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Old     (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-04-2009, 6:01 PM Reply r_Motorboats?hash=item27a85e3f24&_trksid=p4506.c0. m245&_trkparms=65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318
Old     (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-04-2009, 6:12 PM Reply   
"this is a high end restoration done by the pros"

...but they mounted the tower backwards?!
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-04-2009, 6:34 PM Reply   
They put the tower on Malibu style...I hope to God the back of that thing was beefed up big time to accommodate the pull on the transom.
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-04-2009, 6:43 PM Reply   
Wonder how that swim platform will look in a year or so.
Old     (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-04-2009, 7:25 PM Reply   
That's one big shiny anchor...........
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-04-2009, 7:45 PM Reply   
Haters! I like it.
Old     (kirk)      Join Date: May 2003       05-04-2009, 7:54 PM Reply   
You guys crack me up.

Someone comes up with a fairly nice update for an old 85 Mastercraft and you shoot it down. Ok... maybe the tower looks a little different on backwards, but remember when Bu's towers first came out? I don't know enough about the Switchblade, but if the transom is beefy enough it would be interesting.
It definitely looks like someone knew what they were doing when they put it together..
Overall...I like it.


(Message edited by kirk on May 04, 2009)
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-04-2009, 8:59 PM Reply   
Old     (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-04-2009, 9:23 PM Reply   
Old     (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-04-2009, 9:42 PM Reply   
I feel bad for that hull. Hopefully both teh upper deck at tower mounts and the transom were beefed up. Besides that, why would you put a tower on a surf boat? Curious to see how it surfs.......
Old     (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       05-04-2009, 11:49 PM Reply   
I saw that boat at Surf Expo two years ago. The custom stainless steal guys make the switch blade. That boat was used to demonstrate their product.

The tower is strong. It was reinforced with huge backing plates under the mounts. It is stainless steal and probably one of the most solid reverse swoop towers I have seen.

Everything on it is stainless and the swim platform is clear which was kinda weird. From the videos I saw the surf wake was big. They had the switchblade and two crazy huge trim tabs on each side to get the boat to lean without ballast.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       05-05-2009, 6:37 AM Reply   
Looks bad ass... no idea why you guys are hating.

Nice restoration project and a very unique boat for that kind of scrilla...
Old     (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-05-2009, 8:09 AM Reply   
i bet it get's no bids.

But I like it!
Old     (dirtysparks)      Join Date: May 2004       05-05-2009, 8:39 AM Reply   
Got to be careful jumping in off the platform, you could sheer your foot off! Other than that it's not bad.
Old     (formulad97)      Join Date: May 2007       05-05-2009, 8:50 AM Reply   
Looks like he robbed a butcher shop and put a meat cleaver and the cutting table on the back of his boat. That boat is f-ing awesome! I wish this boat was in Cali, I would take it out to the lake, pull the plug, and let it sink
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-05-2009, 2:50 PM Reply   
I wouldn't buy it but I'd ride behind it, Sometimes ugly is good


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