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    Quote Originally Posted by conmax View Post
    I expect this boat, as big as it is, is being built for rough water use only. I realize that Skaters are efficient designs, but 800 hp in such a large boat must take a long time to plane and really limit acceleration and top speed. Maybe 4 of them or 2 big hp I/O's, would be a better choice. These outboards are very popular now, but they can only go so far on the bigger boats.

    It is beginning to seem that manufacturers are capitalizing on a trend rather than what is best for their boats.
    Two things are happening in this market:
    1. Guys are getting older and wiser (180 mph big power is cool but it has also proven to be deadly).
    2. Inboard boats are a pain the ass even if you have the money to maintain them it still takes time and effort.

    I agree that 3 400s would be really nice on this hull.

    Joe

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    I agree with the older part. I am going from a 135 mph single engine cat to a twin 400 fishing motor one that may never see over 120. Part of this is due to reliably as well as lower noise levels.
    It just seems like the bigger tunnels will be so under powered with twin 400's that the owners will soon tire of them and go back to higher powered twin big blocks. Maybe not if the lower cost and reliability are important enough. Just seems like they will miss there faster big motored I/O when one goes by them like they are standing still.

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    The best way to predict the future is to invent it...

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    The best way to predict the future is to invent it...

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    Sure never saw a notch/tunnel extension like that before




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    Definitely keeps the full tunnel.
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    Looks like the maiden voyage is not too far away.

    https://www.facebook.com/GrantsCusto...9286527561077/
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    What a beautiful piece....

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    Agree...Those 15 ROS' work so well on that thing. I just want to see how the rear sits in the water.
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    Spoke to Grant yesterday and they were really close. It may have run today.
    if not any day.

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    Those 15s look great on there, a 3rd would be even better!

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    Boat looks amazing. I wouldnt want my glass that dark, but love the look.
    *BLACK MOTORS MATTER*

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    115 MPH First time out!!!!

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    That is impressive for a first run!!
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    There is a video on Grant's Facebook Page. Very cool boat and BIG too!
    One can only dream......

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