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Old 10-24-2007, 01:46 PM
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:49 PM
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I've seen that boat sitting on a lift many times entering Key West.
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Ford engines........unique to say the least.
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Rigged by World Champion Richie Powers for Don Soffer of Turnberry Isle as a tender to the Yacht Monkey Business and Miss Turnberry. One of the last boats sold from the showroom at ARONOW on Thunderboat Row.

I have hundreds of hours in this boat and it was one of the best and most reliable boats you could own. I ran it over 200 hours before the first little thing went wrong, changed out a turbo and never had another problem.

Merlin engines based on Mann blocks, don't know where the English engine builder is now. 400hp with zf trans and arneson asd 8 drives if I remember correctly.

It has been all over the Bahamas so may times in all kinds of weather that it probably knows it's own way there and back. I personally took it all the way to Little San Salvadore, Eluthera and a host of other spots.

Boat with the right props ran 68 all day long no matter if you had 3 people or 12.

Good times, great memories, and still better stories...........

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Old 10-24-2007, 05:54 PM
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the lift that it sits on has had it's share of problems, have not seen the boat move in a while,but i always liked it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:56 PM
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what's it worth?
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:32 AM
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T2x said this was the worst cat design ever in the history of things that float...

That's because it's not a cat. They're excellent rough water boats. If you have no expectation of cat speeds and are happy with the fact that you'll get v-bottom speeds with a bit of extra cushion, you'd be quite happy with the boat. If you expect Skater speeds, you'd be disappointed.

The only question would be- would you have to pay cat insurance rates?

Nice boat if you have a hydrohoist. Towing a 12' beam boat is a hassle.
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T2x said this was the worst cat design ever in the history of things that float...
well now, guess that makes it the 11th commandment should we preface the other 10 with T2X says?
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