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Old 06-02-2021, 05:18 PM   #1
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Anyone else see the Midnight Express at the Glendale docks?? What a beautiful boat!!

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Pics or it didnít happen!

I love the brand. We chartered a 37í in the BVI last year.


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I love the brand. We chartered a 37í in the BVI last year.


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K was in a rush to go flower shopping, otherwise i would have been all over that. I did see quad 400s...

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I agree with Codeman. Where are the pix?
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I agree with Codeman. Where are the pix?
Jesus...re-read!

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Pics or it didnít happen!

I love the brand. We chartered a 37í in the BVI last year.


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the one at glendale is a 37 good friend of mine just got here from florida for the summer
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I think Codeman and I were looking for pix of the specific boat in Glendale i.e on Winnipesaukee.
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K was in a rush to go flower shopping, otherwise i would have been all over that. I did see quad 400s...

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It sounds like K needs schooling in the art of boat ogling, and how important it is to our disability of Boat-Admiration-itis..........

If I recall correctly the boat is owned by WWE superstar Triple H (Paul Levesque) and has been seen on the lake many times.
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I think Codeman and I were looking for pix of the specific boat in Glendale i.e on Winnipesaukee.
I know....pics of horns...boats... he never believes me! ;-)
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it sounds like k needs schooling in the art of boat ogling, and how important it is to our disability of boat-admiration-itis..........

If i recall correctly the boat is owned by wwe superstar triple h (paul levesque) and has been seen on the lake many times.
k needs schooling in a lot of areas....oops, did i say that out loud??? :-) first time i see it....maybe i need to get out more...
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I love the brand. We chartered a 37í in the BVI last year.


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There you go...oh, I'm sorry...wrong " pic or it didn't happen" topic...I'll try to be more timely in the future!Name:  20210521_061533.jpeg
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Default I don't think that it is Triple H's...

....I have not seen "Midnight Express", but I have seen HHH and his fam in his boat numerous times, as his estate is just a few houses down from me. His boat is actually very modest, given his wealth....a 26' Bryant that is probably 7 or 8 years old.
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....I have not seen "Midnight Express", but I have seen HHH and his fam in his boat numerous times, as his estate is just a few houses down from me. His boat is actually very modest, given his wealth....a 26' Bryant that is probably 7 or 8 years old.
Hmmmm....I wonder if anyone says that about me?? Nah....

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Hmmmm....I wonder if anyone says that about me?? Nah....

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With wine, kickin' tunes and heat in the C-Nile you are living large!
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With wine, kickin' tunes and heat in the C-Nile you are living large!
I DO turn heads at the Glendale docks, but for all the wrong reasons!

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Speaking of the Glendale docks, does anyone know who owns the
'Aston Martin' convertible parked there ?

I'm thinking the owner is an islander, as I see it parked there frequently.
Sweet ride !

Starting price for these babys' are around $200k, and go up from there. yikes !
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Speaking of the Glendale docks, does anyone know who owns the
'Aston Martin' convertible parked there ?

I'm thinking the owner is an islander, as I see it parked there frequently.
Sweet ride !

Starting price for these babys' are around $200k, and go up from there. yikes !
Yes an islander, the Ledges at Welch Island.

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I DO turn heads at the Glendale docks, but for all the wrong reasons!

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Well at least the C-Nile is no longer listing to port.

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Speaking of the Glendale docks, does anyone know who owns the
'Aston Martin' convertible parked there ?

I'm thinking the owner is an islander, as I see it parked there frequently.
Sweet ride !

Starting price for these babys' are around $200k, and go up from there. yikes !
Same gentleman who comes in with the Riva...he's a nice guy , and he likes the C-Nile!

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Well at least the C-Nile is no longer listing to port.

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It's all about balance...getting water and fuel in the tanks to offset the battery weight...it's a delicate machine!

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Same gentleman who comes in with the Riva...he's a nice guy , and he likes the C-Nile!

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Ah 'yes' the Riva, now it all makes sense ! What a nice boat, I had heard
that the boat is made in Italy, and was sent across 'the pond' ! Seen it pull into the docks last year a few times.

I know the man's name now, but will refrain from publishing for his privacy.
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Ah 'yes' the Riva, now it all makes sense ! What a nice boat, I had heard
that the boat is made in Italy, and was sent across 'the pond' ! Seen it pull into the docks last year a few times.

I know the man's name now, but will refrain from publishing for his privacy.
We came into the docks at the same time one morning this week... he said " hey, I like your boat". I said " well, it's not a Riva, but it does what I need it to do". I told him about some of the features and he said " well it probably cost as mush as the Riva". I said " close...but not quite as much"! :-)
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Lots of Italian boats are imported to Fort Lauderdale and then move around the country. Last March, there was a Riva and an Apreeamare in the shop at Hi-Gloss Boat Restorations at the same time/ Riva is part of the Ferretti Group and Apremare was part of the group starting in 2001. Apremare has since left Ferretti as I understand it.
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I love Rivas. I guess basically the Italian Chris Craft but possibly a higher end. Lots of movie stars back in the day bought them, in particular, the Aquarama. Some of you may know the story. Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to purchase one in '68 but decided the standard engines werenít enough for him. As it turns out, many items were not adequate for him. He collaborated with Carlo Riva and had a special one-off Aquarama built with two 4 liter Lambo V12 engines. Riva had his assemblers spend around 3000 hours to reach perfection. Very cool. Here is a quick vid showing a test run after an extensive recent restoration by Dutch Riva. The second link is a lost and found story of the boat.

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4x450?

Wow. How many 450s is enough?
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We will never know as 4 was all that would fit,,,
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One thing for sure...it will get you up to headway speed fairly quickly.
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How many GPH at 2,500 rpm?
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I'll bet he gets to that 45 mph limit fairly quickly.
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I'll bet he gets to that 45 mph limit fairly quickly.
I hear those are hard to pull start.

Around $60,000 each, so almost a quarter million into it without a boat.
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Fish aren't getting away from this baby !!

Steve - this will cut your commute time to the island!!
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How many GPH at 2,500 rpm?
Pretty steep I'll bet...sure it's no stranger to the pumps!

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Fish aren't getting away from this baby !!

Steve - this will cut your commute time to the island!!
Sure would, but I don't think it would fit in my MV slip!

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Not sure @2500, but .5lb/hr per Hp is a rough estimate. Probably 120-140GPH wide open.
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How big is this boat? The Midnight Express website gives some numbers for the 43' Open, but it is 12''6" wide. The pictures here look like she fits on a standard trailer, which would be 8''6" wide or need an oversize load towing package/permit.
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Thatís a new 39 Nor-tech we were filling up to deliver to the new owner.
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Nice...bet they love it!

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How do you trailer a boat with 10' beam? Do you need a lead vehicle for oversize? Gorgeous boat BTW.
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It is interesting to me to note that the inside props spin inwards while the outside props spin outwards. The general theory that I've always heard for duals is that you spin inwards to get more transom lift and outwards to get more bow lift. Setting up quads seems to have a whole different theory, but probably no one would know better than NorTech...
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That would just need Wide Load signs.

Loads exceeding 12 feet wide usually require pilot or escort vehicles.

Loads over 16 feet wide are considered super loads and sometimes require road closures in addition to front and rear escort vehicles and police escorts.
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For those who haven't seen this combo yet, here is (probably) the ultimate bowrider/cruiser, the Formula 500. Staggering performance for a boat of this size with the quad V12's. (The gph will make you stagger too!) Will need a thick wallet! I imagine Midnight express and others will follow suit. Here, Cpt. Steve gives the lowdown.

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For those who haven't seen this combo yet, here is (probably) the ultimate bowrider/cruiser, the Formula 500. Staggering performance for a boat of this size with the quad V12's. (The gph will make you stagger too!) Will need a thick wallet! I imagine Midnight express and others will follow suit. Here, Cpt. Steve gives the lowdown.

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Those Mercury 600hp V12s are heavy and enormous you will only see them on huge center console and cruisers. Not built for speed. The aluminum block V8 platform with the NA 300R and supercharged 450 will end up as a 550 or 600hp when they max out that new platform.
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Nope...Bennington has already put one on a pontoon!
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Nope...Bennington has already put one on a pontoon!
Ya one and it probably tops out at 50MPH. They arenít meant to go fast and never will. They donít have tie bar set ups because the lowers are pods. Not safe at high speed.
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Ya one and it probably tops out at 50MPH. They arenít meant to go fast and never will. They donít have tie bar set ups because the lowers are pods. Not safe at high speed.
Agree, like you said they are meant to move big heavy boats easily with 1 less engine than usual, and the engineering is pretty amazing, I think these will sell like crazy for that purpose.
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The 454 Magnum puts out 350 HP. But with a lot of weight!
The 2.0 TDI Audi 4 cylinder at stage 1 is also 350HP. With much less weight!
I'm assuming the HP to weight ratio put the smaller engine ahead!
Size does not matter but the amount of useful HP does!
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The 454 Magnum puts out 350 HP. But with a lot of weight!
The 2.0 TDI Audi 4 cylinder at stage 1 is also 350HP. With much less weight!
I'm assuming the HP to weight ratio put the smaller engine ahead!
Size does not matter but the amount of useful HP does!
I'd like to see the HP/Torque curves on both those engines. You're right useful HP matters, but where it is available also matters.
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