Originally Posted by kitebuz
They were 225s, and ultimately what was the un-doing of the boat... Apparently those FICHTs just became nightmares after 1100 hours or so. The one had a rebuilt powerhead and generally cooperative, but it seemed like a trip to the shop every month at least.
It was my buddy's boat, so I can't take too much credit for it. He bought it after it was built though, and after it had been thoroughly used by the first owner
No pictures of it in the water, but you'd think it was sinking if you saw it. We eventually plugged the holes in the transom for the wet bilge and installed a bilge pump, put a 50 gallon round well in front of the console, and brought it up a couple inches in the water. I think the transom was wet from something or another... When my buddy brought it to a bottom paint shop, they asked to leave the slime line on and they'd paint based on that. They seriously thought he was kidding when he brought it in.
Incredible boat when it was running well though, and the hull here in this thread is a perfect slate for someone who wants to design their ideal trailerable fishing platform