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Old 04-09-2010, 05:42 PM
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I want what your smoking..... must be some really good ****!
So I guess you would say the 27/30 activator isnt an offshore boat? But a 32 fountain with twins is?
The 29 kryptonite is also not an offshore powerboat too than? But a twin 292 forumla is?
A 270 Laveycraft also not an offshore powerboat I assume too, right?
Yep, because when a single engine breaks down in the middle of the ocean your left with nothing but a song and a prayer.
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A pair of merc 377 scorpion motors with bravos i bet it would run real nice seen a few 29 formulas set up like that.
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95 mph can be done in a 28 footer with a single 525. It looks like this:

http://www.tuffmarine.com/Boat_Pages...28_inboard.htm

If you hit 95 with higher freeboard and cabin (weight) you have a very efficient hull. This might be the place for the efficiency of a surfacing drive, you have the bustle to cover it.
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95 mph can be done in a 28 footer with a single 525. It looks like this:

http://www.tuffmarine.com/Boat_Pages...28_inboard.htm

If you hit 95 with higher freeboard and cabin (weight) you have a very efficient hull. This might be the place for the efficiency of a surfacing drive, you have the bustle to cover it.

I stand corrected...I quess I was looking at offshore boats with higher freeboard..it dose look like it is running a ITS..but still 95mph with a 525 is fast.....how dose the 28 Tuff run in the ruff waters

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Thanks animal looking forward to it!

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:24 PM
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Yep, because when a single engine breaks down in the middle of the ocean your left with nothing but a song and a prayer.
show me one guy on this site has been stuck in the middle of the ocean. Usually they are a few miles offshore at most, unless making a crossing to the bahamas.

And if you haven't noticed, your boat isn't an offshore ride, since you are in a little lake. Little, as opposed to great.

Also, the reason the mystique and some of the other boats you mentioned only came w/ twins, is because they are big boats. This OL28 is smaller and much lighter, not needing twins. Your 28 NEEDS twins.
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Extreme 29: 83mph w/ a 496mag.
Knowing this... 90 is doable.

Oh wait... Extreme and Phantom are not offshore since they are singles... they only meet SVL standards.
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I get the 2 engine thing, Ive blown a drive and needed sea tow and a radio, and Ive had a full electronic failure on a twin and been just as stuck.

At the same time in my experience and opinion an offshore boat with out a radar and linked nav package is really offshore either-

I see twin engine "everythings" against the sea wall waiting for fog to lift all the time. Twins dont help you if you cant see where you are going and avoid commercial traffic

As for hauling the mail in a 28 footer we play pretty hard.

The fastest 28 in our group is this one, 105+ with an Ilmor 710 and quite deep water capable basic design having won the 2002 key west offshore series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apWZkv_f4bc

- not super practical, but a whole lot of fun.

Very excited to see Ol's offering as these are the sized boats we run most in my group.

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Every boat Outerlimits builds is a true offshore boat. Just to clarify for people.
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I think single engine is the best way to go to compete in the market you're going for. Maybe advertise it with a 496 as an 80+ mph Outerlimits which will drop the price and open up your market... Like you said, just bring your wallet and we can make it as fast as you want.

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