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Old 08-08-2017, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by charlestonredfish View Post
My only problem with the invincible cat is that from the few pictures I have seen it seems very bland in design and lacks any lines that would make it identifiable. It just is very bubbly almost like a Boston whaler. At the end of the day it is about he ride but when someone drops 300k+ on a boat it needs to look good. Catermans have always been considered ugly but I feel like recently cat builders are staring to over come that, but invincible seemed to over look that element.
Kind of agree/kind of disagree with the identifiable lines. What I will say is that I recognized the t-top design immediately as Invincible (although I am a super boat nerd and can correctly identify just about any of them passing by or approaching). It appears more "balanced" to me than the Freeman. The console seems not so far forward and that keeps some of the monohull characteristics in a way. I also love the full flat deck.

The comment about the bare top is true. Needs a big open array and riggers, and it will surely change the look for the better
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:49 PM
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Default Counting the Rod Holders

Ok, let's see. 7 rods on the starboard side of the console, 7 x 2 on the coffin box, 6 on the top rocket launcher, and 5 behind the helm seat. Yikes! You need 32 rods on board to fill those up.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Celt View Post
Ok, let's see. 7 rods on the starboard side of the console, 7 x 2 on the coffin box, 6 on the top rocket launcher, and 5 behind the helm seat. Yikes! You need 32 rods on board to fill those up.
That's nothing on my 42 invincible I have 71 rod holders , you need them for fishing as well as storage. The thing I like about the new invincible cat is the rocket launcher option in the cockpit they install the mounting plate during the build , so it is flushed out with the deck and thru bolted and the top part is removable leaving just the mounting plate ,so I'll be able to fish 6 more rods out of it for sail fish season and marlin fishing ��
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Originally Posted by seawolff View Post
That's nothing on my 42 invincible I have 71 rod holders , you need them for fishing as well as storage. The thing I like about the new invincible cat is the rocket launcher option in the cockpit they install the mounting plate during the build , so it is flushed out with the deck and thru bolted and the top part is removable leaving just the mounting plate ,so I'll be able to fish 6 more rods out of it for sail fish season and marlin fishing ��
yea the 71 rod holders is a must!
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by seawolff View Post
That's nothing on my 42 invincible I have 71 rod holders , you need them for fishing as well as storage. The thing I like about the new invincible cat is the rocket launcher option in the cockpit they install the mounting plate during the build , so it is flushed out with the deck and thru bolted and the top part is removable leaving just the mounting plate ,so I'll be able to fish 6 more rods out of it for sail fish season and marlin fishing ��
LOL, well the 32 I counted were the storage holders only, not those designed for fishing, I bet you will exceed the 71 rod holders if / when you get the cat rather than a new 42'.

I do like the removable rocket launcher mounting you mention, a much better option than having it in the way when it's not being used.
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Originally Posted by kurttruk View Post
looks like the big version of this from the side
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BTW, I deleted several pictures that I had posted. This was done at request. Apparently there may be a few patents still in process, and the pictures in question showed views that depicted those areas. I had no problem with this.

We will, I'm sure, be getting many new pics and videos in the near future,
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LOL too late. As any IP attorney will tell you, if it can be found online or in the public domain prior to disclosure it cannot be submitted for patent protection as it is 'prior art', even if it is from the applicant. Pretty sloppy.
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Originally Posted by Celt View Post
BTW, I deleted several pictures that I had posted. This was done at request. Apparently there may be a few patents still in process, and the pictures in question showed views that depicted those areas. I had no problem with this.

We will, I'm sure, be getting many new pics and videos in the near future,
LOL... patents take a really long time... guess it will be years before we see some pics of the boat...:-0
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I want to build a cat that is just a bunch of rod holders all welded together.
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Originally Posted by charlestonredfish View Post
It's not that it looks bad it just doesn't look good, it is just so bland. Maybe they can do I little work with a t top where the metal work matches the boat better but there is almost nothing to match because there are not identifiable design features.
Me thinks for most of us the only steady view we will see is the transom as she walks on by.

As a cat owner, albeit small and old tech, I am impressed they AND others have been able to engineer and build cats that have the pros- beam, beam all the way forward, superior rough water, stable and engineered OUT some of the Cons- speed, quirks in handling.

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How do any of these large cats do with autopilot at cruising speed? They track straight or dart around?
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:13 AM
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Tracked fine with my Garmin. Although it dumped my furuno settings due to heading sensor or something. I'm going Simrad all around next boat in few weeks
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How large of a cat do you mean? My Garmin does great if that is of interest. Better with a little chop.
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I think anything over 64 Rod Holders is ostentatious.......only noveau riche do THAT...


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Tracked fine with my Garmin. Although it dumped my furuno settings due to heading sensor or something. I'm going Simrad all around next boat in few weeks
I think simrad is a smart choice.
Rod, what size Freeman are you getting this time? What motors?
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37 quad Merc 350's if it works out
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Originally Posted by Berky View Post
I want to build a cat that is just a bunch of rod holders all welded together.



You can order one from Sea Fox, short wait list and a fraction of the Inv/free. cost.
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There seems to have been a lull in news regarding the Invincible 40, but here are a few things new to me - a short video and some more pics via the good folk at Bluewater Movements when the Cat showed up at the Saltwater Showdown.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXAv5oVj9rN/
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