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Capt. Steve Barnes 09-30-2012 10:10 AM

There is no cap. The hull is built in a mold and the gunwals are formed with foam and glassed. The hull is molded but the inside of the baots can be one off customs. Yes the blue you are seeing is airex foam board.

Offshore Fun 09-30-2012 03:04 PM

Thanks Bullshipper & Capt Steve Barnes for answering those questions. I've been busy this weekend and just had time to check in. I'll be posting more pics as I get them. Steve seems to be sending a few every couple of days. After we take delivery I'll be posting many pics for those who want to see (along with some bloody decks, we hope) and all the #'s for those who are asking about the new mercs with this new hull.
After we visited with Scott this weekend and got to see it ourselves, we cant wait to see what it can do.

CANARIANFISHER 10-01-2012 12:23 AM

so, this way gives you more flexibility when a customer wants something different .... well thought ... and not so many molds around the shop

Coral Head 10-01-2012 03:49 PM

I see how the hull is built in a mold, but what materials and processes are used to lay it up?


:tht_rulez:

DavenFla 10-01-2012 04:31 PM

http://ameracat.com/

Their web site is comprehensive.

Coral Head 10-01-2012 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by DavenFla (Post 4977203)
http://ameracat.com/

Their web site is comprehensive.

Thanks :thumbsup:

CaptainMadMike 10-01-2012 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by DavenFla (Post 4977203)
http://ameracat.com/

Their web site is comprehensive.

The pricing link does not work do you need to call them ;?

DavenFla 10-01-2012 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by CaptainMadMike (Post 4977364)
The pricing link does not work do you need to call them ;?

Well ...since I've no connection with Amercat your guess is as good as mine.;? Let conscience be your guide.

SEATOAD 10-01-2012 06:39 PM

Very interested. I can't wait too see the finished product.

Laka 10-05-2012 05:19 PM

Please post more updates with pics.

Offshore Fun 10-05-2012 06:48 PM

I'll be posting more pics as I get them.

Offshore Fun 10-13-2012 03:04 PM

Updates
 
She's coming along and should be ready in a few weeks.

Ameracat 27
Twin Mercury 150 4s

We went over the electronics placements a few days ago

Mercury smartCraft gauges
humminbird 898csi
Garmin 740s with gxm 51 weather
Garmin auto pilot
Vhf
Remote Go Light on T-Top

LED front and rear spreader lights
LED under T-Top light (red & white)
Lewmar Pro Fish 700 Windless
House Battery with VSR
Saltwater washdown
8 Gunnel rod holders
Under gunnel rod holders
Center livewell and two seats with storage in transom
Kingfish rod holders
6 transom rod holders
Divided fishbox in bow step

I'll be posting updated pics as soon as I get them

Offshore Fun 10-30-2012 06:09 PM

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Not much new except these 2 pics.
I should be getting updates and more pics tomorrow

THE BARRACUDA 10-30-2012 07:25 PM

Those Mec 150's look real sharp.

Offshore Fun 10-30-2012 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by THE BARRACUDA (Post 5061042)
Those Mec 150's look real sharp.

They will look even sharper in a week or so when I get to see how they run

elbanko 10-31-2012 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by Offshore Fun (Post 4960881)
The build of our new Ameracat 27
The wife and I love our offshore fishing and had a 23' center console and most weekends the seas did not cooperate for our boat. We did a lot of research and decided on the Ameracat 27 for our needs. (getting older and needed a better ride)
We called Scott and Steve at Ameracat and they were patient at taking us out on multi sea trials. First one seas were to flat (lake Atlantic). They were more than happy to let us come back when the seas were up and try again. Seas were up and inlet was nasty with a strong outgoing tide and east wind. We loved the ride and placed the order.
They showed us again their great patients with our many changes with design and options.
Were going with the new 150 Merc 4s motors.
The boat should be coming out of the mold this week and Steve already started sending us pictures of the build.

I've met Steve and have the utmost respect for him and his boats. I looked at an Americat 27 w/merc 150 f/s and fell in love with it. Best boat I've ever seen. Unfortunatly the boat was just a little out of reach for me financially. I wish I could have swung the deal, I settled with a 2001 Boston Whaler 260 Outrage, and bought it from a terrible shoddy dealer, Boaters Exchange, and have had nothing but problems with the engines, they didn't deliver the boat in the condition it was promised, and the work they did was soooo bad that it has caused further problems. You made a great choice buying a boat from Americat, like I said, these guys are "A1" plus in my book and so is their product.

elbanko 10-31-2012 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by Offshore Fun (Post 5012539)
She's coming along and should be ready in a few weeks.

Ameracat 27
Twin Mercury 150 4s

We went over the electronics placements a few days ago

Mercury smartCraft gauges
humminbird 898csi
Garmin 740s with gxm 51 weather
Garmin auto pilot
Vhf
Remote Go Light on T-Top

LED front and rear spreader lights
LED under T-Top light (red & white)
Lewmar Pro Fish 700 Windless
House Battery with VSR
Saltwater washdown
8 Gunnel rod holders
Under gunnel rod holders
Center livewell and two seats with storage in transom
Kingfish rod holders
6 transom rod holders
Divided fishbox in bow step

I'll be posting updated pics as soon as I get them

That is gonna be one awesome boat!

Offshore Fun 10-31-2012 03:37 PM

Thanks Elbanko, they are great guys
You must have seen our boat.
To bad you couldn't swing one.
Hope you get the problems worked out with your boat

Offshore Fun 11-04-2012 02:11 PM

Should be picking her up on Friday.
I'll try to get a bunch of pics posted over the weekend.
Also hoping to get out in the Gulf over the weekend to get a few red grouper to break her in.

Offshore Fun 11-06-2012 05:21 PM

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Getting the final touches ready for our pick up


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