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Old 23 August 2012, 09:34   #1
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Hysucat 8.5m Elan 2012

Attached are some pictures of a new model Hysucat Elan 8.5m we presented at RIBEX in May 2012.

The pics are of the boat as presented in Portsmouth. This was rigged with a single 300 Suzuki, against our recommendation to the client. It has since been converted to 2x 150 Suzuki's which suit the hull a lot more and will give better performance.

The hull is capable of 50-60 knots depending on engines selected. All this while burning significantly less fuel and giving a superior ride due to the damping effect of the hydrofoil, making this a perfect work boat. We are hoping to build an extreme version of the new 8.5m hull soon to follow in the footsteps of Monster Inc. the 8m Extreme Hysucat.

The darker colour scheme on this boat is only suitable for Northern hemisphere markets as the dark pontoons will tear off flesh if left in the African sun.

We hope to see you all at :

14/09/2012 - 23/09/2012 Southampton, UK PSP Southampton Boat Show
19/09/2012 - 24/09/2012 La Rochelle, France Grand Pavois de la Rochelle

Pending final arrangements we will try to attend both, but there does seem to be a clash in the dates.

Please feel free to ask any questions ..... (idiots excluded)
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Old 24 August 2012, 11:43   #2
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A few more pics from Portsmouth

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Old 25 August 2012, 17:23   #3
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Please feel free to ask any questions ..... (idiots excluded)
Yeah, well, I'm gonna ask one anyway! You say that twin 150s give better performance than a single 300hp. Does this refer to handling, speed or fuel efficiency?
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Yeah, well, I'm gonna ask one anyway! You say that twin 150s give better performance than a single 300hp. Does this refer to handling, speed or fuel efficiency?
It's not a "normal" twin rig, they have them tilted out slightly so that they line up with the hulls or something like that.

Ok my question: is that a 12 or 15 inch Garmin?
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Old 27 August 2012, 05:11   #5
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Yeah, well, I'm gonna ask one anyway! You say that twin 150s give better performance than a single 300hp. Does this refer to handling, speed or fuel efficiency?
As a general rule we set up all our boats to runs on twin engines and angled outward. Single engine configuration we would add a centre pod on the hull to ensure that the engine does not drag and the rear of the boat remains dry.

The engine was only delivered the day before the show so there was not enough time to sort all the small niggles. Felt that the single 300 was dragging and the boat was not lifting out of the water as it should in the rear as this hull did not have the centre pod.

As we do a lot of offshore work twin engines are always preferred .... if something goes wrong you can always get home with one engine. The Hysucat hull will get onto plane with a single engine and manage reasonable 25-30 knots.

The handling is a lot better with 2 engines on our hulls, but we are unlikely to follow the current trend for triple or quad engine installations.

Drag equals more fuel be it from the hull or the engines. This is where we have always have the edge on other hull designs. With the hydrofoils we have a lot less wetted surface when the boat is on plane and requires a lot less power to stay there.

In time we should have some fuel consumption figures for the single vs twin setup. Will get back to you after the September round of boats shows.

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It's not a "normal" twin rig, they have them tilted out slightly so that they line up with the hulls or something like that.

Ok my question: is that a 12 or 15 inch Garmin?
I recall this one being a 12 inch. She new Simrad includes everything and the kitchen sink.
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Here is a pic showing the engines that are angled outward.
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