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Old 08-04-2017, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
they're definitely designed to be removable, but I think what duckduckboom was saying is that it looks like there's not enough room to lift them out vertically. The coffin lid appears to be at full stroke on the hydraulic rams and is still tilted over at such an angle that it looks like the dividers would hit the lid before they fully clear the box, when pulling up.
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I thought about that too. I think you have to lift up on the dividers a little and then twist them to get them out. Top is wider than the bottom. Definitely can't just pull straight up.
Sorry guys, I totally missed that. I guess I should keep my assumptions to myself.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by WillyL205 View Post
Sorry guys, I totally missed that. I guess I should keep my assumptions to myself.
no worries. that's the whole idea behind these forums.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:10 AM
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jshawdow - incorporate a live well with the coffin box. First time I heard that idea.I like live bait.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by duckduckboom View Post
Is it just me or does it seem to be impossible to remove the dividers in the fish box?
You can't pull them straight up.
Given the taper of the box, it looks like once you lift the divider a couple of inches, the dividers are clear of the grooves and can be removed by twisting and lifting.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:21 AM
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Saw the boat on 95 heading south 9am this morning, big ass boat for sure. I guess someone is seatrialing

Oh yeah, I was going North with no traffic, lol
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:26 AM
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Have these big outboard cat manufacturers considered building an express?
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:26 AM
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I personally think the book looks good and probably looks alot better in person.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:33 AM
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Serious question here, maybe Rod27 could help with the answer...disclaimer: I prefer the ride of cats to monos but in my budget, a cat was not available that could cruise at 45-50 mph.

One of our installers that regularly sells stuff to us and fished A LOT "has heard" that the slapping between the sponsons scares tuna down and that the guys fishing with cats are finding that the tuna sound when the roll up on them with the cat. To me, it sounds like BS, but can anyone validate or refute this?
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mstyle8517 View Post
Serious question here, maybe Rod27 could help with the answer...disclaimer: I prefer the ride of cats to monos but in my budget, a cat was not available that could cruise at 45-50 mph.

One of our installers that regularly sells stuff to us and fished A LOT "has heard" that the slapping between the sponsons scares tuna down and that the guys fishing with cats are finding that the tuna sound when the roll up on them with the cat. To me, it sounds like BS, but can anyone validate or refute this?
The guys in The Mexican Gulf Fish company sure do seem to bring alot of tuna over the rails.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by kurttruk View Post
The guys in The Mexican Gulf Fish company sure do seem to bring alot of tuna over the rails.
Beat me to it
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:46 AM
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I'm ready to see a helicopter video of this thing hauling ass down the beach in 3' to 4's..
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:58 AM
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I like the way they did the drains in the cockpit . Very nice way to do it. I like the look of the freeman better but this boat is not bad looking and if they can produce them at a normal speed should be a good contender in this new big fast cat market.
I cant tell from the pics but is it a flush deck with no step in the bow and is it a step bottom hull
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:04 AM
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Love the flat deck, the dual livewells in the stern, and the coffin box looks awesome. I hope it's as functional as it looks. I fish a 33' Invincible all the time, it has exceptional fit and finish, so I'd expect the same or better here.

The lines look a little wonky to me, but I think all cats are beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I hope this is a successful hull design for them.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mstyle8517 View Post
Serious question here, maybe Rod27 could help with the answer...disclaimer: I prefer the ride of cats to monos but in my budget, a cat was not available that could cruise at 45-50 mph.

One of our installers that regularly sells stuff to us and fished A LOT "has heard" that the slapping between the sponsons scares tuna down and that the guys fishing with cats are finding that the tuna sound when the roll up on them with the cat. To me, it sounds like BS, but can anyone validate or refute this?
There is a young man, Cory Talbot, who charters out of a nice Freeman and every time I see him at the dock, he has a boat load (literally) of tuna. So, with much respect, not sure you theory is correct, but I personally do not know.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:48 AM
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I want to see one of these moored next to a Prowler 42. Both big boats. I think the Invinc. has a bit more freeboard.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by WillyL205 View Post
There is a young man, Cory Talbot, who charters out of a nice Freeman and every time I see him at the dock, he has a boat load (literally) of tuna. So, with much respect, not sure you theory is correct, but I personally do not know.
Thank you. Please know this is not MY theory, I think it's BS as stated in my post, but just wanted to hear the group's opinion.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:36 PM
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Some of the comments on here blow my mind....

I ran the boat this morning. Wind was pumping, seas were solid 3' at 4-5 sec. perfect weather to test a new boat in. I am a full time captain who has a considerable amount of time running some very well set up top tier center consoles (Yellowfin, seahunter, seavee, freeman, fountain, hydra sport, invincible just to name a few..)

My thoughts on the 40 cat:

Boat is very well laid out and the fit and finish it on par with invincibles reputation. There are a few things that we will be changing.

Running attitude is as good as I thought it would be. Ran her hard in every sea direction and she preformed very well. Fuel economy is on par with the competition, your going to see .8-.9 at 40-45 with a real world load in her.

Live well set ups and fish box capacity are very important to me, they hit the nail on the head with this one. Bait wells are damn near perfect and fish boxes for days.

If anyone has any questions about this boat or any other cat boat just send me a PM.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:52 PM
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what are the few things that you will be changing?

Does that mean you are buying one?
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:06 PM
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Invincible has built a very nice Cat. I'm sure the orders are stacking up quickly!
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:11 PM
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The only thing wrong with that boat is it's not 29'...
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