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Old 01-04-2013, 10:02 AM
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Really enjoyed the last build, looking forward to this next build, good luck!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
Seriously? A 48' outboard powered express (insert puking icon)
this.
Old 01-04-2013, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by miamizx View Post
Tons of big CCs with quads around. Don't see the tourney guys cry about 4 props...

And you could raise these out of the water if you needed to.
You said it! CC is a big difference because you can walk to the bow away from the engines. I don't really see this as being much of a fishing boat. Boats like this are big game fishing boats that mostly back down when they have a large fish on. You are not going to do that with 4 outboards on a bracket hanging off the transome. Cool thought but not really practical as a fishing boat. Maybe for a cruiser but not for fishing unless its a walkaround.
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what happens when this happens with quad yamahas?

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what happens when this happens with quad yamahas?

You lose a fish and call SeaTow!
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Obviously, not every boat can please every crowd but there are always nitch markets of people that have different purposes and needs in a boat. As a custom builder, we dont have to worry about presenting a product that fits the majority which really helps us with creativity and innovation. In this case its no secret that stretching the limits of an outboard style boat is what we are trying to achieve. We understand that a guy intending to enter dozens of billfish tournaments every year probobly isnt going to favor a boat setup like this but there are hundreds of options for that person with other boats and manufacturers. On they other hand there are plenty of people out there that love outboards, find more importannce to the interior benefits this setup adds, have always fished outboard style boats big or small, or simply want a boat this size with respectable performance and a reasonable price tag which can be hard to accomplish sometimes. For those people this will be a new option that has never been available before.*

As far as performance with the outboard, going both forward and backward there are pros and cons just like any setup. To meet the same performance, a twin inboard setup would cost nearly twice as much which obviously affects the price tag. Not to mention what the price difference and time difference will be years down the road when its time for a repower. Again, some people dont care or dont worry about things like that now but some do. As far as backing down, no you cant back down on a fish like a 65' sportfish will but there are things we can do with design work on the transom and engine bracket that improve the backing down tendancies of your typical outboard style boat. And yes you can cut your fishing line on the props but thats really no different than any other hardcore fishing center console out there or the same props that sit under any inboard boat.

At the end of the day we feel were just putty another new boating option out there for boaters and fisherman, understanding that it wont be for everyone. We might even be able to put someone in an enclosed bridge boat with an interior you ususally find in a 60' boat that could have never swung it with traditional setups and layouts!!! Thanks again to everyone that follows our progress and hope you enjoy this one as we get started. We will def. try to answer any questions. *-Thanks
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They don't back down on fish in Lake Norman....
Old 01-04-2013, 11:50 AM
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Just my 2 cents:

Love the 36 build and look forward to seeing this one too. The boat is a one off and that is why it may not appeal to the masses. I am not in love with the quad idea but go for it. the look of the enclosed bridge falls short in the looks department in my eyes. I know this is just a rendering and an option, i m just stating my opinion.

Are the quads going to have the new joystick setup?

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Call me a purist, but I just don't like outboards on something like this. But then, I ain't stroking the check off on it, either...
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Would never spend money on it but glad to see different stuff in the boating industry. May not be my taste but who cares, whats the stateroom layout? What are you doing with the extra space where the engine room would be? How are you making up for all the weight on the transom?
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Without the heavy inboards tucked under the floor this thing will have a higher center of gravity especially with the enclosed bridge. Also that takes some weight from the middle/back of the vessel and puts it strictly on the back. Any way you guys are balancing this out with added weight or structure beneath the floor?
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going to assume this boat is being built for someone, spill the beans- anyone famous?
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love it..subscribed and anxiously awaiting updates!
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Good to see another build thread from you guys.
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I'm in the camp that doesn't get it. Enclosed FB with little weight down below, and I think the 40 kt top end may be a bit optimistic with only 1400 hp. ;?
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who is commissioning the build?

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