Like Tree0Likes

Cig 42 Revolution

Reply
Old 06-17-2002, 05:47 PM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Cigaretteman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Denmark
My Boats: Cigarette Tiger TS 2002
Posts: 576
Default Cig 42 Revolution

I want to buy a Cigarette 42 Revolution with twin staggered 800 HP engines and #3 drives. The boat needs TLC but could end up a nice boat. Can anyone tell me how they ride and what top end to expect ? Also any info on the 800 HP Hawks would be great.
I own a Top Gun with twin 700īs and I love the way it handles rough seas. Are the 42 with twins the same ? anyone ?
It is hard to find any info in Europe cause we only have a few boats here compared to you guys over there.
Cigaretteman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2002, 11:43 PM
  #2
ali-cat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I was told at the time that they were still making this model that it rode very bow heavy. Great in head seas ,but trying to keep the nose up in a good following sea was a challenge.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2002, 11:51 PM
  #3
Registered
 
IDRPSTF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: In your driveway while you sleep
My Boats: Whatever you missed your payment on
Posts: 1,759
Default

Why a Revolution and not a Tiger? I think 1999 was the last year for the Rev. Built with twins and triples
IDRPSTF is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 02:03 AM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Flemington, N.J. U.S.A
Posts: 2,164
Default

Very heavy ,very slow ! One of the board members had one with 3 -500's .I think he said it did 70 on a good day !
boot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 02:05 AM
  #5
Registered
 
Semper Fi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,234
Default

Dick Simon Marine (1-800-829-2628) has a revolution with triple 525SC's for sale--it's called Rock Candy, I think it was one of Cigarettes famous photo boats. I think it's a 1995
Semper Fi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 07:00 AM
  #6
Miami
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Good friend had one. I had tons of passenger time and some operating time. Boat was never challenged in the 4' to 5' water we sometimes get. Hull was a 92 with fresh power in 98. The twin, 900hp, staggered Cobra motors, never propelled the boat above 82mph. This particular hull ( I cannot say it was the same for all ) was poorly balanced and heavy. It always required a lot of tab during operation. It was a real eye popper every where we went and also a HUGE MONEY PIT !!!!!!
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 09:51 AM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Cigaretteman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Denmark
My Boats: Cigarette Tiger TS 2002
Posts: 576
Default

Thanks for the replys so far. regarding the Tiger I would love to buy one but money is a problem. I can get the Revolution for 50.000,- dollars, a Tiger is at least 6 times that.
I know the 3 engine ones are heavy that is why I want the twin engine one. The twin ones canīt be as heavy. Does anyone know how many was built ower the 8 - 9 year periode they were made ? What makes the big difference between the 38 and the 42 (still with 2 engines) it weighs a little more but the ballance canīt be that bad (engines staggered) MIAMI 82 mph with twin 900 Cobras sound wery slow can this really be ? The one I am looking at with twin 800īs shoud do 85 on the GPS.

Last edited by Cigaretteman; 06-18-2002 at 10:01 AM.
Cigaretteman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 10:39 AM
  #8
Miami
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

GPS and the truth can be extremely harsh. Speedometer would read mid to upper 80's. Gps best reading was 82.3mph. Owner tried reorking the bottom, different props, sending motors back to Cobra, adding hook to bottom, removing hook to bottom etc. Nothing worked. He never tried a new X dimension.

His boat had six fuel tanks. Best reading came with the two rear tanks 1/2 full.

Be carefull of exagerrated speed claims!!!!!!!!
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 10:41 AM
  #9
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Cigaretteman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Denmark
My Boats: Cigarette Tiger TS 2002
Posts: 576
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Miami
Good friend had one. I had tons of passenger time and some operating time. Boat was never challenged in the 4' to 5' water we sometimes get. Hull was a 92 with fresh power in 98. The twin, 900hp, staggered Cobra motors, never propelled the boat above 82mph. This particular hull ( I cannot say it was the same for all ) was poorly balanced and heavy. It always required a lot of tab during operation. It was a real eye popper every where we went and also a HUGE MONEY PIT !!!!!!

Only 82 mph with twin 900 that sounds slow was that really all it could do ? The Top Gun that I have now with twin 700īs and #3 drives never give me any problems. What problems did you have with the 42 ?
Cigaretteman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2002, 11:05 AM
  #10
Miami
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

What problems -

Custom CMI exhaust ( older style before quality upgrades )weld leaks up @ 50 hours, replace @ 72hours. These are costly in a staggered configuration.

Upper motor rebuild @ 60 hours, lower @ 90hours

Three replacements of blown #3 drives and two rebuilds

Idle characteristics and dependability of 900hp motors
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
K-WELLS
Classic Offshore
37
05-23-2008 09:09 PM
TWC
Prop Talk
6
01-09-2007 05:13 PM
dmaxx3500
General Boating Discussion
0
11-04-2006 05:35 PM
bshzba
Cigarette
1
11-26-2004 01:41 PM
Payton
General Boating Discussion
21
12-01-2003 10:18 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.