With the 2015 season starting soon, some pictures below show some exciting new builds
ready to take part in the forthcoming races. If you want to feature your new build,
simply email pics and description to me now.
Shown RHS and below. Boyd Elson’s fabulous new X-Cat 38” for T1 Racing. (Race number
Lovely colour, and finish. Powered with an ASP 46 engine.
As one of our promising juniors, Boyd enjoyed some great racing in 2014, his first
year, so will no doubt be excited to be running this new boat soon.
This boat has been designed and built from scratch by Daz Elson.
Below is Daz Elson’s new 44” Rebel F1 Cat for racing in T2 Class. This boat has been
designed and built from scratch by Daz Elson. Again, superb finish on mould, with
the white hull contrasting nicely with the bright orange deck, complete with some
The Mercury outboard is a nice touch providing a sense of realism as well as doubling
up as a tuned pipe cover (mandatory requirement under BMPRS rules).
“New T2 big boxy sport hydro O/D boat called Skippy. Name derived from looking like
a skip when the lid is open. Didn't have it ready for Leicester but just started
running this week end.
Not too good just yet as all settings etc seem different. The new Tiger King engine
isn't doing what I want just yet and seems to lack torque but I think that's just
because of the odd setup.
Went ok'ish at last light on Monday night so will persevere along the current lines
of having the prop lifted out and using very restricted needle settings on the carb.
Very heavy built boat as haven't laminated for a few years and added far too much
luckily the very abundant buoyancy seems to carry the weight ok but it tends to slip
on the corners due to the high weight. got plenty of room for 30~40 minutes of gas.
Hope to have it running ok for the next round but at present aint no Conquest beater”.
- H. STUART.
HARRY STUART ENTERS THE T2 DOMAIN WITH A NEW OFFERING FOR 2015 - SEE BELOW.
Great to see another BMPRS member introduce yet more new hull designs. Perhaps a
little “unconventional”, I cant wait to see this boat run and race at the hands
of experienced racer Harry Stuart. In addition I look forward to seeing how the new
TK petrol marine engine compares with established brands. This boat might look like
a skip inside as Harry very eloquently puts it, but I bet it moves and punches well
above its weight, and proves to be a BIG challenge to the rest of the big cat T2
class. The new Cat classes run for the longer heat times so good to see Harry has
prepared for this with decent fuel reserves onboard.