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kbob
10-07-2009, 02:18 PM
Just giving any Houstonians the heads up that the Houston Mastercraft branch on Lake Conroe will be having a viewing of the MC 300 and cocktail party from 5-8 today if anyone is interested. I just called and they said they're having it rain or shine...since its currently pouring rain.

east tx skier
10-07-2009, 08:56 PM
I think I have gotten roughly eight emails from them (give or take) in the last four days. Hope they have a good turn out.

TX.X-30 fan
10-07-2009, 09:01 PM
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Sea trials eh??

TX.X-30 fan
10-07-2009, 09:02 PM
When will the old girl make it to Tavis???

turbosdad
10-07-2009, 11:56 PM
got any water in that dry gulch of lake yet??

kbob
10-08-2009, 09:12 AM
So here are a few pics from yesterday. They are all pretty random but I was trying to capture different angles that I haven't already seen posted in previous threads. I spoke with the senior engineer on the project and it took a year and two days to get this boat from just a thought to in the water...pretty impressive. It has two air conditioners, one for the cabin below and then one up top for when you make it fully enclosed with snap on covers. It uses the raw water intake to cool the air conditioners, so water was flowing out the side (like a bilge) the entire time it was sitting there. It has misters under the bimini top for the really hot days. The boat also has side thrusters, if thats what you call them, for moving the boat left or right away from dock. I was very impressed with the engineering of the boat, its well designed and looks very sharp. Please don't quote me, but I believe the sales rep said you could get a basic bare bones 300 for in the $200's, but this particular model on tour is more in the $400 range.

The engines are accessed with hydraulic actuators that raise the floor up.
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0197.jpg

There is almost enough room to stand between the engines, sorry about the angle.
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0195.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0198.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0199.jpg

kbob
10-08-2009, 09:13 AM
There is a grill below the TV
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0200.jpg

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0201.jpg

And of course...the throne
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0202.jpg

On the bottom step before the swim platform there are hot and cold showers
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0203.jpg

kbob
10-08-2009, 09:14 AM
And separate radio controls for the rear speakers so you don't have to blast everyone in the cabin when you want to wakesurf or swim.
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa6/kdwall44/MC%20300/IMG_0204.jpg

Thrall
10-08-2009, 10:12 AM
Oooooh! Twin diesels!
I'd buy one if I had a few hundred thou laying around with nothing better to do with it. Just can't get into the X pattern stitching on this boat or any of the new ones for that fact.
(Guess I could order it with different seats!:D)

kbob
10-08-2009, 10:16 AM
Twin diesels with twin 100 gallon gas tanks on either side. Wonder how long two full tanks will last.

scott023
10-08-2009, 03:04 PM
The vinyl in the 5th picture looks like it is showing some wear already. Am I crazy?

Archimedes
10-08-2009, 03:26 PM
Well they picked the right lake. Conroe's a bathtub of rough water.

Nice boat, but if I'm a potential buyer, the '1 year from thought to water' doesn't impress me, it scares me. I'd wait a few years so they can get the kinks worked out.

Thrall
10-08-2009, 05:37 PM
Twin diesels with twin 100 gallon gas tanks on either side. Wonder how long two full tanks will last.

Long time if they're "gas" tanks. It won't burn much gas!:D

cdm
10-08-2009, 09:28 PM
Hard to believe MC makes a boat like this... imo

kbob
10-09-2009, 08:55 AM
Ha! Yeah I suppose gas wouldn't work too well...maybe fuel tank is better terminology.

dummy
10-09-2009, 10:27 AM
The vinyl in the 5th picture looks like it is showing some wear already. Am I crazy?

Nah, I noticed the same thing. Maybe it's leather and not vinyl, which would explain the accelerated wear in a boat. You also gotta figure it's much more high-traffic than your average boat user's vessel.

TMCNo1
10-09-2009, 10:32 AM
The teak generally looks like crap. The least someone could do is wipe the teak down with a little teak oil if they want to express to people this is a new boat being introduced into the market, jeeeezzzz!:rolleyes:

kbob
10-09-2009, 10:35 AM
Yeah I thought the same thing about the teak! I even asked them how they recommend taking care of the teak on the boat...trying to make subtle hints haha! I didn't want to irritate the people that were providing me with free Coronas! :)

scott023
10-09-2009, 11:47 AM
Nah, I noticed the same thing. Maybe it's leather and not vinyl, which would explain the accelerated wear in a boat. You also gotta figure it's much more high-traffic than your average boat user's vessel.

I call BS... you buy a boat for that much and the thing better be able to stand up to some traffic. Considering it has been on tour for what, 2 months, and how many stops, there is no way it should be showing any wear IMO.

Hrkdrivr
10-09-2009, 05:35 PM
Just can't get into the X pattern stitching on this boat or any of the new ones for that fact.

Yeah, it looks like a granny-quilt. Plus, think of all the extra little holes in the vinyl (leather) to start the cracking earlier!! :D

McCrazy
10-09-2009, 05:54 PM
The fuel range on the MC300 is around 400 miles...According to Kurt, the senior engineer.

but really, forget about that...Where are the tower speakers? I did happen to catch the removable pylon base built into the engine hatch hinge.

Zane did barefoot behind it and the surf is obviously crazy:):)

note the beer ring stain on the teak next to the cupholders...I'd be pissed.

McCrazy
10-09-2009, 06:01 PM
this boat has had thousands of people walk through it. It has 300 engine hours and 400 generator hours. It usually takes me at least 2-3 seasons to put that kind of time on a boat. Remarkably enough, the boat drove very well i would say. I have driven many cruisers of appox. same size and hands down this one stole the show. Turning the boat was very impressive. A nice driving boat. Definitely handled like a mastercraft. IMO

SunCoast 83
10-09-2009, 11:20 PM
does it come with a trailer?

TMCNo1
10-10-2009, 07:16 AM
Weeeeeell, that did it for me, I'm off to see Dr Phil! That's just a paradox on human dignity and the teak gods!
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