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Old 03-21-2017, 07:11 AM
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What a beautiful boat!
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Keepah View Post
Gorgeous boat. I know this is a minor detail considering all the work that went into this project, but is that dark green bottom paint? I have a sea foam green center console and am looking for a bottom paint color. I'm not crazy about black and I tried white but didn't care for the yellowish brown staining that occurred over the season at the waterline. The combo you used on this boat looks really nice. thanks
My Carolina Classic has Aqua Mist painted topsides, which are pretty similar though a bit lighter than sea foam. I used that same Micron 66 green color and it went very well with the blue-green hull. It's also great bottom paint in terms of anti-fouling effectiveness (at least in my area).
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:09 AM
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man...she is a work of art.

if i ever find a spare million laying around, my first stop would be at lightning yachts.
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:55 PM
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very Nice Bill !
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:27 AM
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headed across the Pamlico sound last Saturday. Not exactly slick calm but cruising at a comfortable 30 knots.

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Old 07-19-2017, 10:09 AM
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Looks like the bow flair works...not a drop of spray on the camera even while filming at the rail... nice work Bill
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:40 AM
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I am curious if you ever got the new props on her and what her fuel burn at cruise is and what she tops out at?
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:13 PM
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Looks like the bow flair works...not a drop of spray on the camera even while filming at the rail... nice work Bill

100% agree.

That is a very dry boat. You can almost feel the design working and appreciate the torque of those diesels. Practically zero reduction of speed when slicing thru!

Edit: pretty quiet for a diesel too. Very nice

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Old 08-08-2017, 05:28 AM
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Awesome build! What is that type of wood honey comb you used for the cabin called? Ihave tried looking it up with no luck. Thanks
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:17 AM
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Edit: pretty quiet for a diesel too. Very nice

That's what I was thinking too watching the video. Is it really that quiet or is it just the video?

Awesome looking boat!
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by bcnucs View Post
Awesome build! What is that type of wood honey comb you used for the cabin called? Ihave tried looking it up with no luck. Thanks
The polypropelene brand honeycomb we use is either Carbon Core (ex. Nida Core) or Plascore. We don't use it for anything except the decks but are now making all the decks with it including the foredeck. It has inherent sound deadening properties that block low frequencies and we add layers of Thinsulate to block the remaining high frequency noise.

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That's what I was thinking too watching the video. Is it really that quiet or is it just the video?

Awesome looking boat!
Thanks! Yes, the exhaust is by far the loudest thing you hear. The owner is very particular about noise and we added an extra sound barrier in addition to the Thinsulate and it worked very well.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:54 PM
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That is my dream express. No words....
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The 37 is on her way home for some more teak (bridge deck) and several more additions, then on her way to south Florida for the winter! Just got the text "170 miles, 169 gallons, 30.5 knots" not to shabby considering the leftovers from Melissa you guys in the northeast had today!
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:36 AM
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love this boat .
Awesome job Bills106!
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He's running her through OI today I believe, just got e-mail from him asking about the inlet. Says he gets about 1.4nmpg at 30kt cruise.
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He's running her through OI today I believe, just got e-mail from him asking about the inlet. Says he gets about 1.4nmpg at 30kt cruise.
That'll be a push, just passed Barrnegat light (AIS). I believe those numbers were with an older set of wheels, current set are much better
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:15 AM
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These are screen captures from several of the sets of wheels we tried on initial sea trials at 30 knots, the current new set is markedly improved.



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Maybe tomorrow then, he was just asking for info on the inlet, figured it would be today. Waiting on his call, told him I'm meet him out front if needed.
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:05 AM
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Maybe tomorrow then, he was just asking for info on the inlet, figured it would be today. Waiting on his call, told him I'm meet him out front if needed.
Awesome Abel, thank you!!! By the last AIS fix he should be close to Cape May now.
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to give me drive to continue to slave to making a living could you simply ballpark the cost of such a fine vessel,if not I understand.simply beautiful
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