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Bullshipper 11-06-2012 05:53 PM

Whats with their website? No pricing, prop tests, mention of kit boats, new model versus old model info, etc.

Anyone have an Ameracat link that works?

JOEKEN 11-06-2012 06:42 PM

Congratulations! Looks great!

Offshore Fun 11-17-2012 06:12 PM

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Picked her up last weekend and only had a couply hrs on Monday to run her on our lake.
3900 RPM 30 MPH 2.5 MPG with half tank of gas, 2 people and light load.
I'll post more #'s when we get out fishing.

Bullshipper 11-17-2012 06:21 PM

I really like the layout you decided on. Hard to find a lot of the fishing amenities like these in a used cat.

Commander Coo1 11-17-2012 06:32 PM

I stumbled upon the factory the other day and saw your boat in its final stages of rigging. What a sweet ride! I would love to won one someday! Congrats and dont forget to let us know what performance number you get with it!

Offshore Fun 11-17-2012 06:38 PM

Thanks Bullshipper & Commander. We put some time in with the layout and had lots of help from Scott & Steve.

THE BARRACUDA 11-17-2012 10:01 PM

Awesome!! Great layout, excellent electric rigging.

bsh102 11-18-2012 06:18 AM

Very nice, well layed out.

Offshore Fun 11-18-2012 09:43 AM

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We wanted transom rod holders and removable rear seats, so this is what Scott came up for us. Both sides in or out in less than a minute

JOEKEN 11-18-2012 09:59 AM

I like those rear seats. Very nice!

bens2 11-18-2012 10:15 AM

Very nice. Please post some video and full of fuel numbers if you can. Enjoy in good health!!!

Offshore Fun 11-18-2012 12:55 PM

Thanks everyone, We hope to get out in the GOM next weekend for some red grouper.
I'll have some better #'s after that. Still need to get and mount knife holders, cutting board and such to make her complete. Also looking for engine supports (transom savers).
I have for yamaha but these Mercs are different. Does anyone knows what will fit the new merc 150's ?

Bullshipper 11-18-2012 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by Offshore Fun (Post 5110084)
Thanks everyone, We hope to get out in the GOM next weekend for some red grouper.
I'll have some better #'s after that. Still need to get and mount knife holders, cutting board and such to make her complete. Also looking for engine supports (transom savers).
I have for yamaha but these Mercs are different. Does anyone knows what will fit the new merc 150's ?

You can mount a big fillet or bait board on the top of your cooler, and also mount the knife holder there to.

Keeps the boat nice,r with fewer holes and the board adds insulation and weight to the cooler top keeping the seal tighter saving ice. That way you also have a cutting board when you use the cooler for hunting, tailgating, not just when you go boating.

GCC 11-18-2012 07:12 PM

Do they offer an option to have the inside of the boat faired, or does it only come with the un-faired fiberglass gelcoat finish?

Offshore Fun 11-18-2012 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by GCC (Post 5110904)
Do they offer an option to have the inside of the boat faired, or does it only come with the un-faired fiberglass gelcoat finish?

Thats a question you would have to ask Scott or Steve at Ameracat.
I liked that finish so I never asked. Didn't want any more shinny finishes to scratch up. I tend to spend to much time cleaning and waxing and keeping our boats looking like new.
If and when that finish gets scratched it will be easy to repair. That along with no permanent vinyl except on helm seat = less time cleaning after every trip

Offshore Fun 11-18-2012 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by Bullshipper (Post 5110881)
You can mount a big fillet or bait board on the top of your cooler, and also mount the knife holder there to.

Keeps the boat nice,r with fewer holes and the board adds insulation and weight to the cooler top keeping the seal tighter saving ice. That way you also have a cutting board when you use the cooler for hunting, tailgating, not just when you go boating.

I don't carry an extra cooler. All 4 compartments are insulated and could be used as coolers. I like to keep the deck space open for more room and safety

GCC 11-18-2012 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by Offshore Fun (Post 5111019)
Thats a question you would have to ask Scott or Steve at Ameracat.
I liked that finish so I never asked. Didn't want any more shinny finishes to scratch up. I tend to spend to much time cleaning and waxing and keeping our boats looking like new.
If and when that finish gets scratched it will be easy to repair. That along with no permanent vinyl except on helm seat = less time cleaning after every trip

Understood. The only thing with a rough finish that would concern me is mildew/algae growth in the tiny spots where water sits.

renagade69 11-19-2012 05:16 AM


Originally Posted by GCC (Post 5111099)
Understood. The only thing with a rough finish that would concern me is mildew/algae growth in the tiny spots where water sits.

Mildew grows in non skid and smooth gel cote also. They can fair and sand it allot smoother for you. Its just time and materials.

jdc 12-13-2012 04:08 AM

Any updated performance numbers on this rig?

Beautiful BTW. Definitely on the list when I move up.

Regards

Jody

jdc 12-13-2012 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by jdc (Post 5173109)
Any updated performance numbers on this rig?

Beautiful BTW. Definitely on the list when I move up.

Regards

Jody

Sorry, one more question--any clue as to the weight of the rig? Can't find those number on the website.


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