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*Project Boat* TSUNAMI 23 CC...Greatest 23' Center Console Ever!! (IMO)

Old 11-09-2011, 04:03 AM
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Default *Project Boat* TSUNAMI 23 CC...Greatest 23' Center Console Ever!! (IMO)

Hello everyone,

Allow me to introduce my baby....it's a Tsunami 23 and was the last one built off the mold before the company closed shop. It has been in the family since we bought it back in late 86, and I've kept in in as best of shape as possible. Now that it is fully in my possession, it's time to "upgrade" it a bit (funds permitting). First and foremost will be electronics, but once I go that route, I know I'll need a T-top. In all honesty, a T-top worries the hell out of me from a pure cosmetic standpoint.....just look at the profile on this thing with no top! I know I am bias, but there's something about the lines on this boat that are timeless and pure sex.

The motors are carb'd 200's that love fuel and oil, but man this thing can get up and move when you pin the throttles! Chine walking gets a little "interesting" when you get towards the top end and fully trimmed out, which brings me to my next "upgrade"....this thing needs a bracket and fast! I know that it'll cost more and be more difficult, but I really want to build and fabricate my own aluminum floatation bracket (I have access to 6K watt sheet lasers that'll cut 3/4" aluminum if need be)

My purpose behind this thread and posting the updates on the Tsunami are to hopefully gain valuable insight from all of the members on this site, and to reciprocate member's advice with any advice and info that I can provide on the Tsunami boats built briefly in the 80's. I've read all of about 5 total posts on all of the internet that make any mention of the Tsunamis so I figured I'd help out the information gap on what I personally consider to be one of the best 23' CC's ever built to date. The hull really was ahead of it's time when it was built, and it handles water meant for 30+ footers.....she loves the rough stuff! The below picture was taken Saturday Halloween weekend in west palm; man was it nasty offshore that weekend, but the Tsunami loved to finally be getting wet (she sat in a parking lot for 3 years "landlocked"....no more!)

Hopefully much more to come!

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Looks similar to a seacraft hull.... never saw one that wasnt a head turner!!

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Clear Solution View Post
Looks similar to a seacraft hull.... never saw one that wasnt a head turner!!

Good luck!
Definitely heard that one before.....those sea craft guys will also claim that they have the best 23 ever built. haha

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That is a sweet looking ride,well taken care of.With a bracket I would consider moving the console up and have a custom T Top.Are you going to have the bracket powder coated???need pics when you start the bracket build.
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That is a sweet looking ride,well taken care of.With a bracket I would consider moving the console up and have a custom T Top.Are you going to have the bracket powder coated???need pics when you start the bracket build.
Definitely won't have any room to move the console forward with the forward lockers, but I bet I'll have to move some ballast forward. Possibly moving the fuel tank forward, but man pulling the deck isn't going to be fun. Plus, the whole hull is foam filled.

As for the bracket, I may wait for a repower before going with the bracket. I'm planning on at least twin 250 opt's or even 300 opti's (somewhat wishful thinking on the repower, but at least the hull CAN handle the power). The bracket will first be E-coated, then powder coated, and possibly a finish paint coat to match the trim stripping. I also plan to laser cut provisions for underwater lights that will be mounted on "biased" angles to flare out the light spread.

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That is a good looking boat; I'd fix it up too. As far as the bracket, that's great if you can fab up quality pieces to build it but can you or do you know someone who can weld to a proper specification, not just "I got a buddy that can weld good" type of thing? Also, are you going to design it yourself? Keep in mind many shops that have built many brackets have had failures, I design aircraft parts, sometimes they’re welded, and I would rather purchase a bracket from the big names simply for the service experience they have. Since you have time, maybe you could look for a used one and refurb it. Especially since you’re going to have big power on the back. Good luck, great boat!
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wasn't the Tsunami 23 popped off the Formula 233?
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Are you going to close the transom or leave it open with the bracket?

I'm right in the middle of a Tsunami restoration myself and I can give you any details you might need about the guts of this hull. I am INTIMATELY familiar with it!

You're very fortunate to have had your Tsunami since new, mine has been used and abused by several owners! My transom had so many holes drilled into it that it looked like someone blasted it with a shotgun! My transom was also notched down twice, once for a single outboard and then again, apparently to move the twin engines closer together but still have the 25" mercs low enough so that the antiventalation plates were in line with the bottom of the deep V in the hull.

As for moving the tank forward, forget about it. That thing is foamed in there so tight that you can literally lift the boat up from the fill pipe on the tank! I ended up pulling mine and having a new one made because mine was pretty corroded. The original tank is 127 gal. and .090" aluminum. My new one is 162 gal. made from .187" aluminum so it should be strong enough not to need all that foam to support it.

That's where I'm at now with my restoration, the boat is completely stripped down and opened up, with a shiny new fuel tank and awaiting a new transom core and new paint for the deck. Money is definitely an issue for me as well!

Anyway, try to keep posting your progress, I'm definitely interested!




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Originally Posted by computertamer View Post
Are you going to close the transom or leave it open with the bracket?

I'm right in the middle of a Tsunami restoration myself and I can give you any details you might need about the guts of this hull. I am INTIMATELY familiar with it!

You're very fortunate to have had your Tsunami since new, mine has been used and abused by several owners! My transom had so many holes drilled into it that it looked like someone blasted it with a shotgun! My transom was also notched down twice, once for a single outboard and then again, apparently to move the twin engines closer together but still have the 25" mercs low enough so that the antiventalation plates were in line with the bottom of the deep V in the hull.

As for moving the tank forward, forget about it. That thing is foamed in there so tight that you can literally lift the boat up from the fill pipe on the tank! I ended up pulling mine and having a new one made because mine was pretty corroded. The original tank is 127 gal. and .090" aluminum. My new one is 162 gal. made from .187" aluminum so it should be strong enough not to need all that foam to support it.

That's where I'm at now with my restoration, the boat is completely stripped down and opened up, with a shiny new fuel tank and awaiting a new transom core and new paint for the deck. Money is definitely an issue for me as well!

Anyway, try to keep posting your progress, I'm definitely interested!




You have been holding out on us !!!!!
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Oops! Well, the new tank is all that has happened lately.

Now back to my own thread!
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I am rebuilding a 23 ft tsunami with my son as well one question I would like to ask is do you think the open transom of the tsunami will hold a Mercury 275 hp?
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I have a tsunami that is in great shape for it's age. Unfortunately, I am probably going to have to part with it. If you know of anyone interested, please let me know.
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Miles, where r you located, am interested in the boat. Thanks
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Miles, where r you located, am interested in the boat. Thanks
I'm in Boca Raton
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I sold mine last year, as an unfinished project, to a guy in your area. He and his friends restore these types of boats as a hobby. I'll see if I can track down who he was. He found me on here...
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My Tsunami is for sale. Not a project boat.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sa...-f-23-3-a.html
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Default Not a sea craft or carl Mosely bottom. Its a 233 formula bottom.

Originally Posted by Clear Solution View Post
Looks similar to a seacraft hull.... never saw one that wasnt a head turner!!

Good luck!
To the OP. good luck and I will be following your project. I have my 233 project almost finished
Just waiting for a local marina to Finnish getting my yamaha 2 strokes hooked up and running. They just got swamped with emergency work hulling boats from the Bad Nor Easter we have had pounding us for a week.
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Originally Posted by MilesM View Post
I'm in Boca Raton

Wish you were closer I would be interested also
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Originally Posted by MilesM View Post
I'm in Boca Raton
Ok, can you email me some pics and description of boat to info@palmbeachhmarinefuel dot com. Thanks

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