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Old 02-01-2007, 05:01 PM
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It has been rehulled, so therefore a new hull number
So is this the one that was dropped and shattered the bottom?
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:25 PM
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So is this the one that was dropped and shattered the bottom?
No, this is the one that had so many new custom ideas going into it that it was better to build a brand new hull and start with a clean sheet of paper.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:37 PM
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No, this is the one that had so many new custom ideas going into it that it was better to build a brand new hull and start with a clean sheet of paper.
So what did they keep from the old boat?
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So what did they keep from the old boat?
The bimini top
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McManus quotes the boat at 15,700 with a full cabin. My guess is the builder knows. Probably not as much as you, though.

Not a single 47 apache ever weighed 15,700 lbs. Kemeosabe was very light at 17,500. NK
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Not a single 47 apache ever weighed 15,700 lbs. Kemeosabe was very light at 17,500. NK
I agree that none of the old ones did. The 15,700 comes from the builder on what a new one would weigh.
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Neat boat but the owner was sort of clueless.

Just some of what he was saying...

Boat weighs 25,000 lbs
$17,000 swim platform
Ventilated crankshafts

I kind of got the feeling he was making it up as he went.

I was half expecting hime to say "...these go to eleven"

Unsure of what the boat weighs. But with all the running hardware, custom one off items, it's probably very close on the trailer. He pulls it, so I'm sure he would know. Wasn't uncommon for the old school 47s to be anywhere from 19-22k pounds on the trailer...

Ever run a custom CNC program on anything? That started as a solid chunk of aluminum, and was machined down. It all had to be designed, and then hand programmed into the CNC machine(s). Then you've also got that huge bad ass one-off Apache logo.

Have any knowledge of how an internal combustion engine works? A PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system is needed to expell hydrocarbons, watervapor/condensation, and blow-by. IE, unburnt gases that "blow-by" the rings and into the crankcase.

The heat treated BS he spoke about, pertains to powdercoating itself. Powdercoating involves baking items in an oven, for a set amount of time, at certain temperature(s). Finalyzing the powdercoat with a finish normally as bright, and stronger than regular paint.

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