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    Default First Catalina run of the year...

    Awesome Day 4/17/2010.

    Ocean fairly calm 3-4's 2 14 seconds with an occasional 5ft roller. 2-3 wind waves inside.

    Boat ran Great on all levels and we had a superb day

    The 2750 Crushed & Sliced the Sea extremely well.
    -and the Ilmor 710 just bends space and time flat out f-Ing rocks.

    And on a relative scale runs pretty cheap!


    Impressed the friends, scared the chick- had a great day.


    Uncle Dave
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    very cool....did the Catalina run quite a few times a couple years back with my 26 Lavey. Good times....NICE BOAT BTW!!

    Educate me on the tower ya got back there...you do most of your boating in the ocean?


    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextasex View Post
    very cool....did the Catalina run quite a few times a couple years back with my 26 Lavey. Good times....NICE BOAT BTW!!

    Educate me on the tower ya got back there...you do most of your boating in the ocean?


    Frank
    Thanks!

    Its between the ocean and havasu-

    I have a smaller lavey tunnel for little lakes and rivers. The tower is primarily there to hold a radar dome. No way Im going out on the ocean without a radar- been there too many times. Get hammered need to come back at night - fog rolls in etc. I have peoples kids and clients etc with me and need to demonstrate confidence in all issues regarding situational awareness- plus all the electronics is simply another toy!

    I wanted something slick so I had the bracket custom made and provisioned for with a brace in the mold of the hull- its so strong you could actually water ski from it if you wanted to. Its also removable and theres is an awesome positively locking mount made for the whole assembly - its pretty neat.

    Ive been from Marina Del rey to San Diego many times in my boat so I take looong ocean trips and need comprehensive nav.

    Im also impressed with your ride and have seen it many times.
    Jeff did a great job on your gel work.

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    Very cool man. That is a great idea on the tower, especially that you had the upper portion of the hull reinforced to properly mount the unit and that it's removable! I've done Davies to Newport, Huntington, Catalina, Long Beach, etc...never made it past Newport or Long Beach...seen some pretty gnarly stuff out there, so I totally hear ya on the radar thing man. I so miss the big blue....I keep my boat in Havi since a couple years now so, it's been Havi trips only...

    Thanks on the compliment, Jeff did awesome! He's great at what he does. See ya around man, and stop by for a cold one.

    Frank

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    I found a close up of the bracket.
    The radar cable is internally run inside the tubing.

    The braket lock uses a secondary nut that restricts the wingnuts rotation so it cannot loosen.

    They guys never put so many electronics on a boat before. Both the driver and passenger areas are 100% full.

    Do you live in Havi full time? Id LOVE to hang out.

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    That's a crafty set up there. No I don't live in Havasu, just have a place there and try to make it there as much as possible! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextasex View Post
    That's a crafty set up there. No I don't live in Havasu, just have a place there and try to make it there as much as possible! LOL!
    Thanks,

    I had a house in Parker for 10 years I sold 5 years ago.
    I do and dont regret it.

    I like being able to go somewhere other than parker on a long weekend, I miss being able to stay in parker Havi during the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Dave View Post
    Awesome Day 4/17/2010.

    Ocean fairly calm 3-4's 2 14 seconds with an occasional 5ft roller. 2-3 wind waves inside.

    Boat ran Great on all levels and we had a superb day

    The 2750 Crushed & Sliced the Sea extremely well.
    -and the Ilmor 710 just bends space and time flat out f-Ing rocks.

    And on a relative scale runs pretty cheap!


    Impressed the friends, scared the chick- had a great day.


    Uncle Dave
    That is one awesome set-up, congrats. What kind of cruise speeds with that set-up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lake p.a.l. View Post
    That is one awesome set-up, congrats. What kind of cruise speeds with that set-up?
    Thanks for asking.

    I mostly cruise at between 3700 and 4K this seems to take me from 30 to about 50, and if I stay around this range I can get up to 2.4 MPG and have done so repeatedly on trips to and From San diego from Marina Del rey. with a 100 gallon tank I have a lot of range.

    I wouldnt call it "cheap" but if you are splitting the gas with friends it is.

    On a lake I ran the boat to hair over 90 at 6100rpm with a 28P 4 blade and about a half tank of gas. I think I could get a mph or 2 more if I play with more props and have a very light fuel load, but I ocean run a lot so top speed matters little to me. What matter is midrange and this thing delivers it- it hits like a 2 stroke dirt bike in the mid range and screams to the top with a sound in between a BBC and a lambo- its cool.

    Its counterpart the 28 evo in contrast weighs about 1K less and goes 105. but I have a full cabin and interior and loads of electronics AC/Heater 20 LED lights the whole shebang.


    Im very happy with this machine.


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    That is freakin bad azz! I gotta check out your Lavey sometime in Havasu this year.

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