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Old 07-24-2011, 08:52 PM
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Trying to keep up with the upper end Center Console market. I like the Bahama 31 and 41 and Sea Hunter 35 and 40 as well as Contender Yellowfin etc.. But the owner of a Marina in MTK just got a 42 Invincible and the captian reported that they ran in 4-6s at 50 mph and never needed to slow down at all, even for the 7s that where mixed in. I found this very impressive and I just looked at the Invincible website. From what I can tell they seem to win the Grove Slam with regularity and have some interesting videos of thier construction bonding process. However, thier plumbing and rigging seem somewhat average for the market they are in, considering the hype I kind of expected more. Maybe I am wrong? So there it is, what do those in the know about the Invincible brand have to say?
Old 07-24-2011, 09:59 PM
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Best riding boat I have ever been on including Yellowfin, Contender and SeaVee. Very easy to fish on as well with the layout. Can't say anything on the 42 because I have only been on a 36.
Old 07-25-2011, 06:29 AM
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Try the boating forum instead of the sportfishing forum.
Old 07-25-2011, 06:38 AM
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Nah, leave it on the SF forum, there's people who actually fish here, not just bait-draggers...

And he wasn't doing 50 MPH though 4-6/7 seas, the #s on one side of that equation are lower.

That said, they are really well-designed running surface and an awesome fishing layout (SeaVee clone).

The finish work is not on par with SeaVee, Yellowfin and Bahama though it is good, just not among the best.
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I own a 36 YF, a good friend owned a 36 Inv. and built recently built a 42 Inv. They are boat very well built boats with small diff. in design and layout, particularly the console, neither is better than the other, just different. Reality is it comes down to personal preference. My friend and I could own either, he chose Inv. I chose YF, we are both happy with our dec. Last one day tournament we were both in, we chose to fish a rig that was over 130 miles one way and we were the only two boats that made the run.

Some of the early Inv. used sub quality parts in the bilge, but they have fixed that issue.

Also, neither one of us can run comfortably in those kind of seas unless the period is huge, which it never here up here in the Northern gulf.
Old 07-25-2011, 07:41 AM
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I've ridden both. The 42' is an animal and the most impresive big CC ride i've been on. The 36' felt very light with a good bit of hull slap coming off the steps at your feet and it seemed to come out of the water a lot (but stayed flat) - not bad/pounding you just seemed to feel "chatter" at your feet while at the helm - it is fast though. The layout is excellent on both. With the 42' you get options in seating and a side dive door. There is/was no dive door option on the 36' when i inquired.
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I have had a 36 Invincible for about a month now. Had 3 YF's and a 33T prior to it be happy to answer any questions honestly for you don't feel like getting into a pissing contest with everyone who has "been" on one of the boats at the boat show with no real experience. Can tell you though I am very happy so far.
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I will post a picture of their current bilge set-up so you can see that it's as nice if not nicer than any of the boats aforementioned. They've made an excellent job with improving the bilge. Their fit and finish is second to none these days, and it's comforting to see that a company recognized the areas that needed improvements and actually executed those improvements.
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When it comes to fishing, the complaint i can think of right now is that it doesnt plane very well at slower speeds for hi-speed wahoo trolling. I just plow at 15+/- knots. Ive had it for a year+.....im still learning things dependent on conditions. I dont push my boat as hard as most.....im not WOT all the time like some guys. I just dont want to burn the gas and dont know enough about high speed driving.

On my seatrial Alex flew out of the channel at WOT over an opposing wind/tide and 12-15knot winds. When i said i probably wouldnt be doing that, he said it runs better that way, and he was right. The hull was like a scalpel. Others who frequently run big CC's fast tell me the same thing.....WOT lets the hull cut the water in the hands of the right driver and in the right conditions.
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Rod I though the opposite about high speed trolling. So far it does it better than any of the YF and as good as the mono 33t. Maybe it's because I have lighter 300 yamahas on mine but 15 knots and it's running almost level just have to watch her she will try to creep to 20 knots if the seas help.
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Hey what's your trolling set up for Hi-Speed Wahoo fishin?
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For anyone that has had YF 32 and CTDR 33T and the INV 33. Please explain the differences in the cost of the same basic packages (Hull, Motors, CC) and the real world differences in ride and fuel efficiency. I think anyone on here talking about the INV, would want to know HOW is it different. Many of you says the ride is different and gave examples. O'h and YES...I'm in the market....Thx
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T-Bone,

you didn't happen to run the boat over to West End before your took it to NC, did you? Saw a beautiful light blue 36 w/ trip F300's a little over a month ago. I am strongly considering a Invincible (more likely a 33 than 36) as well as a 33TS and the various YF offerings. On that trip, I saw the 36 w/ 3xF300's, a 36 w/ 2xF350's and Rod's boat. I took it as a sign that I should go w/ the Inv
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Originally Posted by T-bone123 View Post
Rod I though the opposite about high speed trolling. So far it does it better than any of the YF and as good as the mono 33t. Maybe it's because I have lighter 300 yamahas on mine but 15 knots and it's running almost level just have to watch her she will try to creep to 20 knots if the seas help.
Well i mean its not a big complaint.......just something i noticed. But that sounds about right.....depending on the seas mine also wants to creep up. Once i get it there it will stay. But im not on plane. If i remember last year, hi-speed at about 2200rpms at 15-18mph and 18-20gph. At just a tiny bit more 23-25gph im on plane doing 38mph. No tabs, fully trimmed down. I dont like tabs sticking down if a fish wants to run under the boat.
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Originally Posted by Lazy Bones View Post
T-Bone,

you didn't happen to run the boat over to West End before your took it to NC, did you? Saw a beautiful light blue 36 w/ trip F300's a little over a month ago. I am strongly considering a Invincible (more likely a 33 than 36) as well as a 33TS and the various YF offerings. On that trip, I saw the 36 w/ 3xF300's, a 36 w/ 2xF350's and Rod's boat. I took it as a sign that I should go w/ the Inv
That wasn't me, probably the boat that was finished a month or so before mine. Mine is almost identical except I went with a stainless rub rail instead of the black rubrail and ice blue under the hard top instead of navy blue and I have a full hard top.
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Originally Posted by RocknReeln View Post
For anyone that has had YF 32 and CTDR 33T and the INV 33. Please explain the differences in the cost of the same basic packages (Hull, Motors, CC) and the real world differences in ride and fuel efficiency. I think anyone on here talking about the INV, would want to know HOW is it different. Many of you says the ride is different and gave examples. O'h and YES...I'm in the market....Thx
I can help you with the 33t vs 32 YF I've had both. 33t is a bigger boat. It rides better fishes better has a better layout and really needs to be compared to the 34-36 YF/Inv. Can't really help with price bought the 33t used. 33t needs trips or at least twin 350's won't be as fuel efficent as the 32 YF. You know about the fit and finish of contender so there won't be any suprises, boat did have quite a few cosmetic cracks when I sold but nothing to worry about. Can't help much on the 33 INV other than it is efficent and fast with twins but it is smaller so doesn't compare to the 33t.
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You guys need to listen to T-bone, he knows his stuff and has been on all of them. As has been said before, ride them all and pic the one that works best for you. They are all great boats!
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Originally Posted by T-bone123 View Post
I can help you with the 33t vs 32 YF I've had both. 33t is a bigger boat. It rides better fishes better has a better layout and really needs to be compared to the 34-36 YF/Inv. Can't really help with price bought the 33t used. 33t needs trips or at least twin 350's won't be as fuel efficent as the 32 YF. You know about the fit and finish of contender so there won't be any suprises, boat did have quite a few cosmetic cracks when I sold but nothing to worry about. Can't help much on the 33 INV other than it is efficent and fast with twins but it is smaller so doesn't compare to the 33t.
Thanks for the info...Can't ride all of them as I don't have access to them---not til boatshow and well maybe if I went to the factory and asked for test rides. Hmmmm maybe I'll do that. Didn't know the 33T was bigger then the 33 INV. I have heard alot of the efficiency of the 33 INV with F300. Heard it gets close to or at 2mpg. Didn't know it was a much smaller boat then the 33T CTDR. Wonder what the 33T will do with twin F300's or is that not a good idea?
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How does the Sea Hunter work in to this mix? any experiences? Specifically the 35 and 40 SH.
Thanks
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