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Old 07-07-2021, 08:21 AM
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Hull No. 2 of nine reportedly ordered will be powered by Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines, https://www.speedonthewater.com/snea...atamaran-no-2/
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:23 AM
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One will be electric outboard engines,,, or I guess the proper term would be motors?
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I've been following the build process of this hull and I came across something interesting in one of the Youtube channels I watch. A car Youtuber in Pennsylvania called Streetspeed 717 did a video of his and his business partner's new shop. While filming some of their cars, they are sitting around a Hellcats 32 that is new and unrigged. Now we know that the first hull is painted, rigged, and being used by the owner of Hellcats. So what hull is this? The video was posted about 2 months ago and I replayed it several times to verify what it was. The attached pic is a little blurry as he is panning past the boat to show another car but the trailer has a Hellcats decal on it.
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Rey is very active on Instagram and posts multiples of each build. I bet you can follow each build (for both widebody and non-widebody Hellkats) there and determine where this one came from

the above pic is surely widebody as the non-widebody has no windshield receiver






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Originally Posted by Wildman_grafix View Post
One will be electric outboard engines,,, or I guess the proper term would be motors?
And so it begins..................
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Old 07-07-2021, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildman_grafix View Post
One will be electric outboard engines,,, or I guess the proper term would be motors?
Technically, yes, at least that's what I was taught a long time ago.

But the funny thing? I hear engine builders refer to engines as motors all the time. And I mean a lot.

And check out the current dictionary definition of "motor," https://www.dictionary.com/browse/motor. Primary definition: "a comparatively small and powerful engine, especially an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorboat, or the like."

For better or worse, the language always is changing.
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hellkats...i know nothing about the company but i love their "go for it" attitude. wouldnt surprise me at all if we see one on the course soon
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hellkats...i know nothing about the company but i love their "go for it" attitude. wouldnt surprise me at all if we see one on the course soon
They had one of the wide bodies at Cocoa Beach, good looking boat.
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Originally Posted by Matt Trulio View Post
Hull No. 2 of nine reportedly ordered will be powered by Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines, https://www.speedonthewater.com/snea...atamaran-no-2/
Matt, I love the story behind reason why the boat is named Ay Vida per your quote,

"The 32-footer will be called Ay Vida, according to Marino, which literally translates to “is alive.” But its meaning, he explained, is greater than a joyful celebration of life. It’s a celebration of survival."

Great story, and I think the boat is awesome.

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Matt, I love the story behind reason why the boat is name Ay Vida per your quote,

"The 32-footer will be called Ay Vida, according to Marino, which literally translates to is alive. But its meaning, he explained, is greater than a joyful celebration of life. Its a celebration of survival."

Great story, and I think the boat is awesome.
Smaty do you miss NJ and the high taxes yet.!!!
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