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Old 07-10-2019, 02:17 PM
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Default 23 seacraft custom pilothouse

Just wanted to post up some photos of my pilothouse project I just finished
after almost having a heart attack after pricing out new boats I decided to repower and dive
into the house design I had floating around in my head
ended up addressing lots of things on the 30 year old hull and spending way to much time
wife did not really understand!! I told her I was saving us $100k +
didnt help
tell me what you guys think







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Originally Posted by Clamcove23 View Post
Just wanted to post up some photos of my pilothouse project I just finished
after almost having a heart attack after pricing out new boats I decided to repower and dive
into the house design I had floating around in my head
ended up addressing lots of things on the 30 year old hull and spending way to much time
wife did not really understand!! I told her I was saving us $100k +
didnt help
tell me what you guys think







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Would awesome awesome be enough? Custom built to the bride's satisfaction... priceless!
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:22 PM
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I really like it. I think it fits well with the hull and I sure it will be much more comfortable for Menemshia's Fall bass run. Nice job.
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Very nice job! Happy wife, Happy lif...!
Old 07-10-2019, 03:56 PM
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Thank you
very pleased runs nice especially going from 250-300 hp
shade us great and with all windows open plenty of breeze
to stay cool
will be a total game changer this fall fishing the derby
snd makes winter cod trips possible with the right weather window
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That's great you did a fantastic job but I think your going to need some wipers though.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:09 PM
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Adding wipers to the ever growing list for next winter!
along with autopilot, ais, 2nd plotter, Various lights,
actully have most of the stuff just ran out of time
and wanted to actually use the boat!
rainx just doesn’t last long enough
Old 07-10-2019, 05:27 PM
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Love the way you handled the trim tab and bracket.
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Good job! Looks pretty sick actually
Old 07-11-2019, 08:29 AM
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Appreciate the comments!
4” hole saw did the trick without messing with integrity of bracket
also tried my hardest to not make it too big and ugly and still useable
right on the line 23’ is absolute smallest something like this works on
in my opinion, would look a little more proportional on a 25’ but....
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I dig it!
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I like it. Well done.
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VERY well done, gave you an updated and really new boat!! Why not, take a proven hull and customize it to your needs, now get some blood on it. This remind me of the old Florida sportsman "one mans dream boat" they used to do.
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Nicely done clamcove
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Awesome! To say the least.
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Very nice love that pilot house setup!!
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What model Seacraft is this? I've never seen a walkaround version.
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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
What model Seacraft is this? I've never seen a walkaround version.
its a 87 23 wa , there is very little info on them
u know they made them 86-88 because of other ones I’ve seen
but other than that?
i think they were when tracker stepped in?
also mine was a closed stern factory bracket ( old welded steel tube frame)
with a mercury, only one I’ve ever heard of!
would like to know more probably have to ask over at classic sea craft
great boat, rides well and has good storage
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While a pilothouse is not my thing, you did a great job in the rebuild. The finish looks awesome and your attention to detail is very nice, Great job.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
While a pilothouse is not my thing, you did a great job in the rebuild. The finish looks awesome and your attention to detail is very nice, Great job.
thanks!
a little hot for Florida for sure, haha
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