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Old 02-14-2019, 07:06 AM
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Going to be another great MIBS!!
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:34 AM
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Awesome. Been wanting to step foot on a 42
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:38 AM
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They ought to sell a few of those puppy’s
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:28 PM
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I sure would like to know if you folks feel that the asymmetrical Prowler sponsons gives a softer ride or better gas mileage the a symmetrical cat. Is a 36 Prowler much different than the 37 Freeman or a 35 Tideline for instance?
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
I sure would like to know if you folks feel that the asymmetrical Prowler sponsons gives a softer ride or better gas mileage the a symmetrical cat. Is a 36 Prowler much different than the 37 Freeman or a 35 Tideline for instance?
Assymetrical sponsons are absolutely the best. I have an offshore cat, a Chrs Cat. Symmetrical sponsons force water into the tunnel, and do no not air out at speed as well.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:38 PM
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Anxious to hear report on the 42’ with quad verado. This one 600 gallons fuel?? If so how’d it alter the deck layout?
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by scott_gunn View Post
Just a little eye candy:

Nice looking boat right there! It will actually look even better and much bigger when the outboards are hung! Looks pretty high tech to me, and looks great in white.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
They will have both of these at the show.


36 Prowler twin 400r's

42 Prowler quad 350s

Wow! The 42 Prowler looks beautiful! Very nice wrap sets it off well, along with the quad Verados in Cold Fusion White.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:18 PM
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I've been waiting on a Quad Verado 42 , now waiting on #'s . Sweet Prowler
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:26 AM
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Those 400's really look awesome on the 36. Of course the 36 makes anything look good
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:02 AM
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The 36 and 42 both looked really good. Congrats to Bill and all the guys at RP. Looking at a lot of boats in this size range it’s hard to beat these boats all things considered.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:41 AM
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For any of you Invincible haters, this is what friendly competition and respect is all about!!



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Old 02-15-2019, 09:52 AM
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Saw that on FB; very impressive gesture.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:56 AM
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I saw that too. That's good people helping good people.
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:16 PM
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:56 PM
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But how’d it run?
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:27 PM
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Great pics . Both boats look great . Wow - way to go Inv.
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:19 PM
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The 36 looked awesome at the show (as did the 42), and it ran great. Congrats to Bill and crew for getting both boats done in time - it is no easy feat. The engines were rigged on the 36 the same week of the show, so absolutely zero time for tuning them for prop, height, or tow-in. We saw 58 on our ride, and I saw another post saying they tapped 59.5. I think we hit around 6700 rpm, but they wanted to see 7k w/ the 400r's. They were running Eco 18 props. I want to say we were right at .9 gph at 57-58. It was hard to video and look at the #'s at the same time. The steps seem to break free at about 35. If I had to guess, I would say this will ultimately be a low 60’s boat that will cruise 35-45 in the 1.4-1.1 mpg range. I am sure Bill & crew will pot up more detail once they have been able to tune & run this boat bit. Out of the gates, they seemed really happy with the performance of the Verados.One thing that stood out on this boat, more so than any other cat I have ever been on, is the absolute absence of what I call “tunnel shudder”. Some people call it tunnel slap, but to me that is more at higher speeds. The shudder is what happens when you are at sub-planing speeds, at rest, or just headway speed in no-wake zones, when the chop hits the tunnel, and you can feel the boat shudder. There is some crazy boat chop at the Miami show, and I never once felt anything hit the tunnel on the 36. It’s the one thing that has always bugged me about cats, and it is gone on this one. Bill said the 42 is the same way, as he modified the mold specifically to address it.

I will put together a walk thru video, but in the meantime will post up a clip (or two). You can see why it was hard to get straight #’s when Capt. Phil was at the wheel


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Old 02-21-2019, 12:23 PM
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I unfortunately missed them at the show. Didn't seem them in the slip when I was there. But the numbers sounds great on that 36. I wish merc would come out with a 450, because that would be awesome on a 36
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:01 PM
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Thanks for posting the video kitebuz I posted it to the facebook group page. My understanding on how to address the tunnel slap is you get the tunnel higher off the water. I'm sure Bill will have a list of things he did, but that's my non-boat-building brain understanding. I saw a front shot of the Tideline 36 recently and I put the Prowler 36 front shot side by side on my computer comparing the tunnel. The Tideline def looks low to me so I'd be curious to ride on both.

Did I see that 36 in that video lean into the turn at one point or am I making that up? What say you that rode it?
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