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Tony
02-19-2016, 10:23 PM
Saw this brand new carbon-fiber boat in Sebastian, FL. Couple guys from Ontario built it, and have been sea-trialing it for a few days. Buzzes along at 85 mph, thanks to 7 Marine's 627 hp outboard. Man...that thing is huge!

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bertsboat
02-21-2016, 07:50 AM
600 hp, 85 MPH, well into 6 figures, not really that cool looking? Naaaa.....
That engine is 50K.

Greg Guimond
02-21-2016, 09:17 AM
Thx cool photos and certainly different but doesn't having a wacker that big kinda defeat the idea of being able to "see" your skiers?

IMO before I spent $125k on that rig I'd buy this mint old school Excalibur 27 with twin smokers that is coming up for sale next week for $20k

CHACHI
02-22-2016, 07:24 AM
Tony, glad to see you are enjoying retirement.

Hi to Cherrie.

Ken

Conquistador_del_mar
02-24-2016, 12:27 AM
Thx cool photos and certainly different but doesn't having a wacker that big kinda defeat the idea of being able to "see" your skiers?

IMO before I spent $125k on that rig I'd buy this mint old school Excalibur 27 with twin smokers that is coming up for sale next week for $20k

Greg,
Please tell more about the Excalibur that is coming up for sale. Sorry about the thread hi-jack - back to the thread subject. Bill

boxy
02-24-2016, 08:33 AM
600 hp, 85 MPH, well into 6 figures, not really that cool looking? Naaaa.....
That engine is 50K.
If that's a 627, you are a little short on the engine price....:)

Pat McPherson
02-24-2016, 12:14 PM
Pretty crazy they bolt a vet motor into an outboard case
http://www.seven-marine.com/technology/performance

Tony
02-25-2016, 10:14 PM
Yes, that is a 627, and the same engine as a 'Vette. Standing next the the outboard, I was astounded by the size. Years (!) ago I remember being envious of the tall, skinny Mercs - all 115 horses. Our little 65hp on a 13.5' Glastron did quite well, though, since we were light little things back then. It topped out at about 36, but then slowed down to 32 after stepping off a modified slalom ski. We self-taught ourselves how to barefoot at 12 years old, and had many years of big fun behind that little boat. It could pull two of us if we had on tennis shoes, and one of our coolest stunts was building a ramp that we barefooted over. Our mom made us wear an old motorcycle helmet...damn thing always made me feel top-heavy!

Yes, Ken, we are definitely enjoying retirement. We're currently doing a snowbird thing - and loving both the climate and activities wintering in Sebastian, FL. It was tough moving from our 22' Classic to a pair of kayaks - but I'm adjusting!

My guess is that retirement will suit you, too - you have the perfect constitution for it. I'm hoping to swing through your new neck of the woods some day, as we traverse between FL and VA. Take care, and say hi to your wonderful bride Terri!