WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

Hellkats Powerboats builds widebody flat deck 32 cat

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.


The tooling is complete for the Hellkat Powerboats 32 widebody, located in Miami

All Hellkats are built utilizing resin infusion, no wood, all composites build



hkswb.png
 
Last edited:

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.



The white hull inside the tooling is a real boat built in Florida and was used as the plug for the mold




rpftm.png
 

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.



the white hull-plug was removed from the mold, and taken outside to be flipped



moldmakeready.png
 

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.




black gelcoat being applied to the hull's running surface, the rest of the hull is covered with paper to prevent overspray



h1aa.png
 

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.


not shown here, after the skin coat, the layup schedule is executed

carbon/kevlar mix, with foam core

the templates for the composite bulkheads are built with strips and hot glue



hk32wb.png
 

02HoWaRd26

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
8,462
Reaction score
17,580
This is going to be an OB I’m guessing? The tanks seem way far forward, also assuming that’s to help the cg? Cannot wait to see the following steps. Keep up the posts.
 

Warlock1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2011
Messages
2,576
Reaction score
1,627
I'm definitely following this as he is one of the only guys that will sell just a blank hull and trailer and let the owner do all the rigging...
 

n2otoofast4u

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2015
Messages
3,472
Reaction score
5,225
This is a widened 32 Spectre? Or what was the basis here? The 30s are aggressive on price IMO!
 

attitude

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2009
Messages
1,904
Reaction score
2,481
I’m not sure what they did to the 32 hull but the owner of hull #1 is claiming he got told 450s were to heavy for it and 300s are the perfect weight. Seems very odd considering how big of a boat it is.
 

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.


A widened and lengthened 30 foot original Jay Pilini cat






.
 

Doc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2008
Messages
633
Reaction score
950
I’m not sure what they did to the 32 hull but the owner of hull #1 is claiming he got told 450s were to heavy for it and 300s are the perfect weight. Seems very odd considering how big of a boat it is.

In some cases this is very true in regards to how the boat handles. The heavier motors make it harder to get the cg proper, so in terms of top speed sure the bigger motors are faster but again in some cases the lighter motors the boat will handle better in rough water turning ect.
 

attitude

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2009
Messages
1,904
Reaction score
2,481
In some cases this is very true in regards to how the boat handles. The heavier motors make it harder to get the cg proper, so in terms of top speed sure the bigger motors are faster but again in some cases the lighter motors the boat will handle better in rough water turning ect.
I understand that if we are talking about a stoker or a boat that’s CG wasn’t design for a heavier motor, but this is a completely reworked hull. You would think they would be able to adjust fuel tank location and set back length to make a 450 or 400 boat be balance just as well as a 300 boat.
 

Doc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2008
Messages
633
Reaction score
950
I understand that if we are talking about a stoker or a boat that’s CG wasn’t design for a heavier motor, but this is a completely reworked hull. You would think they would be able to adjust fuel tank location and set back length to make a 450 or 400 boat be balance just as well as a 300 boat.

The smaller boats is even worse. You have to remember most of these true cat boats are super light, yes moving tanks does help but that also depends on how much fuel is in the tanks also at said time. The other thing in water conditions like the lake it's not that big of a deal. When you start getting into ocean or true big waters that's when you notice it the most. Again, not saying the boat in this post won't work with 400/450 at just saying in big water I would assume it works even better with the lighter 300r thus the recommendation. Either way looking forward to seeing how this boat runs when complete!
 

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.



what you see above is the gelcoat on hull #2,

below is a pic of Hull #2 getting its schedule laminates , boat is going overseas


h2o.png








.
 

ktm 450

Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2018
Messages
11
Reaction score
17
I would not want to be one of the first owners of a unproven hull.
 

Backlash

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2011
Messages
8,675
Reaction score
12,887
I guess a lot of this ^^^ depends on who's hull they adapted their molds from. For obvious and professional reasons, we may not know. From what I've seen online of the Hellkats going in and out of some of the rough inlets in So. Fl., they seem to handle it pretty well.
 

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.

from what I've read...

Rey (owner & builder of Hellkats) has shared the origins of the hull in Scream and Fly dot com

its an original 30 foot Jay Pilini designed hull...then the hull was widened and lengthened by Todd D and sold to Rey

After the hull was used as a plug, for the 32 mold, Rey got it painted and is his personal boat to rig for optimal performance

I'll try to find pics on the internet and share here...





.
 

HELLKATS_REY

New Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2021
Messages
4
Reaction score
7
first time hellkats 32 on the water ! 105 mph
top speed now 110 and still need work to do !!

if any one is interest on more information feel free to call me at 3053056482 Rey
fore more pictures look on Instagram
 

Attachments

  • hellkats 32 video.mov
    22.5 MB · Views: 147

HELLKATS_REY

New Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2021
Messages
4
Reaction score
7
I’m not sure what they did to the 32 hull but the owner of hull #1 is claiming he got told 450s were to heavy for it and 300s are the perfect weight. Seems very odd considering how big of a boat it is.

the owner of the first boat never own a boat before !
is a lot guys out there talking but not everybody know the true !! or how to used a cat
weight for my boats is not a problems all I need to do is play w the cg

I'm building 2 now w 450 and 2 w 400s
 

attitude

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2009
Messages
1,904
Reaction score
2,481
the owner of the first boat never own a boat before !
is a lot guys out there talking but not everybody know the true !! or how to used a cat
weight for my boats is not a problems all I need to do is play w the cg

I'm building 2 now w 450 and 2 w 400s
I’m not sure if you are taking a dig at my by saying “a lot of guys out there talking but not everybody knows the truth” but the statement about him being told the 450s are to heavy and the 300s are the perfect weight is documented on his YouTube channel…

I’m sure it can handle 450s which is why I said that statement was odd.
 

HELLKATS_REY

New Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2021
Messages
4
Reaction score
7
I’m not sure if you are taking a dig at my by saying “a lot of guys out there talking but not everybody knows the truth” but the statement about him being told the 450s are to heavy and the 300s are the perfect weight is documented on his YouTube channel…

I’m sure it can handle 450s which is why I said that statement was odd.

is nothing personal !!! but a have a lot guys calling me all day and asking ( it is true that you can not put 400 or 450 per weight )
I'm available to build the boat for anything from 300 hp up to 900 hp
and went I say is a lot people talking is because in other forms I hear like hellkats don't built the mold and some fakes news if anyone like to know more or see the full proses on anything feel free to see on Instagram how is the build prosses ! Hellkats Powerboats Inc (@hellkat_powerboats) • Instagram photos and videos
 

Q4mtxUS

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 19, 2014
Messages
1,314
Reaction score
1,416
Ima lovin' that 40 cck model. Thats gonna be sweet.
 

pkrrvr619

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2014
Messages
1,181
Reaction score
869
This the boat that is getting the new electric outboards to test high performance?
 

noli

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2014
Messages
474
Reaction score
501
.


widebody HK 32 on its way to Vision Marine Technologies for the electric motors install


hkgfvm.png
 

Marios Metalworks

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2019
Messages
1,031
Reaction score
2,071
That’s what it sounds like from the IG posts.

I have to imagine the 32 will be a platform for developing a more powerful outboard than the 180E you see above. Vision states the 180E is for replacing boats that currently use up to 180hp outboards and up to 26ft in length.
 
Top