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Old 01-28-2008, 10:25 AM
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This is the latest quad that some of you saw and wanted pctures. The owner had a triple and went for more speed.

It will spend time up north and also down here.
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This is the latest quad that some of you saw and wanted pctures. The owner had a triple and went for more speed.

It will spend time up north and also down here.
Congrats on another great rig!

Have spent some quality time on airplanes this month and picked up a magazine I've never read before called "Sport Fishing". The gave specs on a ton of fishing boats and the center consoles that were over 35 feet and over 70MPH came in with this order:

82 MPH:
36 Deep Impact Open Quad 300HP

81 MPH:
45 Smith Powerboats 45 CDF with twin 850HO diesel IB ($810K MSRP)

75 MPH:
35 Seahunter Trip 300HP
36 Concept PR 3 250HP
36 Pro Sports 3660 SportFish Twin 350HP
37 Midnight Express 37 Open Twin 200HP diesel IB
40 Seahunter 40 Quad 300HP
40 Solid Powerboats No Limit 40 Quad 300HP

74 MPH:
39 Midnight Express 39 Open Twin 200HP diesel IB

72 MPH:
36 Deep Impact Cabin Trip 300HP
36 Deep Impact Open Trip 300HP
36 Yellowfin Yachts 36 Trip 300HP
38 Fountain Powerboats 38 CC Open Bow Trip 300HP

70 MPH:
36 CSI Marine 36 Sonic Sport-Open Model Trip 300HP
38 Fountain Powerboats 38 Sportfish CC TE Trip 300HP
38 Jupiter Mainte Int'l 38 Fwd Seating Trip 350HP
42 Yellowfin Yachts 42 Quad 350HP
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Mark,

Not sure if it is better but just a different approach. With a quad boat like ours you can cruise at 65-70 mph and stll be under 5000 rpm. I spun a hub on the way to Key West and ended up dragging one motor and prop (you can't trim one engine because of the tie bar) at 58 mph and the boat didn't even know at 4800 rpm.

The looks speak for itself and it is very easy to dock.

However, the boat is almost 2,000 pounds heavier due to the extra strength to handle the weight, torque.... The weight does allow the boat to run harder in the bumpy stuff than the other lighter boats mentioned (there is still no substitute for length and weight) I wonder how many of those quoted speeds can be achieved in real 2-3's with people and fuel.

Insurance will be in go-fast territory. The motors have to be at the exact right height or you will ventilate in turns and free rev too much in the rough.

My first five quad guys are all about fast but ride was extremely important. One is a big musclecar dealer, another drives the Vesco land speed racer at Bonneville, another is a big drag racer, one a big Lambo dealer, and one has had multiple go-fasts. (our kind of guys)

In reality do you need quads when you can hit a GPS verified 73 mph with 1/2 tanks fuel and three or four people in a 36 foot 13,000 pound boat? Only the customer can answer that. We were shooting for 80 mph with four strokes so we had the best of all; speed, lack of noise, no need for oil, and long warranties.
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39 Midnight Express 39 Open Twin 200HP diesel IB

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74 MPH:
39 Midnight Express 39 Open Twin 200HP diesel IB

?????
Just typing what the mag said. There are a couple that made me scratch my head too. One of the most impressive sections were the large convertibles. This one stuck out to me:

58MPH
Weaver 74 SF
74 LOA
20 Beam
5'4" draft
91,000 LBS !!!
Twin 4,800 HP Diesel IB
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The boat is almost ready for delivery
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A few more shots
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Default Midnight express mis-print(?)

there is an article in sportfishing regarding the 37', so I would agree they must have had a mis-print

"As I pinned the throttles, the quadruple 300-hp Mercury Verados immediately pressed me to my seat. The 37 rose onto plane instantaneously with minimal bow rise; the engines purred as if hardly working. At wide-open throttle, we hit an incredible 73 mph at 6,200 rpm, burning 116 gph. With its double-stepped hull, the vessel should hit 75 mph with 93-octane gas running through the engines, the company says. Pulling the throttles back to 5,000 rpm, we cruised at a comfortable 60 mph, burning a more-meager 65 gph great economy for having 1,200 ponies on the transom."
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I'm faster then every boat mentioned there




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And a tool .....Take your crap back over to The Hull Truth Oh by the way have you learned now to drive it yet?
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