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Old 10-28-2010, 06:10 AM
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we're wanting to buy a35 lightning fountain, or similar...twin 525's staggerred, any ideas?
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we're in N.Z, coming over to find a bargain.....!!!
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:06 AM
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^ That's nice, thanks for spaming random threads.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:39 AM
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The 6ft 10" head room 9ft 6" beam. Seating for me and 8 women. It is a 70 MPH yacht. BTs are the the most conferrable gofast boats out there for under a million bucks. Period. Just a thought. What if Clay Washington had a Black Thunder . Bobby
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:45 AM
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? ? ? ? ? Not boat wise.....
wasn't talking about the sheepjkn
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:07 AM
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I was fortunate enough to order and custom build my '06 460EC when Dennis Griffith (Bob's-BT owner-nephew) was the sales person. He was fantastic to work with. When I visited the factory, I loved the small town folks that worked there. They really had a great thing going. Regarding the interior upgrading, they would let you do anything you wanted to. They had a standard color pattern but we changed it all and did away with the mirror back ground around the sink area. As far as overnighting, there were none better as far as go-fast went back then. Hot water shower, flushing toilet, microwave, flat screen tv, cable hook up, shore power, a/c, large bed, and the list is just too long. And I had all this weight running 75 mph with twin 525's. But I will be the first to say that the Bravos were just too small for this size boat in my boating environment - Gulf of Mexico. The 700's / NXT package appears to be exactly what the boat needed but wasn't available in '06. Regarding the hull - yes it did lean in windy conditions because the hull steps were pretty agressive to get the 75 mph out of it. I replaced the 280 tabs with 380 and helped quite a bit. My boat was also driven by Tres Martin during my safety class and he was impressed by how the hull did not skip in tight turns liked most step hull boats do. So all being said, yes the boat could've used some improvements but for me in '06, there were no other boats that compared in the performance market in any price range! (pic has 43 NT, 46 Cig, and 46 BT) (But I also think it was kind of odd for someone to just start a post about BT's like this one was started).
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:28 AM
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wasn't talking about the sheepjkn
Haha..... is Endeavor being b-a-a-a-a-a-d again?!?
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:20 AM
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thwl...the bt definitely dwarfs the other two in the pic. have only been on one BT and that was Ed's (from ky) read white and black one. I have not been in any performance boat that compares to the BT as for as square feet in the cabin and room in the cockpit. The 700 nxt drive boat??? was it the last BT built???
I think that Boatme just wanted to start a discussion on the BT's to see what the rest of our thoughts on them were and just maybe stir the pot in hopes that something positive would come of it.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:43 AM
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Haha..... is Twam Saxual Healing being bad again?!?
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thwl...the bt definitely dwarfs the other two in the pic. have only been on one BT and that was Ed's (from ky) read white and black one. I have not been in any performance boat that compares to the BT as for as square feet in the cabin and room in the cockpit. The 700 nxt drive boat??? was it the last BT built???
I think that Boatme just wanted to start a discussion on the BT's to see what the rest of our thoughts on them were and just maybe stir the pot in hopes that something positive would come of it.
I don't think is was the last one built but was tested in PowerBoat Magazine. Ran 89 mph and it was the extended cockpit with the side by side engine configuration. Very good numbers for pretty mild power.
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I don't think is was the last one built but was tested in PowerBoat Magazine. Ran 89 mph and it was the extended cockpit with the side by side engine configuration. Very good numbers for pretty mild power.
yea 89 is great which shows that the bottom design is a pretty good one
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