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07-16-2019, 10:41 AM
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IT ACTUALLY GOT WET ??? OMG, Dave's shop won't...

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...
07-15-2019, 07:09 PM
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Posted By dekarate

Should the hull ever get wet, run the single...

Should the hull ever get wet, run the single engine test. It may show another benefit of the 300 over the 250
07-15-2019, 02:44 PM
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Posted By dekarate

AXIOM 7 Chartplotter - How to add sonar

Bought this a couple years ago to use as a chart plotter only. My humingbird transducer has gone belly up, so would like to add sonar to the MFD, It was purchased as a Chart only model #...
06-21-2019, 04:41 AM
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Posted By dekarate

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/572x842/popular_science_cover_car_bd01b6ab3e9c75e0961db22e42f4a351641df47e.jpg
06-20-2019, 09:00 AM
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Posted By dekarate

But how are you charing the battery? Electrics...

But how are you charing the battery? Electrics motors can be efficient - but its the rest of the energy cycle - charging efficiency, storage efficiency, transmission line efficiency, generation...
06-19-2019, 07:17 PM
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Posted By dekarate

Don't forget transmission losses for the electric...

Don't forget transmission losses for the electric recharge as well. Simple physics is that the petroleum offers the best bang for the buck or more importantly bang for the pound and for prime movers...
06-14-2019, 05:25 PM
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Posted By dekarate

The "drawing" should be interpreted as a sketch -...

The "drawing" should be interpreted as a sketch - it is dimensioned to show the general features of the layout -

No one should mistake it for a engineering drawing - It does not follow ANSI/ASME...
06-14-2019, 10:31 AM
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Views: 7,281
Posted By dekarate

Horizon 3000 Specs...

Horizon 3000 Specs (http://eastwardboats.com/eastward_boats_horizon_3000_008.htm) its 24'10" on the inside over 30' on the outside
06-14-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,816
Posted By dekarate

Another thought - just taking the bar off is far...

Another thought - just taking the bar off is far easier - and could save about 4 inches - Its 4 bolts and takes less than 5 minutes (no wires) and is fairly light.
06-14-2019, 04:52 AM
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Posted By dekarate

So a trip to FL would take 3 days - cross-country...

So a trip to FL would take 3 days - cross-country a week. May need to think about bring back the horse - doesn't need gas either.
So drop $50k and it meets 90% of the trips one would take? Would...
06-14-2019, 02:30 AM
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Posted By dekarate

Back to the OP original question: 25 Prowler or...

Back to the OP original question: 25 Prowler or Horizon 3000 as dictated by approx. price - I was in the same quandary. I have a 25'4" SeaCat SL5C, second owner and have had it over a decade. ...
06-12-2019, 02:14 AM
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Posted By dekarate

And new mid-engine blocks were installed for that...

And new mid-engine blocks were installed for that very reason 2 years ago. Not a cheap fix - but one done correctly !!!
06-12-2019, 02:09 AM
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Views: 8,816
Posted By dekarate

they are heavy - usually 50 to 60 pounds between...

they are heavy - usually 50 to 60 pounds between motor and array. That's the pain in the removing and re-mounting - lifting that overhead and bolting down. Usually it just a single cable connection...
06-11-2019, 06:20 AM
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Posted By dekarate

If you slope the top 5-degees you can pick up...

If you slope the top 5-degees you can pick up another 7-inches or so. Mount the radar at the front edge with a wedge. Front inside height drops to 6'6" back is still 7' at the back. The 6'6" would...
06-10-2019, 12:28 PM
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Posted By dekarate

I'll have a SeaCat SL5C up for sale in the next 2...

I'll have a SeaCat SL5C up for sale in the next 2 weeks or so - right in line with this price - complete with DF140's (with about 1,000 hours on them) open array radar, etc.
06-08-2019, 06:16 AM
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Posted By dekarate

17-inches for an open array height - puts you...

17-inches for an open array height - puts you about 14 feet - so you are looking to save about 6-inches
you could probably save 3 to 4 inches as you indicate with pads right on the rails from the...
06-08-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,816
Posted By dekarate

I asked Dave earlier in the week about the hard...

I asked Dave earlier in the week about the hard top height but didn't hear back yet (then again it was a long list). How many inches do you need to shave for the radar clearing 13'6". Dropping your...
06-08-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,599
Posted By dekarate

Look at this way. If you are going to spend that...

Look at this way. If you are going to spend that type of coin, why not get exactly what you want? Many boats offer a number of great features, but always seem to miss something. When I buy a new...
06-07-2019, 03:36 PM
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Posted By dekarate

the mahi finish is a wrap option - ~$500 - I was...

the mahi finish is a wrap option - ~$500 - I was thinking about the stars and stripes version

https://www.scsunlimited.com/collections/evinrude-g2/products/mahi
06-07-2019, 03:20 PM
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Views: 8,816
Posted By dekarate

If you want to see birds - stick with the open...

If you want to see birds - stick with the open array
06-07-2019, 02:45 PM
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Views: 2,599
Posted By dekarate

If your in Port St Lucie, give Dave East at...

If your in Port St Lucie, give Dave East at Eastward Boats a call. Building custom cats right there in town. Has 4 basic layouts. There are currently 5 or 6 build threads on THT here, all...
05-30-2019, 03:05 AM
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Views: 387
Posted By dekarate

I would think this also has implications on where...

I would think this also has implications on where it is safe to be when running the radar. Having the beam in tight focus when passing over your head when at the front of the boat is important as...
05-25-2019, 03:28 AM
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Views: 159,078
Posted By dekarate

I actually like the white tunnel - it draws you...

I actually like the white tunnel - it draws you in, much like a V-neck - accentuating the size
05-23-2019, 01:12 AM
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Posted By dekarate

Is your boat painted to a different chine than...

Is your boat painted to a different chine than UCF?
05-22-2019, 07:44 PM
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Posted By dekarate

Are you going to be able to get them in the water...

Are you going to be able to get them in the water at the same time for side-by-side testing? It would be a real treat to actually have live data completed at the same time on the same basic hull.
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