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    I think I might have a line on a Hondo T-deck in jet form for cheap. Would like to hear some opinions on these hulls. I dont know anything about them, so any help would be nice. Thanks in advance.

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    There might be some useful info min this T deck thread from last week ? Tom
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    What I'm after is why a person would pick a T-deck over another style. What are the benifits, or draw backs of this style. Are the bottoms different than others. Or is it all just personal preference?

    I'm not looking to do any competitive racing, just a solid jet boat, that if the need should arise I could smoke somebody azz.

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    The t deck idea was brought about so if the boat shuts down and the driver rolls out his/her legs don't get stuck under the dash. As for the bottom I have read around the boards that the pentara bottom is the desireable one to find. They are good looking river boats and Hondo made a good product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodean's Hammer View Post
    What I'm after is why a person would pick a T-deck over another style. What are the benifits, or draw backs of this style. Are the bottoms different than others. Or is it all just personal preference?
    Whether the boat is a T-deck or Flat deck has nothing to do with the hull bottom in-and-of-itself...unless some boat models for specific aplications came with T-decks (none of which I am aware). It came to be so that if the driver is suddenly thrown from his boat his knees will clear the dash and not get ripped and torn and embedded with fiberglass. I've been spit from my T-deck Southwind at about 50 mph and hit the water hard, snapped my collar bone, 7 screws and a bracket in my shoulder, bumps and bruises....but my legs and knees cleared the boat and came out unscathed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodean's Hammer View Post
    I think I might have a line on a Hondo T-deck in jet form for cheap. Would like to hear some opinions on these hulls. I dont know anything about them, so any help would be nice. Thanks in advance.
    I assume your question is more or less directed at the bottom and ride characteristics of Hondo T Deck in particular. All the Hondo T-decks jets I've seen have what is typically refered to as the "Pantera" Bottom. The Pantera bottom has very little dead rise, a delta pad keel and aggressive reverse chines, many often liken it to a gullwing, though I'm not sure I would agree with that definition.

    The Delta pad will make it quick out of the hole but it will have less top end potential as compared to a rounded keel equivalent. The flatter dead rise of this hull won't take as well to choppy water and real tight turns as compared to some other models.

    We have built a few as projects, worked on many and are currently building a Cole T-Deck which is a virtual clone (with subtle differences). Its a very unique looking boat with quite a bit of performance potential, alot just depends on what you're looking to do with the boat.

    Also BTW the majority of Hondo Jet Boats I've seen were produced with either a WJ or a YJ jacuzzi jet drive, YJ being in the larger Cruiser models. The boat in question most likely has a WJ jet drive which is a very good jet drive, depending once again on what you're going to do with it.

    Hope this helps -Josh

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    T deck helps situtate the driver, no his or her lower extrematies are not endanger of entanglement when ejected. A T deck allows the driver to remain in a more foreward/std seating location. Verse the std deck boat, where the driver needs to be positioned further back in the boat, with steering extentions and such. Depending on balance needs of the boat, space becomes a premium, leaving little for driver comorts.
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    They look bitchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by brgrcru View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I assume your question is more or less directed at the bottom and ride characteristics of Hondo T Deck in particular. All the Hondo T-decks jets I've seen have what is typically refered to as the "Pantera" Bottom. The Pantera bottom has very little dead rise, a delta pad keel and aggressive reverse chines, many often liken it to a gullwing, though I'm not sure I would agree with that definition.

    The Delta pad will make it quick out of the hole but it will have less top end potential as compared to a rounded keel equivalent. The flatter dead rise of this hull won't take as well to choppy water and real tight turns as compared to some other models.

    We have built a few as projects, worked on many and are currently building a Cole T-Deck which is a virtual clone (with subtle differences). Its a very unique looking boat with quite a bit of performance potential, alot just depends on what you're looking to do with the boat.

    Also BTW the majority of Hondo Jet Boats I've seen were produced with either a WJ or a YJ jacuzzi jet drive, YJ being in the larger Cruiser models. The boat in question most likely has a WJ jet drive which is a very good jet drive, depending once again on what you're going to do with it.

    Hope this helps -Josh

    Excellent! thank you!

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    DID IT SALE ???

    man there is a bunch of people callin me about that boat !!! I wouldnt !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHOPPERDADDY View Post
    DID IT SALE ???

    man there is a bunch of people callin me about that boat !!! I wouldnt !!!

    Oh yeah? do you know the boat? I figured it had to be from around here.

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    no i dont recognize it . . but it looks like a beater

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