A or B Class racing runabout
CLASS A-B racing runabout was designed to fit into APBA racing classes that are no longer active. It's not a toy, but a full-fledged racing boat. Speed potentials are fantastic! Straightaway runs in excess of 60 mph have been attained in Class "A", and over 70 mph in Class "B"! Obviously such speeds are attained with the most finely tuned motor and boat combination.
Our CLASS A-B provides unlimited thrills on the water for those willing to optimize their racing machine. She has all the requirements to make you a winner, full length, flaring sides and cut-away bow prevent tripping on those fast, tight turns. Our designers took great care to reduce frontal area for minimum wind resistance, together with just the proper amount of wetted surface for maximum speeds with safety. Construction is simple, but lightweight and strong. Whether using our Plans and Patterns or a Frame Kit and Plans, getting into the winners' circle will be easier when building your CLASS A-B runabout the Glen-L way.
- Length overall:
- Hull depth:
- 13 1/2"
- Hull weight (approx.)::
- 110 lbs.
- Racing weight min. class A:
- 345 lbs.
- Racing weight min. class B:
- 395 lbs.
- Class racing division::
- Designed for APBA "A" or "B" runabout racing.
These classes are no longer active.
- Hull type:
- Feature high speed monoplane bottoms with wide, flaring, anti-trip chine sides. Canted decks combined with wedge-shaped planform minimizes frontal resistance. All surfaces are developed for sheet plywood planking for minimum hull weight.
- Power: Short shaft outboard motor - Class A:
- Over 7.5 through 15 cu. in.
- Power: Short shaft outboard motor - Class B:
- Over 15 through 20 cu. in.
- For Pleasure use:
- 10 hp
Note: "Pleasure" hp rating is based on the formula contained in the US Boating and Safety Act. This horsepower limitation does not apply to boats intended for racing.
- Can the hull be extended or shortened?:
- Yes. Up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. We do not recommend increasing the beam.