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Old 06-13-2006, 08:03 PM
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i was looking at the 50" bacardi px-1 vern cat hull on ebay; they look nice! does anyone here have any experience with one? pros /cons?
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:37 PM
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Default RE: "Bacardi PX-1 Rendition" 50" Cat Hull

I'm looking at the same hull. Ive gottena bit of info from Vern on the hull.he says that it handles rough water 9 to 12 " fairly well. Im trying to find hardware that works well with the hull as well as any other info of anyone else's build. If you find anything please post it.
Old 06-13-2006, 10:43 PM
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yep, i sure will. im hoping we get some first hand replys here. seems like a good buy; we will see.
Old 06-14-2006, 07:52 AM
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It is the same hull as the Expresscraft Thundercat. I do not have one, but my understanding is it can handle a bit of chop (12" is a LOT of chop) and a good deal of motor. Vern does very nice gelcoat work, I have one of his hulls, pretty nice.
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ORIGINAL: Davcruz

It is the same hull as the Expresscraft Thundercat. I do not have one, but my understanding is it can handle a bit of chop (12" is a LOT of chop) and a good deal of motor. Vern does very nice gelcoat work, I have one of his hulls, pretty nice.
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are you sure that hull is the same as the Expresscraft Thundercat. i thought the other hull he is selling (the 60" hull) was the same as the Thundercat?

...to many hulls.........not enough time
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ORIGINAL: Davcruz

It is the same hull as the Expresscraft Thundercat. I do not have one, but my understanding is it can handle a bit of chop (12" is a LOT of chop) and a good deal of motor. Vern does very nice gelcoat work, I have one of his hulls, pretty nice.
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are you sure that hull is the same as the Expresscraft Thundercat. i thought the other hull he is selling (the 60" hull) was the same as the Thundercat?

...to many hulls.........not enough time
I completely missed the 50" part of the post, you are correct, the 60" is the same as the Thundercat. That said, I think the 50" is very close to the same also.
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Default RE: "Bacardi PX-1 Rendition" 50" Cat Hull

Vern does a smaller 50" and bigger 58" cat [link=http://expresscraft.com/workbench.htm](Thunder Cat copy)[/link]. There are a few other companies that have also done versions of the 58 (Marine Specialties too if I am not mistaken). Verns Gel work is quite remarkable however.

I know the 58" will take all the power you can throw at it with remarkable stability. While I would not think of running it in 12" chop (as I see 12" chop) it will hold its own in most cat worthy conditions. I have one powered by a 62cc Zenoah and another running a QD35.
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Default RE: "Bacardi PX-1 Rendition" 50" Cat Hull

Sounds like either the 50" or the 58" vern cat hull would be a very nice hull. Think i will get one...maybe on of each. price is right!

Thank you for all the inputs.
Old 06-14-2006, 08:19 PM
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...i ment ONE of each. (brain fart)
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Would a Sikk 25.4 be a good motor for the 50" Bacardi cat hull? Or would it be more suited to the 60" hull?Or not enough for the 60" hull.

Im looking to build a good solid running 45-50 MPH cat. Any ideas here?

Thanks!
Old 07-04-2006, 10:59 AM
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Default RE: "Bacardi PX-1 Rendition" 50" Cat Hull

Just bought this hull as well. Anyone know of a good way to set it up as well as what hardware works well with the hull?
From what i've read the 25.4 Sikk is a real screamer a bunch more RPM but not quite as much torque as the 27.
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Yes, I'd like the answer to that question as well. I have a 60" MTI that I am trying to decide whether to run with a SIKK or get rid of.

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