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Old 07-30-2018, 04:20 PM
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Old 07-30-2018, 04:22 PM
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Old 07-30-2018, 04:28 PM
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Awesome to see it quickly come together and at that price it should be a game changer, one that even the class warfare/wealth envy crowd can cheer for "The Uncommon Boat for the Common Man!"
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Originally Posted by MarSci View Post
Awesome to see it quickly come together and at that price it should be a game changer, one that even the class warfare/wealth envy crowd can cheer for "The Uncommon Boat for the Common Man!"

You were too fast. I didn't finish all my posting. Lol

Those pics are from hull #1
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I'm thinking seriously about ordering hull #3.
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Ripping along! Excited to see finished product.
Old 07-30-2018, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BoatPoor2 View Post
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I'm thinking seriously about ordering hull #3.
Im pretty sure hull #3 has a deposit down. You would be #4
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Eric - thanks for the additional photos. Your wife in the photo helps with the size perspective.
Core thickness is unbelievable.
Have you given any thought as to where you are mounting a transducer. With the large bracket, and you are getting an extension as well,
not sure what you are considering.
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Wife?!
I thought that was an employee who just stands around a lot taking pics!
Old 07-31-2018, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by dekarate View Post
Eric - thanks for the additional photos. Your wife in the photo helps with the size perspective.
Core thickness is unbelievable.
Have you given any thought as to where you are mounting a transducer. With the large bracket, and you are getting an extension as well,
not sure what you are considering.
We haven't spoken about transducer placement yet. But I think I'm going with an airmar ss 175 high wide and an airmar ss175 low. And then an LDS for side scan.

I am also doing the extension so everyone can see what that looks like. I think the extension is perfect for diving, and feel it would have a benefit even if you didn't dive...checking props, unwrapping line from props, etc.
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
Wife?!
I thought that was an employee who just stands around a lot taking pics!
Lol. So far she wasn't super happy to be in the pictures. The first time we were coming back from the keys and her hair wasn't "done". I bet now when we drive down she'll doll up more knowing I'll make her be in some pictures.

All in all she is super excited for the boat. Especially the seats and lounger seat on the coffin box. It's going to be the bees knees.
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Is that a 2x8" bunk board? Personally I'd want wider bunks. Even with adding the center guide and rear guide poles to the trailer, you will need to be almost perfect pulling it back up on the trailer. Not enough wiggle room in my opinion. Probably not that hard to replace the bunks with 2x12's. There is a little learning curve putting cats back on the trailer. You don't want to chip off gelcoat like I did to mine the first try.
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Originally Posted by Dufrsp31 View Post
Is that a 2x8" bunk board? Personally I'd want wider bunks. Even with adding the center guide and rear guide poles to the trailer, you will need to be almost perfect pulling it back up on the trailer. Not enough wiggle room in my opinion. Probably not that hard to replace the bunks with 2x12's. There is a little learning curve putting cats back on the trailer. You don't want to chip off gelcoat like I did to mine the first try.

All good points. Yesterday Dave told me the trailer is going back to the manufacturer. They are going to completely rework the trailer now they have a boat to work from. Different bunks, different axel positioning, new interior guides and bunks, etc etc.
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Originally Posted by Dufrsp31 View Post
Is that a 2x8" bunk board? Personally I'd want wider bunks. Even with adding the center guide and rear guide poles to the trailer, you will need to be almost perfect pulling it back up on the trailer. Not enough wiggle room in my opinion. Probably not that hard to replace the bunks with 2x12's. There is a little learning curve putting cats back on the trailer. You don't want to chip off gelcoat like I did to mine the first try.
That Sucks ! We all know that feeling of scratching something new out of the box .
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Originally Posted by Dufrsp31 View Post
Is that a 2x8" bunk board? Personally I'd want wider bunks. Even with adding the center guide and rear guide poles to the trailer, you will need to be almost perfect pulling it back up on the trailer. Not enough wiggle room in my opinion. Probably not that hard to replace the bunks with 2x12's. There is a little learning curve putting cats back on the trailer. You don't want to chip off gelcoat like I did to mine the first try.
Check out the Aussie no bunk trailers
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That's crazy. Why not add wider bunks? Bet he couldn't do it every time without those two guys centering it up for him. I need one guy to spot me from the back bumper with hand signals, but I would never expect someone to get on the trailer like in that video.
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
Check out the Aussie no bunk trailers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ-xJd0rsNU

I think when they refit the trailer they are going to do some type of interior guides like those.

I wonder what the hull sits on? Cant be bare aluminum, would scratch it to hell. I cant really tell what it is on my phone.
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Look forward to seeing the finished product. Also a UCF grad in the Orlando area.
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