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Old 01-14-2021, 04:43 PM
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I found this while shopping for a 23SF, found one too! Thanks THT! Seacraft 23SF by Bruce Brown
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Whoa, That’s a badass trip to do in a small boat
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She’s a beauty .. trust me I have been watching her postings.
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Originally Posted by lwb View Post
She’s a beauty .. trust me I have been watching her postings.
Needs some tlc but it will get done! Thanks. Ps Planed at a little over 7 knots! Bill Potter the surveyor during seatrial who owns same boat 1986 with twin 150's could not hardly believe it and was exceptionally pleased the way the boat sat and ran with the 300. I also will be learning the art of raising a motor. The surveyor believes it could go up 1 to 2 holes. We saw 40 knots with 3 men and full fuel. Zuke 3 blade 6 x18.5



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Originally Posted by Freeportchris View Post
Whoa, That’s a badass trip to do in a small boat
I would have to agree!
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Congratulations! That rig is gorgeous.
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Great video, thanks for sharing!
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Very fun video. Thank you.
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That video was sick thanks for posting it
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The Zuke props don't take well to raising them up where they should be. A 22 Bravo One 4 blade with the motor raised all the way up is magic on a 23' Potter with a DF300. You will also like the added stern lift and lower planing speed as well. Congrats on new ride!
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Would you recommend that same prop on a bracketed Mako 231 with DF300?

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Never seen that video, thanks!!
makes me proud to own one.
and yes do all you can to get motor up as
high as possible, 4 blade stern lift is way to go.
and biggest tabs you can fit on the outermost running surface.
both are game changers for this hull, and imo necessary.
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As valid today as she was near 50 years ago when they first came out. At the risk of showing my age, there's something I like about an open boat with a bimini top like in the film...

many happy memories gatorman...
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Great film, thanks, one I had never seen before, we used to go to surf movies at the Pier Ave school auditorium and have guys like Bruce Brown, Bud Brown or Greg Noll narrate their films in person
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Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
As valid today as she was near 50 years ago when they first came out. At the risk of showing my age, there's something I like about an open boat with a bimini top like in the film...

many happy memories gatorman...
Its crazy that a 50 year old design can still outride almost every boat in it's class. The way that hull handles a head sea is amazing.
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Noticed on the trailer there is galvanized mixed with aluminum, not a good combination.
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Noticed on the trailer that there is aluminum mixed with galvanized steel. That's not a good long term combination.
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Originally Posted by bertss View Post
Noticed on the trailer that there is aluminum mixed with galvanized steel. That's not a good long term combination.
All to be repaired or replaced, along with many other items, thanks
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Originally Posted by bertss View Post
Noticed on the trailer there is galvanized mixed with aluminum, not a good combination.
I'd be more concerned with the trailers bad smoking habit.

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Same boat same trailer great setup!!
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