View Poll Results: Would you buy an "Old School Carbon" boat?
I would buy a carbon lightweight Old School boat
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Nope..Glass and steps for me
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Nope...Carbon and steps for me
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:31 PM
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I just had to ask..

..I would if I could...but I want it new.

Like a 39 TG in Carbon...or for that matter a Fountain or OL....Old School

No steps...no pad..no bull...24 degree deadrise..

Without steps you may loose 10 mph but...for example.. the OL 39' GTX does 110 mph with T-Illmors (has a nice seating cabin too)....so what if it "only" went 100 mph and didn't have steps....is loosing a little speed a good thing in order to gain more control in turns expecially?

I am begining to think that with the technology we have today and the ability to build a very lightweight boat that could not have been built 10 years ago and the amount of stock power that is available as well...that steps are not needed anymore.

So I am asking...what do you think you would want your next boat to be designed and constructed of? Is it time to wave goodbye to steps...yet??

Pretty soon I am thinking only the first 2-3' of the boat will have a V-Configuration...and the back 37' will be flat.

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No steps...no pad..no bull...24 degree deadrise..

So I am asking...what do you think you would want your next boat to be designed and constructed of? Is it time to wave goodbye to steps...yet??
I think they are called Baja's Oh wait and Pantera.

Must be a market because they aer both still in business.
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I am begining to think that with the technology we have today and the ability to build a very lightweight boat that could not have been built 10 years ago and the amount of stock power that is available as well...that steps are not needed anymore.
In my opinion, you (once again) are thinking too much!!


Just buy a phucking boat, would ya!!
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I think they are called Baja's Oh wait and Pantera.

Must be a market because they aer both still in business.
Baja's have a flat-pad...but nothing radical

I am talking a high tech spaceage composite constructed hull...that's looks liike Aronow made it..

But you are right..the Pantera is one of the few left..and Jo is busy too!

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In my opinion, you (once again) are thinking too much!!


Just buy a phucking boat, would ya!!

...you know we are both old schoolers....

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I'll tell ya what...everybody likes speed but only second to speed we like Old School....If Don were here I would have the ally I need to push this demand into the showroom.

A solid 38'er ....24 degree deadrise....you know the look...you know the style....8,000 lbs...T-600 Hp engines...
97 MPH....nice seating in the cabin....Do it with light weight composites not steps is all...make it solid as a brick chithouse...

...it WILL sell!!

That's where the R & D bucks need to be spent... on new hull materials...

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give me technology in materials and hull design... and give me a tunnel too..
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give me technology in materials and hull design... and give me a tunnel too..

If I didn't see it with my own eyes I would not have believed that a 50' Cougar Cat made from high tech carbon materials could do 160 mph with a total of 2100 HP.

Why have a heavy boat and make the engines sweat and the drives break?

..steps are a poor man's invention to get a measley 10 mph more...

...WEIGHT reduction is where it's at in the future..

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No steps... That's Sonic's opinion as well.
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