Fastest standard model?

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CircuitBreaker
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Fastest standard model?

Post by CircuitBreaker » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:23 am

Hey guys,
I'm just wondering which model of seagull I would best to get in terms of speed for racing.
I don't want to be to serious but figure I might as well start with an engine with good potential.
Cheers

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Re: Fastest standard model?

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:16 pm

Unusual first post, welcome to the forum.

Which race are you thinking of entering?

In standard form, with no mods I would say, in order (not including badged selva)

5R
Seagull 6
Kingfisher
170
Silver Century
102

Chucky will correct me I am sure :lol:

H-A

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Re: Fastest standard model?

Post by Charles uk » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:44 pm

No chance of correcting that, 10/10!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Fastest standard model?

Post by CircuitBreaker » Wed May 06, 2015 6:15 am

Thanks Fellas,
I am in NZ. I entered a small local race with a Century I recently purchased and next year I just want to go faster!
I wouldn't mind having a crack at the Waikato race sometime in the future.
I'll be on the lookout for a 5R.
Thanks again,
CB

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Re: Fastest standard model?

Post by Adrian Dale » Wed May 06, 2015 1:12 pm

That may be more of a challenge than the race.. there're like hens teeth

AJ

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Re: Fastest standard model?

Post by headdownarseup » Wed May 06, 2015 4:00 pm

I'd stick with a century for now, and slowly start to fettle certain areas on the motor to optimise it's performance.

A 5R by comparison will be HORRIBLY EXPENSIVE (not to mention incredibly delicate by now)
Just have a look through some older posts on this subject and you might see why!

At least with the classic range of motors (with bronze crank bushes) they are pretty tough, rugged, and provided you've gone over everything CAREFULLY, should last just as long if not longer than a 5R. (but not as much power)
It's the size/weight of boat you use that will make a bigger difference. (ask H-A or Charles) and they'll talk you through what you need to know.

jon

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