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Old 04-02-2004, 10:50 PM
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was the boat named "hondo"?
 
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:51 PM
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the Apache had Torques..I guess Sterling bought them out..no Name on boat as I recall...the dealer wouldn't share much info as it was technically sold...I am lucky he took me out...they had just redone the hydraulic streering so I was out with the mechanic and salesman..they wanted a ride too...truthfully I don't know much about Torques..are they decent?

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Old 04-02-2004, 11:00 PM
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I wouldn't spend the money on them. Lots of problems. Never quite got it right and that is pretty much put them out of business. $100k is a lot to spend on 1,200 hp. You better make sure you have it right or you will end up with some unhappy customers.
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Old 04-02-2004, 11:02 PM
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yea...this boat is "gone" I understand Sterling had to clean up these engines..too complex and troublesome...those merc/Lambs were supposed to be bullet proof

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Old 04-02-2004, 11:08 PM
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This is one of the most hilarious thread I've ever read!
Nice dream, wake up dude!

If I had a boat the had 2400 HP and only ran 90, I would shoot myself for ever buying something so slow.

Then again, that's just one man's opinion.
Exactly my thoughts about the 2400 HP / 90 MPH part. If I ever have the scratch to afford to keep 2400 horses healthy and fed, they better push me a hell of a lot faster than 90.
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Old 04-02-2004, 11:13 PM
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yea....put T-1100 Sterlings in a stepped 42' Fountain or Cig and expect 115mph according to the calculator....105mph in a non stepped 41'

...but you have to test the boats to see if you feel the extra speed in hull efficiency is a trade off in another department....

...this salesman was in an OL at a Poker run and said it's a different boat compared to these two...no flex...solid...but different...he likes older Cigs/Fountains and Apaches best for rough water..and Stepped boats for most other purposes..

...I think because of my budget I will go with a 42' stepped and HP 500's and be happy with 77mph or so.

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Old 04-02-2004, 11:42 PM
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one thing that strikes me is Reggie hit 160mph on around 2200HP total...in a 42'er ...but the speed calculator says he would need 3600HP total to do that with the constant for a fast v-bottom....a cat could do it with 2200HP...I wonder what he did to that boat to get it up to that 160mph?????
 
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Old 04-03-2004, 12:08 AM
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That might take a while. Unless you own a chainsaw and a few $100 grand.
Now I do not know about that !

This one has a single step !
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Old 04-03-2004, 07:03 AM
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...dealer didn't want pics of this boat posted..so I agreed....all white...big Indian in headress on sides...and i love stepped boats....but if you have the bucks for big power this thing is a rush...and comfy in squirrelly conditions...it's just not a matter of not having steps but weight and balance....this boat is heavy in front...its made for rough..tough..stuff...possibly the heavier stepped boats are good too...I haven't tested em all..but I agreed with my boss to test 25 boats before buying one...

..I love the 42' Executioner Fountain it's a great value

..the 38 Cig TG is a favorite, never tried a stepped one..

..Pantera's rule if a a 28' is what you want

..41' Apache with big motors is pure adrenaline

..my 26' Nova ST Wellcraft T-Strokers does ok

..I need to try a 38' TG stepped...and an Apache 41' Stepped...and then an OL...though I don't have the bucks I would love to try one..

bottom line is you have to keep a broad perspective to what the boat is and the application..

..buying the right boat's 97% preparation and 3% execution..




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i beleive that the owner at calon bought the remains of the v 12s and sterling was helping devolp them just what i heard
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