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Old 11-11-2013, 10:28 AM
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We have multiple consoles to choose from but this is the specific one we wanted to use for the FWC as it has adequate storage space and they prefer the larger size. In person it looks very good and it could be the windshield that makes it look big.

Here is a link to our 28' Offshore:

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Thanks for posting the additional pictures, I need to make plans to come down and see it in person.
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I took it today for some testing. I tried a 19 Mirage but I didn't like it.

The 19 Tempest with the 300 Verado was the bomb.
I left my notebook in the boat that has all the stats on it so I will post the rest of the stats Tue.

average top speed was 53 MPH with 6 people
4200 RPM was a perfect cruise at 33 MPH and a range of 350 to 400 Miles on a 85 gal tank

We are going to put the T-Top on for the show. But I still have to do some testing with a inline 4 200 Verado after the show without a live well. So we will bring 2 different live wells to the show for options.

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See you down in Ft. Myers Bobby! Had to go back to New Smyrna today to get my truck, new transfer case and 400 miles later. ..
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Wow Bobby those are some impressive numbers!! Do you think the boat will perform even better with a lighter 4 stroke option?
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We will have to wait until we test the 200 v-rod to figure out top speed and fuel burn numbers but keep an eye on this thread as I will be posting all the information here.
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We will have to wait until we test the 200 v-rod to figure out top speed and fuel burn numbers but keep an eye on this thread as I will be posting all the information here.
Got a feeling this is the ticket!
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Here are the performance numbers I promised, I have been tied up the last couple of days.

Thread Fin 24 300 Verado 19 Tempest plus

RPM GPH MPH

1100 1.4 3.2
1500 2 7.2
2000 3.6 8.4
3200 6.7 18 on plain
4000 10.1 32
4500 13 36
5500 17.1 44
6350 30 53

Cruise 4200 33 MPH 350 to 400 mile range on 80 gal tank
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I checked out the 24 at the show. I like the layout but was very surprised at the interior gunnel finish? No bolsters to hide the finished edge that looked like it was cut with a pair of dull scissors? Wavy and chipped fiberglass turned me off completely. I was very interested in this boat until I saw this poor workmanship. You should never bring a product like that to a show because it makes one question the build quality throughout. The Tidewater 24 priced at $40k had a better finish at half the price. My wife, who knows very little about boats, quickly spotted the problem and said it looked "cheap". Not trying to slam you, but I hope you correct the issue before you lose a lot of potential customers.
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We brought the threadfin not 100% complete as were were under the gun for the FWC demo day. The show was a chance to let people see the layout of the boat and we had a fully finished model at the dock which belongs to the lee county sheriff. I was directing everyone that way and if you looked at the mojito you would have seen the quality as well. Im not sure if you spoke with me but I highly doubt it as you would know all of this. I will post photos of the sheriff boat that you clearly missed...
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Lee County Sheriff have two of our Threadfins

Just an FYI, the Threadfin we have on display will be at the St. Pete show fully finished. It was pretty easy to see that it was not complete as the Ttop was not mounted to the deck, the livewell leaning post was not installed, the trim piece for the cap was also not installed, etc. If you come to the show please make sure you talk to me, my name is Chris and am happy to talk with anyone and explain the boat and its current stage.
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We brought the threadfin not 100% complete as were were under the gun for the FWC demo day. The show was a chance to let people see the layout of the boat and we had a fully finished model at the dock which belongs to the lee county sheriff. I was directing everyone that way and if you looked at the mojito you would have seen the quality as well. Im not sure if you spoke with me but I highly doubt it as you would know all of this. I will post photos of the sheriff boat that you clearly missed...
I looked at the boat twice and nobody spoke to me. There was an older gentleman there and he did not say a word to me. I talked to a friend of mine after the show and asked him what he thought about your boat and he said "Hatchet Job" without me saying anything to him. Evidently nobody spoke to him either. Don't bring a boat to the show that is incomplete and you won't be forced to explain why it looks terrible. It's not my fault that I went to look at your boat expecting a finished product and you chose to display an unfinished product. Your response makes it sound like it is somehow my fault that I didn't seek out an explanation as to why the boat looked like crap? How many other "unfinished" boats were displayed at the show? This is not how you sell boats and I think most would agree. You "clearly missed" your chance to impress.
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I am very sorry no one spoke with you, I must have been grabbing food or talking with other people. We paid for a space to sell two of our demo boats and the 18' flats boat sold the first day of the show. You are 100% correct that no one should have to explain anything but in this situation that was the case, the Sheriff had both of their boats there at different points in time and I was directing everyone to them in order to see the completed boat. We could have left the Threadfin at the shop but felt it was a good idea to bring it in order for people to get a feel of the layout and also see the Mojito M230X which showcases the amount of customization available. I apologize again but I did my best to talk with every single person that so much as even glanced at the boat.
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I saw the boat and talked to Chris. He did send me over to the other boat. That hull looks awesome. Perfect for our coast. It's too bad the trailer boat wasn't finished but Chris explained it to me.
I have no idea why this other guy on here is so butthurt about it, it is what it is.
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I looked at the boat twice and nobody spoke to me. There was an older gentleman there and he did not say a word to me. I talked to a friend of mine after the show and asked him what he thought about your boat and he said "Hatchet Job" without me saying anything to him. Evidently nobody spoke to him either. Don't bring a boat to the show that is incomplete and you won't be forced to explain why it looks terrible. It's not my fault that I went to look at your boat expecting a finished product and you chose to display an unfinished product. Your response makes it sound like it is somehow my fault that I didn't seek out an explanation as to why the boat looked like crap? How many other "unfinished" boats were displayed at the show? This is not how you sell boats and I think most would agree. You "clearly missed" your chance to impress.
I experienced the same when looking at the boat.I looked at the boat 2 times today and I expected a high quality boat and friendly staff and every time I looked at it the more imperfections I found not to mention nobody spoke to me one time and I even got into the boat the second time late this afternoon and looked around. To start the interior of the boat has very "POOR" fit and finish. The forward gunnel cap supports by the front deck are not finished out to say the least. Definetley looks as if they are a after thought (looks to be glassed in after the fact) not to mention who ever glassed them in forgot the level totally lopsided.The gunnel cap looks like it was trimmed with a hack saw. (looked at the albury23 earlier in the day and it had no trim piece on the inner cap and was trimmed perfectly).Interior of the console was worse than anything I saw at show as far as neatness and layout. Moving on to the outside of the boat it looks good until you look at the rub rail.It looks like a blind man installed the rub rail. It has more waves in it than any other I saw at the show and the bends at the bow and stern are poor to say the least .The last thing i'm going to say about this boat is when looking around the stern of the boat at the motor/ porta bracket combo I overheard a conversation from a representative of Threadfin say how this boat's fiberglass pieces were built in 3 days at hann powerboats and then assembled in 5 or so days to be taken to a fwc demo. For the $78,000 (advertised on price sheet) at show I would expect far more time and attention to detail to be spent on the entire boat inside and out being priced at $78,000.00.
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I am very sorry no one spoke with you, I must have been grabbing food or talking with other people. We paid for a space to sell two of our demo boats and the 18' flats boat sold the first day of the show. You are 100% correct that no one should have to explain anything but in this situation that was the case, the Sheriff had both of their boats there at different points in time and I was directing everyone to them in order to see the completed boat. We could have left the Threadfin at the shop but felt it was a good idea to bring it in order for people to get a feel of the layout and also see the Mojito M230X which showcases the amount of customization available. I apologize again but I did my best to talk with every single person that so much as even glanced at the boat.
No problem, just wanted to give you an honest review. I was expecting top quality and was disappointed. I wish you and your company the best.
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I don't want to be part of the negative on this boat but I too was very disappointed. IMO, this boat should have never left the shop. What has been stated about the boat is pretty much what I felt as well.
The LEO boat should have been the show boat. I think people would understand that you have a fishing lay out in the shop and it was not ready for the show than to show a unfinished product or a hull that was rushed to get done. It is called a boat show, bring the best of what you got and show it.
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It is unfortunate but I have seen a few manufactures over the years rush to make a show and do themselves an injustice in product presentation.

I saw the boat and spoke to Kevin. Nice guy but he never mentioned the boat was unfinished and never mentioned the Sheriff's boat was available for viewing.

From the t top not being installed I guessed that this was one item left undone, but it was really not clearly explained to the extent that the boat was not finished. I think this probably left a lot of people with a negative impression of the boat.

Kevin did say that Hann will be at the upcoming St Pete show. I will be there as well and now look forward to seeing hopefully a perfect representation of Hann quality. But that might be too late for some that were in Ft. Myers though.
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Yes we will be at the St. Pete show with the completed Threadfin 24' to put all of the comments to rest and showcase our build quality. We will also have our brand new 28' Offshore model on display that is being wrapped up this week.

On another note there is no comparison between the Threadfin and a production boat such as Tidewater, the amount of time and the construction methods used just do not compare. I guarantee once we finish the Threadfin all of the negative comments will come to an end. We have built several of these boats and all of our customers have nothing but good things to say about the quality as well as fit and finish. I understand that if you were to see the boat and not know it was unfinished and only rigged for testing purposes you would have concerns about several details.

The purpose of this thread is to showcase what went into the build process and exactly how the boat is put together. Please go back to the first page of this thread and checkout all of the construction photos as I can assure everyone the way this boat is built is extremely high quality. I will be putting up more photos in the days to come in order to show everyone what the finished product looks like and all of the issues that people commented on being addressed.
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I have run a Threadfin for over the last 3&1/2 years. I have been guiding full time since 1995 and average over 400 charters a year. I have guided out of a 2 Back Countries, 23 Dorado, Century and Skeeter bay boats. This is the best boat I have ever owned. Bar NONE!!!! In the three plus years I've owned the boat I'VE put 2500hrs on the boat. There is not 1 stress crack. I will never own another boat. Bobby has taken my call or called me back every time I've had a question. So if you can get into this boat for $78,000. That's a hell of a deal on a bay boat of this caliber. Just so you guys know. I bought my boat. I am not sponsored by Threadfin. I was sponsored by Century till they went out of business. Then I was sponsored by Skeeter. I went out and bought my Threadfin while I was sponsored by skeeter and could have remained with skeeter if I had chose to. This is not a nock on skeeter boats in any way. They were a very well made bay boat. But it should tell you how impressive the Threadfin is. Hope this helps you guys that are wondering about this boat.

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