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Old 07-21-2017, 08:03 AM   #1
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First Four TT35s Looking GOOD!

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Old 07-21-2017, 10:29 AM   #2
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They even have the flybridge for hull #1 sitting in front.
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I'm still waiting to see real photos of the finished interior.
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I think a 5th wheel trailer is called for, not a bumper pull. Just a thought. Have an RV and Sea going boat all in one...WOW!
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I can't wait to see a few of them coming down the river together.
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https://www.passagemaker.com/cruiser...er-ken-fickett

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Old 07-26-2017, 08:27 PM   #7
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Curious why the steps up to the deck haven't been installed. Perhaps a redesign is needed.
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That's a funny article. I've met Ken Fickett, and he definitely marches to his own peculiar drum beat. He has interesting ideas and builds very interesting boats IMO.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:01 PM   #9
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I loved some of the fast sailboats he built in the 1980s. Hope he finds continued success.

Question on outboard controls: I was tied up next to a big offshore fishing machine recently that had three outboards. When I watched him pull out it appeared that the motors were turning independent of one another. That made me wonder whether the joystick control system had made its way to this sort of boat. Could you have a complete drive-by-wire system on a boat like this?
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:35 PM   #10
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I loved some of the fast sailboats he built in the 1980s. Hope he finds continued success.

Question on outboard controls: I was tied up next to a big offshore fishing machine recently that had three outboards. When I watched him pull out it appeared that the motors were turning independent of one another. That made me wonder whether the joystick control system had made its way to this sort of boat. Could you have a complete drive-by-wire system on a boat like this?
Yes, you can have many different combinations and joysticks have definitely made their way there. Now, there are also times when one might not want the motors working in tandem. Perhaps running on just the middle one or just the two outside. This is very unusual with outboards but has definitely made it's way to large yachts.

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I can't wait to see a few of them coming down the river together.
I'd love to see just one actually completed and independently tested and reviewed. Sounds like they're still designing as the initial sea trials were January 31 and they're just now installing the bow thrusters.
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Bow thrusters are a buyer option and not part of the stock boat.
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Thanks. That explains what I saw. Seems like we can expect this to trickle down to be applicable to this boat at some point. Then no thrusters ever needed. Pretty appealing package.
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Thanks. That explains what I saw. Seems like we can expect this to trickle down to be applicable to this boat at some point. Then no thrusters ever needed. Pretty appealing package.
Wouldn't change the need for bow thrusters. You still have your props and rudders back of the hull so still plenty of room for the wind to catch the bow. I would say if any 35' boat ever needed bow thrusters, this one would.
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Wouldn't change the need for bow thrusters. You still have your props and rudders back of the hull so still plenty of room for the wind to catch the bow. I would say if any 35' boat ever needed bow thrusters, this one would.
I'm speaking from complete ignorance here. Do modern IPS boats have thrusters? Just looking at the physics I don't see why two well spaced outboards with the appropriate control system to allow independent thrust vectoring couldn't keep the bow wherever you wanted it. Maybe that's not current off-the-shelf capability, but it could be, couldn't it? Appreciate your POV on this.
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With a 15" draft there is not much room for a bow thruster
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With a 15" draft there is not much room for a bow thruster
It's a drop down retractable thruster apparently.
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I'm speaking from complete ignorance here. Do modern IPS boats have thrusters? Just looking at the physics I don't see why two well spaced outboards with the appropriate control system to allow independent thrust vectoring couldn't keep the bow wherever you wanted it. Maybe that's not current off-the-shelf capability, but it could be, couldn't it? Appreciate your POV on this.
Pods are located well forward of outboard drives. Plus they have greater turning range. Generally on a relatively short boat you can forego thrusters with pods. However, larger pods, those over 50') are being fitted with bow thrusters most of the time. Typically a boat the size of this one wouldn't need thrusters with straight drives either. However, I would think with the design, with the light weight, with the shallow draft, that this boat would easily be pushed by wind and outboards would simply not be able to correct the bow. I'm assuming that's why they're adding the thrusters. Without thrusters as you try to correct the bow, you're going to push the stern away as well. Clearly I haven't seen how this boat handles with or without. I owned stern drive boats up to 30' or so and never needed thrusters but they were designed much differently than the TT 35. I've handled outboard driven pontoon boats that were 24' and sure could have used something as strong winds took control. I've handled a 39' CC with triple Volvo outboards that had no need whatsoever for a thruster.
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Pods are located well forward of outboard drives. Plus they have greater turning range.
Makes sense. Thanks for your detailed answer.
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I think a 5th wheel trailer is called for, not a bumper pull. Just a thought. Have an RV and Sea going boat all in one...WOW!
I think one would be looking at about 10,000 lbs, fully loaded with the trailer.

Thus, I don't see a problem with a hitch set-up. I wouldn't pull this, however, with anything less than a newer 3/4 truck.

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