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Old 06-21-2019, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by laythewood View Post
Speed/fuel burn numbers?
So far he had giving it a mild run 2 people, water tank full and fuel half 45-50 gallons. 29 mph at 3400 rpm. 8 gallons an hour. So that's about 3.6 mpg. He did not open up all the way. So I will need to see if the SDS Yamaha 18 pitch he has on there will get to 6K with the 300. I will end up doing the homework when I get the boat here, so I can try different setups. He did mention the extra 700-800 lbs I had built into the boat really made a big difference, he felt compared to some of the Tournament models he has made for the guides that really want to run super shallow.
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:36 AM
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That wide flat bottom puts off a wake like a airboat. Awesome rig, good for you
Thanks again I'm really looking forward to using this boat. Very happy on its build.
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:47 AM
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:33 PM
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Well Its Home, Long weekend. A little burnt out. I hate the long drives. i'll Get some numbers this week.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:37 PM
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Can I ask final $?
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:43 PM
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I see you went with BoatMaster- you wont be disppointed
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
Can I ask final $?
Cfarmed, Scotts boats are all custom build so everyone will have a different level.
His base line hull, deck, console, deck, cap. 22,500. Plus whatever options you may like. Everything is possible.
now it depends what motor you put on. You can go from 200-300 or 350, 450. whatever.
Motor for me was 20K scratch and dent LOL. Small crack in the cowling I already had fixed.
Out the door turn key. Again depends what you put on is around in the 60's
I will say in today's boating price world this boat for its purpose is very reasonable.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:56 PM
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I see you went with BoatMaster- you wont be disppointed
Neal Yes very nice trailer. drives very nice on the road. Just did 300 miles. My only concern and I'll see how it works, is the V block up front when loading, drive on. But I can always make changes if needed.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:06 PM
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Here is the Deck cut out under console.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:07 AM
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Incredible the way it turned out. For anyone thinking about a T Craft— this boat ended being cheaper than my complete rebuild of a 70’s hull. That said, I’ve got some new add-ons to my year old sliced bread to keep up!
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by laythewood View Post
Incredible the way it turned out. For anyone thinking about a T Craft— this boat ended being cheaper than my complete rebuild of a 70’s hull. That said, I’ve got some new add-ons to my year old sliced bread to keep up!
Awesome please bring them on, Lets see the add-on's.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:26 PM
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Love the boat. Get.that Yamaha motor broken in and give us some performance numbers. Really enjoyed the build thread. thanks.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:33 AM
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Love the boat. Get.that Yamaha motor broken in and give us some performance numbers. Really enjoyed the build thread. thanks.
Thanks, yeah working on some hours. And Prop testing.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by THE BARRACUDA View Post
Cfarmed, Scotts boats are all custom build so everyone will have a different level.
His base line hull, deck, console, deck, cap. 22,500. Plus whatever options you may like. Everything is possible.
now it depends what motor you put on. You can go from 200-300 or 350, 450. whatever.
Motor for me was 20K scratch and dent LOL. Small crack in the cowling I already had fixed.
Out the door turn key. Again depends what you put on is around in the 60's
I will say in today's boating price world this boat for its purpose is very reasonable.
compared to all the other boats out there nowadays that is a heck of a price for what looks like a damn well built boat
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:25 AM
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85okhai For some of the guys that I work with in Key West its a no brainer. They can walk out of there with a boat for for under 25k the way that they usually rig them, with nothing on them. Biggest problem today is motor prices. Its like you can spend 18-22 K on a motor and not even have the boat started.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:32 AM
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I'd love to see the actual profit a manufacturer makes on higher HP outboards. It has to be astronomical. For the cost of a yamaha 300, you can buy a base model half ton truck lol.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by THE BARRACUDA View Post
85okhai For some of the guys that I work with in Key West its a no brainer. They can walk out of there with a boat for for under 25k the way that they usually rig them, with nothing on them. Biggest problem today is motor prices. Its like you can spend 18-22 K on a motor and not even have the boat started.
they’re definitely on my short list. Like I said maybe in a couple years I’ll have one as my guide boat. They seem laid out perfect and the price is a no brainer. Also seems to be a pretty proven boat. Just can’t wrap my head around spending 150k+ on a new guide boat
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Originally Posted by Elgreco809 View Post
I'd love to see the actual profit a manufacturer makes on higher HP outboards. It has to be astronomical. For the cost of a yamaha 300, you can buy a base model half ton truck lol.
Outboard motor prices are insane. totally ridiculous. You can buy a low end model car for the price of an outboard. Look at the seven Motors more money than my 2017 GMC 3500 Diesel. Really???? 75K plus. They get because we pay it.

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they’re definitely on my short list. Like I said maybe in a couple years I’ll have one as my guide boat. They seem laid out perfect and the price is a no brainer. Also seems to be a pretty proven boat. Just can’t wrap my head around spending 150k+ on a new guide boat
Many Tarpon guides in the Tampa area have the T craft. for 75K
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