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mdaijogo 03-29-2010 9:40 AM

Minty fresh F21 Tomcat
 
I would have posted earlier, but I was on the water with the new Tomcat. First, I would like to give a big thanks to Mike at The Sporting Edge for being patient and helpful through this very long boat purchase. It was long due to me looking at many boats for the past year and a half (yes, very long time).

I would also like to thank Mike Brendel and Dustin Brendel for answering all my questions. Or better yet, putting up with my questions. :)

Here it is in front of the house.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2794.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2795.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2796.jpg

The boat was a squeeze into the garage. The tower needs to be set into the rear hatch for clearance.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2806.jpg

More pics of garage fitment:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2802.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2804.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2805.jpg

When I open my garage door, I am greeted by this:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t/IMG_2800.jpg

I needed to modify my garage door hanger so the boat could fit better. I'll have more pics later.

Now that I have a touch over 5 hours on the boat, it handles great. This hull was swallowing up the chop out in the Delta past Frank's Tract and the main SJ channel on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, the water was getting more rough. The Tomcat handled it great. Another thing to mention is that the bimini top was silent. At 34mph, you didn't know it was there. Maybe this is a non issue, but for me, it is nice having that much shade and not hear flappping material at speed.

Water was a bit too cold for me. I may have to invest in a wetsuit top or spring suit to get some board/air time in. :)

Mario-

tyler97217 03-29-2010 9:52 AM

Very nice!

motorcitymatt 03-29-2010 10:01 AM

Congrats! Niiice colors!!!

beretta5spd 03-29-2010 10:13 AM

Congrats man. Looks like you have a lot of fun ahead on the water.

bruizza 03-29-2010 10:30 AM

Great looking boat!

wakereviews 03-29-2010 10:46 AM

NICE! Congrats!

adam4x4 03-29-2010 10:47 AM

:)Look great!!!! I can wiat to get mine.

mattgettel 03-29-2010 10:55 AM

looks damn good!

alans 03-29-2010 11:04 AM

Very NICE! Love the boat and the colors

mc_x15 03-29-2010 11:26 AM

Now thats a tight fit. Perfect planning i assume, or possibly super lucky. Might be time to get a lotto ticket. haha. Great boat!

hatepain 03-29-2010 11:34 AM

Very nice, congrats!

alans 03-29-2010 11:40 AM

Oh, just saw the fancy racks. How do you like them?

mdaijogo 03-29-2010 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mc_x15 (Post 1567176)
Now thats a tight fit. Perfect planning i assume, or possibly super lucky. Might be time to get a lotto ticket. haha. Great boat!

A year and a half gave me lots of time to plan for fitment.

As for the racks, I just loaded them up during the demo ride. Very quiet. Aside from that, I need more boat time to see how they work out. Initially, I like the bungieless swivel setup. I don't see any reason why I would change my take on them in the future.

Mario-

mdaijogo 03-31-2010 7:57 PM

We took the F21 out this weekend in the delta. We need to get some hours and seat time behind it.

Ready to launch!

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...dytolaunch.jpg

Where did the boat go?

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...dtheboatgo.jpg

Ah, there it is. Coming in for a pickup.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...nforpickup.jpg

Here are some pics of what I needed to do to my garage door opener to back up the boat safely into my garage.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...eroriginal.jpg

I had to cut off the excess metal.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...angerafter.jpg

We also have to wrap up the emergency release when we take the boat in or out of the garage. It actually got caught on the side of the tower and released the garage door. Fortunately for me, the door only slide a couple of inches down.

Mario-


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