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Old RaceBoard info?

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Created by P.C_simpson A week ago, 8 Jul 2019
P.C_simpson
WA, 1371 posts
8 Jul 2019 11:27AM
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Hi guys, just looking at this race board, only got these pics to go off, anyone know what year it is? i'm thinking 1988 but, can't gind pics of another anywhere, i know there are still Raceboard guys out there that know what year etc.




RichardG
WA, 2632 posts
8 Jul 2019 11:34AM
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This is the 1987 F2 Lightning Race. The specs are also below:








P.C_simpson
WA, 1371 posts
8 Jul 2019 11:39AM
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Yeah writing is the same, don't have the bar code, also centre board case is different.

RichardG
WA, 2632 posts
8 Jul 2019 12:29PM
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Freesail magazine article circa 86-87. I think the graphics in this article are wrong as they are an amalgam of the F2 Lightning and Lightning Race EC. The article indicates the EC Lightning Race in Australia had a smaller centreboard so this might explain some of the differences you reference.



Chris249
247 posts
8 Jul 2019 1:28PM
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If I recall correctly, the test is quite right and it was great in big winds but lacked volume for light wind speed. At the time it was made, Dunky was young and still small - just two years before he had been way too small to use the previous model Lightning, which was only for big guys.

Still probably loads of fun and perhaps better for blasting than many newer Raceboards which were designed more around upwind/downwind courses.

olskool
QLD, 1407 posts
8 Jul 2019 4:03PM
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I picked up a similar year model for a mate here at GB. $150 Complete, mastbase cb. Its definately a lower volume RB compared to later models. Will see if i can get a photo.



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