you had a bisalloy plate.  Imagine the damage if that hit was straight onto alluminium. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: james murdoch on August 03, 2005, 17:08:08 PM
was wondering if i can get any copies of boat no 53 in high res that i could give to my sponsor

cheers james murdoch

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 03, 2005, 18:15:26 PM
Yep I have some I'll send them through.

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: fritz on August 03, 2005, 18:17:08 PM
and these ones

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Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: Greg on August 03, 2005, 20:24:56 PM
I've also emailed one for you James.
Title: Re: Canterbury 3 race series
Post by: james murdoch on August 04, 2005, 09:28:56 AM
WITH THANKX GUYS ?

JAMES