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Old 04-01-2015, 12:27 AM
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Figured I'd start a build thread on my hull as well since it'll be completed in a few weeks. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 350s and so is everyone else. In the past I'd say I was a Yamaha fan but not to the level of some people on here. I never used to be a Mercury fan or a hater but I just feel like they are moving forward at a very rapid pace while other companies minus evinrude are stuck in idle. I heard from several people that the Yamaha booth at the Miami boat show looked like a ghost town and looked like they didn't even take their display down from last year. I'm confident in my decision on going with Verado 350s on this hull but if it doesn't perform the way the big V8s do I will be the first to own up to it. Time will tell, but I'm excited to see what these things will do on this big ass efficient hull.

2015 Freeman 34 VH
Twin 350 Verados in black (going to try several engine heights and props to dial it in)
Vessel View 4
Float On triple axle trailer
Light grey hull off the Awlgrip chart
Matterhorn White full interior
Black rub rail
Light Grey coaming bolsters and cushions with black trim
Standard hard top with 7 built in Lumitec Spreader lights
Jet black Gel Coat under hard top
Single console door
Kingfish rod holders
Eisenglass enclosure
Small removable and fold down lookout tower(cobia tower) for 2 people on hard top w/ full 360 padding on cage
Ladder built into back of t top support legs
Dual black VHF antennas
Icom VHF IC-M506
Fusion ip700i
Onboard charger
Rupp Revolution rigger bases
Marsh Tacky 22ft Quick Draw retractable Carbon FIber outriggers and eventually will add a Center Rigger to match
Dual 8 inch Real Colors teaser reels mounted under hard top
Transom cold storage, no tuna tubes
Upgraded leaning post with Llebroc helm chairs
Dual in deck livewells
Black tackle station doors (5)
Full wetsounds system, LEDs, and wiring
3 10s 6 8s 8 6.5s with SD amps
6 Lumitec seablazeX underwater lights in blue
5 Hubbel electric reel outlets (2 stern, 2 midship, 1 bow)
Cushion on coffin box with backrest
Rod rack on coffin box and behind livewell
Blue Marlin Chronicles helium kit mounted in console
Gaff and brush/harpoon holders under gunnel
Full interior and under gunnel lighting
Lotsss of gunnel mounted rod holders

Garmin
1 GMM 190
8530 Black Box
1 7616xsv will be added later when it comes out
GT51 TM
GSD 26
R599LH
GMR 1226xHD2 radar
GRID
Garmin heading Sensor
NMEA 2K cable for heading sensor
GPS antenna 19x NMEA 2K
Garmin Reactor Autopilot with Smart Pump for Verados

I will be posting pictures soon and will hopefully be getting more in the next few days. Feel free to add anything or suggest it. Thats what the hull truth is all about. I know I am missing some things.

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Looks tippy, and badass!
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Awesome. Can't wait to see how the Mercs perform.
I thought Freeman didn't rig mercs?
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Nice ride.Gonna be so nice
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
Awesome. Can't wait to see how the Mercs perform.
I thought Freeman didn't rig mercs?


This thread just had to follow that comment....

Sweet sweet ride. I was aboard the 34 at MBS and it was definitely a bad ass machine..

Another dream boat being built...!

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Congrats this thing is going to be bad ass!!! Where will you be fishing out of?
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Wow, looks awesome
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I saw you went with the Garmin reactor autopilot. What drove this decision? Everything else is self explanatory and awesome! Looks like a well planned and thought out fish killing machine!
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nice
cant wait to see how the mercs perform
I believe they will do very well
good choice
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Congrats this thing is going to be bad ass!!! Where will you be fishing out of?
Anywhere from jacksonville to key west. Home port is Ft pierce but will be in the bahamas and lower keys quite frequently. First real trip will either be grouper fishing out front in ft pierce or a mutton/grouper trip off key west. May 1st is coming up.
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Very nice decisions across the board!
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Sounds like a great setup. See no reason why the Verado wont perform on this hull. same HP - less weight. Always been a fan of the Verado since i had a set of 275s on my old boat.
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Congrats. Nice options and details you adding into the beast.

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