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Old 11-10-2017, 02:48 PM
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After owning my last WW I was extremely pleased with the boat overall and went ahead and ordered a new one . I have always enjoyed watching build threads on here, so I figured I should make one for the new boat. Placed my order a while ago and should be going in the mold within the next 3 weeks. I am open to any suggestions or advice!

Specs are as follows

- 28 WW Center console open
- Ice Blue outside/ white bottom
- Ice blue on fish boxes and live wells
- White vs the standard grey on the storage compartments, console and bilge
- Twin White 300 Suzukis
- White Rub rail
- Hardtop with Ice blue underside
- Extra 100 gallon fuel tank in console flush with deck. All fuel fills on port side.
- Front anchor locker in top deck
- 25 gallon freshwater system. Fresh water and salt on opposite sides
- Toe relief in console
- 85 gallon insulated fish box in front of console
- Transom livewell
- Bigger trim tabs
- Line x bracket and fuel tanks
- Rear fish boxes
- Full bolsters
- All storage compartments and rear fish boxes with hinges
- Black silicone on deck and bracket
- Boca tech switch panel
- Twin Garmin 12” units
- B265lh-c transducer
- Garmin open array 12kw 4ft xhd2 radar
- Garmin autopilot with smart pump
- Remote spot light... haven't decided which (open for suggestions)
- Icom black box VHF
- Fusion black box with remote
- JL 800/8 amp
- JL 600/1 amp
- 4 JL 8.8's
- 2 JL 10 subwoofers
- 3rd battery 4D for house
- Electric reel outlets on both sides toward rear
- Lumitec spreaders, deck and underwater lights
- Lee sidewinder outriggers and carbon fiber outrigger poles
- Gemlux screw less rod holders throughout, all with backing plates
- Mate cup/rod holders 2 on each side and 2 on transom
- Custom leaning post with built in tackle center and slide in cooler

That should cover the majority of it all. As mentioned earlier if anyone has any suggestions of things to add or remove let me know.

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Sounds like a fully pimped out WW. Looking forward to build thread.
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Twin 350 Suzuki's. You only get one shot at this.
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What’s the total fuel capacity - in other words, do you have the cockpit saddle tanks, cockpit fishboxes, or empty/flat cockpit/lightweight aft? I figure either 350 gal or 250...

250 with the center tank may float the 350’s - they’re heavy.

Gorgeous, I will enjoy following this. Thank you for sharing!
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That's awesome...I put my deposit down last December so I better be ahead of you! I am also doing 300's but in black and black rub rail.

Question and comment to think about as far as the 4 JL 8.8's: where do you plan on putting them as I do not think they fit in the fuel bulkheads? And did you plan on running both pairs off one JL M600/6? If so then I would definitely run them at least off of a M800/8 and bridge them.

The wait sucks but should be worth it.
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Congratulations! I suppose I'm behind you. I was told that I would go in the mold at the end of December.
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Nice! Have you seen any photos of the WW with a hard top? I don't think I have...
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
After owning my last WW I was extremely pleased with the boat overall and went ahead and ordered a new one . I have always enjoyed watching build threads on here, so I figured I should make one for the new boat. Placed my order a while ago and should be going in the mold within the next 3 weeks. I am open to any suggestions or advice!

That should cover the majority of it all. As mentioned earlier if anyone has any suggestions of things to add or remove let me know.
if you are going with suzuki i would go with outboard specialties. by far and away the best guys to deal with.

congrats! the wait sucks but the boat is well worth it. fuel fills on the port side are a very good idea. thats how i have mine setup. makes fueling up a breeze at stations.

post lots of pics!
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Originally Posted by redseacraft View Post
Twin 350 Suzuki's. You only get one shot at this.
While I love extra power I don't think the 350s are necessary. The 300s will push the boat plenty fine fully loaded.

On a side note I think a 28ww with a single 350 Suzuki would be fantastic for a local fisherman and or commercial guy, especially a diver.
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Total capacity will be 250 . Standard 75 gallon saddle tanks and an additional 100 gallon in console tank . With the rear in deck fish boxes.

Originally Posted by griff12ga View Post
What’s the total fuel capacity - in other words, do you have the cockpit saddle tanks, cockpit fishboxes, or empty/flat cockpit/lightweight aft? I figure either 350 gal or 250...

250 with the center tank may float the 350’s - they’re heavy.

Gorgeous, I will enjoy following this. Thank you for sharing!
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Originally Posted by gdholbrook View Post
That's awesome...I put my deposit down last December so I better be ahead of you! I am also doing 300's but in black and black rub rail.

Question and comment to think about as far as the 4 JL 8.8's: where do you plan on putting them as I do not think they fit in the fuel bulkheads? And did you plan on running both pairs off one JL M600/6? If so then I would definitely run them at least off of a M800/8 and bridge them.

The wait sucks but should be worth it.
I believe your in the mold currently, correct? Going to be a sweet boat congrats!

The 4 8.8s fit, I had them on my last ww. They are perfectly flush side to side when installed. I meant to write 800/8.
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
Total capacity will be 250 . Standard 75 gallon saddle tanks and an additional 100 gallon in console tank . With the rear in deck fish boxes.
So what is the fill process? You have to fill 3 different tanks everytime you go for fuel?
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Here are some WW’s with hardtops...










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Originally Posted by toolate390 View Post
if you are going with suzuki i would go with outboard specialties. by far and away the best guys to deal with.

congrats! the wait sucks but the boat is well worth it. fuel fills on the port side are a very good idea. thats how i have mine setup. makes fueling up a breeze at stations.

post lots of pics!
Already got the motors, but I will keep them in mind for the next go around . Wait is what it is. But like you said well worth it. When I used to fill up my old one the hose wouldn’t reach most of the time to the other side even parking super close to the pump. Having to turn the boat around at the gas station was usually a mission . People have no patience nor courtesy . Plenty pics coming for sure !!
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Originally Posted by ReelGrimm View Post
So what is the fill process? You have to fill 3 different tanks everytime you go for fuel?
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 .
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Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
Total capacity will be 250 . Standard 75 gallon saddle tanks and an additional 100 gallon in console tank . With the rear in deck fish boxes.
Awesome - that’s basically what I’d do as well (not that it’s my boat). And totally agree on the 300’s being plenty, even possibly better than the 350’s due to weight.

Keeping that fuel weight of 250 gal / 1500lbs forward and keeping the cockpit fish boxes is interesting - did Norm have an opinion? I think he did one with the mains and 85 gallons in place of the forward livewell a year or three ago.
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You are going to have a sweet build and good to know about the 8.8's, thanks. I have one 10" in the console, 4 7.7's going in the bulkheads, and a pair of 8.8's in the liner towards the bow.

I am doing the rear fish boxes also, but putting the center tank in place of the 80 gal forward box. I didn't know he would put one in the console.

Originally Posted by Reel Therapy 34 View Post
I believe your in the mold currently, correct? Going to be a sweet boat congrats!

The 4 8.8s fit, I had them on my last ww. They are perfectly flush side to side when installed. I meant to write 800/8.
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Originally Posted by gdholbrook View Post
You are going to have a sweet build and good to know about the 8.8's, thanks. I have one 10" in the console, 4 7.7's going in the bulkheads, and a pair of 8.8's in the liner towards the bow.

I am doing the rear fish boxes also, but putting the center tank in place of the 80 gal forward box. I didn't know he would put one in the console.
That will sound great !

Norman has never done a in console tank. Only the 85 forward of the console . With the weight of the 300s and all the wells loaded , gear and guys the rear sits low. The forward Fuel should defiantly help out .Pros and cons to having it in the console as well as the fwd box.
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Those hard tops look awesome. Do you know how much they run?
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
Those hard tops look awesome. Do you know how much they run?
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.

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