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Old 02-20-2015, 04:30 AM
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Competition for the inboard/v drive?

Just saw this on the Miami Boat Show blog:

http://features.boats.com/boat-conte...uced-at-miami/
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:45 AM
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That's got to say something about the recreational inland surfer when companies start making outdrives for surfing.

More power to them I say!
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:30 AM
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That's actually pretty awesome!
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:00 PM
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Pretty honest review. The design is not completely new. The original, had a single prop. Didn't perform well at high speeds. (Boat control, and thrust issue with lower unit.)

Trim would be the biggest issue, as mentioned. Loading boat on a shallow ramp. I seen guys, drag there lower unit, up the ramp. So owner education, would be necessary.

I'll keep my DD.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:09 PM
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Wait till they try to pull up to the dock with that.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:48 PM
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Would make trimming the wake really easy though. I won't give up my DD but a very cool idea and I would think less ballast weight would be needed if you trim it properly. Maintaining speed and seeing over the bow with a lot of trim might be a problem though.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:26 PM
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They had an article on this in the latest boating magazine segment on Bryant boats. They dropped a few names about the Dorton Family (x CEO of MC) being behind the charge.
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Is there any reason to have that lower fin below the prop with this design? I always assumed it provided a little bit of protection for the prop against any objects, but with the prop out front, it doesn't provide any help. My only other thought is that it might help with off power steering. Thoughts?
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:12 PM
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That's got to say something about the recreational inland surfer when companies start making outdrives for surfing.

More power to them I say!
Says something credible about a viable and affordable market niche. I talked to a guy just a few months ago (Dorton) that is substantially invested with Bryant Boat Co and he informed me that Correct Craft had approached his company (him) to work in conjunction with CC to build a model/type I/O for CC to meet that very market.

I more recently spoke to Dorton and asked him about the topic and he said it looked doubtful after some discussion (with CC). Maybe it was all I needed to know in the line of business confidentially.

As far as I know, Dorton was VP of Marketing and Sales at MC and never served the title of an executive per se' (CEO) according to him.

More power to them is all I know

I think it is just a matter of time before this wave-generating era of the multi-score expense of boats and impact to docks and shorelines will be an antiquated thing of the past relative to making room for new innovation and market entry opportunities. Einstein never thought the row-boat would be superseded.
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:26 PM
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Interesting. I'd imagine you could still hit your head on the outdrive and do some brain damage? It does say it's supposed to be coupled with an extended platform, so I'm not really sure what the advantage is over a regular outdrive with an extended platform (Was it a 4winns that had this?)
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