Obsolete and proud of it
Can you post some photos of this boat it sure would be nice to see it---sounds like a fun project.
What was the problem with the boat carbon/foam layup should be very light---I would guess the overall weight or the CG was not right for outboards---just a guess.
You can elaborate and fill in the blanks I always like hearing from boaters with experience aka hard work, and headaches from trying new things.
P.S. T2X don't hold back you can post a video it doesn't seem like were gonna have any guys chiming in on their top speeds probably need to post at Scream and Fly but that site is not an offshore site more of a river rocket site.
I ran 115-117 with my 30' Motion with triple 280's. Unless you are full race light hull the 120 mark is about it for a pleasure outboard cat. If you want faster you need to go I/O power. A dead reliable setup is my 32 Skater with twin 700 EFI and Dry Number Sixes. 130+ mph. With the extra weight they are handle much better at top speed than the outboard boats. Outboard cats get real loose at high speed. Shogren Performance has the 32 for sale for only $114,995.
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here's a better clip with rich narrating. @:29 sec
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Generally speaking, I think your conclusion is correct there is always an exception boat but your right ie...120MPH is about the max. Second, size matters when your in the ocean so a 28 footer is really tiny for the Pacific Ocean.
A better set-up is a flat deck 30 with those motors and NXT drives [less weight with the NXT]. I'm not knocking the 32 because every foot counts when your running in the ocean it probably kicks azz.
Profile did make a couple of the 28's with outboards. I have one of them. I have a 1998 profile 2800 cat with twin 300's. I run mostly and Lake Michigan and it runs great through the slop out there. I have been nothing but happy with the boat.
I want to move up to a little bigger cat, with more I/O power, but just not in the finances right now. I have toyed around with listing my boat for sale, but the market just sucks right now and don't want to lose my ass on my boat. I would be happy getting what I owe out of it, but that is even difficult these days.
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