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Old 05-18-2017, 06:38 AM   #61
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This is what boatbuilders do when they are not blasting around at warp speed in the Bahamas beautiful waters. Meet the guys behind this work of art. In the middle is John Gazza, John is the visionary muscle behind this project. To his right in the white shirt is Steve Matthews, boat designer extroadinaire. I would like to say that Steve takes all of John's ideas and puts them on paper like in my day, but he does all his majical work on a computer. Last but not least is my son Rich Scheffer Jr. Rich has worked with me at Tribute for the last 23 or so years, at least since he finished college. He has been an invaluable help for me building big old 58 to 86' sportfish boats. He is the hands on guy, that will bring everyone elses ideas to reality. My God, I wish I had people like this around me when I started Tribute back in 92' Rich
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Awesome to see a crew come together like that.

Congrats on a very beautiful boat.
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Guys, no outboards for the 75 sportfish, twin 2600 MTU's for this boat. If they decide on a slightly smaller 60-65 footer, a pair of 1900 hp MAN"s would be in order. Check out my website tributeboats.com. we built a 68 ft sportfish with a step hull for Dick Moroso some years back.1400 hp Cats were not quite enough, 44 kts were all we could get out of it. Rich
We looked at the lightweight 61 footer you built for Mr. Moroso a number years back when it came up for sale. Wasn't it good for 50 knots with the small 1150hp MTU V12's?
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JD, you're close,48 and change was where she ran when everything was right. Rich
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WOW!!! Beautiful boat!
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JD, you're close,48 and change was where she ran when everything was right. Rich
What scared my dad away were stories of how much tender loving care the running surfaces needed to keep them nice and slick and FAST!! ! A boat like that with the new MTU or MAN 1200-1250 hp V8's would be interesting. My dad used to own the 65 Monterey Colonel which was the former Gina Lisa. The folks who bought it from him took out the Givens 16V92's and repowered with 1500hp MTU V10's with no loss of perfomance and better fuel economy. My dad had also looked at putting Cat 3412's.
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My absolute favorite thread of 2017 thus far... Congrats fellas, you have achieved perfection! Nothing makes my head turn like a Tribute!
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Any chance on posting some interior pics showing the layout bow to stern.
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[QUOTE=jdm61;10285006]What scared my dad away were stories of how much tender loving care the running surfaces needed to keep them nice and slick and FAST!! ! A boat like that with the new MTU or MAN 1200-1250 hp V8's would be interesting. My dad used to own the 65 Monterey Colonel which was the former Gina Lisa. The folks who bought it from him took out the Givens 16V92's and repowered with 1500hp MTU V10's with no loss of perfomance and better fuel economy. My dad had also looked at putting Cat 3412's.[/QUOT



Did your dad's Monterey go to Cape May?
It was renamed The Beast?
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https://www.facebook.com/piratescove...3001185383534/ Hey guys see if this works. It is another video of the 37 at speed. Rich
Doesn't get any better than that!!!
You have a lot to be proud of with your son and the rest of the crew
Pretty work!!
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What scared my dad away were stories of how much tender loving care the running surfaces needed to keep them nice and slick and FAST!! ! A boat like that with the new MTU or MAN 1200-1250 hp V8's would be interesting. My dad used to own the 65 Monterey Colonel which was the former Gina Lisa. The folks who bought it from him took out the Givens 16V92's and repowered with 1500hp MTU V10's with no loss of perfomance and better fuel economy. My dad had also looked at putting Cat 3412's.[/QUOT



Did your dad's Monterey go to Cape May?
It was renamed The Beast?
Not sure. I know that it sold recently. WhenI saw the listing, I e-mailed the broker to see if it was our old boat and he filled me in on the repower, etc. If The Beast was a 65' with MTU V-10's then it was our old boat.
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Not sure. I know that it sold recently. WhenI saw the listing, I e-mailed the broker to see if it was our old boat and he filled me in on the repower, etc. If The Beast was a 65' with MTU V-10's then it was our old boat.
That's it,they did re-power her
They sold it and bought a big Viking enclosed bridge
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That's it,they did re-power her
They sold it and bought a big Viking enclosed bridge
That's ironic. The original owner sold it and bought one of the early huge 70+ foot Vikings. His wife made him do it and he was supposedly not happy because he had won the Mid-Atlantic White tournament among others with that Monterey. .
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Guys, no outboards for the 75 sportfish, twin 2600 MTU's for this boat. If they decide on a slightly smaller 60-65 footer, a pair of 1900 hp MAN"s would be in order. Check out my website tributeboats.com. we built a 68 ft sportfish with a step hull for Dick Moroso some years back.1400 hp Cats were not quite enough, 44 kts were all we could get out of it. Rich
Was that a Grant designed stepped hull?
Always wondered why another large stepped diesel SF was not built, any thoughts?
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This makes most of the other boats in this category look like toys!
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PacBlue, Yes that was a Gary Grant designed hull. The design was owned by Dick Moroso. Unfortunately Dick passed away from cancer before this boat was done. Dick was probably one of the best friends I ever had, I still miss him terribly. I just let this design rest with him! Rich
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Thanks for sharing that sentiment and God bless those trailblazing fisherman who have gone before us.
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This is what boatbuilders do when they are not blasting around at warp speed in the Bahamas beautiful waters. Meet the guys behind this work of art. In the middle is John Gazza, John is the visionary muscle behind this project. To his right in the white shirt is Steve Matthews, boat designer extroadinaire. I would like to say that Steve takes all of John's ideas and puts them on paper like in my day, but he does all his majical work on a computer. Last but not least is my son Rich Scheffer Jr. Rich has worked with me at Tribute for the last 23 or so years, at least since he finished college. He has been an invaluable help for me building big old 58 to 86' sportfish boats. He is the hands on guy, that will bring everyone elses ideas to reality. My God, I wish I had people like this around me when I started Tribute back in 92' Rich
Guy on the left looks vaguely familiar...

What are your max RPMs now?

Very impressive.
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This is what boatbuilders do when they are not blasting around at warp speed in the Bahamas beautiful waters. Meet the guys behind this work of art. In the middle is John Gazza, John is the visionary muscle behind this project. To his right in the white shirt is Steve Matthews, boat designer extroadinaire. I would like to say that Steve takes all of John's ideas and puts them on paper like in my day, but he does all his majical work on a computer. Last but not least is my son Rich Scheffer Jr. Rich has worked with me at Tribute for the last 23 or so years, at least since he finished college. He has been an invaluable help for me building big old 58 to 86' sportfish boats. He is the hands on guy, that will bring everyone elses ideas to reality. My God, I wish I had people like this around me when I started Tribute back in 92' Rich
What kind of place you guys hang out in?

Gotta love the baseball bat under the bar counter in the pic.

I hear resins can make you crazy.

The boat is Bad Ass.
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