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    Very nice looking boat.......
    Rack em'

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    Hey Magic 34:

    It is a beautiful boat. Did I miss something in the advertisement as it said boat runs 120MPH.

    Let me get this straight a 34 foot cat with twin HP525's is running 120MPH plus. Can someone please let me know how that is possible. That is a huge boat at 34 feet to hit 120++ with that engine package.

    I think typo--- someone help me out here.

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    P.S. Doug Wright builds some kick azz boats always placing or winning in some offshore category or race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAP View Post
    Hey Magic 34:

    It is a beautiful boat. Did I miss something in the advertisement as it said boat runs 120MPH.

    Let me get this straight a 34 foot cat with twin HP525's is running 120MPH plus. Can someone please let me know how that is possible. That is a huge boat at 34 feet to hit 120++ with that engine package.

    I think typo--- someone help me out here.

    KAP

    P.S. Doug Wright builds some kick azz boats always placing or winning in some offshore category or race.
    I wondered that as well.....must be a very efficient hull......
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    Not unrealistic at all. Teague runs 130+ with his 36 Skater/twin 525s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny West View Post
    Not unrealistic at all. Teague runs 130+ with his 36 Skater/twin 525s.
    Wouldn't have thought that was possible...thanks for the info....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny West View Post
    Not unrealistic at all. Teague runs 130+ with his 36 Skater/twin 525s.
    Hello Mr. West:

    I appreciate what your saying. However, I'm more show me or tell how it is done rather than it is X. Simply said, I like to be taken through the steps rather than someone saying A to Z, show me B,C, and D all the way to Z.

    It seems far fetched that this 34 foot cat can acheive the speed of 120 plus with mild factory power. It would be nice if someone could tell me how it's done.

    I mean is that a speed which takes a whole lake to acheive and banging on the rev limiter till you get the right amount of air under the hull to make it quasi fly or is that a speed the buyer can expect to acheive?

    As you know everyday I learn something new and I am open to all suggestions but take me through the steps.

    Very truly yours,

    KAP

    P.S. If that boat hits 120MPH it further substantiates why! Doug Wright hulls kick azz in competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KAP View Post
    Hello Mr. West:

    I appreciate what your saying. However, I'm more show me or tell how it is done rather than it is X. Simply said, I like to be taken through the steps rather than someone saying A to Z, show me B,C, and D all the way to Z.

    It seems far fetched that this 34 foot cat can acheive the speed of 120 plus with mild factory power. It would be nice if someone could tell me how it's done.

    I mean is that a speed which takes a whole lake to acheive and banging on the rev limiter till you get the right amount of air under the hull to make it quasi fly or is that a speed the buyer can expect to acheive?

    As you know everyday I learn something new and I am open to all suggestions but take me through the steps.

    Very truly yours,

    KAP
    I understand where you're coming from. I was amazed when I heard about Teagues speeds. I know that DW makes some of the fastest boats around and don't find the numbers hard to believe, but as I have learned lately, a picture of a GPS brings a lot of credibility. I also would like to know all of the particulars as to how it gets this speed (props, gear ratios, etc) as I plan on building our first 32 with a pair of 525s.

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    It's a full foam/epoxy setup vacuum bagged and all. Has a weight of probably 6000 lbs rigged.

    As for 34', that overhang that Doug added did not add much weight so I would not make a comparison to a 34' Cat, rather a light weight 32 which it is.

    They had to raise the deck 11" over the height of the outboard model just to get the engines in the thing.

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    RE: 120+, it's all about the aerodynamics... Look closely at the shape of the deck, cockpit, etc. Not your typical open cockpit west coast boat. It's shaped to lift and not create much drag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny West View Post
    I don't find the numbers hard to believe, but as I have learned lately, a picture of a GPS brings a lot of credibility. I also would like to know all of the particulars as to how it gets this speed (props, gear ratios, etc) as I plan on building our first 32 with a pair of 525s.
    Dear Mr. West:

    I agree with you a GPS photo is proof positive of speeds obtained. Absent a drive in the boat and hitting that speed with a prospective buyer most have doubts. As far as GPS's go I happen to have two on my boat for that reason.

    Your last comment makes perfect sense and it would be worth exploring or at a minmum make a few telephone calls.

    I believe the selection you have made for power would be a good benchmark for your 32. Like I said earlier it is nice having all the nuances addressed ie... What drive changes if any were done ie... short lower or standard---final drive ratio numbers---propeller style and pitch etc.

    Rik wrote:
    It's a full foam/epoxy setup vacuum bagged and all. Has a weight of probably 6000 lbs rigged.

    As for 34', that overhang that Doug added did not add much weight so I would not make a comparison to a 34' Cat, rather a light weight 32 which it is.

    They had to raise the deck 11" over the height of the outboard model just to get the engines in the thing.
    Ok! here is a person in the know about that boat. This is great information so we now know the boat shares similar characteristics to a 32 than a 34. Note: Mr. West this should peak your interest even further as we are now closer to the length your working with currently.

    The weight difference is HUGE in terms of end results for top speed and performance versus my thinking it's a true 34. I am still unsure about the top end I need more before I become a convert to the number. Additional information would be required preferably from the owner of this boat as to the how and what he did to get to that speed.

    In anycase, if it does 120MPH---that is awesome as the potential and actual buyer will expect nothing less. I was hoping the seller would post more pictures and share some speed numbers for us.

    Very truly yours,

    KAP

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    I'm a huge fanof the DW's! and yes 120 is very obtainable with 525's! Seeing that the same 32 with 300x outboards is 115-120. SORRY, but just my person opinion is that whom ever painted the boat in question, distroyed that boat. Horrible paint job. the baby blue dash is really bad. Cant wait to see what Blings X DW will do. didn't Teague put in 800's or 900's ?


    dont have the other pics here at home, have a few better examples of DW's at the office, will post later.

    go onto OSO in the DW section, some nice pieces in there.
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    Default now here you go...

    here's a few good looking 32 DW's....sign me up!
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    anyone hear what went in for power?
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