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Old 04-03-2012, 07:33 AM
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A friend and I are in the process of having a new Competition 25' built: http://www.competitionboats.com/models_25.html.

A few weeks ago I started some threads with questions.
Engine: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...tition-cc.html
Options: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...tition-cc.html
Electronics: http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...tition-cc.html

We're in VA and the boat is built in Miami, so the only pictures I have are what Manny, the owner, sends.
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The cap, liner, console, and a few of the other white pieces were completed earlier this month.
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We wanted the hull to have the same color scheme as Bluegrass, the restored Bertram 25': http://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sa...tram-25-a.html.

Manny sent pictures of previous boats to show the dark blue and teal he uses.
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We asked for the teal bottom color to come up the sides enough that the boot stripe wouldn't be under the water line. That way it won't look funny if we ever bottom paint the boat. The way Manny normally does it, the bottom color comes up the sides 2", putting the bottom edge of the boot stripe just at the water line with a heavy load. On our boat the bottom color will come up the sides 3", putting the boot stripe an inch above the water line.

Manny has been waiting a few weeks for the colored gelcoat to arrive. Last Friday it arrived, so he was able to start laying up the hull this week. The pictures look dark in his shop and with the lame cell phone camera. Even if the colors are a little dark, I think they'll look fine. There will be a white boot stripe to separate the sides and bottom.
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Now that the hull is in the mold, progress should be pretty fast. I'm expecting another 4ish weeks before the boat's done.

Our plan for picking up the boat:
We will fly down for a long weekend in early May. If the weather cooperates, we'll put 20 hours on the engine over 3 days. After we fly back to VA, my parents, who live in Fort Lauderdale, will take the boat in for the first engine service. In the middle of June we'll drive my truck down, take the boat over to the Bahamas for 4-5 days, then tow it up to VA.
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congrats man! im stoked for you. cant wait to see how she comes out. if i wind up down that way in the meantime i'll shoot some pics for you. nexxt on here was nice enough to shoot some pics of mine while she was being built so maybe if he drives by he can take some of yours.
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Congrats! The Competitions are sweet rigs. Top of the line in my opinion and you can't beat the prices.
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Looks like shes coming along nicely.
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Can't wait to see more pics. I love the one with the blue bottom. Did you end up going with a Yamaha 300?
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Can't wait to see more pics. I love the one with the blue bottom. Did you end up going with a Yamaha 300?
Yep! F300 with the baller LCD instead of regular gauges: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard...o/discover/LCD.
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Jealous...... that blue is going to look very sharp!

And subscribed......

I got to get down to see that shop one of these days.
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Looks good so far, can't wait to see the finished product. Welcome to the family.
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Awesome. I could look at pictures of Manny's boats all day long.
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Yep! F300 with the baller LCD instead of regular gauges: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outboard...o/discover/LCD.
Can't wait to hear how it performs.
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Sweet! My boat is 7yrs old..I took a chance with Manny back when he was just starting..I'm glad I did.
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You hear nothing but good things about Competition boats and Manny. Congrats should be a sweet setup.
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Looks awesome Cooper, this will be a great thread.

Do you know the name of the dark blue gel coat?
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Everyone says ya cant beat the prices on Mannys boats, but Ive never seen one for sale, so what would a new 25 go for with pretty much standard options and twin F150's?????
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Everyone says ya cant beat the prices on Mannys boats, but Ive never seen one for sale, so what would a new 25 go for with pretty much standard options and twin F150's?????
you dont see many for sale because the owners keep them. if you want to get a price you need to call manny. tell him what your looking for and he will give you a price. my suggestion is that if you are fairly close to hialeah, drive down, see the factory and talk to him face to face.
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