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29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Maxrat » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:57 pm

Finally got the bottom and sides back from getting formed. This will be a 29' Regal with 8' bottom and 10' beam powered by twin Yanmar 8LV diesels and twin Hami 241 jet drives. It will have an insane sound system and be tricked out to the max. This boat belongs to the Ells family and will be running the Snake River in Hell's Canyon and the Columbia River in Tri Cities, WA.

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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby gem » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:40 pm

Beautiful! This boat will haul a monster load easy and efficiently.stick steer or max steer?
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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Stormtrooper » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:48 pm

Chris Ells? He lives in tri cities.
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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Maxrat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:28 am

Stormtrooper wrote:Chris Ells? He lives in tri cities.


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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Maxrat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:32 am

gem wrote:Beautiful! This boat will haul a monster load easy and efficiently.stick steer or max steer?


Most likely Maxsteer but interesting you ask. Brandon was here yesterday when we were just finishing up a new stick steering system that is completely hydraulic. Some customers prefer the feedback feel you have in a stick but a mechanical stick turning twin Hami 241's with twin 8LV's gets hard after 2/3 throttle. So I developed a new system that is stick steer but completely hydraulic. Just finished it yesterday and going to take it onto the water this week.
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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Stormtrooper » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:05 pm

Brandon is Chris's brother. I know both of them. Good folks.
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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby jetboatwanabe » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 pm

Maxrat wrote:
gem wrote:Beautiful! This boat will haul a monster load easy and efficiently.stick steer or max steer?


Most likely Maxsteer but interesting you ask. Brandon was here yesterday when we were just finishing up a new stick steering system that is completely hydraulic. Some customers prefer the feedback feel you have in a stick but a mechanical stick turning twin Hami 241's with twin 8LV's gets hard after 2/3 throttle. So I developed a new system that is stick steer but completely hydraulic. Just finished it yesterday and going to take it onto the water this week.




completely hyd no mechanical link as backup??, but I guess the joystick doesn't have a backup anyway, so have to trust tec with no redundancy. o well not at 20.000 feet up in the air, just 80.000 cfps of water?? no worries. :Drink1: :bash:
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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Maxrat » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:15 pm

jetboatwanabe wrote:
Maxrat wrote:
gem wrote:Beautiful! This boat will haul a monster load easy and efficiently.stick steer or max steer?


Most likely Maxsteer but interesting you ask. Brandon was here yesterday when we were just finishing up a new stick steering system that is completely hydraulic. Some customers prefer the feedback feel you have in a stick but a mechanical stick turning twin Hami 241's with twin 8LV's gets hard after 2/3 throttle. So I developed a new system that is stick steer but completely hydraulic. Just finished it yesterday and going to take it onto the water this week.




completely hyd no mechanical link as backup??, but I guess the joystick doesn't have a backup anyway, so have to trust tec with no redundancy. o well not at 20.000 feet up in the air, just 80.000 cfps of water?? no worries. :Drink1: :bash:
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You always have steering no matter what. Your steering cable goes bad, bearing seize on mechanical stick or whatever by just disconnecting the linkage and steering it by hand if you must. The only time you don't have steering is when your engine dies which is far more likely. Actually the Maxsteer has 3 different back-ups. To get the USCG to sign off on a commercial vessel we built for Rock'in Thunder we had to jump through a bunch of hoops for the Coast Guard in Washington DC but got it all approved with 3 back-ups. But like I said, If there is engine failure it makes no difference what steering you have, time to jump to the kicker or steer it by hand at slow speed.
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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Ahusk » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:06 pm

I have a hard time with guys that run shaft stick steer through the stringers worried about the reliability of their steering. I don't know how many boats I have heard of taking a hard hit and loosing steering with a mechanical stick. My only issue would be that a on river Jerry rig of the maxsteer would be tougher.
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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Eagle1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:15 am

Don't hit rocks and your steering will work fine. The key is to not run out of talent.


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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Maxrat » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Not bad for half a days work. Spent first half welding up everyone's windows headed to Lewiston.

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Re: 29' twin diesel Regal for Ells

Postby Maxrat » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:59 pm

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