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Old 12-10-2015, 06:31 PM
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Coastal,

I plan to move my batteries to the same spot in the console. Is that fiberglass shelf strong enough to mount the batteries to, or did you beef it up at all?
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CSizeMatters View Post
Coastal,

I plan to move my batteries to the same spot in the console. Is that fiberglass shelf strong enough to mount the batteries to, or did you beef it up at all?
It appears to be plenty strong, I thru bolted the battery trays to it. There placed all the way to the side as far as possible so they have plenty of "meat" below them. Really worked out very well.
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Old 12-12-2015, 05:26 PM
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Coastal, I bet if you accidentally made a few ***extra*** gauge covers and switch panels you would find a few buyers here.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:13 PM
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Any updates? How did the wiring turn out?
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:53 PM
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any progress?
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:05 PM
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Sorry fellas, no progress right now. We are absolutely burried at my shop with other work and it's been freezing here. So she is stored inside for now, will get some time to finish her up 2nd week of March. Will be water testing by end of March.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:50 AM
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Awesome work!
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:51 PM
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Quick update- I finally ordered all my electronics decided to go with all furuno this time around.
-2 tztouch 12"
-dff1-uhd chirp sounder
-b275 transducer with fairing
-radar on order
Got the 2 tztouch mocked up this afternoon. I think it's gonna look pretty killer. Here is a pic of the rough in! Will be installing all this weekend.
She's moving along again.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:53 PM
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One more
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:29 PM
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Looks great. What is the insert made of? Do you have another cover piece that goes over the electronics?
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by PFO View Post
Looks great. What is the insert made of? Do you have another cover piece that goes over the electronics?
I custom made the insert out of coosa and fiberglass. Right now it's just black primer, I still need to paint it (black/gold pearl) I do not have a cover panel just yet, but i will probably have a black acrylic cover made for it at some point, just when its sitting. It's going to look slick!
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Old 04-20-2016, 07:58 PM
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this boat is bad
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:56 PM
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Where did you get your rub rail. Was in one piece or in sections. If you don't mind, what was the part number. I am getting close on my fountain and need to order.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:33 PM
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And like sands thru the hourglass....another update with no splash - waaaaa.

Looking great but get it wet !!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:02 AM
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Looks great, but yeah, time to get her wet!
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:18 PM
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The time is just about here! Planning on the first run at the end of the week. I got everything wired up, transducer is in, GPS in and everything else is a go. Just got the seats in. I have to have a frame made for the seats which I just ordered, but that will not hold me up from a test run. All my steering and trim tab parts come in Tuesday once I hook them up she's a go. Finally! I can see blue water (well I live in VA so I can see brown water! I'll take it)
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:51 AM
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Where did you purchase that steering wheel?
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:06 AM
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Man, this has been fun to watch!
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiretyme View Post
Where did you purchase that steering wheel?
That is the original wheel that came with the boat.
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Originally Posted by finnaddict98 View Post
Man, this has been fun to watch!
Thanks, I can not wait to finish her up! Long time coming
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