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Old 10-29-2010, 10:20 AM
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Are they still offering new builds?
http://www.blackthunderpowerboats.net/index.html
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:21 AM
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Also I see soem of them have bow thrusters????? Anyone have that option on their or a pic? Seems like it would look odd on a powerboat
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Also I see soem of them have bow thrusters????? Anyone have that option on their or a pic? Seems like it would look odd on a powerboat
Couple things for ya,

1st - The 460EC "Extended Cockpit" doesnt have the room to stagger the engines because of cockpit length. Not torque or whatever you said a couple posts ago.

2nd - A bow thruster is a wonderful thing on a boat this big and in NO way "ODD". I suggest you find someone with one of theses boats and go for a ride. Great boats but FYI, they are not for a newbie. These boats can get away from you in crosswinds and require some work and thought processing when trailering and etc.

If you dont mind hauling a semi trailer around on your bumper, then more power to you.

Again, great boats minus the bravo drive thing
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KYBOY . Where do you boat. I tow the BT up Kentucky Lake at least once a year to visit friends, Fat Daddys and The Breakers.
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That is completely wrong. There's plenty of head room in a 51 OL well over 5ft.
5' 10 1/2" is what I measured at one of the shows..the orange boat.
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Then how come we could only hit 78 with your 700s - remember, that was the day John's 27 baja passed you!!

Your expressions was...................priceless (pic 1). But then you recovered to pass him back, and all was well (pic 2).
get it right.. it was 68.. and Johns boat was a Baja 255 islander...with a 454 Merc... fast boat..

if anyone can get a pic at the wrong time..of.. oh no he passed me.. it would be you..
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[QUOTE=BDARCHER;3242566][QUOTE=kyboy1020

KYBOY . Where do you boat. I tow the BT up Kentucky Lake at least once a year to visit friends, Fat Daddys and The Breakers.[/QUOTE]

We travel quite a bit. Boat at ky lake some, loto, Cumberland, and local river.

As to the other post above I was just curious if they offered staggered and it seems they don't. I boat My 31 every weekend almost 6-7 months of the year and run a cruiser and house boat for a friend so I think I could handle the boat in the future. I have never seen a bow thruster on a performance boat and didn't know if it would look out of place on the hull.
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We travel quite a bit. Boat at ky lake some, loto, Cumberland, and local river.

As to the other post above I was just curious if they offered staggered and it seems they don't. I boat My 31 every weekend almost 6-7 months of the year and run a cruiser and house boat for a friend so I think I could handle the boat in the future. I have never seen a bow thruster on a performance boat and didn't know if it would look out of place on the hull.
There's been a couple manufactures that have put bow thrusters in, Nor-Tech, Black Thunder, and Outerlimits to name a few.
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I'd love to have a bow thruster on my 386. Tall boats are a pain in the ass docking in the wind. WAY more difficult than my 31 was.

I looked at a 46EC at the Lauderdale show. I would buy one. I think they look good, and are fast for their size vs. power. I have 5 overnighting on my boat, more cabin is good.
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I like the BTs but not with Bravos. Great helm design too. I would like to see an EC with trips which would mean at least a 2' transom extension. I don't see a problem with a bow thruster on a performance boat this big. What difference does it make how it looks?? They make it much easier to dock. Doesn't Nor-Tech offer them on their 50?

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