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elbanko 12-13-2012 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by Offshore Fun (Post 5108777)
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.

That is one beautiful ride.....u will not grow out of that boat, like I said, Steve and the guys over there are great also! Great buy!

catfoiler 12-13-2012 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by jdc (Post 5173110)
Sorry, one more question--any clue as to the weight of the rig? Can't find those number on the website.

No offense but:
I wouldn't believe the manufacturer on weight. I'm not saying that this one would lie just in general many times the manufacturer is significantly off from reality.

Offshore Fun 12-13-2012 05:25 PM


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

No updated #'s yet. I've been out of town working and then on vacation till now.
Should be getting another set of props to try on Saturday. Mine is the first 27 Gen II with the new merc 150's. Rick and Steve @ Ameracat are working on getting them dialed in.

We can't wait to get her out fishing, and as soon as we do I'll post the updates.
All we need now is a weekend with good weather and seas.

Offshore Fun 12-13-2012 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by jdc (Post 5173110)
Sorry, one more question--any clue as to the weight of the rig? Can't find those number on the website.

I never got it to a scale yet but I was thinking about it.
My best guess would be.
3200 when pulled from mold (from scott @ Ameracat)
A guess of about 4000 after t-top, center console and rigging.
1000 for motors. 1000 for 150 gallons gas and that takes us to 6000.
Ready to fish should be @ 6500.
Trailer I think is around 1300 wich gives us 7800#"s to drag behind truck.
All numbers rounded off.
I know someone is going to tell me I'm way off, but this is a guess to answer the question.

jdc 12-13-2012 05:52 PM

Thanks for both answers. Was just roughly curious about the weight.

Look forward to hearing performance numbers when you get a chance to get the boat out.

Bullshipper 12-13-2012 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by Offshore Fun (Post 5175269)
I never got it to a scale yet but I was thinking about it.
My best guess would be.
3200 when pulled from mold (from scott @ Ameracat)
A guess of about 4000 after t-top, center console and rigging.
1000 for motors. 1000 for 150 gallons gas and that takes us to 6000.
Ready to fish should be @ 6500.
Trailer I think is around 1300 wich gives us 7800#"s to drag behind truck.
All numbers rounded off.
I know someone is going to tell me I'm way off, but this is a guess to answer the question.

my 22 seacat weights 3200 dry, no motors, no trailer.

AmeraCat 12-15-2012 08:46 PM

I posted some videos of the new 27' AMERACAT on Facebook but I can't figure out how to post them here. My personnel genll 27' with tanks below deck weighed 3,340 lb. On a certified scale. That's as close to an accurate weight as I can get.

Bullshipper 12-15-2012 09:17 PM


Originally Posted by AmeraCat (Post 5180723)
I posted some videos of the new 27' AMERACAT on Facebook but I can't figure out how to post them here. My personnel genll 27' with tanks below deck weighed 3,340 lb. On a certified scale. That's as close to an accurate weight as I can get.

Thanks Scott. Hope the videos are on your web site.

lingcod 12-15-2012 09:42 PM

Just go to their Facebook page. Here's one. Rather eye-opening! :o

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=...type=2&theater

AmeraCat 12-17-2012 07:00 PM

Here is a link to a good video on YouTube.

piazzafatb 12-17-2012 07:22 PM

A litle bit nasty. ;cool;

Like the 360 :thumbsup:

Don't. Know if the bouncing was in purpose ???

Nice cat.

AmeraCat 12-18-2012 09:12 AM

We were having way to much fun out there that day. I went out the x day in the 31 but had no one to video it. 31 ate that up.

Mr. Demeanor 12-18-2012 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by AmeraCat (Post 5186694)
Here is a link to a good video on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KwGP0I-2k8&sns=em

Log into your youtube account, manage videos, and there is an option to "stabilize" your video. That will take a lot of the shakeyness out of it.

Bullshipper 12-18-2012 10:12 AM

Pocket trim tabs are in order.

THE BARRACUDA 12-18-2012 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by Bullshipper (Post 5188212)
Pocket trim tabs are in order.

But if you have to put to much tab to hold the bow down, say good bye to your fuel.

Riptide31 12-18-2012 01:15 PM

If everyone is opposed to tabs, may need some wedges under the engines if it was trimmed down all the way. some cats need them, others dont.

AmeraCat 12-18-2012 07:34 PM

Green boat had no gear and little fuel it was on its first sea trial. It was also his first time driving the boat, he is starting to get the hang of it. Here is another video.

Bullshipper 12-18-2012 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by AmeraCat (Post 5190065)
Green boat had no gear and little fuel it was on its first sea trial. It was also his first time driving the boat, he is starting to get the hang of it. Here is another video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbS5CClzYTo&sns=em


The console is well forward giving everyone a lot of room in the rear for a smooth ride, but the owner is getting jacked up and down and has no other tools at his disposal to help except to slow down. Thats not why he paid extra for a cat and larger motors IMO.

This is a fast light hull with a lot of horsepower that will need tab from time to time in rough seas like any other hull. I personally want speed in rough seas and not be bounced around. A little bit a tab is more efficient that wedges on a motor, hence the suggestion.

You added forward weight with a taller gen 2 gunwhale, so tabs that are out of the way are a natural progression to crush the head sea ride as she stays nose high in a following sea, just lke she should.

Again just one guy's opinion, and you proved me wrong before.

passman 12-18-2012 09:17 PM

Really nice looking boat, the Merc 150's look great too. What props are you running?

AmeraCat 12-18-2012 09:31 PM

Ameracat customers dont pay extra to have a catamaran. Ice in the seven foot fish box and cooler in the bow will help hold nose a little better , not to mention when there is some gear in the bow like anchor and chain. Most of the new 27's have 150's on them but they leave right away and I haven't been able to run them much. I'm trying to get the helicopter set up for some new high quality videos. I wasn't aware that anyone has ever proven you wrong. LOL


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