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    Default 76 Hondo T Deck Info Needed

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    I am asking for a friend. I know this is useless without pics but it has been relentless rain up here and it was impossible to get pics due to the location of the boat at the moment. I will post when he gets them. But he wanted to see if anyone has any knowledge of this hull. He says it has a gull wing looking back half not sure how else to say it. But not a gull wing hull per say... It is a T deck and we would say it is a 76 by the hin? So any input good bad or indifferent about these hulls is appreciated.. Apparantly this boat recently moved from Tennesee to Norcal. Thanks Denis
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    Hmm this must be a one of a kind hull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasterthanu View Post
    Hmm this must be a one of a kind hull?
    Not exactly one-of-a-kind, but not a big producer either. below is a picture of a Can-Am:



    Can-Am boats are from the Hondo mold, yes a T-Deck, has the rounded rear, not a gull wing but
    I know what you mean about the bottom, actually they run on a delta pad.

    Ask those who do boat bottoms and you will get mixed reviews about delta pad bottoms. They seem
    to be stable up to a point...they take a differnt setup than a traditional v-bottom hull, etc.

    the one in the picture above is only 30 minutes from you, F.T.U., aka Dragboats.

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    Pic from a brochure and one of the bottom you were talking about. I think most people would agree that its the Hondo Pantera bottom that Jim Cole splashed.
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    i had a blown t-deck hondo v-drive gullwing it sucked over 90mph..
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    Thanks my buddy has a pretty fast boat now with a big inch Ford it and some nice hardware.

    But the hull is developing a lot of cracks and he wants to retire/junk it.

    He found this Hondo for a good price and was thinking of swapping out his parts.
    He runs his stuff hard and likes to go fast. Maybe this boat is not a good choice??? Anymore thoughts?

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    Don't know much about them but I've always liked the t-deck. I believe the brochure that was posted was a Cole brochure. James Brendel who owns Hondo Boats has been working out of the Genesis plant and I've been talking with him almost daily as I've been putting together my gullwing. He's got alot of knowledge and is building some crazy stuff into his line of safety capsules, I'm sure he could give some help. His number is 925-325-4967. RD

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    You are correct Jason, both the brochure and boat pic are of Cole's. Just for comparison, I dont think theres much difference between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouzer View Post
    i had a blown t-deck hondo v-drive gullwing it sucked over 90mph..
    the one your lookin at is a jet...that may be a whole diff.story
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    I know I missed out on this one... http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/1061564100.html
    a guy in LA offered it to me for $400 and this guy beat me to it... not a bad way to make a quick $1500 huh???
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    i used to have one, didn't like it. It was too small inside, didn't turn worth a shit and porpised (sp?) any thing below 45mph. In being fair, i really didn't put any work in it to fix the above issues so im sure it could have been a good running boat if i would have worked on it more.


    my wife had a great time

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    Pantera hull. Very narrow. Runs hard in 1-2 ft of chop. I had my delta pad bottom converted to rounded keel by Jeff Bennett. Great boat, not a family boat though, too small.

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    Rat Squirt had one of those T deck Hondo's with an MPD worked Jacuzzi. Rat Squirt was in the mid 80's on a LS 6 454. He had done some of the Jeff Bennet bottom mods, they helped unstick the hull once the power and pump were whipped into shape.

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