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Old 01-19-2011, 06:29 PM
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Got my first one today just in time for Bham Boat Show.Workmanship,fit and finish seems to be first class.Black hull would show any imperfections and I don't see any.The latest PPI interior looks very nice.This is a brand new company with some young energetic folks with a vision and a good business plan.Our show starts Thursday,will be interesting to see the reception the new Hornet gets. www.hornetmarine.com
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Looks like a Sweet 16
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Just checked out the site. Very cool little boat! Id buy one. What are power options and MSRP?
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:46 PM
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Currently Merc 4.3 with a 5.0 shortly.A loaded boat with all options,high 20's.I am excited about this little boat as I had lots of fun in the old days running the boats that it was patterned after.Maybe they can fit the new 5.7 Ilmor into one
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:20 AM
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Not trying to be a prick here. Just trying to understand.
You have a company that has the same name as a Donzi.

1965 Donzi Hornet 19'

That’s selling a boat that looks like a Donzi.

(recognize the guy closest in picture?)

And “the inspiration for Hornet Marine is the Thunderbird: the world’s first offshore powerboat built with gas turbine (jet) engines.”
So (1965 thunderbird’s) Jim’s boat, a giant offshore aluminum race boat with twin turbines is the inspiration for this little fiberglass boat with a 4.3ltr?

No disrespect but what‘s the story?
It is a nice little boat. Congratulations!
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Currently Merc 4.3 with a 5.0 shortly.A loaded boat with all options,high 20's.I am excited about this little boat as I had lots of fun in the old days running the boats that it was patterned after.Maybe they can fit the new 5.7 Ilmor into one
High 20's is a great price really. Would be sweet with a 383ci or even a 454 in it.

Heck, might as well go with a 525.....
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Speeds with the 4.3? Expected speed with the 5.0?
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Sweeet little boat Robert.....I was on your website a week or 2 ago and saw it.

Power to weight ratio is probably better with the 4.3 and still top 60mph with the 6 cyl.
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383 stroker and a Black Hawk. That would make for an interesting little pocket rocket ride
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