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Old 12-13-2009, 08:09 PM
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Hows the Engine set-up gunne be?

2Motors on Stb & Port? Or Will It have 2 in the center of the CAT, like mono hulls?

I would go F350, being such a heavy boat. If your looking for high HP CAT's why not go all out with the F350. They would easy sling a larger prop than a F300
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Team Balla's Steakhouse View Post
Hows the Engine set-up gunne be?

2Motors on Stb & Port? Or Will It have 2 in the center of the CAT, like mono hulls?

I would go F350, being such a heavy boat. If your looking for high HP CAT's why not go all out with the F350. They would easy sling a larger prop than a F300

Yes, 2 motors on the stbd and 2 on the port side. She will have a dive platform in the middle.

The F350's are 804lbs each vs 558lbs for the new V6 300. So at a weight savings of 1000lbs across the back of a prototype boat that should run over 60mph to start with...... The owner and I talked about the 350's , but man they are just soooo heavy along with the fact that we are putting a 70-80 gallon livewell in the transom. Maybe after a few years, the owner can repower with the V8's and the 400's will be out by then.

If I could have only talked him into Vrod 350's......

I dont think 16000lbs is that much for a 40' cat with 600 gallons of fuel and 4 motors. We are going to have 200 gallons of the fuel in smaller tanks so he wont have to run heavy on every trip.
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Originally Posted by keepingitreel View Post
Will it have a level deck or will it have the bow step up like the 33?

She will have a step up somewhere in the boat. Not sure where though. We may start it closer to the console like Regulator does. That way the bow gets a cleaner look, but then you have to step up much sooner. We have never had a complaint that I am aware of on the 33'. The gunnel height is around 23" while on the step, which allows you to lock in while fighting a fish and allows you to reach further over the side with the tip of the rod if need be.
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i'll ask again,

how come no diesels ? how much loading and stress goes on the wing when sponsons get that big ?
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Originally Posted by jerseysportfisher View Post
i'll ask again,

how come no diesels ? how much loading and stress goes on the wing when sponsons get that big ?

Owner didnt want diesels. Diesels are more expensive and more difficult to rig. Speed wont be as fast either with straight drive. One big advantage would be a much more open transom/cockpit.

However I do think that IPS volvos would be ideal in a larger sedan style cat. I do have somenone talking about building one.

Obviously the tunnel panel will have more torsional stresses put on it, so we are beefing it up along with heavier bulkheads. The beauty of the arched tunnel is that it will have no stress risers like a squared off tunnel would.

Surprisingly the deck structure plays a huge role in overall stiffness of any boat, so we really arent that concerned with the tunnel.

Our 2 Freeman 33's in Venice, La have a combined 4300 hours of service with zero structural issues. Those guys run the hell out of them.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Luke 1386 View Post
Any chance of a 40 being in the water at the Miami show this year?

This boat will likely take 8 months to build and we started it last week. Not gonna be there, but damned I hope we can take it in 2011. Should be show stopper.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:57 AM
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Awesome idea and build!

Standing by for more pictures as this cat progresses.
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Originally Posted by bully View Post
This boat will likely take 8 months to build and we started it last week. Not gonna be there, but damned I hope we can take it in 2011. Should be show stopper.
A finished boat or the plug?
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Originally Posted by salesmanship View Post
A finished boat or the plug?

The finished boat. We will see how the 40 runs and see what kind of response we get before we decide to pull the trigger on any molds. If the 33 was any indication of how she'll run, we should be fine.
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very nice boat. suscribe
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:17 PM
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This should be very interesting to watch.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:32 PM
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with the new Yamaha 300 HP V6, will be over 60 MPH and closer to 63.

Have heard too many good things about the new Yamahas.

What is the ESD, Estimated Splash Date?
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Originally Posted by Captain Stanman View Post
with the new Yamaha 300 HP V6, will be over 60 MPH and closer to 63.

Have heard too many good things about the new Yamahas.

What is the ESD, Estimated Splash Date?


I'll take 63mph, especially with a decent fishing load. Good to hear about the new Yamahas. The coolest thing about the Yams is they now offer controls for quads.

Splash date should be in the August time frame. We cant wait to run her in steep 4 footers on 4 second intervals. Should be able to sip coffee running 40mph. Hell, I might even take a video of it and put it on Youtube as I run by the weather bouy.
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I cant wait to see the looks on the Yellowfin guys face when this rig walks by them in a steep 6' headsea
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Billy, that looks like a nice ride. Do you have any renderings or artist illustrations of the finished product you can post?
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I cant wait to see the looks on the Yellowfin guys face when this rig walks by them in a steep 6' headsea

That makes 2 of us. Of course we can never get that timing just right.
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Originally Posted by darbikrash View Post
Billy, that looks like a nice ride. Do you have any renderings or artist illustrations of the finished product you can post?
John

I am ashamed to say i dont yet. The 40 is basically a scaled 33, so for now just picture the 33 with much larger console and leaning post. Seriously, we are waiting on the renderings.

I do have some line drawings, but they are covered up with dimensions and notes in a PDF file and I dont think I can erase the details. I'll give it a try.

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I just want to see a picture of it.
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Originally Posted by westco View Post
I cant wait to see the looks on the Yellowfin guys face when this rig walks by them in a steep 6' headsea
Always have something to say dont you?
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Always have something to say dont you?
I do, I love YF boats, great boats...

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