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Old 01-13-2003, 10:13 AM
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goob -

H'ville.
Old Hickory Lake.
Might know some of the same folk.

I don't know a lot of people who live in Franklin: Brent Mason used to (my brother in law), Dave Polk does (he works for me - he's been a girls soccer coach out there for a number of years), Jimmy Olander (but he moved south recently)...

I'm sure if we spew names out we'll find some common ground.


Jesse -

which boat? The 52 mph 630 SSS runs 1100 horse CAT 3412E's.
The 40mph 500 Sundancer runs 660 horse Cummins QSM-11's.
They are both Beeg Honkin Deeesuls.

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A friend of mine used to keep his boat in Drakes Creek. Optical Illusion, a 311 Formula. He since bought a Black Thunder and keeps it on Lake Cumberland. I used to have a Sport 280 Baja. On long weekends always went to Cumberland. Hung out a Priest mostly and Old Hickory some.
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goob.... Are you talking about Joe Murray ? We met Joe on Cumberland. Great guy. Funny thing was we met him on Cumberland and he lived not two miles from us and his daughter and son-in-law lived in the same subdivision as us (Forrest Crossing) while we were in Nashville. Living in Franklin I am sure you know where that is.

mcollinstn....By the way.......you can take the Cat 3412's way past 1100hp. I know a marine application, 60 foot Magnum, where they were putting out 1400hp. And yes they were hooked up to Arneson drives. That boat would do 60+ Knots

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MCOLLINSTN - I'm with you I love performance boats and I have one, but the one thing I noticed at LOTO, you can sure fit a hell of a lot more hot chicks on a 50 ft Searay than you can a 50' performance boat. I like both types of boats and I don't think your post was out of line. Searay 50 on!!!! Bada$$ boat. Eric
 
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:07 PM
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Goob & h2o -
Sure, I know Joe Murray. I emailed him on his birthday this year. Stopped by several times to see the progress on his Black Thunder when it was getting the #6's at Boyd's shop. His old 311 was an 89 if I'm not mistaken. I rode in his with my Dad before we bought the 311 I've still got (a '91). I remember his 311 when it had the Merlin heads, and the blower. Never ran like I thought it should. The Black Thunder is a whole different story. What a boat! Last time I was at Boyd's, one of Joe's motors (572s I believe) was in more pieces than it should have been... Hope it's back together and running.

H2O - yeah, the 3412's are big ole motors. Sea Ray has always been "big" on making you pay WAY more for the top horsepower ratings on a particular CAT. In my Sundancer, they wouldn't even LET me order it in the top rating even though it was only another 40 horses or so. I had to wait till I had it a year and turn them up myself..

BigE - thanks. I like ALL kinds of boats too. From lice (jetskis) to ships.
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mcollinstn....What is the model of the Sea Ray you currently own ? I am also curious what Cat you've got infront of the transom ?
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Joe's boat is in Fla. He traded the blower motors for some n/a motors should be ready soon. His son in law is also a friend of mine. We work together. I know what you mean about his 311. It was missing something. It ran really good just not great.
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H20 - 370 Sundancer, extended swim platform, 40'4" Overall (if it was a Fountain it would be a 42' Sundancer!). 3116 Cats, 308 hp each (turned up to 340hp rating), 400 cubic inches, 36 pounds of boost. 38-40 mph topend depending on bottom condition. 32 mph cruise. 1.4 mpg average over life of boat (yeah, I'm one of those guys who keeps records - hours, gallons, trip log). 1.6 mpg at 32 mph cruise.

Goob - glad to hear that he has gotten rid of Boyd's motors. It sounded like they weren't running for long periods of time between trouble. If you see him before me, tell him hello.
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