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Old 11-28-2017, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
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.
Yes it will be the first WW done at the factory with a center console tank. It should help with the weight no doubt of the motors. The rear fishboxes and transom livewell combo should be great. The transom livewell is great for a well, trash bin and storage for non fishing days. Im excited about the 300s like you said should be effortless. Norman changed the bracket in the early 2000s for the added weight of the new motors. It will be the same bracket which he hasn't changed since he switched to stainless marine from b bracket.. The front fishbox is the best out of all of them.

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Old 11-28-2017, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
I didn't see a battery charger on your list. Did you plan on putting one in?
Yes battery charger is on the list forgot to put it in the original post. Thanks !
Old 12-04-2017, 06:13 AM
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Have you made it into the mold, yet?
Old 12-04-2017, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rcoshane View Post
Have you made it into the mold, yet?
Not that I am aware of, but it should be any day at this point . They are pretty backed up.
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
Not that I am aware of, but it should be any day at this point . They are pretty backed up.
Someone needs to take Norm a case of Redbull!

I've been patient for 10 months, but I'm starting to get antsy.
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Originally Posted by rcoshane View Post
Someone needs to take Norm a case of Redbull!

I've been patient for 10 months, but I'm starting to get antsy.
Hahah. Patience my friend! If it makes you feel better I'm at 12 months here very shortly, I fell your pain. Ive been boatless & bumming rides since april.. But I can assure you the wait will be worth it
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Congrats on the build. I currently own a 1999 28' Inboard, and I am loving it. Grew up fishing on a 93' 28 outboard.

When I last spoke to Cindy, she said 20 month wait list is where they were at. Good for them, I plan on keeping mine forever!
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Reel,
Any news on the build?
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Originally Posted by Captllama View Post
Congrats on the build. I currently own a 1999 28' Inboard, and I am loving it. Grew up fishing on a 93' 28 outboard.

When I last spoke to Cindy, she said 20 month wait list is where they were at. Good for them, I plan on keeping mine forever!
Thanks! Can't beat the ride or efficiency of the inboards!

I believe it . The wait times are only getting longer, couldn't agree more they are great people and build a reliable solid boat.
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Originally Posted by Yaset1976 View Post
Reel,
Any news on the build?
Behind schedule. But should be going in soon. I will get some pics up when she starts taking shape.
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
Behind schedule. But should be going in soon. I will get some pics up when she starts taking shape.
Seems the schedule continues to slide, but that seems to be the norm for most builders. As of this summer, I was scheduled for the mold Nov/Dec. I'm behind Reel, so now it's looking like mid January, I guess. I'll call for a schedule update, when I see Reel is in the mold.
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Im sixth in line so Im glad you guys in front of me know what you want... helps speed along the builds... I had a couple of questions for WW28 owners, how tall are the engines from the ground to the top of the cowling? I may have a space issue where Im planning on storing the boat.
Are the Zukes 300s the same size as the Yamaha 300s in terms of height? Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by Yaset1976 View Post
Im sixth in line so Im glad you guys in front of me know what you want... helps speed along the builds... I had a couple of questions for WW28 owners, how tall are the engines from the ground to the top of the cowling? I may have a space issue where Im planning on storing the boat.
Are the Zukes 300s the same size as the Yamaha 300s in terms of height? Thanks in advance!
If you don't get an answer here, try asking on this thread.
Post some pic of your " Whitewater "

I would love to help you out, but I'm waiting.
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Originally Posted by rcoshane View Post
Seems the schedule continues to slide, but that seems to be the norm for most builders. As of this summer, I was scheduled for the mold Nov/Dec. I'm behind Reel, so now it's looking like mid January, I guess. I'll call for a schedule update, when I see Reel is in the mold.
Went by the factory today. SHOULD be going in the mold beginning of the year.
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
Went by the factory today. SHOULD be going in the mold beginning of the year.
Thanks for the update. I broke down and called Norm today. I'm pushed back to Jan/Feb, just as I expected. Oh well.
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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.
I not sure if your speaking about the 32 or the 28. But if you have images of these stress cracks you mention, that would be great to see. And where the bottoms breaks near the console?? Not sure if you taking about the Fuel deck where the console is glassed into?? Also Contender and SeaVee have euro transoms as you know, that's how they can use the drain pipes your talking about. With the bracket that may not work. The scupper on the side wall has no piping, its pretty much a true self bailing way of doing thing. But other than that can't say I see much water. Personally I would like to see two 4 inch pipes straight out the transom or 4 inch rectangles. Like on the Conch 27 so I can get as much water in and out when I need.
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I have a 2016 with F300s on a bracket, but just 150g of fuel. The only water I get on the deck is overflow when I pressurize the live well. I was worried about this because the scuppers don't look like much, but this has been a non-issue.

No stress cracks to report, either.
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Originally Posted by ryancanon View Post
I have a 2016 with F300s on a bracket, but just 150g of fuel. The only water I get on the deck is overflow when I pressurize the live well. I was worried about this because the scuppers don't look like much, but this has been a non-issue.

No stress cracks to report, either.
I've been on these boats for a long time. I'm the second person to have had 300 on a WW 28, The 1st was an individual who had one, the boat was from the 90's and later re powered when the 300 first came out. Stress cracks do happen to the best boats ever. I have yet to see any on my boat either, and going on 5 years of this........
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I have almost 2k HARD hours on mine now and zero stress cracks. The live well in front of the console is probably one of the best insulated boxes I've ever seen. I have a hard time believing anything broke due to not having enough glass on something that Norman built. The only thing I've seen on the boat that is a joke are the scuppers. They need to be much larger. Aside from that it's been the best boat I've run by far.
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I also would like to have a larger outlet

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