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Old 04-25-2017, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tuna921 View Post
I hold 525 and 100 of water and all I need is beer..... 37 Footer
2000 pounds is a pretty big difference.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:37 PM
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sry i missed the fun..... just got back from the pocket......looks like dave is playing well with others.....seawolff not so much. I did notice a defensive tone with seawolff.....john may i welcome you to the world where people are haters. Carry on.

Hopefully Invincible has plenty of structural integrity and not just pretty lines.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Kidzdent View Post
The same reason 99% of boats have trim tabs......same theory different method.....
I would have thought that trim tabs are more efficient than carrying an extra 1,200-1,500lbs of water in the pontoons?

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don't believe all you read on internet forums.
Wasn't this confirmed on another thread that the quad boats need balance with ballasts?

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Now I have no idea if the ballast thing is true or not, but if it is I can imagine it is because of the massive amount of fuel. 850 gallons of gas weighs A LOT and a boat that is designed to ride well full might very well need some ballast in order to maintain ride when running with less fuel.
That is a lot of fuel for a CC.
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:02 PM
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What is is the sponson design, symmetrical or asymmetrical?
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
sry i missed the fun..... just got back from the pocket......looks like dave is playing well with others.....seawolff not so much. I did notice a defensive tone with seawolff.....john may i welcome you to the world where people are haters. Carry on.

btw i tried to break my 37 boat crossing and then came back into that cold front we just got. Hopefully Invincible has plenty of structural integrity and not just pretty lines. I couldnt break my boat or the crows nest tower i have on it. All we broke were fishing rods. Unfricking believable. I hear the bahama bank isnt friendly with sustained east winds for 3 weeks. My mind is exhausted....body feels great.
Mine too.........I ran to the Abaco's and my crows nest is fine as well ........Dam, only weights 15 pounds from Birdsall. Couldn't break mine in 200 miles,go figure. I bent my fishing rods and didn't break a one. Back is fine and we drank some Pappy all week........ The LP's tore up the bottom fish and the Dolphin and Marlin bite was on..Any videos Rod ?
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:34 PM
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What is the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical sponsons?
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
I would have thought that trim tabs are more efficient than carrying an extra 1,200-1,500lbs of water in the pontoons?



Wasn't this confirmed on another thread that the quad boats need balance with ballasts?



That is a lot of fuel for a CC.
No your misinformed they don't need ballast. And 200 gallons is just ridiculous. I've owned boats in the past I've tweaked with forward ballast (sand bags) and a little weight goes a long ways. Wouldnt it be easier to confirm with manufacture instead of "confirming " on another THT thread?
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
sry i missed the fun..... just got back from the pocket......looks like dave is playing well with others.....seawolff not so much. I did notice a defensive tone with seawolff.....john may i welcome you to the world where people are haters. Carry on.

Hopefully Invincible has plenty of structural integrity and not just pretty lines.
Congrats on your great trip to the pocket heard you crushed the big dolphin and missed a nice blue sounds like a great trip sorry about the nasty ride home , 6 to 8 ft seas could be scary.. going marlin fishing in May . Rgds :-)
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From my other post yes......thanks. Or do we know someone in common? 6-8 ft seas really sucks....but we hit them at night so yea it sucked a bit more. We had 4-6" of water on the deck a few times watching the scuppers to do their thing. The yamahas never missed a beat. And for those asking, we couldnt run in that cuz they were too tight and we couldnt see them.
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Originally Posted by ep1141 View Post
What is the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical sponsons?
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Thanks for the drawings ......clears things up.....
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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
From my other post yes......thanks. Or do we know someone in common? 6-8 ft seas really sucks....but we hit them at night so yea it sucked a bit more. We had 4-6" of water on the deck a few times watching the scuppers to do their thing. The yamahas never missed a beat. And for those asking, we couldnt run in that cuz they were too tight and we couldnt see them.
South Florida fishing community is a small group and yes one of my good friends was on your boat and shared your trip. Congrats again on a great job with the dolphin it is hard to get marlin when they are that thick...rgds and have a great day and glad you guys made it back safe... I am sure we will meet in the near future.
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
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I think your asymmetric is backwards
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Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
I think your asymmetric is backwards
Correct. Not enough caffeine yet.
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I think your asymmetric is backwards
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asymmetrical means a "split v" Like my hull. Symmetrical is like two separate miniature v hulls, like freeman, calcutta, Glacier bay, etc.
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symmetrical
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by tuna921 View Post
I hold 525 and 100 of water and all I need is beer..... 37 Footer
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2000 pounds is a pretty big difference.
You are under estimating how much Corona is on his boat. I would say 525 gallons of fuel, 100 gallons of water, 350 gallons of beer
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:03 AM
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The Aspen posted is probably​ closer to a Proa than a true catamaran. One sponsons is smaller than the other and power is only on one sponson. Larry Graf (the Glacier Bay originator) is the guy behind the Aspen boats.

It is a very different platform from the cats generally popular here on THT.

The symmetrical and asymetrical descriptions above were correct though.
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