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    Ring 20

    I am thinking of buying a ring 20 and I would like to know if any body knows how they ride and what engine would be good on it? Also do u think it could keep up with 22 progressions in offshore races?

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    Hi

    I run a Ring 21. Great in the rough but the top end is not as good as it could be. I run a 2.0L race XR2 200hp on mine and she'll run mid 60's swinging a well worked 22 chopper.

    Would deinitely see 70's im sure if she was running a 260 or 280 EFI. Some of the ski racers in the UK have run twin EFI's although i'm not sure what top end they see.

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    I am thinking of getting a merc 2.5 280 with offshore mid to put on it, that should push it pretty good.

    Do u know any thing about 22 progressions? and if u do how would they compare to a ring 20 in offshore races both running 2.5 mercs
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    That would be a very intresting head to head I must confess. IMHO the Progression would be quicker in the calmer conditions with the Ring prefering the other end of the scale. Mike built them fairly bullet proof. So bolt everything & yourself in and go for it. Sure you can fit a 280 even twin 280's but I think it upsets the balance. They drive really well but attention is required when you pass the low 70's IMHO but that might be more to do with the fact that they are so very easy below that you sometimes forget how quick your going

    Edit: afterthought what about a Frode 21
    Last edited by BluFin; 08-15-2007 at 04:14 PM.

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    Everything I have ever read about racing in Bermuda is that it is rough!!

    Here is a latest bit of news I found
    http://www.islandstats.com/sport.asp?sport=23

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    Oh ya it is very rough on the south shore, we have a round the island race every year, this year 4 guys got thrown out of boats, one nose dived into wave and sunk and one hit a reef and ripped the lower unit right off the mid. Its pretty crazy
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluFin View Post
    That would be a very intresting head to head I must confess. IMHO the Progression would be quicker in the calmer conditions with the Ring prefering the other end of the scale. Mike built them fairly bullet proof. So bolt everything & yourself in and go for it. Sure you can fit a 280 even twin 280's but I think it upsets the balance. They drive really well but attention is required when you pass the low 70's IMHO but that might be more to do with the fact that they are so very easy below that you sometimes forget how quick your going

    Edit: afterthought what about a Frode 21

    Blufin thanks for the info

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    Could you let us know a little bit more about what boats run in Bermuda? Class size, Hulls etc? It was a long time since I was there on business... I remember the Robin Hood Pub!

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    There are only about 15 20 boat that race. We have A class which is modified 90hp motors there are a few 16 phantoms that run in that, FB class which is stock 150 evinrudes there are some 18 phantoms and a 21 allison, C class is modified 2.5L single outboard cats they run 21 skaters, D class is modified 2.5L single outboards there are a few progression and bat boats (ocke boats) in that (what I would like to run in with my ring ), S class is twin 2.5L there a couple 28 and 24 skaters and P class is unlimited any thing goes, this class is new and only a few boats a couple 28 skaters and a 30 spectre cats with 300 mercs.

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    Could you run a 200XS in FB Class is it a hard 2.0L limit

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    I can't see a ring 20 beating any bat baot

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    no in FB u have to run stock 150 rudes....

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    Ok guys, I took these videos when watching the main race of our offshore season the 'round the island' race. You get a quick sample of what the different classes and speeds they reach, these are all on the calmest waters of the race and the boats are WOT at this location...

    A-Class: Phantom 16 - 90hp
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsLikmA5NRs

    FB-Class:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqRzK45k3bs - Phantom 18 & Allison Drag boat - Stock Evinrude 150's

    C-Class: 21 Skaters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIgLMF2Pkec - Yamaha V-Max engine
    (Roughest part of course) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CWy16CdsqU - Merc engine

    D-Class:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL9OtZqYpRU - Ocke Mannerfelt #1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4XejrnW_w - Ocke Mannerfelt #2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEm2wLA9swQ - #1 on rough waters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPXAYw5LrWk - class winner, Progression 22 - rough section

    P-Class:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX137mqMOWY - 21 Skater Merc 300
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jah7PKNPnW8 - 2? Skater - Twin 300XS

    S-Class:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ273HWTSDI - Twin Merc 2.8's?
    (rough part of course) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZblPuT-a9I

    If somebody can imbed the video's into a single post I would greatly appreciate it! Enjoy!

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    The RING20 this post was about is an old hull I believe...does anybody know how old the screw on screens were?

    Seen here:

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