Like Tree0Likes

Ayon remember this 380LE?

Reply
Old 05-24-2010, 12:47 AM
  #1
Registered
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lake Conroe, TX.
My Boats: 39' Sea Ray, 38' Nortech, 18' Taylor SJ
Posts: 14,916
Default Ayon remember this 380LE?

I am flying over to Cali Wed to give it a visual inspection. Financing is all ready arranged, title is at the bank, transportation is pretty much arranged. I just have to give it a once over to see if there is something the guy isn't telling me. Says it has been sitting for over a year, Hasn't seen water in close to 2. Has a hurt engine. None of that is an issue for me. I am more interested in it's past history when it still raced and if anyone knew how many owners it had had since it was racing.

Anything it had done after racing or during it' career. I want to use it for poker runs away from home.

Any info would be great. I am excited about bringing it into the fleet. It will make a great big sister for the Magnum.
Attached Thumbnails
Ayon remember this 380LE?-front-starboard.jpg   Ayon remember this 380LE?-engine-compartment.jpg   Ayon remember this 380LE?-cockpit-2.jpg  

Ayon remember this 380LE?-starboard-paint.jpg  
Attached Images
 
jeff1000man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 03:44 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.
My Boats: 29' Extreme
Posts: 452
Default

So you are the one who outbid me. I think that was the original Mab Paints boat. Raced in 1999 in Factory 2. Brett (Miccosukee) would know. Then John in Port Richey raced it in P2 class before selling to the guy in Cali. Boat is light and fast. I think they built the boat after watching us race our own 38 Superfast in F2 during the 1998 season. Our boat is still running in Belgium and actually raced P1 last year.

Trond and Nils built me a duplicate a couple of years ago. I stupidly sold it to a piece of $%@%@#$ overseas who ripped me off on the trade. But that is a story for a different day.

Still the 38 Superfast is my favorite boat of all time! You will absolutely love it. Enjoy...you bastard.
Mike A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 04:35 PM
  #3
Registered
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lake Conroe, TX.
My Boats: 39' Sea Ray, 38' Nortech, 18' Taylor SJ
Posts: 14,916
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike A. View Post
So you are the one who outbid me. I think that was the original Mab Paints boat. Raced in 1999 in Factory 2. Brett (Miccosukee) would know. Then John in Port Richey raced it in P2 class before selling to the guy in Cali. Boat is light and fast. I think they built the boat after watching us race our own 38 Superfast in F2 during the 1998 season. Our boat is still running in Belgium and actually raced P1 last year.

Trond and Nils built me a duplicate a couple of years ago. I stupidly sold it to a piece of $%@%@#$ overseas who ripped me off on the trade. But that is a story for a different day.

Still the 38 Superfast is my favorite boat of all time! You will absolutely love it. Enjoy...you bastard.
It won't cost much to fix that engine these days, so I am hoping to have it back together pretty soon after I go look at it and make sure it is OK. It should make a good big sister to my Magnum.

Nor Tech told me that it ran 85 with those stock 500's in it. It should be a handful with the blowers.
jeff1000man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 05:37 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.
My Boats: 29' Extreme
Posts: 452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff1000man View Post
It won't cost much to fix that engine these days, so I am hoping to have it back together pretty soon after I go look at it and make sure it is OK. It should make a good big sister to my Magnum.

Nor Tech told me that it ran 85 with those stock 500's in it. It should be a handful with the blowers.
Hmmmm. It should run closer to 90 with the stock 500's. We were running those speeds back when the only prop choice was 29" three blade Mirage Plus.

I understand it ran over 100 with the blowers and handled pretty well. PM Steve Miklos and he can give you John's number. John put the blowers on the boat.

Whatever you do, leave the drives on the transom. No boxes. My new 38 did not like the boxes and high X. You may have to drive it a little bit but it is a fun boat that will not bite you if you stay on top of it. Enjoy. Very cool boat.
Mike A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 05:40 PM
  #5
Registered
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lake Conroe, TX.
My Boats: 39' Sea Ray, 38' Nortech, 18' Taylor SJ
Posts: 14,916
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike A. View Post
Hmmmm. It should run closer to 90 with the stock 500's. We were running those speeds back when the only prop choice was 29" three blade Mirage Plus.

I understand it ran over 100 with the blowers and handled pretty well. PM Steve Miklos and he can give you John's number. John put the blowers on the boat.

Whatever you do, leave the drives on the transom. No boxes. My new 38 did not like the boxes and high X. You may have to drive it a little bit but it is a fun boat that will not bite you if you stay on top of it. Enjoy. Very cool boat.
Good info. I am really excited to add it to the fleet. I hope it has not deteriorated from sitting over the last year. I have a set of 520HP engines to put into it and a set of dry stellings while I fix the old engines.
jeff1000man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 09:53 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lake George NY
My Boats: 2011 Spectre 36 CC, 2014 formula 37 PC
Posts: 420
Default

I run high 80's all day with a full cabin and cockpit with my 525 & XR's. I love the boat. Hull is super fast and very stable at speeds. Lot's of luck with it.
Carguy08 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2010, 11:31 PM
  #7
Registered
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lake Conroe, TX.
My Boats: 39' Sea Ray, 38' Nortech, 18' Taylor SJ
Posts: 14,916
Default

I just realized that apparently I can't spell for chit.
jeff1000man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 03:00 PM
  #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.
My Boats: 29' Extreme
Posts: 452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carguy08 View Post
I run high 80's all day with a full cabin and cockpit with my 525 & XR's. I love the boat. Hull is super fast and very stable at speeds. Lot's of luck with it.
Which 38' do you have?? Pics please!
Mike A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 10:22 PM
  #9
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lake George NY
My Boats: 2011 Spectre 36 CC, 2014 formula 37 PC
Posts: 420
Default

I cant post pics...Sorry.
Carguy08 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2010, 10:23 PM
  #10
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lake George NY
My Boats: 2011 Spectre 36 CC, 2014 formula 37 PC
Posts: 420
Default

I cant post pics.
Carguy08 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.