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Old 02-17-2018, 09:35 PM
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Yes for sure in the vids they sure look like sharkcats original design by Bruce Harris
Other sharkcat molds were shipped to the west of Oz under license and built later Liesure cat purchased the molds
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BassnBays View Post
The video was to show the conditions you Aussies are not afraid of going out in. If you read my post I say "we did not build these boats"
Fair enough. They’re a good Boat. Real good. Build them well and you deserve to sell a bunch. They’re still a good looking boat I reckon.

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Not the prettiest on the eyes, but the price point sure is!
Really? Compared to what??!!?!
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:04 AM
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Dave really knows what it takes to build a good boat, im excited to see how they turn out now that he has the keys to the kingdom.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:14 AM
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knew it was too good to be true at that price...
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:08 PM
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look, girls

talk is cheap

I say let the boats speak for themselves

. . . and believe me they will, good or bad
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:26 PM
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I don't know the OP, or have any of his products. I do like what I see from the comfort of home and I like his current bay boat design. If his products are junk or lack quality, both time and people who bought them will tell, specially here at THT.

I think he realizes that today, with the power of the internet, if he builds a bad product, he will be exposed and his business will fail. He doesn't come across (at least to me) as someone who will shoot himself in his arse to make a couple thousands dollars and run.

Time will tell, but I wish the OP luck. He deserves the chance to prove he is building a quality product.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:37 PM
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are these being built in a used car lot with no walls also?

edit: somehow despite the long standing critiscsm of twin vee and ameracat on this site...they both have their doors still open so good for them. so I know the OP will be fine in the end

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Old 02-18-2018, 02:38 PM
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In for the build. Looking forward to seeing what is put out there at a great price point with a proven hull.
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
are these being built in a used car lot with no walls also?

edit: somehow despite the long standing critiscsm of twin vee and ameracat on this site...they both have their doors still open so good for them. so I know the OP will be fine in the end
No open carports, we have a nice clean facility. I'm not going to go into great detail that really doesn't matter but, I did not have a controlling interest in TV, Roger did and made all of the decisions that controlled quality and once Roger sold out to Stonehienge, it got even worse. Every decision at every board meeting revolved around money. If it were up to me TVs would have never been built out of wood. It was not my call.
As far as AC, Steve and Scott owned 75%. No boat was built with fuel tanks in the floor when I was there, ever. After numerous run-ins with Scott, Steve offered to buy me out. I gladly accepted. Months later, Stan, the guy who bought me out of AC, also had enough and he was bought out as well.

Eastward is MY company, That's MY name on the side of every boat and I know how to build a quality product. PLEASE look at our Coastal 2200 and if you know anything about boat building, you'll see for yourself. That same commitment in quality is going into our Horizon 3000. One good thing that did come out of working at TV and AC, I know what corners cannot be cut. I will not sacrifice quality for profit. Name:  assemble.jpg
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:55 PM
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Please keep us posted on the build, im very excited about this boat. Seems like a lot of value.

Is this a planing hull? I have a world cat 266sf now and wondering how the ride compares. I like the 266 except a drift where she rolls pretty good.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:52 AM
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Like so many other threads that people bash on the American dream.
- Barker
- Yellowfin
- Freeman
This man has gone out and started a boat building company and before he is out of the gate, he is getting slammed for working for previous builders with not so great of quality.
And, he pays to be a Sponsor here, welcome to THT.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:08 AM
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My neighbor built many of the Mercury off shore race boats when the Shark Cat first showed up to race at Key West. At the drivers meeting all the Americans wished to postpone because conditions were too rough. The Aussies got up and said we race in theses conditions all the time at home and you are just a bunch of puss---s.

Shamed into racing the next day, He said he had never seen a throttle which was fitted to the Shark Catt with a bungee cord to hold it wide open. :-)
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:11 AM
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and look where he is sitting?
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:17 AM
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Nice looking boat and it's great that you offer two awesome options for power. Best of luck!!
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by planerboard View Post
Please keep us posted on the build, im very excited about this boat. Seems like a lot of value.

Is this a planing hull? I have a world cat 266sf now and wondering how the ride compares. I like the 266 except a drift where she rolls pretty good.
Our hull is what's commonly refereed to as a semi-planing hull, very similar to your WC with the main difference being that our hull has very distinct chines and is not completely flat on the bottom, with the exception of a 7" running pad that extends forward. This helps it to track straight and be fuel efficient.

Andy Brown, at WC, is a personal friend of mine and builds a fantastic boat. When we get our demo on the water I would love to have you take a ride and give us your honest opinion of the ride and handling.

Thank you for your interest in our boats.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:46 AM
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Well, despite the drama (one of your agitators has been observed being a real jerk on several recent threads so just ignore the guy) you have a proven rough water hull design - and that is a huge step. Now if you keep it simple, keep it quality and keep it within a budget that people find reasonable you will have a winner.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by BassnBays View Post
Our hull is what's commonly refereed to as a semi-planing hull, very similar to your WC with the main difference being that our hull has very distinct chines and is not completely flat on the bottom, with the exception of a 7" running pad that extends forward. This helps it to track straight and be fuel efficient.

Andy Brown, at WC, is a personal friend of mine and builds a fantastic boat. When we get our demo on the water I would love to have you take a ride and give us your honest opinion of the ride and handling.

Thank you for your interest in our boats.
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Thanks for the info it sounds like a nice ride for sure!
How do you anticipate it doing on the drift? My worldcat drifts beam to and rolls more than I like.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:44 AM
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Sub'ed, good luck with it sir!
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
and look where he is sitting?
they also don't look too concerned with launching off that wave.

If that were me in my old boat, I'd need to change my shorts.
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