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Old 05-25-2016, 09:07 PM
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New props, excellent stern lift and hook up awesome.
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2,870 lbs of ice with room for a little more.
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990 lbs of ice, simulating the weight of 5 divers.
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I am very happy with the performance, with these props she tops out at 74 light.
Loaded with 1,860 lbs of fuel, 3,860 lbs of ice, 920lbs of water, and 615 lbs of people/gear she hits 70 and cruises nice at 48.
Bill has hit a home run with this hull as she will carry a load very well and with the extremely deep deadrise I will actually be able to run her like she was designed to do most of the time.
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holy god that thing is a BEAST!
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Originally Posted by VEE ATES View Post
New props, excellent stern lift and hook up awesome.
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2,870 lbs of ice with room for a little more.
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990 lbs of ice, simulating the weight of 5 divers.
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I am very happy with the performance, with these props she tops out at 74 light.
Loaded with 1,860 lbs of fuel, 3,860 lbs of ice, 920lbs of water, and 615 lbs of people/gear she hits 70 and cruises nice at 48.
Bill has hit a home run with this hull as she will carry a load very well and with the extremely deep deadrise I will actually be able to run her like she was designed to do most of the time.
That's insane. Bill told me you tested it loaded, but to run 70 with that much weight--especially right up at the bow is unreal. Weight in the bow of a cat normally kills performance. That's 7500# of additional load. I'm glad you got a break and were able to run her.

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Old 05-25-2016, 09:36 PM
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Thanks Ryan, hopefully soon I will be able to see just how many pounds of fish I can stuff in her.
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[QUOTE=VEE ATES;9069869]New props, excellent stern lift and hook up awesome.
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That's one Purdy rear end!
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New 5 Blades working great.

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Cruising

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Looks fantastic running
Old 05-26-2016, 05:09 AM
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Great job!

Most awesome CC I've seen yet. I wonder how a second station would effect top end.

Makes me salivate for a 29 with twin 300s.
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Seems like almost zero change of attitude between planing & non-planing. What was min planing speed? Such a beast!
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Looks great. That hole shot video was smooth as could be. Even tho the seas were lumpy.

I couldn't imagine buying 4,000 lbs of extra gear to go fishing to match your "loaded" tests. And then to add another 2,000 of ice is insane! Youll make the long haulers happy
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Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
Looks great. That hole shot video was smooth as could be. Even tho the seas were lumpy.

I couldn't imagine buying 4,000 lbs of extra gear to go fishing to match your "loaded" tests. And then to add another 2,000 of ice is insane! Youll make the long haulers happy
Tournament guys want to carry weight and still run--we got that covered! And the hole shot on this boat is outstanding. Even with twins it's quick.
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Looks great guys! I would say the boat was loaded. What was the fuel economy at 40?
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Great loaded numbers
I think at least, one very known(super known) cat builder is going to be touch by this numbers
No other cat builder is going to put so much weight in the front to do some test.
Prove me Iam wrong
Congrats Prowler

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Two tons of ice. LOL.
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looks great thanks for the pics and video.

How's the 34/35 coming along?
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Is it possible to use a white rub rail insert on a boat??

I think one of these with a coca cola red hull, white deck/cap and FOUR White Merc 400R's would be awesome. Diamond pleating in the seats, and some other extras......

Hey I can dream
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Originally Posted by piazzafatb View Post
Great loaded numbers
I think at least, one very known(super known) cat builder is going to be touch by this numbers
No other cat builder is going to put so much weight in the front to do some test.
Prove me Iam wrong
Congrats Prowler
One reason nobody tests with that much weight is that nobody can fit that much ice!

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Two tons of ice. LOL.
There's PLENTY room for more in the floor too.. He just filled that front area to get the weight all the way up front to see how she did. Cats are notoriously sensitive to weight that far forward. At least before this one.

Those wide sponsons really carry the load. This boat runs 70 with the weight of an entire 39 Compmellenia in the boxes

Originally Posted by avalonandl View Post
Is it possible to use a white rub rail insert on a boat??

I think one of these with a coca cola red hull, white deck/cap and FOUR White Merc 400R's would be awesome. Diamond pleating in the seats, and some other extras......

Hey I can dream
Mine will have white rubrail and insert. BUT it won't be red. It's just about finished being put together--almost ready for rigging. I'll post a build thread soon. It's much prettier than these other two
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Originally Posted by MakoMyDay View Post

Those wide sponsons really carry the load. This boat runs 70 with the weight of an entire 39 Compmellenia in the boxes
I love this feud. It's nice to see boatbuilders and owner have a bit of good spirited fun/competition, without any of the fanboy nonsense you sometimes see here.
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Great videos and amazing boat....

But good lord - what's the beeping in the videos?!?!?

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