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    Post Looking for History regarding the Delta 13ft v-bottom race boat (FE, T-Boat) Xcalibur

    Hi,
    Known here in Ontario as a Delta. I have also seen them called Xcalibur or Excalibur in the south.
    If anyone knows the origins of this hull, post up what you know. I'm trying to compile the as much info as possible.

    here are some examples:






    Called Excalibur or Xcalibur here:
    https://www.louisianasportsman.com/l...e_ad&id=337893

    http://www.louisianasportsman.com/lp...le_ad&id=86015


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    Early mold off an Allison bottom. Wide pad. Wouldn't turn properly. Critchfield molded from the Delta. His ladter boats finally would turn.
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    Still looking for more info. If anyone has any details to add, please post them up. I've been racing this hull this season and so far it turns quite a bit better than the Voodoo I ran last year. Same motor, but now a short shaft. Boat might be 100lbs lighter too. Perhaps those factors contribute to the better cornering.

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    found some more info here:
    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...16509-DP-Class


    and again, nothing definitive, but another photo:
    http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forum...3-Allison-boat
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    You can go to HPBC pics and videos 1986 Dunville and see my 1972 Delta ..The tag on the transom said Delta.. S&W Boats out of Indiana..The S was for Bob Sanders I was told who started working on them in Louisiana ..I think he may have built some later under another name..My boat was owned by Bill Vogel #302 out of Florida who I believe was EP national champ in 74 or 75..It was a tuff good running boat ...back then we ran off a thrust jack...and everything depended on your set up ...It was 14 years old in 86 when we ran it for the last time..In 87 I switched to my Critchfield which was the first to ever run at Dunville ..You can see it in the video 1987 Dunville and was still on the thrust jack even though you could have power trim beginning that year..Back then they were totally stock engines,you could change plugs,jets and props and relief holes for exhuast and that was it... plus weigh 840..lol..Please correct me if I missed something as it was a long time ago...Thanks Jim #302
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    Thanks Jim! I just did a quick search of HPBC.ca and found this thread where you and others discuss Dunnville 1986 and the Delta boats. Appreciated. thanks.

    http://www.hpbc.ca/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3353

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    Relating to Sanders and Wooldridge, taken from this article:
    http://www.fiberglassics.com/library...nvader_History

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    Meanwhile, George spent this time working with Bob Sanders in a garage across the street from the plant on his next designs. Bob was from Louisiana, raced the 14’ V hull and had spent time at the factory trying to improve the 14’ V hull. It was during this time that George and Bob developed the last high performance V bottom hull. A very light weight racing 13’ V hull that would take advantage of OMC’s new three cylinder “Stinger” engine. The hull was incredibly fast and only one complete boat is known to still exist today.
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    Could that boat mentioned be the Delta race boat?

    The article also references a company name: "Delta Marine".

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