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Old 12-14-2013, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by PlanBFishing View Post
The boat needed to be under 26 feet including the motor. If I hung a motor on the hull without modification it would have been 26.5 inches.
My father in law has a place down there and sometimes you just want to take the condo commando's with their tape measures for a long fishing trip.

Stupid question: Is that 26.5 measurement with the motor straight or turned hard over?
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:27 PM
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BJM - I am doing a transom mounted 25 gallon live well. I am doing it custom as the prebuilt ones don't fit right.

Rhonda - The twin tanks hold 110 gallons usable fuel. Am am not taking this boat to the Bahamas, just messing around in the Keys spearfishing and stuff like that.
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I am at MM 88.5. The marina measures your boat with the motor down, straight. If it is even 1/2 inch too long no go in the marina. Kinda crazy. I see the point to a certain extent. If they allowed longer boats down there the marina would be a nightmare.
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Ok guys you have asked for pictures so here goes.

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This shot is of the cap. I used the old cap with some modification. We cut the shear line of the hull to give it the look I wanted. The cap had to be shortened down to match the hull, and the railing were filled in towards the stern to suit the new design.

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This is the bow as you can see the new deck has been placed and no more step in the deck. Anchor locker installed, and fuel fills and vents installed.

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New transom has been fitted / installed.... stronger than ever. Two insulated fish boxes along with bilge access. You can also see the floor forward lowell in the picture as well. This is 60 gallons.
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Originally Posted by PlanBFishing View Post
If it is even 1/2 inch too long no go in the marina. Kinda crazy.
Futura? Plenty of room in there for larger than 26ft, the old farts that run the HOA are probably stuck in the past when 26 was big and they've forgotten how to drive their own boats and think everyone else has too
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:56 PM
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Close Summer seas. On site marina, ramp, and boat storage.

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Old 12-14-2013, 07:16 PM
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Looks great, cant wait to see the finished boat.
One question, What are you using for deck core, looks like ply wood in the pictures.
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No crown in the transom??
Could u get us a pic of the bottom of hull. Thxs
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Sboatworks - No plywood in the boat anywhere. In the pictures they placed plywood temporarily do they don't fill int he hatches while working. We are using Divinycell.

Parrott - I like the crown as well. I am doing a live well in the transom and doing the hatch curved in plexi is tough. I am with you on this one.......
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Have you chosen replacement hardware yet? Was it marinium that came off?

Curious because Seacraft used w/c maninium for many years and it seemed
to never show its age and always look good.

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Keys,

I love the handrails as well. I am leaving them in place with minor modification. I shortened them up so they stop midway at the console. I have these on my 35 contender and like the look and function.

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Originally Posted by PlanBFishing View Post
Sboatworks - No plywood in the boat anywhere. In the pictures they placed plywood temporarily do they don't fill int he hatches while working. We are using Divinycell.

Parrott - I like the crown as well. I am doing a live well in the transom and doing the hatch curved in plexi is tough. I am with you on this one.......
I have never been one to be afraid to do something new and exciting. Look at my outrigger thread on 25 ft center console in fishing section. Also this was the last sea craft I have done. I have done over a half dozen of these in my other life.

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Never heard of the acid wash. That trailer looks like new!!!!!!!
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I know.... I am so happy with it. A new trainer would have been in the $6,000 range. I have into the hull and the trailer with refirb $3500. It came out perfect so I am pretty happy with that. More $$$$ for the boat.......
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Very impressed. Now that is a crown for sure. One of these is enough for me, could never imagine 12 of these......
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Really happy I came across your thread. I love watching these builds and yours is going to be one of a kind. Surprised no one has asked yet, but what colors scheme are you going to go with?
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Or just get them boys to make the hatch solid w no plexi. Or put a slight crown and recess the plexi some so it is flush. Edges will still have crown
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We did a mock up both ways and to be honest I like the look of the crown. I don't like the functionality of the crown in my situation. The lid did not sit well on the crown. We also tried the flat top on the crown and that too looked funny.


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