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Very cool:)devil What do they have attached to the drivers swim step?
Believe it or not that is an anchor, the whole boat is remote control, from the starting of the engine to the anchor. When the video starts, and the boat is out in the water, that is how they keep the boat instead tied to the dock, they come up and hit the remote releasing the anchor and pull the bow rope and hop in then tighten the anchor, backing away from the dock, then pulling up anchor and haullin AZZ:)hand
 

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Believe it or not that is an anchor, the whole boat is remote control, from the starting of the engine to the anchor. When the video starts, and the boat is out in the water, that is how they keep the boat instead tied to the dock, they come up and hit the remote releasing the anchor and pull the bow rope and hop in then tighten the anchor, backing away from the dock, then pulling up anchor and haullin AZZ:)hand

Pretty cool, is that anchor a one off thing or something somebody is selling to the public?
 

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Pretty cool, is that anchor a one off thing or something somebody is selling to the public?
It is manufactured in Norway by ENGBO - www.engbo.no

I believe that there is a distributor here in the US but our dealer in Norway supplies them to us for their boats. We have to modify a few parts and make a few others but nothing major. It is a fairly simple install and works nice. The anchor is miror polished stainless. It is a really nice piece.
 

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It is manufactured in Norway by ENGBO - www.engbo.no

I believe that there is a distributor here in the US but our dealer in Norway supplies them to us for their boats. We have to modify a few parts and make a few others but nothing major. It is a fairly simple install and works nice. The anchor is miror polished stainless. It is a really nice piece.
I see, have you put them on many of your boats?
 

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Hmmm, lots of bouncy bounce on some damn flat water.
The boat will have a slight lope to it on dead flat water but that is excessive. Like Jeff stated, most of the lope can be trimmed out of it even in dead calm water with a little seat time. Obvisously I need to give them some long distance driving lessons. If there is 6-8" of chop the boat will not porpoise.


NM Bullet - As far as the anchor system, we have a couple of them in stock that belong to my dealer in Norway but that is the only one that we have installed to-date.
 

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Hmmm, lots of bouncy bounce on some damn flat water.
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I was waiting for someone to say something about that. The driver may have it trimmed properly but a great deal of cats tunnel and center pod will hop when the water is glassy, flat and your trying to trim the boat for speed.

If your going to ask why is that KAP--- well the boat is trying to free itself up and the surface tension with the water being flat is an opposing force. This is what is commonly referred to as sticky water and causes a sort of suction effect on the wetted surface of the hull. When you run in moderate chop you can free the boat up as the surface tension is broken up by the wind and conditions and you start to pack air and get the lift the boat really wants to run higher speeds.

Honestly, flat water is not fast for a cat most if not all I have driven or been in crave some chop to cause areation of the hull to water. This will allow for easier air entrapment and lift which equals getting some speed. When it is flat most boats run slower and it is harder on the engine sure you can overcome it but it takes a lot of power to do so:)bulb.

Those Norwegian boys would give us all a lesson in boating. They get 6 meter seas all the time and think nothing of it uhhhhh! now that is guts or huevos or both:).

One thing about this boat---I was actually looking at the video and one thing came to mind for saltwater and has me thinking about a smokin salt water cat to go out and play---factory twin outboards---3.2 Mercury Stroker motors.

In my opinion it would be an awesome combination if Mr. SteveT. wanted to mull it over with me :D.

KAP

P.S. Jeff stay outta this one it is my idea:D.
 

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I was waiting for someone to say something about that. The driver may have it trimmed properly but a great deal of cats tunnel and center pod will hop when the water is glassy, flat and your trying to trim the boat for speed.

If your going to ask why is that KAP--- well the boat is trying to free itself up and the surface tension with the water being flat is an opposing force. This is what is commonly referred to as sticky water and causes a sort of suction effect on the wetted surface of the hull. When you run in moderate chop you can free the boat up as the surface tension is broken up by the wind and conditions and you start to pack air and get the lift the boat really wants to run higher speeds.

Honestly, flat water is not fast for a cat most if not all I have driven or been in crave some chop to cause areation of the hull to water. This will allow for easier air entrapment and lift which equals getting some speed. When it is flat most boats run slower and it is harder on the engine sure you can overcome it but it takes a lot of power to do so:)bulb.

Those Norwegian boys would give us all a lesson in boating. They get 6 meter seas all the time and think nothing of it uhhhhh! now that is guts or huevos or both:).

One thing about this boat---I was actually looking at the video and one thing came to mind for saltwater and has me thinking about a smokin salt water cat to go out and play---factory twin outboards---3.2 Mercury Stroker motors.

In my opinion it would be an awesome combination if Mr. SteveT. wanted to mull it over with me :D.

KAP

P.S. Jeff stay outta this one it is my idea:D.
KAP

I am game if you are. I think that it would be a great combination.

Steve
 

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what prop does the boat run?
The boat runs a 16X37 5 blade cleaver with 18 degree rake. It is on the limitter with two aboard and full tanks. It probably needs a little more diameter with the stage 1 upgrade. We had to keep the diameter down initially because Merc does not give you any boost untill 2200 RPM so we had to run smaller dia to get it to flash to 2200. Dustin fixes that problem so we could put the diameter back in an get the slip down on the top end.:)devil
 

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I was waiting for someone to say something about that. The driver may have it trimmed properly but a great deal of cats tunnel and center pod will hop when the water is glassy, flat and your trying to trim the boat for speed.

If your going to ask why is that KAP--- well the boat is trying to free itself up and the surface tension with the water being flat is an opposing force. This is what is commonly referred to as sticky water and causes a sort of suction effect on the wetted surface of the hull. When you run in moderate chop you can free the boat up as the surface tension is broken up by the wind and conditions and you start to pack air and get the lift the boat really wants to run higher speeds.

Honestly, flat water is not fast for a cat most if not all I have driven or been in crave some chop to cause areation of the hull to water. This will allow for easier air entrapment and lift which equals getting some speed. When it is flat most boats run slower and it is harder on the engine sure you can overcome it but it takes a lot of power to do so:)bulb.

Those Norwegian boys would give us all a lesson in boating. They get 6 meter seas all the time and think nothing of it uhhhhh! now that is guts or huevos or both:).

One thing about this boat---I was actually looking at the video and one thing came to mind for saltwater and has me thinking about a smokin salt water cat to go out and play---factory twin outboards---3.2 Mercury Stroker motors.

In my opinion it would be an awesome combination if Mr. SteveT. wanted to mull it over with me :D.

KAP

P.S. Jeff stay outta this one it is my idea:D.
You can have your idea...Steve is already looking into putting me 3 3.2's on the back...:(:(
 

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You can have your idea...Steve is already looking into putting me 3 3.2's on the back...:(:(
Hey Jeff! don't get all sensitive your still the Ambassador for Revolution Performance Marine:).

It would be a great all around salt and fresh water boat and extremely unique in every aspect. Just imagine the area under the hatch probably could put a second cabin in it:D or the largest cooler you ever seen:)bulb.

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The boat runs a 16X37 5 blade cleaver with 18 degree rake. It is on the limitter with two aboard and full tanks. It probably needs a little more diameter with the stage 1 upgrade. We had to keep the diameter down initially because Merc does not give you any boost untill 2200 RPM so we had to run smaller dia to get it to flash to 2200. Dustin fixes that problem so we could put the diameter back in an get the slip down on the top end.:)devil
does it come on plane much sooner now that the boost kicks in quicker?
 

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Much. You almost don't even want to nail it because it wants to blow the prop out which is where a little more diameter would help it bite down low along with the added efficiency on the top end.
so are you running the same prop you ran with the engine stock? I've heard the upgrade allows some more rpm so you do not have to change props.

How did the boat do before whipple did the upgrade?
 
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