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Old 06-29-2016, 04:00 PM
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Like all the other modes in the Prowler line up this should be a WINNER can't wait to see it
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:21 PM
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The 36 will hit a large market! Granted it hasn't even been created, but is a retrofit of the 31 in the cards?
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:30 PM
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The 36 will hit a large market! Granted it hasn't even been created, but is a retrofit of the 31 in the cards?
I am going to let mr. Ratliff chime in if he wishes!
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:46 PM
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I would like to see an integral bracket on the 31 similar to what the 42 has with inset larger tabs and a step. Having the ability to use twin 300 V6 power plants is a major advantage over yam 350s which I suspect the 36 will require.. In South Texas, Mercury dealers are nonexistent so Verados are not an option. The zukes save 15k over Yamahas.
I find the tabs on the Freeman are invaluable in rough sea conditions. I was in the Gulf Stream last weekend had wind and current going in opposite directions with 4-6s stacked up. I was going straight into with a 20 mile run. With out the tabs it would of been ugly.

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Old 06-29-2016, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BLUE DOLPHIN View Post
I would like to see an integral bracket on the 31 similar to what the 42 has and inset tabs.
I find the tabs on the Freeman are invaluable in rough sea conditions
Agree, most cats lack tabs and end up bow high in rough head seas and riding too far back on the hull area that has less deadrise.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by deltarome View Post
Agree, most cats lack tabs and end up bow high in rough head seas and riding too far back on the hull area that has less deadrise.
Go through the build pics of the 42 it is not like a race boat, very deep I think he said 26 degrees at the stern
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ubettcha13 View Post
Go through the build pics of the 42 it is not like a race boat, very deep I think he said 26 degrees at the stern

That is more deadrise than found on other cats that I am aware of. it is still the least found on the 42' hull. Bow area has the highest deadrise and by keeping it in the water, the hull goes thru waves better in a headsea and the proper use of tabs makes that happen.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BLUE DOLPHIN View Post
I would like to see an integral bracket on the 31 similar to what the 42 has with inset larger tabs and a step. Having the ability to use twin 300 V6 power plants is a major advantage over yam 350s which I suspect the 36 will require.. In South Texas, Mercury dealers are nonexistent so Verados are not an option. The zukes save 15k over Yamahas.
I find the tabs on the Freeman are invaluable in rough sea conditions. I was in the Gulf Stream last weekend had wind and current going in opposite directions with 4-6s stacked up. I was going straight into with a 20 mile run. With out the tabs it would of been ugly.
We talked a little about 300's on the 36! We did simple math from Bill. The 36 is 17percent smaller than the 42, the 42 does 58 with f350's. So, based on the boat being 17 percent smaller and 17 percent less horsepower, the 36 should run 58 with the 300's. Not sure if it will end up like this but hopefully. It would be awesome for the 36 to get the same speed and economy as the 31 with 300's. we will find out in about a month.

The 36 will share the same deadrise as the 42, 26 degrees at the stern and will have tabs!

We also talked about steps on the 31 and there is no plans for that! The hull is proven and it will stay the same. The ride is awesome and it still is a viable hull in the market. There is some mention of a future remodeled cap.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:40 PM
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I think a flat cap on the 31 would be the perfect boat...
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by AlreadyThere View Post
The 36 will hit a large market! Granted it hasn't even been created, but is a retrofit of the 31 in the cards?
He's talked about doing a 29 in the same style as the 42 and 36. Don't know if that's still the plan, but it was going to be a little further down the road because the 36 was going to share so many parts or modified parts that getting it in production would be easier than the 29.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:11 AM
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Curious. If you were to put a deposit down right now, how long would it be before you had a 36 built?
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
Curious. If you were to put a deposit down right now, how long would it be before you had a 36 built?
Very good question! I would think one year or so. As of now i think he has 3 to build, hopefully hull 1 will be ready for miami and then 2 more. Hopefully Bill is keeping up with this thread and will let us know. I know he is swamped
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by AlreadyThere View Post
The 36 will hit a large market! Granted it hasn't even been created, but is a retrofit of the 31 in the cards?
Originally Posted by jesse james View Post
I am going to let mr. Ratliff chime in if he wishes!
Originally Posted by BLUE DOLPHIN View Post
I would like to see an integral bracket on the 31 similar to what the 42 has with inset larger tabs and a step. Having the ability to use twin 300 V6 power plants is a major advantage over yam 350s which I suspect the 36 will require.. In South Texas, Mercury dealers are nonexistent so Verados are not an option. The zukes save 15k over Yamahas.
I find the tabs on the Freeman are invaluable in rough sea conditions. I was in the Gulf Stream last weekend had wind and current going in opposite directions with 4-6s stacked up. I was going straight into with a 20 mile run. With out the tabs it would of been ugly.
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I think a flat cap on the 31 would be the perfect boat...

The demand for the 31 is very high still and the running surface is excellent. Too good to give up on...
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:20 AM
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As per Bill, we will look into possibly redesigning the cap on the 31 after the 36 is finished.

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Old 07-01-2016, 05:59 AM
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@Jesse wondering if you've had any convos about putting trips on the 36?
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
@Jesse wondering if you've had any convos about putting trips on the 36?
Keith. What would be your use of the boat? Are you a tournament guy? I'm assuming you make long runs like mako?
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:35 AM
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OK- How to get enough $ to put a deposit on a 36 Prowler.....cash in the 401k, slip one of mom's bracelets out of her jewelry case (she won't notice), .....Hmmm not enuff.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Renaissance Prowler View Post
Keith. What would be your use of the boat? Are you a tournament guy? I'm assuming you make long runs like mako?
We fish mainly out of Biloxi so long runs are a reality. Typically 80 - 100+ miles one way. Typical trips will be 225 miles - 250 miles in one day.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:29 AM
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I fish out of Biloxi as well, this will be a great boat for the long runs
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by msoffshore View Post
I fish out of Biloxi as well, this will be a great boat for the long runs
Totally.
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