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Old 11-24-2004, 11:15 PM
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Ck out the ad on this Hustler , thats fast You want be swimming around the back.No swim ladder
Its a old add 2001 But itas still listed , I wonder how much?

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Old 11-24-2004, 11:31 PM
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that is pretty sweet... i wouldn't be swimming around the back either..
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Black Cloud... I don't think it runs 145 but it's pretty fast, that's for sure. I think it's two brothers who know their way around the bilge and last I heard is that they were building a 444 with a pair of 1500+ monster motors and Arnesons. I actually saw the 444 hull which was intended for them and it had no drives or motors. They were going to rig her themselves. I was told that Hustler normally do not sell boats that were not rigged inhouse (you can bring your own motors for rigging though) but I was also told that these guys are a bit special and that they know what they're doing. Anybody knows what became of that 444?
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Old 11-25-2004, 05:19 AM
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I recognized the boat as soon as I saw the air cleaners. I've got a bunch of pictures of it. It had 598's with huffers at the time. I lost track of it two years ago when it was listed with Aqua-Mania in Alex Bay,NY. Yup, two brothers. Had monster guages on both sides of the dash. Co pilot got to stare at those big thermocouple guages for the first sign of trouble.
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Old 11-25-2004, 06:51 AM
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I saw the dash of that 444 that was being built for them. That dash was one of the most beautiful things I've seen on a boat. Everything that can possibly be monitored was on that dash, inc. engine knock... Hustler had to make cutouts on guage frames to make them fit all, that's how many they had. If I remember correctly, they were burgundy red monster guages with carbon dials on glossy carbon dashboard. Fantastic...
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any pics Super T.
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That Boat Got Sold
It Did Not Do 145 But It Did Do 143 Before The One Trans Locked Up
It Did Have The Fastest V Bottom Speed At That Time - Unofficial Of Course
I Have The 32 That It Replaced
They Do Some Special "things"for Them At The Plant On Their Boats As Can Be Told By What I Have
They Have Some Very Nice Stuff In Them
Haven't Seen Any Pics Of The 444 At All
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they build their own motors and do it themselves
they just get the hull and basics
they are "special"
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WOW 143 I seen it befiore listed in old ads hanging out on the internet
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:23 AM
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Well at least I have a goal now

Can you imagine what it took to increase a stock 388 that runs about 85 to make it go 143, Thats 50 something MPH . Thats more than just horse power
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