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Old 05-18-2010, 09:37 PM
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That thing looks like a bayliner and a black thunder got together and thats the result
Hilarious!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:44 PM
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They started building this boat in 2001 or 2002 i think

It was Don Jenkins project for many years till they finaly finished it

As Terry said the biggest power for a BTwas a twin turbine called "The Turbinator" Terry can tell you how fast that boat was he certianly knows the most about those boats from back then
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That freaking boat is in comparison to a Bayleaner, I mean liner.. Wow.. Hideous


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LOL......are you talking about a phantom boater? One that talks about boats they had but never really had one?


Scroll down to posts 56-57 you'll see my boat;

http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/te...erunner-4.html
Cool boat ; did you ever put it in the water?

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:27 AM
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Cool boat ; did you ever put it in the water?
Two seasons. Enjoyed every minute except for the re-entry after launch(flat bottom) and the 1050 Dominator carb which made smooth shifting and docking an impossibility. I was able to get it to 90 with that 24" prop. Cruising at 60-80 was a blast in that little boat.

I enjoyed the stares and crowds the most. No one on my lake had ever seen a boat like that and they wanted to know who built it(Art Carlson) and what motor(540ci/600hp Ford). Bravo1 drive Latham full hydraulic twin ram steering.

The engine hatch was an incredible feat of craftsmanship. I had 10 pages of drawings and mathematics on the hatch alone.
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Deja vu?

Is it me or does the helm seating look like a throwback to an 80s Donzi?
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They started building this boat in 2001 or 2002 i think

It was Don Jenkins project for many years till they finaly finished it

As Terry said the biggest power for a BTwas a twin turbine called "The Turbinator" Terry can tell you how fast that boat was he certianly knows the most about those boats from back then
Not sure if they ever dialed in but the owner told me the Turbinator was handfull at 105 and that's all he was willing to try.

As for the cruiser, Don always had a sketch of it on his desk. It was a boat he wanted. I ususally just nodded when he would show it to me and then I would change the subject.
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That thing looks like a bayliner and a black thunder got together and thats the result
lmao! Maybe they should name it 'STEPCHILD'.

Hard to find much to like about that thing.
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I am doing 1200's with #6's boat goes to paint in a few weeks

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There is currently a 460 SC with staggered 1200's being finished up right now.

Assuming the speeds quoted from the 700 & 850 boats, this one should run comfortably over 100 it sounds like.

The comment Terry posted about "The Turbinator" being a handful at 105, makes me wonder if this 1200 boat will have the same ride?

Have they made any bottom changes since the Turbinator was built, that could have cured any potential handling issues for the 1200 boat?

btw: I think "The Turbinator" is probably the best name I've ever heard for a powerboat with turbines. THAT, is a classic
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