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Old 03-13-2016, 07:22 PM
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Any news about the 29'-31' based off the 42'? Like time line to taking orders?
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I have been trying to get him to do a 33 before the 29! Just think there is a better market for that size
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I agree that a boat, 10' shorter than the 42 would be best all around size. Twin 300's would be plenty power, with 350's would run great based on how 42' ran with 350's.
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We are absolutely on the same page! 300-350 fuel capacity, 2 50 gallon live wells. I'll take hull #1.
I don't disagree at all. For selfish reasons the 33-35 is what I would ideally want. However. From what I can tell he's dead set on a 29-10 built like the 42. I don't want to give away his secrets, but the original tooling for the 29 is already in the que. The concept is for it to run very well on 4 cylinder 4 strokes like the 200 Suzuki or Yamaha and then have a 300 or 350 option for the speed freaks. The thought is that fuel won't always be $1.50/gallon so a very capable, trailer able, very efficient and fast center console will be in high demand. Truthfully he has a lot of interest in the 29 already.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:24 AM
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I don't disagree at all. For selfish reasons the 33-35 is what I would ideally want. However. From what I can tell he's dead set on a 29-10 built like the 42. I don't want to give away his secrets, but the original tooling for the 29 is already in the que. The concept is for it to run very well on 4 cylinder 4 strokes like the 200 Suzuki or Yamaha and then have a 300 or 350 option for the speed freaks. The thought is that fuel won't always be $1.50/gallon so a very capable, trailer able, very efficient and fast center console will be in high demand. Truthfully he has a lot of interest in the 29 already.
I think the 29 will be popular , , I think for a lot of guys that trailer the 29 is appealing , even though the bigger boats are "trailerable" the 29 is much easier to get around
hopefully a little more affordable as well
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:12 AM
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I hope that the 29 will have the high sides of the 31 and not be cut low like the 25. I'm having grand kids now and need higher sides!
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:15 AM
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Any speculation on performance numbers out of a 29 with 350Vrods?
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by catfoiler View Post
I hope that the 29 will have the high sides of the 31 and not be cut low like the 25. I'm having grand kids now and need higher sides!
It will have high sides

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Any speculation on performance numbers out of a 29 with 350Vrods?
Really hard to say, but they're expecting it to be a good bit faster than the current 31. The 31 runs just a touch over 60 in ideal conditions with 300 Yams. There is one being rigged now with 350 Verados so we will soon know what a 31 with 350s does. I'm thinking this next 31 will be 65. I would think the 29 will be several, if not many mph faster. He's really hoping to get high 50s from the 200s on the 29.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:43 AM
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If Bill is tooling up for the 29 first, How long to produce hull #1? How do you think the ride would compare to the 31?
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jesse james View Post
If Bill is tooling up for the 29 first, How long to produce hull #1? How do you think the ride would compare to the 31?
I'll ask re the lead time. I'd guess over a year. If it follows suit with the 42 if will ride incredible.


I have seen no down side to the asymmetrical sponsons so far. They ride at least as good, they seem to be faster and more efficient, and one of the most noticeable improvements is turning at speed--which is vastly improved over symmetrical sponsons. It leans slightly into turns, not quite as much as a V hull but it's the most nimble cat I've been on.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:07 AM
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Id love to see a blend between an express/pilot house/ walk around like some of the lighting yachts, a 2nd station on a reasonable tower and still manage great speeds
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Id love to see a blend between an express/pilot house/ walk around like some of the lighting yachts, a 2nd station on a reasonable tower and still manage great speeds
Already has that for the 31
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:11 PM
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The only good looking cat I have ever seen .......
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MakoMyDay View Post
I'll ask re the lead time. I'd guess over a year. If it follows suit with the 42 if will ride incredible.


I have seen no down side to the asymmetrical sponsons so far. They ride at least as good, they seem to be faster and more efficient, and one of the most noticeable improvements is turning at speed--which is vastly improved over symmetrical sponsons. It leans slightly into turns, not quite as much as a V hull but it's the most nimble cat I've been on.
The asymmetrical sponsons are the most efficient due to lift generation and the knife like leading edge of the hull for better ride. Just look at the hull on a 40' Skater and they are the fastest and best riding cats in the 40' range out there. The MTI is basically a copy of the Skater although they will not admit it.

I personally hope they build a 32-33 ft version of the 42.....
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I would love to have the 29' version with a massive range and great economy. I will def be calling Mr. Bill when the time comes to check on pricing. I think we would really enjoy a build thread as well. It doesn't have to be as in depth as this one but just some pics here and there of it coming together. Thanks again for this build thread. Have really enjoyed it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:02 PM
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I would love to have the 29' version with a massive range and great economy. I will def be calling Mr. Bill when the time comes to check on pricing. I think we would really enjoy a build thread as well. It doesn't have to be as in depth as this one but just some pics here and there of it coming together. Thanks again for this build thread. Have really enjoyed it.
That's the boat I am after. Trailerable every day, great range, great ride and truly useable space. Should rival most 34ft monos and be way more economical. Looking forward to it and I will be in the Q :-)
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:34 AM
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Mako- THT Forum rules require some form of update pictures every 72 hours. You have passed that deadline and your overdue. The forum animals are hungry so feed them............

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Man, I don't have much for you. They're finishing up a 31 w 350 verados, delivered another 31 yesterday and also finishing Keith Powells boat. The gray 42 hasn't been run in a week or so due to all the other action. Now that they're done with the fab work on the big boat they're going back to building 25s and 31s as well. Since they started back taking orders the sales especially on the 31s have been good. Here's Keith's boat.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:46 AM
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That 'll due- thanks...
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MakoMyDay View Post
Man, I don't have much for you. They're finishing up a 31 w 350 verados, delivered another 31 yesterday and also finishing Keith Powells boat. The gray 42 hasn't been run in a week or so due to all the other action. Now that they're done with the fab work on the big boat they're going back to building 25s and 31s as well. Since they started back taking orders the sales especially on the 31s have been good. Here's Keith's boat.
That looks good..I like the white...Congrats Kieth...what is she NOW getting for power...
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:32 PM
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We watched them pull that out of the mold yesterday. It really a great looking boat and enormous. I'm in line for a 31.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:41 PM
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We watched them pull that out of the mold yesterday. It really a great looking boat and enormous. I'm in line for a 31.
Nice! Congrats. You'll be happy. What are the details--color, power etc? I spent the day on mine yesterday. It's awesome.

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Suzuki 300s looking for a light gray 2 tone white on color
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