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Old 12-02-2017, 03:24 PM
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Default Phenomenon - Dirt cheap and still not worth it.

Wow, talk about the worst investment ever. I can't imagine the dollars they had into that beast.

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Check out the Great American Concept. Kind of a cool 28'
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Wonder how it would perform with just two T55s as apposed to four?
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Wow, talk about the worst investment ever. I can't imagine the dollars they had into that beast.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/56ft-Powerboa...YAAOSwUchaICr3

Phenomenon wasn't an investment, it was the dream of a millionaire and Legendary Offshore Powerboat Racer "Al Copeland". What a beautiful looking boat, there is nothing like it, it is a one of a kind and it is to bad that some Millionaire doesn't buy it and finishes Al's dream with maybe different power, it would make one heck of Poker Run/Pleasure boat.
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I guess investment is the wrong term. It's just a total waste of money. For what they had into it, I would think they could have done WAY better. What a disaster.
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I guess investment is the wrong term. It's just a total waste of money. For what they had into it, I would think they could have done WAY better. What a disaster.
Boat was supposed to be the ultimate "one off" tribute powerboat. While I agree the boat was ok and a huge expense both in time and resources consider what Al Copeland spent on powerboats over his lifetime and this thing probably wasn't a drop in the bucket!

Give the hull away for free and you could still probably not sell it for what it would cost to re-rig it with piston power.
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From the little that I heard about the project, the problems they were having mostly were with the drive components/configuration. I think if they were to reconfigure the boat from four turbines/drives to twin late model T55s (4,800shp) and large BPM/Arneson drives, the boat might accomplish what they set out to do with it.
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I think it's a horrendous waste of money but some would say the same about my boating history.
It's all relevant to how much $$ you can afford to waste/enjoy!

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I wonder if you could fill the tunnel/deck and make it twins and have it run properly. Amazingly cool creation to have just rot away.
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