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Old 07-06-2013, 07:46 PM
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I might be in the market for a small aluminum boat and remember seeing 1 design that had a small tunnel in the design, can anyone tell me if this company is in business yet and if so give a rating on the product itself?

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I think most aluminum manufactors make a tunnel hull. Seaark, alumacraft, tracker and a few others
Old 07-06-2013, 08:22 PM
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Used to have one. Only problem was splash back from the tunnel over transom. Cut a mudflap to size and riveted it on. Ran very skinny during duck season
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I might be in the market for a small aluminum boat and remember seeing 1 design that had a small tunnel in the design, can anyone tell me if this company is in business yet and if so give a rating on the product itself?

Thanks in advance as always.
Do a search for Blade Runner and Cape Fear Cat's, both are built by Barry Leray, his #910-395-5405. He builds custom Cats (aluminum) from 17.5' to 25' and working on a 42' prototype.
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Thanks found what I have in mind.
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Well hell Share what you found;?
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yeah 08, share your finds with us, I'm in the market for a 16 or 17 with a 6' bottom in it, a tunnel would be even sweeter
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Turns out I didn't find what I was looking for, I looked at the alumacraft web site real quick and found a tunnel hulled model but it was only used for jet powered outboards. not something I want to get into as they lose so much power in that layout (about 30%).

When I get a little more time I'll go over the sites again and see what can fond for a small 14' or so alum hulled boat. I'm thinking power ranger of about 25hp or so.

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