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Old 05-24-2019, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by acteg View Post
The blue looks really sharp. I think the grey would look better if the tunnel was painted as well.
Next one I guess. Lol
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:54 PM
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Next one I guess. Lol
is the keel gonna get black bottom paint? In any case its gonna look great in the water
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post

is the keel gonna get black bottom paint? In any case its gonna look great in the water
No bottom paint
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:28 AM
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I actually like the white tunnel - it draws you in, much like a V-neck - accentuating the size
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:11 AM
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I think both look really good
although I like the grey one a bit more
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:24 AM
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Huge fan of the white tunnel. Classy!!! Both look great and I think the blue boat would really pop with the white tunnel. Can wait to see Dave in a couple of weeks!!!
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:25 AM
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Cant wait to see Dave in a couple weeks
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:14 AM
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I like them both. Its like... Blonde or Brunette? Both look good
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I really like that walk-through transom to the bracket.

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Old 05-26-2019, 02:26 PM
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I like them both. Its like... Blonde or Brunette? Both look good. However, for me it is blonde is best. 100%! No question at all. I never even notice brunettes any more and really just one blonde.
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This build thread has taken some time to read but what great reading! Congrats UCF and thanks for the updates. Question, I have seen the Horizon 30000 / Eastward website video with the 250 Etecs and it seems that these engines run very low while underway. You can really see it when they trim up the starboard engine (which is dragging quite a bit) and run the port single only. I'm curious to know whether anyone has ever put the engines on a 4" or 6" jackplate for the heck of it? Thanks again.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jtquinta View Post
This build thread has taken some time to read but what great reading! Congrats UCF and thanks for the updates. Question, I have seen the Horizon 30000 / Eastward website video with the 250 Etecs and it seems that these engines run very low while underway. You can really see it when they trim up the starboard engine (which is dragging quite a bit) and run the port single only. I'm curious to know whether anyone has ever put the engines on a 4" or 6" jackplate for the heck of it? Thanks again.
Thank you.

Full disclosure. I havent been on the boat running with just 1 engine trimmed up.

But I think Dave was hesitant in the beginning to run with 1 engine completely trimmed out of the water. Since then he spoke with evinrude and they said it was fine.

Maybe when we are dialing mine in, I'll do a new video with 1 engine trimmed fully out of the water.

No jackplates on any of the builds that I know of.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jtquinta View Post
This build thread has taken some time to read but what great reading! Congrats UCF and thanks for the updates. Question, I have seen the Horizon 30000 / Eastward website video with the 250 Etecs and it seems that these engines run very low while underway. You can really see it when they trim up the starboard engine (which is dragging quite a bit) and run the port single only. I'm curious to know whether anyone has ever put the engines on a 4" or 6" jackplate for the heck of it? Thanks again.
Also we are going to play around with the motors alittle more with mine. Might test it a hole higher just to see how it runs.
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Good idea on the trying the higher engine setting. I think the spec sheet shows install on hole #2. It just seems that you can bring these engines up quite a bit and still get clean water for a 4 blade prop while maybe at the same time getting a sizable increase in cruising speed and fuel economy.
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jtquinta View Post
Good idea on the trying the higher engine setting. I think the spec sheet shows install on hole #2. It just seems that you can bring these engines up quite a bit and still get clean water for a 4 blade prop while maybe at the same time getting a sizable increase in cruising speed and fuel economy.
I agree. We will try it out and see how she runs. Doesn't hurt to try.

And I know there are alot of people waiting on that data!
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If the hull is faster with more power it will rise more. Might even have to lower them, depending on load
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Originally Posted by UCF View Post
I agree. We will try it out and see how she runs. Doesn't hurt to try.

And I know there are alot of people waiting on that data!
Need to do that test before it's on the lift.
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Originally Posted by jtquinta View Post
Good idea on the trying the higher engine setting. I think the spec sheet shows install on hole #2. It just seems that you can bring these engines up quite a bit and still get clean water for a 4 blade prop while maybe at the same time getting a sizable increase in cruising speed and fuel economy.
I don't know the Etecs but my F225's swing a 15.5 x 19 or 16x19 prop and still get 6000 rpm. Would like see what a larger diameter prop does on the G2's just to know. I can't make my 3 blades break out until I hit.the lift cylinder. Dave obviously knows more than me but eventually we should do some testing. Factory guys tend to underprop to be safe. I don't know if all 4 blades run smaller for a reason.

I can't tomorrow but I can bring my props down for testing some time soon. Just need the inserts for the G2 lower if they are different. I know the Merc Eco Enertia can be used on G2's. Need to research that.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:12 PM
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The metal work went off to Line X of Sarasota today.

When he sends me pictures I will post them.

I figured I didnt cut corners anywhere else, so sent it off to the best.

Black Ultra here we come
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Looking forward to the results. Planning on black ultra for my metal work too.
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