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Old 01-03-2004, 08:43 PM
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-Displacement 6500 lbs. (half load)
-Keith Eickert 825hp fuel injected V-8
-Performance - 100 mph (half load)
A little salesmanship there, unless this thing is a cat and I missed it. I did not even take hp out for the tranny. Still a nice rig after your done buying space shuttles and all the other toys!
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Old 01-03-2004, 09:41 PM
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arneson drive and rudder are alot diff than say a bravo
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Old 01-04-2004, 02:09 PM
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I belive thats the boat I saw about 4 years at the wooden boat show in South Haven Michigan. It looked similar and had an Arneson drive. If so, pictures do it no justice.
 
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Old 01-04-2004, 08:46 PM
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I had the good fortune to see the boat under construction in Boyne City and later watch it run where I boat on Lake Charlevoix. Stunning is an excellent description. It almost seemed a shame to risk putting something so beautiful in the water!

One cool detail is how the engine hatch lifts and then slides back electrically. The lift is accomplished using a modified Land & Sea outboard hydro-electric transom jack. Very creative folks and excellent craftsman. When running, it is seriously loud.
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:31 PM
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I have never liked those old Woody boats
Why don't we just start calling them BONER boats, although I suspect that is an accurate description of any boat over 30' with twin big blocks.
 
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:36 PM
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I think I read an arcticle about that thing in Playboy
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:38 PM
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is that a laminate over fiberglass or a true wood boat?
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Old 01-05-2004, 12:19 AM
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Itís a true cold molded wood boat.

They built a wooden frame (all designed on a 3D cad system) and laminated the mahogany planks to it under vacuum.

There are also two separate exhaust systems in the boat, one that runs in a muffler stage, and the other is a straight pipe arrangement.

There is a tremendous amount of detail in the boat. Everything is well thought out in the boat and it shows, both in the boat and the recognition it has garnered.
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thrill your such a liar... like you read the articles!!
maybe exercise your forearms!!!
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:24 AM
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I did the original 23' Alpha Z for the same owner. He is the most exacting and fastidious person that I have ever been around. His thoroughness shows in this beauty. Can't wait to see what he does next!
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