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Old 09-04-2003, 10:52 PM
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Are you familiar with Hallett's new "260AC" model that they just came out with?? The "AC" stands for Art Carlson that collaborated with Hallett for this new project. The boat is a vee-tunnel hull design. Sounds interesting, but don't know much more about it.

Hope you are having a good summer.

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Old 09-05-2003, 07:56 AM
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The boat in post #6 is absolutely gorgeous! No question...I'd love to own one.
Its for sale. oso member firewalker did the resto,slapped a new 300 on it and now wants a new project. It took 14 months to redo the hull and it is real sweet up close. Contact him if you are interested.
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Man, we've got T2x, George Lindner, Steve David, Brownie, Philip, all mentioned or contributing to this thread. Was water even INVENTED when you guys first started building boats? I wish i could somehow scan and post the pictures of my father and Dick O'Dea building the old 3 Point Hydro's and motors in my fathers basement and in Dick's shop in the old "Gasoline Alley" in Paterson, NJ. Everytime I visit my parents house in NJ, usually just at holidays, I always find that old scrap book and look at the pictures. I have probably looked at that thing hundred's of times, but I always seem to find something new hidden in there somewhere. Keep the pics and captions coming guys! I LOVE the old stuff.

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Question. On the picture you posted of the Shadow cat, teh center engine looks smaller in overall size in comparison to the 2 outside engines... Is that a figment of my imagination, an old timers speed secret, or is it really smaller? And if so, why?

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Shane, I noticed that too, the caption says2 3/4 outboards! That's wild. I have heard of using a cleaver on the center motor, like a high speed kicker, T2x can you shed any light? Thanks for another great history lesson!!!!!
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Was that Carlson the design that was a small tunnel up front that became essentially a flat bottom at the transom?
I digress, the boat wouldn't turn worth a darn and above 55 porpoised like a Boston Whaler 13 with a 65 hp Merc at last tilt pin. (You, me and a couple of really old goats (yes Brownie, that would include you as well) remember what a tilt pin was Didn't matter, we were boating, and then, that's about all that mattered...........

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To answer your question...yes that is the same hull.... However, it didn't porpoise with twins....nor did it bank in turns (obviously....even though Mr. Carlson insisted it would. There was a picture of it in Hot Boat, Powerboat's predecessor, at the time banked up on a wake...that Carlson claimed was its true turning attitude). It was very pretty, styled beautifully and neither particularly fast, nor competitive....which is a trademark of California hulls to this day..... More sizzle than steak.

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Question. On the picture you posted of the Shadow cat, teh center engine looks smaller in overall size in comparison to the 2 outside engines... Is that a figment of my imagination, an old timers speed secret, or is it really smaller? And if so, why?

Thanks my outdated friend.
The boat pictured has two of the old t-4 300+ hp engines on the outside and a 2.4 in the middle.... three t-4's wouldn't fit or, at the very least, float very well.

The boat did fairly well out on the old west coast circuit, but I doubt if it would have lasted long against Black Duck with smaller motors(3x 2.4's) and better balance.
It was an interesting experiment however.
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Are you familiar with Hallett's new "260AC" model that they just came out with?? The "AC" stands for Art Carlson that collaborated with Hallett for this new project. The boat is a vee-tunnel hull design. Sounds interesting, but don't know much more about it.

Hope you are having a good summer.

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If it's anything like the original Carlsons...........

Is it produced in California?

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Here's another old Eltro...... with a really neat natural wood finish.

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If it's anything like the original Carlsons...........

Is it produced in California?

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Yes, it is produced in California, at the Hallett factory. Hallett is located in Irwindale,Ca. but basically that is L.A.
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