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Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by 84far, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. 84far

    84far Senior Member

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    I've always been a bit of a fan of the Weaver S/F's, they seem to be doing a decent boat as they always seem to have a build on.

    Anyway, there latest S/F to flash is the 80' "Islamar", and was in the latest Ma*l*n Mag, I thought the back down speed was impressive, 6knots+ in a decent swell.

    Weaver80_kerrigan720.mp4 - YouTube

    Wait till the end of the clip, crank the volume, Nice :D!

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  2. C team

    C team Senior Member

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    WOW! What a beauty! Thanks for sharing.
  3. 84far

    84far Senior Member

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    Typo - flash... errr it was meant to be splash... I blame beer and jimmy for that one!

    Glad you like the link C team, nothing better than some diesels making some noise!

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  4. Ormond Bert54

    Ormond Bert54 Senior Member

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    I was there when they put her in the water for the first time. That boat is just incredible and Jim Weaver is a good guy.
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    Agreed, but for a SF to back down at 6 knots, it's hardly an accomplishment.
  6. 84far

    84far Senior Member

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    6knots into a swell, they got up to 8-9knots at 1200rpm (no swell)... it is 80' long. Then again I'm no expert :rolleyes:

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  7. Capt J

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    Typically the longer a sportfish the better it will back down. The longer it is the less the transom will want to pull down when backing and the shaft angle is usually better also causing it to not dig in when backing down......

    There are some exceptions with the shorter SF such as the old 46' Merritts, Gamefisherman's and G+S's
  8. Whitey

    Whitey New Member

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    Weaver Boatworks has 5 new builds going right now. 53' to 75' Impressive.
  9. 84far

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    Would love to know why these guys always have builds going on...? Is it the design, the build quality, price...?

    Jarretbay and Spencer too? Cheers

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  10. Ormond Bert54

    Ormond Bert54 Senior Member

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    The owner knows what's up. Jim is all about business and managing the crew. I have seen them sanding like bees on a hive. It's a tight operation. He also owns a local hardware store in Deale. Well managed.