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Old 03-30-2011, 04:59 PM
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Nice looking boat but dont get the huge sunpad?
One of the nice things about outboard is the extra interior room..
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Nice looking boat but dont get the huge sunpad?
One of the nice things about outboard is the extra interior room..
That's the reason I don't like some CC's. No place for me and the lady to catch some rays and be high enough to get some wind too. Gets pretty hot when you can't catch some air. Great looking boat!
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What style do most of you prefer??? Narrower, long, and low with a small console..... or wider with a larger top and on board comforts???
We are in final stages of wrapping up the tooling on our 39...
The hull and deck are done. We are finalizing the console and helm seat for the Open version.... What you see here is NOT the final T top and console design.....
I have been deeply involved in the design, but the final shapes and making it all come together are being done by some very strong names in the design world....
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Nice looking boat but dont get the huge sunpad?
One of the nice things about outboard is the extra interior room..


The 1st boat was purposely built for me. I wanted a sun pad for my wife. Under the sunpad is a work of art. It's a complete finished part , even the transom. For the customer who wants Yanmars or BBC - here ya go.
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Looks big enough to make a playroom for the kids under there!
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What style do most of you prefer??? Narrower, long, and low with a small console..... or wider with a larger top and on board comforts???
We are in final stages of wrapping up the tooling on our 39...
The hull and deck are done. We are finalizing the console and helm seat for the Open version.... What you see here is NOT the final T top and console design.....
I have been deeply involved in the design, but the final shapes and making it all come together are being done by some very strong names in the design world....
Narrow , long and low...with a small console
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I have a few sketches of a "Super Sport" deck for our 39 that I happen to like.... I am just in doubt of the demand for it.... It's on the long and low idea... I also have the light and rigid lam schedule worked out to help that "big number" that we are always chasing....
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I have a few sketches of a "Super Sport" deck for our 39 that I happen to like.... I am just in doubt of the demand for it.... It's on the long and low idea... I also have the light and rigid lam schedule worked out to help that "big number" that we are always chasing....
For sake of full disclosure.....I may not be objective .......
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Nice boats, Tim, and best of luck with your new model.

What's happening with top design in the industry? The ones that are prevalent look like the platform for a non-existent marlin tower. They tend to give these boats a "me too" look despite all the different approaches to hull and deck design.

Since no one in their right mind is going to put a tower on most of these rigs one is free to design something that A: looks unique and b: manages wind better than a giant surfboard. Free speed and a look that sets you apart.

Just wondering what's happening in that arena.

Of course with consoles there has to be room for the 15" touch screen that combines radar, sonar, engine function, comm, engine trim, trim tab, fuel, water and a bunch of other data. The software is coming we can be sure; the hardware is already here.
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