Originally posted by skater
I do own a 37 AVH Active Thunder , and it has over 50 hours on it , most spent in the 80 MPH plus range blasting from one wave top to the next with a huge smile on my face.
As for big tabs ?? You never have to use them unless there is a stong wind hitting you from the side . Hell you don't even put them down when coming up on plane .
I have been in many hi performance vee bottom boats and I have yet to find a boat that will handle and fly like a Thunder . Unless you go for a GOOD ride in true 3 footers or bigger its hard to explain how nice these boats really handle..
Mark House 37' AVH Thunder owner
P.S. : By the way , I actually am a World Champion Offshore racer ( BODYGUARD S - 69 )................................
Hey Mark congratulations on your world championship. Iv'e seen S-69 race several times, and is one of my favorite boats. It' nice to have a responce from someone who can back it up, some of these treads get away from their original topic.
I wanted to coment on the add Active Thunder had in powerboat magazine. "Active Thunder is the Skater of Vee Bottoms" I don't think its a good idea to compare yourself to another manufacturer or try to benefit from there success. Skater has established themselves as the king of cats. I understand AT is trying to do the same for V bottoms.
After all if Skater builds a V bottom, which I unerstand they are, (F-2 boat with Baja ? ) won't it will be the Skater of V bottoms. I wish I had to choose between a Active Thunder and a Cigarette.
Mark, good luck racing this year.