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Old 04-24-2016, 05:50 PM
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Talking "my boat is built like a tank"...... literally

Saw this at a local marina today.
Interesting concept...
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:58 PM
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Wow, somebody has a lot a play time and a great imagination.
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It looks slow , heavy and yes, TIPPY. I'm guessing the idea was for beach launching but I can see that one nosed down stuck in the sand even with the tracks. And Mercury wouldn't allow their name on it.
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Wow. The answer to the question that nobody asked.

The boat trailer concept seems to be working pretty well and is not quite as complex as all of that.
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http://www.iguana-yachts.com/
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Just leave the straps on if you want to take your trailer boating.
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Saw one at the Ft. Lauderdale show in '14 I think? Anyway it was pretty badass. The guy said it was designed for the boater who didn't have a dock but lived close the water. Just drop the wheels and roll down to the end of the street and straight into the water. No slip, no trailer, no ramp needed!
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Originally Posted by venison View Post
Saw one at the Ft. Lauderdale show in '14 I think? Anyway it was pretty badass. The guy said it was designed for the boater who didn't have a dock but lived close the water. Just drop the wheels and roll down to the end of the street and straight into the water. No slip, no trailer, no ramp needed!
For what it would cost to buy and maintain, you could buy all of the above.
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that's a wicked set of trim tabs . . .
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde View Post
For what it would cost to buy and maintain, you could buy all of the above.
Didn't say it was cheap, just kind of cool.
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Originally Posted by Dacman View Post
It looks slow , heavy and yes, TIPPY. I'm guessing the idea was for
beach
launching but I can see that one nosed down stuck in the sand even with the tracks. And Mercury wouldn't allow their name on it.
Plenty of badged Mercs on their website, which leads me to suspect that you can order your Verado painted to match.

Claimed displacement for the Iguana 29 is 2,900 kg, or about 6,400 pounds. I assume that’s dry weight. Only 80 gallons capacity in the gas tank, though.

Seems like it’d be something somebody with a whole lotta bucks would use as the tender for his megayacht.
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by one4uf View Post
Wow. The answer to the question that nobody asked.

The boat trailer concept seems to be working pretty well and is not quite as complex as all of that.
Something like this would be on my 'lottery win boat' - with a mooring where the boat only floats for 50% of the time, this would be perfect for me.
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First thing I do with motors, trolling and outboard, and every other piece if gear on my boat is paint or wrap over the advertisements.

If they want Mercury, Yamaha or Minn Kota advertised on my boat they have to pay extra for that.
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Originally Posted by chuck99z28 View Post
First thing I do with motors, trolling and outboard, and every other piece if gear on my boat is paint or wrap over the advertisements.

If they want Mercury, Yamaha or Minn Kota advertised on my boat they have to pay extra for that.
Wow. Is Chevy paying you to advertise for them?
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Originally Posted by haneyrm View Post
Wow. Is Chevy paying you to advertise for them?
Nope. Don't even drive a Chevy.
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Originally Posted by chuck99z28 View Post
Nope. Don't even drive a Chevy.
Username doesn't check out.
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Saw that thing in the water around Ft Lauderdale recently. I knew there had to be something different about it.
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Originally Posted by ScarabChris View Post
Saw that thing in the water around Ft Lauderdale recently. I knew there had to be something different about it.
was parked yesterday at Harbour Towne...
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I wonder how long it will take marine life to foul up that running gear..
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An expensive solution in search of a relatively cheap problem.
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