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Old 06-06-2016, 07:28 AM
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Default 42 Prowler Build--the new C Monster

Initially I wasn't going to do a build thread, but at the urging of many forum members I decided I'll do a condensed version. What I'd like to do is just a few posts with lots of info in each one so it moves along quickly. As it stands today, the boat is out of the mold and put together, ready to be rigged.

Here's a list of options and specifics:

Blue hullsides
White bottom and tunnel
White rubrail
White t top
Twin Yamaha 350s
Floaton trailer
Simrad electronics

We are doing two things custom to this boat that I think will be very popular

1. I've eliminated the twin coffin boxes forward and created a queen berth in the console instead. There's 3000qts of insulated fish boxes in the floor, so I didn't see the need for anymore. An above deck coffin is indeed nice, but we fish overnight a good bit and it's really nice to have a place to nap out of the weather. I also have small children that fish with me and it'll be a nice escape for them as well. If I'm wrong on this then we can retrofit the coffin boxes back in, but I really think this will be perfect for my situation. We are also exploring 12v AC options for the small cabin.

2. We designed and built a custom leaning post. It will have 3 lebroc style seats across the front. The rear will have rear facing seating with twin 70qt. coolers beneath them. What's unique about this will be the height of the rear facing seat, and the angle of the seat back will be such that you can actually sit on it. So many boats have a little useless seat in this position. Bill has also designed the seat back so that it houses a large tackle storage. See the pics to follow.

So here's the beginning. Spraying the gelcoat--white first with the areas that will be blue taped off.
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More gelcoat--blue going in
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Skinning the outer layers of glass
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Hull completely skinned and ready for core
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:34 AM
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It's these kind of builds that send me off into hour long daydreams.
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Bad sucka there. Can't wait to see her done!
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Good luck with the build.
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Out of retirement! nice.
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Congrats! Gonna be a nice color combo.

I like the options. Those 12V A/C systems look pretty slick. If you can get that rigged up with the queen birth area that will be REALLY nice.
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Love the color you went with. What is it?
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I thought the last one with twins did not have enough power and was getting quads instead
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Congrats Ryan. I have enjoyed all these build threads, and knew this was just a matter of time. Thinking back I do not recall you running Yamaha's. I assume the need for 350's is the reason for leaving Suzuki, but curious why you chose Yamaha over Mercury?
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Originally Posted by charlestonredfish View Post
I thought the last one with twins did not have enough power and was getting quads instead
I haven't been on that one yet and it's still getting dialed in, but the first one with the 350 Yamahas ran great. 60 mph wot and 40mph cruise is great for me. Hence the decision to go with the v8's--they definitely have the power to push it well. The verdict on whether or not the 350 Verados will be powerful enough is still out and it's time for me to order engines so I had to choose the known quantity... Truthfully I would prefer the 350 Verado but my gut tells me a boat this bis needs some balls to push it with the loads we carry.
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Looking forward to the pics of it put together out of the hull. Congrats.
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Here's the mock ups of the leaning post base. I can't say enough about how nice it is to have a truly custom builder. This is a design he and I sketched on loose leaf paper and he made it happen exactly like I wanted. It came out so nicely that he decided to make a mold of it and it will become one of the options for the 42 and the 35.
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From that point they faired it out and made it into a plug. From the plug they make the mold, and from the mold comes the real part. All these mock ups and plugs eventually end up in the dumpster. Here's the plug finished
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I lost the pics of them vacuum bagging the core and inner skin in place--if I find it, I'll post it. I realize it will be a little out of order. Here's the boat, after being cored, getting stringers and bulkheads.
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Building the liner
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I saw this little 12v a/c, Might work for you.. Check it out.

http://swampy.net/boat-air-conditioner.html
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Looking forward to following this!
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