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Old 06-01-2017, 02:22 PM
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Default New build thread .... Ameracat 31

After meeting with Scott over the last 4 weeks I finalized the build today. We are moving up from the contender28. Took the admiral for a ride in what I would call a stiff wind with 4 ft chop and wind waves, she was sold.

I questioned Scott on all issues I came across on past threads. I found him to be honest and sincere and as always there are two sides to every story. Suffice to say I was comfortable ordering the boat.

I considered freeman, was told 4 year wait, cant do that and prowler. both awsome but the simplicity and layout of the ameracat one out, and was less money.

Boat has in floor storage, and new coffin box console. all boxes are insulated. Color is going to be whisper grey. Getting centered livewell with side bait/cooler boxes, solid back wall no walk thru. Gel coat has been ordered, boat should go into mold in next few weeks. triple axle trailer to accompany boat.

Still have to pick electronics/stereo.......................................
Picks to come soon, not soon enough
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Is there a wait?
Is the pricing on there website accurate? Is so ut looks like a lot of value!
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Hi ESH I would advice you to to pay serious attention to the fuel tank installation I have a serious problem with them on our 27, The Marine Surveyor has been out today to asses the situation and make a report, as the hull has a substantial amount of fuel in it again, which is a nightmare, as the boat is less than 3 years old, and now has to undergo major work too replace the tanks.
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Sorry about your issue, I talked to Scott at length about tanks,senders etc. I will monitor the install
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Interested to see where this ends around 2019. Really want to see if the quality and workmanship is still there.

I really want another 27 just feel like he is getting in the Calcutta zip code price wise with a rolled edge boat.

I really like the one I had. Just think it should be priced closer to the twin vee
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When I ordered the the boat I was assured the senders were reed senders, but when we cut a hatch in the deck, the senders were cheap float switch type . But our problem was that the sealed hulls, that the tanks are in, were full of salt water, which corroded the fuel pickup elbow off so when you filled the boat with gas, you were actually filling the hull. When you dropped the sealed compartment drain bungs nothing came out, as they were blocked with build debris ie foam. now the new issue is the fill and vent spigots are so corroded, the fuel leaks all into the bilge, when you fuel it to the top
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my boat is less than twinn vee that i priced. captain uk i read your post, i talked to Scott directly about it. As i said there are two sides to a story. Im happy with my purchase.
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Hi ESH don,t get me wrong here I have been on the water for over 40 years former charter skipper and yacht master. I cannot speak for the 31, but the 27 really is a GREAT boat, no question,but if I new what I know now, I would have left the plugs out of the sealed hull so that if you get water in there it can drain into the back area rather than build up round the fuel tanks. . Also upgrade the rigging hatches on the rear deck, that area is always awash with water, the hatches they fit, are no where near substantial enough to keep water out. In my opinion attention to these two area,s could save you a whole heap of trouble..
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Originally Posted by H2OBUG View Post
Interested to see where this ends around 2019. Really want to see if the quality and workmanship is still there.

I really want another 27 just feel like he is getting in the Calcutta zip code price wise with a rolled edge boat.

I really like the one I had. Just think it should be priced closer to the twin vee
Twin vees are a crappy ride compared to the ameracat due to the hull design.
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Originally Posted by Kapt.hook View Post
Twin vees are a crappy ride compared to the ameracat due to the hull design.
I have owned an Ameriacat and have been in pretty good sea on both.

Not so sure the hull design is as big an influence as you think -- I think the major difference is weight.
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Originally Posted by H2OBUG View Post
I have owned an Ameriacat and have been in pretty good sea on both.

Not so sure the hull design is as big an influence as you think -- I think the major difference is weight.
was it your experience that the Ameracat rode better than the TwinVee?
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Originally Posted by noanoa View Post
was it your experience that the Ameracat rode better than the TwinVee?
For the most part yes the Ameracat was better. It had a way better top end and would plane much better.

The only issue was the resonate hull slap offshore at idle.
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Updatessssssssss?!?!?!?!?
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Originally Posted by Kapt.hook View Post
Twin vees are a crappy ride compared to the ameracat due to the hull design.
The twin vee was an offshoot of the Seacat ,and the Amercat came from the twin vee As far as the Gen 1, then they did some engineering changed the gunnel height and chine placement. Def a bit better ride ..
It's not a coincidence the are built within 10 miles of each other...
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Nice. Always love seeing the build threads. It's been 7 days. Where's the porn????
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Originally Posted by Kapt.hook View Post
Twin vees are a crappy ride compared to the ameracat due to the hull design.
I would also agree that the ride of the ameracat is better than the twin vee but I question your concern if the quality and workmanship is still there???? Both twinvee and ameracat have had issues with quality and workmanship.
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Update.
Boat has been in mold for a couple weeks. Should come out of mold July 20 th or so. I will post pics then. I have been excited, now I can't stand it����. Will be looking for suggestions on rigging the boat. Anyone has must have/dos or don't post them up��
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Originally Posted by captainUK View Post
Hi ESH don,t get me wrong here I have been on the water for over 40 years former charter skipper and yacht master. I cannot speak for the 31, but the 27 really is a GREAT boat, no question,but if I new what I know now, I would have left the plugs out of the sealed hull so that if you get water in there it can drain into the back area rather than build up round the fuel tanks. . Also upgrade the rigging hatches on the rear deck, that area is always awash with water, the hatches they fit, are no where near substantial enough to keep water out. In my opinion attention to these two area,s could save you a whole heap of trouble..
Agree with rear spashwell holding water all the time and being a risk for water getting into bilge compartments. Ive got a 33 but same issues. I replaced old hatches with armstrongs. And I removed the raised lip which they normally cap with an aluminum piece which held a more or less constant pool of water on that deck. Try and get them to do this for you. The lip removal should be easy at this stage

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