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Old 06-16-2019, 07:37 AM
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I have a 27' Baha Cruiser cat on a Load Rite cat trailer dual axle the boat original wt was 9200# I converted to g2 300s. The boat now weighs 8420# the trailer has v bunks and center rails, I have never had a issue loading or trailering. I would buy another but aluminum or a Float on. I don't get the horizonal soccer net on the asse trailer.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:53 AM
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When I was with TV, we had a trailer built for us that did have cross bunks. I believe they were on 30" centers, so it had a bunch of them. We had the bow stop and winch post set up so it could be slid up and back. The objective of the trailer was to deliver and wet launch the 32 and 36. The problem we had was on a steep ramp, the bow would bounce off of every cross member, bang, bang , bang, as the boat slid down into the water, like hitting rungs on a ladder. Loading a boat back onto the trailer was even worse. The trailer had to be backed as far into the water as possible and the boat floated over it. One person had to hold the stern of the boat straight as another slowing pulled the truck forward so the boat could settle onto the cross bunks.

We never tried it on a shallow ramp, but then it's hard to launch a big boat on a shallow ramp without getting your trucks rear wheels into the water. After a few wet launch attempts and gel coat repairs, we only used it for road deliveries. That's my only personal experience I every had with that style bunk system.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by BassnBays View Post
We launched our first Horizon 3000, that was powered with a pair of 300 Zuks, today. Dialed in autopilot, did the proper break-in procedure on the outboards. I'm not ready to post performance numbers yet, I feel there's more there. Going to adjust engine height and run the numbers again. I want to dial in the best performance I can before we run any comparison against my demo boat powered with 250 Evinrude G2s.
It did take a while to fuel her at the gas station though, everyone who pulled up was drawn to the boat like a moth to a light and asked a lot of questions.



The new history will now be written...The past is now irrelevant.

Looks great. Please keep us posted regarding performance.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:16 AM
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One thing about trailering these huge "tippy" looking hulls. You can see though the tunnel when backing up.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:28 AM
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With the damn TRAILER, LOA, and FUEL sending units..... Post some freakin' 300 performance numbers!!!!!!! For Christ Sake!!!!

Oh, and Happy Fathers Day!!! Your pull out game is weak! As is mine... LOL
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BassnBays View Post
When I was with TV, we had a trailer built for us that did have cross bunks. I believe they were on 30" centers, so it had a bunch of them. We had the bow stop and winch post set up so it could be slid up and back. The objective of the trailer was to deliver and wet launch the 32 and 36. The problem we had was on a steep ramp, the bow would bounce off of every cross member, bang, bang , bang, as the boat slid down into the water, like hitting rungs on a ladder. Loading a boat back onto the trailer was even worse. The trailer had to be backed as far into the water as possible and the boat floated over it. One person had to hold the stern of the boat straight as another slowing pulled the truck forward so the boat could settle onto the cross bunks.

We never tried it on a shallow ramp, but then it's hard to launch a big boat on a shallow ramp without getting your trucks rear wheels into the water. After a few wet launch attempts and gel coat repairs, we only used it for road deliveries. That's my only personal experience I every had with that style bunk system.
Like speed bumps for your keel ... Awesome .

Well that one is put to bed .
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:44 PM
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Boat looks fantastic!!!
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by wajski View Post
...I don't get the horizonal soccer net on the asse trailer.
If you are referring to the alloy expanded type mesh over the catcher, it's basically to stand on. Cut off in the photo is a step incorporated into a stayed brace up from the trailer, One step, then onto the mesh, then onto the duckboard, then into the boat through the rear door.

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Old 06-19-2019, 06:50 PM
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Sure will be interested to hear how the 300 4 strokes performed when you get em tuned in. Thanks
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:08 AM
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Here's a short video of the WILD KNIGHTS, we ran for the first time yesterday. Most of the day was programing the IDOCK, so we didn't get the opportunity to run a performance report. We're going back the water today. Performance Report coming soon.....

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Old 07-16-2019, 10:17 AM
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Nice looking boat Dave!
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:21 AM
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Excellent. Can't wait for performance report. Those reverse chines were doing their job.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:41 AM
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IT ACTUALLY GOT WET ??? OMG, Dave's shop won't look the same with that missing after being there for a year.
Wait, I assume that means Eric is actually taking delivery. I suspect there is still more to be done and the 'ole gray boat will be just where she used to be, just where she used to be ...'
(you gotta sing the nursery rhyme in your head for that one to make sense)
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