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Old 07-26-2017, 06:09 AM
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Not a Freeman
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:15 AM
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I wonder if Nor-Tech will ever give this a whirl. They already make cat speedboats, and their CC's are known for speed and range. Wouldn't that cater directly to all the guys who are buying up the Freemans in the Gulf?

Give it a whirl Nor-Tech!
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:16 AM
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I don't have a dog in this fight either, but the Freeman is better looking.
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Old 07-26-2017, 06:20 AM
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I like the level deck of the Invincible. I hate the step up in any big water boats. Who wants to fight a fish in big seas with your knee caps smashed into the bolster.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
that is EXACTLY what I was thinking. This is what I expect the Seahunter cat to look like. Slab sided, not a whole lot of sex appeal.

I'll admit, I'm wholly unimpressed with the design. Still waiting to see the interior, though. That could score points for me.
Looks are fair.....I only care about the ride. And no clue about that. It's definitely lighter.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
Is that guy standing on the coffin box? Wow
yea if you zoom in you can see they are in their knees on the coffin
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:13 AM
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Was looking on my phone....my bad
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:26 AM
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Guy in the back chunking? lol
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
I like the level deck of the Invincible. I hate the step up in any big water boats. Who wants to fight a fish in big seas with your knee caps smashed into the bolster.
I agree with you, but in thousands of fish caught on the other boat, hasn't really been an issue. Conversly, on an outboard boat where you are forced to fight the fish along one of the gunnels rather than at the stern, the greater the distance between the rod and the bottom of the hull, the greater chance the fish will surge under the boat and abrade the line on the hull.

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Old 07-26-2017, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by outlaw gunner View Post
yea if you zoom in you can see they are in their knees on the coffin
This one is a screenshot from the blooper reel, 100% unedited but you can clearly see his knee and the chum bucket are on the gunwale. Guy behind him is standing.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Coquille View Post
I agree with you, but in thousands of fish caught on the other boat, hasn't really been an issue. Conversly, on an outboard boat where you are forced to fight the fish along one of the gunnels rather than at the stern, the greater the distance between the rod and the bottom of the hull, the greater chance the fish will surge under the boat and abrade the line on the hull.

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That is true but coming from a guy that is fairly tall. I hate the feeling of instability while fighting a fish. On this particular day we had multiple instances of 4-5 rods doubled over with guys all fighting fish (#60-#100 tuna) on the same side of the boat. We were fishing #100 braid and didn't break a single fish off on the hull. I was strapped in and the bolsters were mid thigh.

That being said the step does allow for more storage which is also a plus but I sold my last boat (Cape Horn) because it had lower gunwales my current boat is mid thigh all the way around.

There's a perfect boat for everyone
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:11 AM
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Maybe I stand alone, but I like the step up on the Freeman. But we don't land many fish from the bow.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by stevenjlang View Post
Maybe I stand alone, but I like the step up on the Freeman. But we don't land many fish from the bow.
We also like it. One major benefit, it allows you to step up on the gunnel up front easily. Also when we sleep we put an air mattress up there and are elevated.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:52 AM
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I generally don't like any steps in a deck, either. And that was my first concern when I got on a Freeman. I walked to the bow to see what it was like and I was pleasantly surprised that it still hit me above the kneecaps. I'm 5'10". It was only then that I accepted the step that they have. And the fact that it was far enough forward that it didn't impede a whole lot in the lower level of deck space forward of the console. The 29 was a little tighter, but even that wasn't as bad as I've seen on some Regulators or Bluewaters.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:09 AM
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I'm going against the grain here but I like a step for setting the hook extra hard in deep water. You can set the hook as you step upwards for maximum power to get the fish away from the bottom faster.

Uses your legs and arms to muscle fish away from wrecks

Mainly for grouper and flounder and other ground species
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
I'm going against the grain here but I like a step for setting the hook extra hard in deep water. You can set the hook as you step upwards for maximum power to get the fish away from the bottom faster.

Uses your legs and arms to muscle fish away from wrecks

Mainly for grouper and flounder and other ground species
You must catch some monster flounder.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by arbogb06 View Post
You must catch some monster flounder.
Forget doormats, he's catching wrestling mats
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
Forget doormats, he's catching wrestling mats
Comment of the decade!
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
My fault I requested it from Line -X.

Are those engines offset across the transom line or is it just the picture of the Inv cat.

Lots of info on here that is incorrect. Parked next to my new boat this a.m.
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Originally Posted by BSpot View Post
Lots of info on here that is incorrect. Parked next to my new boat this a.m.
"Lots" that is the understatement of the decade.
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