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    New 42 DW wide body with 450s

    The crew at Performance Boat Center ran the first 42 Wright Performance wide tunnel today and recorded a top speed of 118 on the limiters. Andy reported that the boat had 4 people and 90 gallons of fuel "the increased air really helps carry the load and acceleration is impressive". They have another set of propellers coming tomorrow and expect to see speeds in the low 120s. Incredible performance for a boat of this size and only two outboards producing 900 hp.

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    The speed is impressive, would it accelerate well?

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    More air is from the "widebody" not motorwork...

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    Any Pics ?

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    It's amazing how two big outboards can push a big boat that fast. Also that would be a good offshore class, maybe open outboard?

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    That's one big boat house

    would need a $100,000 trailer and a real truck to move It.

    What we looking at $600,-700,000 that's a

    www.offshoreonly.com boat.
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    There are several very active board members here that also have big boats Jim. One of the guys in Astor has two new Doug Wrights being built, he will keep one there and one at his lake house at LOTO. I think the 42 is somewhere in the 700K range (a little less then then the 39 MTI which has a 12 or 15 order back log). There are over 20 boats on order/in production at Doug's. My point of posting this to share the incredible performance numbers being produced out of the new products. It wasn't that long ago that most guys struggled to get an 800 lbs small hull to run 120 with modified power (including my self). And forget running 15 or 20 miles at those speeds.

    The new motors take a serious pounding being strapped to hulls that can maintain these speeds. In the recent past, you had to let out due to water conditions and that gave the power a relief break-today, not so much....

    Different world now-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgGDARxfSSI

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    I agree with Joe. This is about outboards. 900 hp pushing a 42' boat to those speeds is really impressive. Driving large cats it is not about how they accelerate it is all about how they handle big water and comfortable cruising speeds.

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    Yeah If I would have stayed with investing in Real Estate which was my plan on moving to Florida I would have to $ to play at a higher level but when both my parents moved into nursing homes with in a few months of each other and having to deal with the aftermath of that, they were living in my St Petersburg house, My dad had a drinking problem and just kept selling the income properties and land he acquired, he quit working around 50 having become my responsibility to care for I just gave away four properties to get away in St Pete the economy tanked in early 90's and I moved to Naples buying some property but got side tracked with boat racing and building my own design bla bla bla can't change history.
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    It's crazy how fast these new boats are going. And these stock motors on production boats,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Zastrow View Post
    I agree with Joe. This is about outboards. 900 hp pushing a 42' boat to those speeds is really impressive. Driving large cats it is not about how they accelerate it is all about how they handle big water and comfortable cruising speeds.
    I just can't believe the gearcases are holding up ( I think they are ? ) on these 450's - I keep thinking if I lay on my 28 for miles and miles, I'm gonna be buying a bunch of gear cases. Very impressive indeed - I want one, but make mine a Skater

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    UPDATE: Myrick Coil and Rusty Williams just had the boat out after moving motor positions, burning off fuel, (down to 40 gallons), and bolting on a set of 5 blade mercury racing CNC 37 pitch propellers ran the boat to an amazing 128 mph. This stuff continues to amaze me and outboard power is only getting better. I am both excited and scared to see where this all ends. Boats of this size and weighing 7500 lbs or less at these speeds are not good in the hands of many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesufka View Post
    I just can't believe the gearcases are holding up ( I think they are ? ) on these 450's - I keep thinking if I lay on my 28 for miles and miles, I'm gonna be buying a bunch of gear cases. Very impressive indeed - I want one, but make mine a Skater

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    Mike,

    This is an early invitation to come out to the lake next year and drive my new boat with me. (Make mine a skater will leave your vocabulary). I now have two skaters and have had 7 others in the past--trust me "better, better, better" no tank issues, no balsa, and refined handling along with speed that you need to experience first hand. If you want to do it before then we can take the Performance demo boat out anytime.

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    That's some unreal numbers for a 42 footer. Its exciting to see the development of big HP Outboards. When's your 39 going to ready Joe?

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    There is one coming out of the mold "race boat", then Performance gets their demo., then mine. I am hoping for March or April but really don't care until motors are updated and available. It is going to get painted and rigged at Performance so that process will be way faster then I have ever personally experienced. You are guys are going to have to come out spend a few days with Paul, Dave, and us.

    Joe

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