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Old 04-09-2018, 02:01 PM
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Just saw the post about hull# 1,the one with 400 crusader,so how did she do do with v8 power,straight shaft I'm guessing...
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:12 AM
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We agreed for our boat to be on display at the Crystal Coast Boat Show in Morehead City so we're planning on a completion date in time for the show on May 19th.
http://crystalcoastboatshow.com

Painting has been under way for a while now boat, cap, and hatches painted. We went with a light grey for all non skid. The boat will also be a light grey and white bottom. Really looking forward to taking delivery of the boat after the show and starting summer.








Cut out for the twin Raymarine Axiom MFDs and the Simrad RS35 VHF mounted:
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:27 PM
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Don't leave us hanging!!! what happened next! Does the story just end with hull and deck never meeting and getting married? Talk about a cliff hanger!
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:03 PM
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Well, we missed the boat show delivery date. We got move behind another build. Boat is painted, console is in. Still waiting on hardware, t-top, motor and rigging to get installed. AJ said today it'd be another 2 weeks and delivered so hopes are high.
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Still anxiously awaiting delivery on this build, next week the boat will have it's first birthday in the build shed. On Friday, the boat left the shop to get it's Suzuki DF200AP installed. T-top and electronics install are due to follow that work.


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Old 07-05-2018, 06:12 PM
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wow... just beautiful... amazing looks. congrats!
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:34 PM
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Oh yeah she's a beaut.
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:35 PM
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Any pics of the new power and T-top?
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:47 PM
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Any pics of the new power and T-top?
We've been hearing '2 more weeks' for a while now, we're anxiously awaiting it to come back from the shop that's powering it and then the t-top fabricator.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:54 AM
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I have been told that having a boat built is much like having a home built. It can be extremely exhausting and full of stress and anxiety. Never getting what is promised or anything even close to the time frame promised .. would you do it again? I wish I could chat with you in private. To me it seems like your build went on for a long time.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Benfishin01 View Post
I have been told that having a boat built is much like having a home built. It can be extremely exhausting and full of stress and anxiety. Never getting what is promised or anything even close to the time frame promised .. would you do it again? I wish I could chat with you in private. To me it seems like your build went on for a long time.
No doubt. While there was never a written completion date in the contract, the builder said our requested delivery of October 2017 was aggressive but he'd try to make it. November / December was a more likely delivery, again 2017. It's now end of September 2018 and we're still a ways off from seeing the boat complete which is obviously disappointing for a molded semi-custom 22' boat. On the upside, the boat and the builder's shop survived hurricane Florence, and after a long wait, the Suzuki DF200ap was hung recently.
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Good to hear. I'm looking forward to seeing some in the water pics. Such a classy looking ride.
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:24 PM
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Some photos after the zuke was hung.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:57 PM
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Very nice looking rig. Worth the wait I’m sure
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:16 AM
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Beautiful example of what AJs shop is capable of.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:56 PM
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Thread hasn't been forgotten, boat just went back to the rigger again.

We're now 1 full year past the worst-case build estimate at the time the contract was signed back in July 2017. Disappointing for sure but hoping AJ & Willis Boatworks finish it out as agreed soon.

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paint the Suzuki PLEASE! That french vanilla color has got to go on such a beautiful build.
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That is one beautiful boat! It sucks you've had to wait for Willis Boatworks to keep their promises though. Hopefully once you've run it a few time that frustration will be forgotten. Good luck getting her finally finished up!

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Old 01-08-2019, 03:29 PM
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great boat. im still waiting on parts from AJ.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:42 PM
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Great looking boat did it really take almost 18 months?
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