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Old 11-11-2017, 08:26 PM
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Reel,
Congrats on what will no doubt be bad a$$ 28WW! I placed my deposit back in May so I'm still just learning as much as I can before I have to decide on everything.
I'll be following this thread the entire way. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Old 11-12-2017, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Yaset1976 View Post
Reel,
Congrats on what will no doubt be bad a$$ 28WW! I placed my deposit back in May so I'm still just learning as much as I can before I have to decide on everything.
I'll be following this thread the entire way. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Thanks man . Awesome! Like mentioned earlier the Boats are well worth the wait .
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
Norman uses the birdsall hardtop, which is the one pictured with the black pipping. If you ask him for a quote that is what he quotes your for. It really depends on if you get all the extra options and all, but its about ballpark $10k option if you go with everything when its all said and done.
The other hardtop which is a kw hardtop came from Manny at competition . He will sell you the hardtop then you can have someone do the pipe work. You would have to call him for the prices.
I’ve seen the birdsall one on their website. They have the small and large top. I’m assuming he uses the smaller one for that price. The black one looks really nice and it has those speakers mounted on the underside. Not bad for 10K.
Old 11-12-2017, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
The center tank will be able to fuel both motors. The saddle tanks fuel the motors the side they are on.
Standard ww have 2 75 gallon saddles, each provides for the motors side they are on.
The additional tanks are rear 50 gallon saddle tanks that then also provide for the side they are on as well. So a total of 2 or 4 to fill.
So filling 2 is necessary at minimum on a standard boat. Mine will be able to run off of the center in addition to the standard from saddle.
Hopefully I explained it clearly .
Cool. Easy enough

I'd love to have one, but I don't think I can go through a long wait again.
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Congrats, great boats. I know a charter captain who runs one in Miami (Orlando) and he loves it...enjoy in good health!!
Old 11-13-2017, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Anthem View Post
Congrats, great boats. I know a charter captain who runs one in Miami (Orlando) and he loves it...enjoy in good health!!
Thanks ,I appreciate that very much!
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Originally Posted by ReelGrimm View Post
Cool. Easy enough

I'd love to have one, but I don't think I can go through a long wait again.
Place your order now and sell your boat a few months before taking delivery of the new one . Problem solved
Old 11-16-2017, 02:19 AM
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sub'd and congrats OP!
Old 11-16-2017, 04:38 AM
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Congrats, they are incredible boats. Loved mine!
Old 11-16-2017, 04:46 AM
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Congrats, they are incredible boats. Loved mine!
Jeez wind, you're a love'em and leave'em kinda guy - so many sexy boats in your sig.....you remind me of Derek Jeter rolling thru a list of super models and hollywood starlets!!
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Sounds like a great build. Should be a rocketship and fuel efficient. Please post the numbers when you get the engines broken in.

I would want Norm to build the back corners and cap a little stronger with that power on it. They tend to create stress cracks at the back corners with power above twin 200HP on the bracket. Also, ask him to add another layer of glass around the bottom of the hull liner where your fuel lines run down. They always seem to crack there as well. If you are having the livewell in front of the console, have known of several where the bottoms break due to not enough glass. If using it for storage, no issue. Make sure that the "insulation" is sufficient for your fishbox as well. What are you doing for trim tabs? With that hardtop, at speed it may act like a wing and you will be constantly be adjusting them. Maybe consider a system like Zipwake. One other thing. With that much weight, i would not have side scuppers in the the back. They always tend to let more water in than out. Perhaps use a drain system like Contender and Sea vee out the back thru the transom with a 2.5 inch thru hull and tee it from there.
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Originally Posted by Hillsboro View Post
Sounds like a great build. Should be a rocketship and fuel efficient. Please post the numbers when you get the engines broken in.

I would want Norm to build the back corners and cap a little stronger with that power on it. They tend to create stress cracks at the back corners with power above twin 200HP on the bracket. Also, ask him to add another layer of glass around the bottom of the hull liner where your fuel lines run down. They always seem to crack there as well. If you are having the livewell in front of the console, have known of several where the bottoms break due to not enough glass. If using it for storage, no issue. Make sure that the "insulation" is sufficient for your fishbox as well. What are you doing for trim tabs? With that hardtop, at speed it may act like a wing and you will be constantly be adjusting them. Maybe consider a system like Zipwake. One other thing. With that much weight, i would not have side scuppers in the the back. They always tend to let more water in than out. Perhaps use a drain system like Contender and Sea vee out the back thru the transom with a 2.5 inch thru hull and tee it from there.
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All valid points. The WW's are notorious for stress cracks along those areas. But I feel if you beefed up those areas it would just transfer somewhere else. They are just cosmetic though, my last boat had them as well as every other ww I have fished. I am having the front 85 gal box insulated , use it as a bait boxes most of the time, holds ice like no other. But adding maybe another mat of glass around it wouldn’t be a bad idea , I have seen the cracks in there also never seen one break though. Planning on just using standard tabs. I did look up that zipwake stuff pretty neat concept. Moving the rear fuel tanks to one tank in the console should offset a lot of weight from the added weight of motors. The rear deck drains have crossed my mind many times. Something I am still thinking about.

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I just listed mine for sale. Save some money and avoid 20 month plus wait time

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sale-wanted/892974-2016-28-whitewater-sale.html
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Originally Posted by mbfd12202 View Post
I just listed mine for sale. Save some money and avoid 20 month plus wait time

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-s...ater-sale.html
What?!!!
Why?!!
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Unfortunately yes.

Life. It happens
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I didn't see a battery charger on your list. Did you plan on putting one in?
Old 11-28-2017, 11:55 AM
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Interesting fuel orientation, you'll still have the total of 250 but also gain the rear fish boxes. But you'll lose the deep storage inside the console, I've never see a WW quite like that.

I don't think I've seen a WW with the aft bait boxes and the stern livewell, I love having the stern livewell, the option of isolating bait by type or size is great.

Which bracket will be used for the Zuke 300s? I know when I'm full fuel (250), both livewells full I sit pretty heavy, and that's with the much lighter 200 HPDIs. When I repower I will almost certainly go with Zuke 200s just to keep the weight down.

300s are more than enough power, it's an effortless cruise of 40mph as evidenced by Coores Whitewater.

Great idea with the all port side fuel fills.

My fish box just forward of the console holds ice very very well, so however Norm insulated them in 2001 was the right way.
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My 97 had no stress cracks whatsoever in the areas you guys are talking about.... Original and untouched gelcoat too.... Twin 250's on the bracket
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Originally Posted by Windham14 View Post
My 97 had no stress cracks whatsoever in the areas you guys are talking about.... Original and untouched gelcoat too.... Twin 250's on the bracket
my 94 appears to be good, too.

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