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Schionning GForce 1500C

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Stumble across this site the other day when I went down the rabbit hole of Vacuum Infusion. Was watching a video of Farrier F-39 hull being resin infused in one shot, and found a link to a new build site for GForce 1500C. This is currently design I am most likely to build. If interested in the infusion just Google Fram.

http://www.precat.nl/

And lots of posting on their Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/Zeilmee.nl
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Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

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Pretty slick looking bit of gear. Has a fantastic 'Bruce No' too. The speed I suspect comes at the cost of payload when compared to the Cosmos, Waterline or Line Honours. Be interesting to see some of the figures when a few get going.

Not trying to steal your thread, but have just crawled over a 14m Cosmos that a bloke has been building for 9 years. The hull is nearing completion, BUT...he has done nothing on it for 4 years and the mould and growth is all over. The tarp has shredded and the sun has eating into much of he upper surface. So, so sad.
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Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

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Some stats for other designs from them http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/log ... ntable.pdf

Looks to displace more than Wilderness 1500 and Waterline 1480, same BtoL as Waterline. Seen any of the 1500 racing ones around, MOJO etc? Lots in mags about them.

Wife was asking me the other day if any half complete projects got for sale, I said yes but when I went to show here the Cosmos 1100 for sale on Schionning site it had gone, but it had been there for a year or so. Were you looking as it was for sale, or just happened upon it?
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Reply to a question two posts back.
Were you looking as it was for sale, or just happened upon it?
No, long story, but in short...a friend was building his Cat (non Schionning) at the same time nearby and this gent took a cheap shot at him for choosing the design he did when they started many years back.

No, its not for sale and not sure if he would sell. The bloke I was with is fairly yacht savvy and he made the comment about what he would pay. Sorry for the sketchy info but I must tred carefully.
Study Plans now online.
Looks pretty mean and sleek. Good luck with the decision.
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Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

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OK enough said on details.

I am watching the resin infusion in NL with interest, but it will certainly take longer. I was thinking maybe strip plank and hand laminate one side, inside if female mold, and then maybe resin infuse exterior. But I need to start playing with it to see if how it all works, if only for limiting exposure to epoxy.
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Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

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The C version of the GForce is built to meet CE requrments for sale in Europe. Part of this requires a (probably excessively) higher impact resistance of the panels which has the result of adding weight - hence why the displacement is higher for the C models than the standard 1500 in Australia. They should still be very fast boats but wull always carry this impositon of extra weight - hene why the designs are being marketed as more of a cruising version than the originl GForce.
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Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

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Yes, but they do have a non-CE version and advised to go that way if you don't need CE. I should check if displacement is different. I do wonder if the CE certification has merit, or is a another part of the Eurocracy gone mad. Most common things I am aware of that it mandates is escape hatches, good for viewing fish? and yes stronger structure. But is there any reason for someone outside Eu to build to CE spec if they don't intend in living or selling in Eu?
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Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

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Not advertising this as such but found this GForce 1500 for sale.
http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-for-s ... =17&eapi=2

About 500K more that I thought one of these would sell for, nice though.
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Re: Schionning GForce 1500C

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Nice boat, but it would cost 1 1/4 million $s more than the Leslie James to do the same thing, admittedly a whole lot faster, and then you have marina fees for a cat that size, yuk.
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