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Old    Mario (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-29-2010, 9:40 AM Reply   
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.







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



More pics of garage fitment:







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



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-
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-29-2010, 9:52 AM Reply   
Very nice!
Old    Mattt (motorcitymatt)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-29-2010, 10:01 AM Reply   
Congrats! Niiice colors!!!
Old    Dwight Kinley (beretta5spd)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-29-2010, 10:13 AM Reply   
Congrats man. Looks like you have a lot of fun ahead on the water.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       03-29-2010, 10:30 AM Reply   
Great looking boat!
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-29-2010, 10:46 AM Reply   
NICE! Congrats!
Old    Adam Fullmer (adam4x4)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-29-2010, 10:47 AM Reply   
Look great!!!! I can wiat to get mine.
Old    Mattgettel (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-29-2010, 10:55 AM Reply   
looks damn good!
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-29-2010, 11:04 AM Reply   
Very NICE! Love the boat and the colors
Old    Rob Flaherty (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-29-2010, 11:26 AM Reply   
Now thats a tight fit. Perfect planning i assume, or possibly super lucky. Might be time to get a lotto ticket. haha. Great boat!
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-29-2010, 11:34 AM Reply   
Very nice, congrats!
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-29-2010, 11:40 AM Reply   
Oh, just saw the fancy racks. How do you like them?
Old    Mario (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-29-2010, 11:47 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by mc_x15 View Post
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-
Old    Mario (mdaijogo)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-31-2010, 7:57 PM Reply   
We took the F21 out this weekend in the delta. We need to get some hours and seat time behind it.

Ready to launch!



Where did the boat go?



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



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



I had to cut off the excess metal.



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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