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Old 07-30-2015, 11:08 AM
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Sold the boat get to build a new boat! I can't wait to get fishing on it. Let me know if you guys think of anything I might want to add

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All black hull
Black powdercoating and black powdercoated poling platform (quick release)
Black carbon fiber dipped bobs 10 inch Jack plate
Black 12 foot talons and tilt brackets
Black 80lb Ipilot
Humminbird 1199 HD SI flush mounted (considering unit up front for bass)
Bucket seating
Rule pumps including a wash down
Stainless rub rail
Powdercoated black casting platform
Sleigh seating with raised middle support (very safe and secure fit at high speed)
Quick release puck in rear
Chrome/black trailer rims
4th battery as a house to power all systems. Also includes sterling unique charging system which reads the battery levels and directs alternator power to lowest battery. Will always be able to start the motor.
Led lights in all compartments
Minn kota 4 bank charger
4 8 inch and 1 10 inch sub and speakers with leds that can flash to music (19 modes), amp, and infinity head unit
2 livewell lights in furthest rear well, 1 in front well. We'll under seat has no lights
Power will be a yamaha 250 sho. I can't wait for the power, fuel efficiency, and noise level of the 4 stroke!

Trailer is ameratrail and will have custom rims and led lighting underneath

any suggestions are much appreciated as I don't want to forget anything!

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Excited for you! Cant wait to see the progress.

The all black accents should really make the boat look pretty amazing. I would for sure go with the tan deck, cuts down on glare and that color combo looks great. I assume all the small accents on the boat will be powder coated black as well?

Would it be possible to have the SS rub rail powercoated black too? I know some people don't like to do that to things that will get scratched but I thought it might tie into your whole theme you are planning! Ive told you over on the MBC forum before that we need to meet up sometime to fish in Tampa Bay, would love to see this boat when its completed!
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Minn Kota makes a black ipilot for the saltwater?

Sounds like you have it pretty well covered! As to the rub rail question above, I have black powder coat/accents on my boat and went with a seamless black rub rail instead of stainless. I like it.
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Sounds sweet. I know you are fishing bass tourneys but the Verado 300 Pro would be a sweet set up.
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Two bilge pumps, 2 livewell pumps, recirculating pumps. Removable poling platform, removable front casting platform. a plank on the side of the trailer to walk down. Best of luck. Congrats
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It will have 2 1100 bilge pumps, 2 of 3 wells have raw/recirculation. We may add the 3rd recirc. Still pondering casting platform, would definitely be nice. Poling platform will be quick release.

As for verado 300, it would be sweet but I just can't do a 300 or the weight unfortunately. Thanks for the input guys, didn't even think about the casting platform
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Awesome ! Do you not want the MK 112 lb to stay away from the extra battery ? If so I get that. I will tell you my 112 is badass at the expense of third battery weight. I worry a bit about a lot of powder coating because of possible issues with it. The boat sounds amazing and I know you will love the 250 SHO I know how excited you are. Congrats on selling your last boat. Someone got an awesome rig ! Also IMO the few xtra ponies from the verado 300 is negated by the substantial weight increase.
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The 80 ipilot is because of the third battery. I've had an 80lb and the boat pulls really nice with it. It is possible because of no oil tank with the sho. I've tossed around the 36v but It just raises expenses on everything
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By the way thanks flatout, as for the powdercoated rub rail, I may just stick with stainless. Adds a bit of variety.

Casting platform is definitely something to think about. I have a buddy with a nice black carbon marine he may part with
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You have had Power Pole on your previous boats. Are you going with the Talons just for the extra two feet? Looking forward to seeing it come together. Congrats!
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Powerpole puts out a very good product, no complaints there. The talons are 2 foot longer, tuck under the poling platform unlike 10 foot blades, and I wasn't going to go to 8 foot blades. Also they have adjustable adapter plates to customize to my boat. Minn kota is also a sponsor of my bass team and they have been awesome for me and the reports on 12 foot talon are great
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Sounds like a win/win. The all black ones do look good too.
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Congratulations. The wait will seem so long. I almost died waiting.
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Sounds good! Only thing I would do different is power poles. I just don't like the cables and the fact that the talon is always in the up position deployed or not. BUTTT sounds like you have it figured out pretty good with them tucking under the platform.

What's the reasoning for the platform? Are you going to pole it?

Post some pictures!!
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I really like the platform for on the flats, something to lean on in heavy seas, a cutting board, rod holders, etc. I don't push pole. I do some 3 person redfish tourneys so 2 up front one on platform.

As for talons, the extra 4 feet is hard to pass up! I tournament bass fish also and 8 foot is a very common depth we fish in

No pics yet but I will post plenty!

Here is a pic of the old one when I sold it this morning

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I really like the platform for on the flats, something to lean on in heavy seas, a cutting board, rod holders, etc. I don't push pole. I do some 3 person redfish tourneys so 2 up front one on platform.

As for talons, the extra 4 feet is hard to pass up! I tournament bass fish also and 8 foot is a very common depth we fish in

No pics yet but I will post plenty!

Here is a pic of the old one when I sold it this morning


That all makes sense. A buddy of mine has a 22 sterling and his platform is nice to hold rods while rigging or leaning on.

Why the sho over an XS?
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Well the pro xs was cheaper, but I've also owned a sho and I just couldn't see it any other way. The smoothness, noise level (this was huge!), no smoke (opti doesn't smoke much but they still do smoke a little), more rear storage with no oil tank, no adding oil (not a huge deal but nice), holeshot better on sho (4.2 block). Besides those things I will most likely be selling this boat in may for another one and yamaha will command better resale so with those things together it just made sense for me.

Not saying it's the same for everyone, but for me the sho was a no brainer.
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Well the pro xs was cheaper, but I've also owned a sho and I just couldn't see it any other way. The smoothness, noise level (this was huge!), no smoke (opti doesn't smoke much but they still do smoke a little), more rear storage with no oil tank, no adding oil (not a huge deal but nice), holeshot better on sho (4.2 block). Besides those things I will most likely be selling this boat in may for another one and yamaha will command better resale so with those things together it just made sense for me. Not saying it's the same for everyone, but for me the sho was a no brainer.
I get flopping them out every couple years, but why less than a year?

Btw, awesome build. I'm really looking forward to following it
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Well the pro xs was cheaper, but I've also owned a sho and I just couldn't see it any other way. The smoothness, noise level (this was huge!), no smoke (opti doesn't smoke much but they still do smoke a little), more rear storage with no oil tank, no adding oil (not a huge deal but nice), holeshot better on sho (4.2 block). Besides those things I will most likely be selling this boat in may for another one and yamaha will command better resale so with those things together it just made sense for me.

Not saying it's the same for everyone, but for me the sho was a no brainer.
I'm with you on that. Im a big time yamaha guy. Just knew you liked speed and the 300xs would out run it easily, I personally couldn't bring myself to put a black motor on one of my boats. Can't wait to see it done
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SHO better hole shot then a 250 pro xs doubt it. Been on boats with both my Merc is still faster. For a 4-stroke the sho is a big improvement from previous 4-strokes. I forgot to mention 2 quick release pucks for the trolling motor. Long, rough runs you want the troller in the rear!

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