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Old 02-22-2018, 06:13 AM
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Default 21 Paramount restoration/transformation (350 Verado Installed)

So I've been wanting a small for a while now but could never find what I was looking for. I love all the new high end bay boats but could not justify the $150,000+ price tags. I wanted a boat that I could take my wife and daughter to the sandbar in and not have to clean for an hour. I also wanted something I could go and catch live bait to pen up to fish with later. That means having the ability to go shallow on the flats but also some offshore ability to catch threads, sardines, runners and goggs.

Growing up in South Florida I've always liked the 21 paramount and noticed on here they had quite a good following.

I reached out to Brian at Marine Customs Unlimited here in Stuart who has been doing work on my big boats for years. He has done some incredible rebuilds so I knew he could get the job done. I told him what I was looking for in a boat and that the 21 paramount was the hull I was looking to work with.

He told me go buy a piece of crap and he would build it exactly the way I wanted it.
I found a hull on craigslist up in Ocala and I bought it sight unseen. I drove up a few weeks later to pick it up.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:18 AM
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I brought the boat back to my nursery and cleaned it up a bit before binging it over to Marine Customs Unlimited. There was a few yards of leaves in the hull but after a little scrubbing I could already see the potential.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:18 AM
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Nice, looking forward to watching the build. Great looking hull, I just can't wrap my head around the profile of the cap on these. It would look sharp with a new flatter profile cap I think. Good luck with the build!
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Nice, looking forward to watching the build. Great looking hull, I just can't wrap my head around the profile of the cap on these. It would look sharp with a new flatter profile cap I think. Good luck with the build!
This build is almost done. It's been an ongoing project since April 2016. I brought it to Brian and said work on it when you get time. This allowed me to pay for the project over time and kept his guys busy when they got slow.

I waited to do a build thread because I knew it was going to take a long time to complete and lots of times people lose interest after not seeing a lot of progress quickly.

And don't worry I addressed the cap issue.

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Slap a 250 SHO, then put a nizpro supercharger on her and let it eat. Guy down the street from me has a 250 Xs and claims it does 80’s
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First order of business was replace stringers and transom. Brian also had a mold for a console that would work well for the boat so he popped one of those out.
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So after seeing the progress we determined two things. First, the console was too wide so we narrowed it by 6 inches and flattened the dash. Second and most importantly the large cap was dated and really took away form the beautiful lines of the hull. So we taped off the new line and cut it down. This added a lot of time to the project but it was one of the best decisions we made.
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Like I said earlier this project has been going on for a long time and there are some parts I don't have pictures of. There was lots and lots of time glassing and fairing.

Knees were added to the transom and we came up with a new deck layout. There is a very well insulated box in the floor forward of the console. It's not large but will be nice for yellow tailing in the keys or putting drinks and food in for going to the sandbar. They built a casting deck up front with a large storage area that has a false floor that leads to 5 gallon bucket storage underneath. The transom was closed in and has a livewell in the center and storage on the port and starboard side. There is also two 40 gallon fresh water tanks forward of the console for wash down and ballast to accommodate the large 4 stroke outboard that will be powering her.
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this is awesome..
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After we got the layout figured out we decided it was time to do a float test. They installed the Atlas jackplate and I got my hands on a blown 275 Verado. I decided before the build even started I was going to hang a 350 Verado on the back.

We moved a lot of weight forward on this boat to accommodate the extra weight in the back. Most of the time guys looking for speed out of these hulls shift the consoles back and to get the boat to fly past the hook in the hull. Well this boat had the hook that was supposed to be there but also a very bad hook on the starboard side so the bottom had to be blueprinted.

The float test was successful so they continued on with final fairing.
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They entire hull was sprayed with Stone Gray Metallic Awlcraft. Unfortunately this color does not photograph well. It looks much darker in photos than it does in person but it is beautiful.
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More prep painting and fairing. The inside was sprayed in Matterhorn white.
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your the one huh... I've seen you say on here several times how much you liked them. Are they going to do the TV show again this year? I would have to imagine this one would make the cut.

badass regardless, curious on the numbers. I just repowered mine with a 2017 4.2 250. You are going to love the hell out of that rig.
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your the one huh... I've seen you say on here several times how much you liked them. Are they going to do the TV show again this year? I would have to imagine this one would make the cut.

badass regardless, curious on the numbers. I just repowered mine with a 2017 4.2 250. You are going to love the hell out of that rig.
Yeah it will be on the show but I'm not sure how much.

What numbers are you seeing with the 250?
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Yeah it will be on the show but I'm not sure how much.

What numbers are you seeing with the 250?
once the motor comes up and I get the tempest on there I just got back from Rich it will be mid 60's

First run was yesterday with the mirage I had two guys, 40gallons and some beers with the ttop was 5400rpm, 58mph with the cav plate buried.
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once the motor comes up and I get the tempest on there I just got back from Rich it will be mid 60's

First run was yesterday with the mirage I had two guys, 40gallons and some beers with the ttop was 5400rpm, 58mph with the cav plate buried.
Awesome man keep me posted. What pitch tempest?
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Got the call that they were done spraying the interior and that it was time to go over hardware placement. Brian wanted to do gloss rings around all the cleats, rod holders, fuel fills and leaning post legs before spraying the nonskid. I went over and saw the boat for the first time fully painted and was blown away. I made them pull the boat out so I could finally see the color in the sun. Of course the picture does it no justice.
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