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Old 09 February 2011, 12:38   #11
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bah! Yanks with fuel prices so cheap... why worry bout how many gallons it use?

- $3.2 per gallon , we are paying $2.25 per Litre!

(if my math is correct)
or $8.50 per US gallon
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Old 09 February 2011, 13:36   #12
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50 mph??!!!
i can't even imagine going that fast. When i am going 25 in my 4m, it feels like 50.
holy cow!

i definitely wouldn't be allowed on the dinghy dock anymore. 14 ft is the limit, but the boat would be big enough to moor on a ball, or anchor out. It also appears to be large enough to sleep on and have room to bring a smaller dinghy on to go ashore.

any opinions on the i/o diesel versus ob? you definitely lose some deck space with the diesel.

thanks for your input and advice.

what do you think of this one?

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Old 11 February 2011, 02:54   #13
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That boat has been for sale at that price for 2-3 years.
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Old 11 February 2011, 10:36   #14
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And i am going to guess that maybe it is priced a little high?
I don't know why someone would want to keep it on the market that long.
If it isn't selling, drop the price.

This one has been bouncing around between brokers for the last year here in Southern California. Not sure what the story is on it. Price looks comparable to others, but not sure if that is what they normally sell for. Anyone have experience with those motorcycle style seats?

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Old 11 February 2011, 11:32   #15
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Looks like a ex- coast guard boat. Typical setup.
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Old 11 February 2011, 12:43   #16
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how are these seats for comfort?
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Old 15 February 2011, 14:07   #17
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Can anyone tell me why they are so pricey? Think i would notice a big difference in going to the island? Any other recommendations for other boats?
Let me share a comparison that might help. I have a Hurricane 590. A friend has a Bombard RIB which is about the same length and width. Comparing them is a bit like comparing a Hummer to a Ford Explorer... same general idea, but the one is just entirely different.

My boat is rated for a 150 and flies. His is rated for a 90 and chugs in anything other than flt calm.

In the Great Lakes, we get a lot of close waves. In dead calm, he flies, I'm a little sluggish. At 6" chop, he runs well, so do I. In a 1' chop, he's getting banged around, I'm starting to have fun. In a 2' chop, he's down to a crawl and getting the stuffing pounded out of him and I am pounding through the waves and tossing a lot of water.

At 3', he's probably not going out, but he's likely dropping by. At 4' and up, he hasn't untarped his boat, and I'm out playing in the waves and going diving...

I have a range of 130 miles with my inboard tank. He has a range limited to the Jerry cans he can carry.

Every accessory on his boat will break of you bang into it. Mine will break whatever hits it.

On the other hand, he paid about $30K new. Mine is probably $110K new. He pulls his with a V6 Ford Escape. I need a V8 Tahoe. And so it goes.

It all depends what you need... and want.

I became hooked on Hurricanes when I went whale watching in a 733 with twin 150s years ago. They are amazing boats and if I had the money, I'd own one.
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Old 15 February 2011, 16:37   #18
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Let me share a comparison that might help. I have a Hurricane 590. A friend has a Bombard RIB which is about the same length and width. Comparing them is a bit like comparing a Hummer to a Ford Explorer... same general idea, but the one is just entirely different.

My boat is rated for a 150 and flies. His is rated for a 90 and chugs in anything other than flt calm.

In the Great Lakes, we get a lot of close waves. In dead calm, he flies, I'm a little sluggish. At 6" chop, he runs well, so do I. In a 1' chop, he's getting banged around, I'm starting to have fun. In a 2' chop, he's down to a crawl and getting the stuffing pounded out of him and I am pounding through the waves and tossing a lot of water.

At 3', he's probably not going out, but he's likely dropping by. At 4' and up, he hasn't untarped his boat, and I'm out playing in the waves and going diving...

I have a range of 130 miles with my inboard tank. He has a range limited to the Jerry cans he can carry.

Every accessory on his boat will break of you bang into it. Mine will break whatever hits it.

On the other hand, he paid about $30K new. Mine is probably $110K new. He pulls his with a V6 Ford Escape. I need a V8 Tahoe. And so it goes.

It all depends what you need... and want.

I became hooked on Hurricanes when I went whale watching in a 733 with twin 150s years ago. They are amazing boats and if I had the money, I'd own one.
Great comparison, you're right on the money. Hurricane is hard on the body all the time, but it flies over the worst seas.

I had the chance to use 733 with twin 150's for 2 years (1 year Coast Guard and 1 year Whale watching captain) and nothing I've tried since is comparable, NOTHING!. In fact I loved so much that boat that I decided to make a career in Zodiac RIB sale. Telling you how much I love these boats would take a whole website so...

I get asked all the time prices for Hurricane and I give customers a reality check when I tell them the price. Example: A well motorized and well equipped 590 will turn around 130K$ CAD and a Hurricane 733 with CG configuration will turn around 250K$ CAD, a Hurricane 930OB will turn around 330K$ CAD....

I think most of the reasons for these high prices are that most of these boats are custom made and custom designed, made to accomplish specific task, very VERY high standard of quality, lots of custom hardware, north american employees salary rates, most of the time full production etc....

Hurricane is not luxury, its quality. I think we're are not used to pay more for quality in RIB, we're used to pay more for luxury and that is why people are questionning Hurricane's pricing.
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Old 15 February 2011, 18:44   #19
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Stoo,

great analogy.

why are you sluggish in calm conditions?

most of my usage is in the open ocean, so it is rarely calm conditions. sometimes i can't see over the next wave and i frequently get airborne. it is 37 miles from Dana Point to Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island. I would like to make the trip a little quicker, and not get beat up so much. My 14 footer does OK, but i am sure a 733 would probably do a lot better job.

would you go with the i/o diesel, or the twin ob?

Achille,

Why do you say these boats are hard on the body all the time? am i gonna get the crap kicked outta me on these too?

what is a 930ob? i googled it, and nothing came up.

thx for the input.
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why are you sluggish in calm conditions?
I think it's just because the hull is so deep and the boats are heavy. They like a little air under them to run easily.

We dive in the St Lawrence River now and again. It's fairly flat water there, and the area is filled with flat-bottomed bass boats. These guys pass me easily, until it kicks up, then its a very different story.

I have never had my boat in the big salty water, but I know it would be a blast in big see swells. That's what they are designed for...

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My 14 footer does OK, but i am sure a 733 would probably do a lot better job.
I suspect you aren't even close to appreciating the difference. A 733 with 2 x 150s is just a beast. It takes off and just never stops. You probably don't need to up-size as far as a 733. A 640 or even a 590 would make mincemeat out of that run.
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