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Old 08-24-2014, 11:34 AM
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Default First bahama trip

Wanted to break the ice with a fun one day trip to west end Bahamas we broke Boca Raton inlet at 9:00 and cruise leisurely over to old bahama bay west end Bahamas to clear customs it took one hour and fifteen minutes at a easy cruise of 50 knots burning with a full load of fuel ice 5 people and gear .8 mpg. My friend did a little free diving and got 3 hog fish and 3 lobsters then we cruised over to memory rock and caught a couple of dozen small yellow tail most of which we released only kept 4 nice ones then moved on to white sand to my yellow eye spot current was fast and a lot of cuda and sharks only kept one the moved out to my queen spot off matanilla shoal and got 2 nice ones pix below picked up and ran back to Boca about 80 miles. We had a 2 to 3 ft following sea and was only able to average 40 knots. The boat ran flawlessly and I am not able to give Invincible punch list since we could not find any problems... They build a amazing machine, my friend who was on the trip said at 50 knots he felt like he was riding on a cushion of air.....
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Originally Posted by seawolff View Post
Wanted to break the ice with a fun one day trip to west end Bahamas we broke Boca Raton inlet at 9:00 and cruise leisurely over to old bahama bay west end Bahamas to clear customs it took one hour and fifteen minutes at a easy cruise of 50 knots burning with a full load of fuel ice 5 people and gear .8 mpg. My friend did a little free diving and got 3 hog fish and 3 lobsters then we cruised over to memory rock and caught a couple of dozen small yellow tail most of which we released only kept 4 nice ones then moved on to white sand to my yellow eye spot current was fast and a lot of cuda and sharks only kept one the moved out to my queen spot off matanilla shoal and got 2 nice ones pix below picked up and ran back to Boca about 80 miles. We had a 2 to 3 ft following sea and was only able to average 40 knots. The boat ran flawlessly and I am not able to give Invincible punch list since we could not find any problems... They build a amazing machine, my friend who was on the trip said at 50 knots he felt like he was riding on a cushion of air.....
Wow. That's some rig. Best of luck with her.
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Wow. That's some rig. Best of luck with her.
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Nice queens
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Originally Posted by seawolff View Post
Wanted to break the ice with a fun one day trip to west end Bahamas we broke Boca Raton inlet at 9:00 and cruise leisurely over to old bahama bay west end Bahamas to clear customs it took one hour and fifteen minutes at a easy cruise of 50 knots burning with a full load of fuel ice 5 people and gear .8 mpg. My friend did a little free diving and got 3 hog fish and 3 lobsters then we cruised over to memory rock and caught a couple of dozen small yellow tail most of which we released only kept 4 nice ones then moved on to white sand to my yellow eye spot current was fast and a lot of cuda and sharks only kept one the moved out to my queen spot off matanilla shoal and got 2 nice ones pix below picked up and ran back to Boca about 80 miles. We had a 2 to 3 ft following sea and was only able to average 40 knots. The boat ran flawlessly and I am not able to give Invincible punch list since we could not find any problems... They build a amazing machine, my friend who was on the trip said at 50 knots he felt like he was riding on a cushion of air.....
That's a sick trip report! Wow.... Congrats...
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That's a sick trip report! Wow.... Congrats...
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Originally Posted by seawolff View Post
Wanted to break the ice with a fun one day trip to west end Bahamas we broke Boca Raton inlet at 9:00 and cruise leisurely over to old bahama bay west end Bahamas to clear customs it took one hour and fifteen minutes at a easy cruise of 50 knots burning with a full load of fuel ice 5 people and gear .8 mpg. My friend did a little free diving and got 3 hog fish and 3 lobsters then we cruised over to memory rock and caught a couple of dozen small yellow tail most of which we released only kept 4 nice ones then moved on to white sand to my yellow eye spot current was fast and a lot of cuda and sharks only kept one the moved out to my queen spot off matanilla shoal and got 2 nice ones pix below picked up and ran back to Boca about 80 miles. We had a 2 to 3 ft following sea and was only able to average 40 knots. The boat ran flawlessly and I am not able to give Invincible punch list since we could not find any problems... They build a amazing machine, my friend who was on the trip said at 50 knots he felt like he was riding on a cushion of air.....

Nice to meet you at West End. The boat looked awesome, congrats. I was on my friend's 34OS Pursuit and we got the same mpg at 28knts lol. Enjoy the boat.
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Nice to meet you at West End. The boat looked awesome, congrats. I was on my friend's 34OS Pursuit and we got the same mpg at 28knts lol. Enjoy the boat.
Thanks, It was a pleasure meeting you as well, Hope you had a good trip... Catch you next time ...
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sick boat- nice fish too!!
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:37 AM
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I miss quoted,, got the boat with 5 hours on it these hours were done with us working thru the electronics auto pilot tuning and I was playing with different props to see which ride and fuel economy worked best for my use
what props did you settle on?
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Rear fish box and live well pump drainage system with screens on all boxes which eliminates well and box plugs
If you can please explain how this works that'd be high appreciated.

Also, why did you go with NSS16's vs getting a black box system with larger monitors?

10kw or 6kw radar? I looked couldn't find if you mentioned it, assuming it is 10kw as it looks like the 6'

Does the rear livewell have (2) pumps for it working at all times or is one a backup?

Does anything besides the deck drain overboard? Or everything to the bilge?

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what props did you settle on?
I have to get you the brand but we went with a 21 degree pitch and 4 bladed, it got out of the hole quicker and works well with Wahoo troll at 15 knots ( 19 gph), I lost 3 mile per hour on top end only got 66 mph with a full fuel, with the 23 I could get 69 mph... I also got .1 better fuel at 5200 rpm (50 Knots ) I am getting .8 over .7 mpg with the 23 degree... The right prop I feel is different for everyone... we tried 4 different sets and these worked for me the best for my use ...
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If you can please explain how this works that'd be high appreciated.

Also, why did you go with NSS16's vs getting a black box system with larger monitors?

10kw or 6kw radar? I looked couldn't find if you mentioned it, assuming it is 10kw as it looks like the 6'

Does the rear livewell have (2) pumps for it working at all times or is one a backup?

Does anything besides the deck drain overboard? Or everything to the bilge?

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The drain valves are right below the rear hatch , live ballyhoo never get stuck in the plug loop, you never get small bait stuck in the line when you pull the plug and never have to put your arm down 3 ft in the well

The NSS 16 evo 2 are independent units so if one goes down I still have a backup... with the NSO system you have one common power supply for the 2 screens if that goes down you lose everything... If I put in 2 NSO system the additional cost for screens and 2 NSO is over $10K which I did not feel really got me that much more ...

I went with the 10 KW radar which is amazing with the 6 ft array... unbelievable machine...

I have 4 pumps in the sea chest, one for the floor well, one for the transom well , and one for a aux above deck starboard well or transom well backup, and one for aux above deck port live well or floor well backup.

Nothing in my boat drains into the bilge, I have a forward Johnson grey water pump that does the 4 floor boxes and a aft Johnson grey water pump that does the 2 aft fish boxes and both live wells empty into the Johnson pumps when you drain them... when you are running all 4 live wells they have over flows overboard direct....the scuppers in the aft drain over board so I maintain a dry bilge...
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:51 PM
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what props did you settle on?
I could not see any brand name I will find out from invincible and post it later
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The piles are going in this morning I hope. I ordered this lift when I ordered my Invincible who built a 42 ft boat quicker than these guys could put in a boat lift in...I found out one important issue with step hulls they require custom bunks so the weight of the boat does not rest on the steps... So if you are ordering a boat lift make sure the company knows your boat and has measurement on how the steps are laid out...so the bunks are built correctly....
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Are you getting gps speed numbers or yamaha gauge speed numbers? 21p rev 4s running 66mph on that boat with full load...physics are hard to deny.
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at least it is built correctly
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Are you getting gps speed numbers or yamaha gauge speed numbers? 21p rev 4s running 66mph on that boat with full load...physics are hard to deny.
GPS # in knots on speed I used the Yamaha Guage for fuel economy and fuel usage
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at least it is built correctly
This boat has amazing fit and finishes.... Invincible has come a long way in the last 5 years...I guess that is why sales are soring and the factory is starting to get a back log on their 42 ft..
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Originally Posted by seawolff View Post
This boat has amazing fit and finishes.... Invincible has come a long way in the last 5 years...I guess that is why sales are soring and the factory is starting to get a back log on their 42 ft..
I was talking about the lift. and yes, the boats have come a very long way
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