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    How wet are haines signature boats

    Saw a post some time ago about haines signatures being wet when you slow them down in rougher water they become a very wet boat. Is this the case? Just how good is the ride compared to say a cruise craft? Any other thoughts on signature boats. Looking up to 5.45m with the narrower beam than the bigger and wider 550+ series

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    Can’t comment on the smaller sigs, but I owned a 632f that was a terrific boat in all conditions driven at any speed and can’t recall it ever being a “wet” boat. My Barcrusher on the other hand.............I’ll leave it there.

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    Join the club. My barcrusher too was extremely wet (and a little hard riding) just didnt want to go there if I went with signature. The wet part that is

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    They aren't a wet boat. The 5.5m hull is excellent.
    nil carborundum illegitimi

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    thought so

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    I had a 492f fantastic boat. Definitely not a wet boat even in lumpy seas.

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    I have the 550 and I would not call it a wet boat but will say they are light and have a tendency to leap out of the water a little. I rate my boat side on or in a following sea into the waves I think a heavier deeper V or traditional hull design handles better.


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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    Quote Originally Posted by bden View Post
    I have the 550 and I would not call it a wet boat but will say they are light and have a tendency to leap out of the water a little. I rate my boat side on or in a following sea into the waves I think a heavier deeper V or traditional hull design handles better.


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    Doesn't the 550 wave a hull weight of 900kg? Do you know of a heavier 5.5m boat?

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    Quote Originally Posted by billfisher View Post
    Doesn't the 550 wave a hull weight of 900kg? Do you know of a heavier 5.5m boat?
    I believe mine in 600kg certainly not 900


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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    Quote Originally Posted by bden View Post
    I believe mine in 600kg certainly not 900


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    https://www.hainessignature.com.au/f...-list-2018.pdf



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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    Quote Originally Posted by bden View Post
    The 550F launched in 2016 is 900 kg hull only - which is quite heavy for a boat that size:

    https://www.hainessignature.com.au/o...s/fisher/550f/

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    quite heavy at 900 kg, whats the reason i wonder, why so much more glass, the cruise craft 550 explorer is at 680kg.

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    thanks all for commenting

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    I don’t think the cootacraft gunshot comes in at 900kg “Hull only” which I believe is the heaviest 18ft boat on the market. Pretty sure my 632f was 900-1000kg hull only. Someone will correct me here if I’m wrong.

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    Re: How wet are haines signature boats

    Quote Originally Posted by billfisher View Post
    The 550F launched in 2016 is 900 kg hull only - which is quite heavy for a boat that size:

    https://www.hainessignature.com.au/o...s/fisher/550f/
    Yep certainly a different beast to my 550c. Extra weight would make it a great boat


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