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Old 06-20-2019, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
This is the same switches. Maybe Dave found another supplier. I suppose you could get the cover decals from anywhere and just trim to size. 4 bucks per decal is a bit usury when you can get a whole sheet for that price. Haven't found the suitable set of decals yet.
https://www.hardin-marine.com/p-9062...le-labels.aspx
Dave is working directly with the manufacturer of the switches. I think they have like 70 choices or something and counting. When it's time I'm sure you'll find what you want
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
This is the same switches. Maybe Dave found another supplier. I suppose you could get the cover decals from anywhere and just trim to size. 4 bucks per decal is a bit usury when you can get a whole sheet for that price. Haven't found the suitable set of decals yet.
https://www.hardin-marine.com/p-9062...le-labels.aspx
$45 per swich + breakers + install.....
Old 06-21-2019, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by UCF View Post
Dave is working directly with the manufacturer of the switches. I think they have like 70 choices or something and counting. When it's time I'm sure you'll find what you want
How's the illumination in bright light? Is it easy to tell if they are on or off?

Not knocking the switches... they look awesome! Just wondering if form is equal to function.
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I know I'm putting a dimmer on mine. We leave early a lot and I can't see if there's too much light. Even had to be subdued.

These being LEDs will need to have a single source for LED power in order to dim them. Or perhaps order the 24 volt version and power with 12.
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Do these have breakers in them, or are they just switches. I am by no means an electrician, but why a breaker needed if they have a breaker built in?
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No built in breakers.
Old 06-25-2019, 02:37 PM
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Hard top was painted today
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:26 AM
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Need that rolly stool in the picture for scale. Damn that thing is massive! Looks awesome!
Old 06-28-2019, 03:30 PM
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No longer Topless. I never thought I would be happy saying those words!

The vision is starting to come together. I must have been smiling ear to ear when I walked in the shop and saw the "Wild Knights"







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Dave dubbed this the world's largest bass boat

One BIG trolling motor. Still can be lowered at least 12" I think. Once we use it some we will figure that out.





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I think Dave did a great job on the trolling motor bracket. I was worried about it being overbearing, but I think it's just large enough to do its job.
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I'll have what he's having....

That is one good looking boat, congrats Eric and great job Dave and team. Now, pretty please, with cherries on top, get her wet and get some numbers for us!
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Originally Posted by jwlsh View Post
I'll have what he's having....

That is one good looking boat, congrats Eric and great job Dave and team. Now, pretty please, with cherries on top, get her wet and get some numbers for us!

Evinrude tech wanted the top on inorder to program the idock. Since the code will be flashed into all the upcoming idock equipped Horizon 3000 boats.


Top is on. Any day.
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Love that grey colour. What are people’s thoughts on a boat in the same coloured gelcoat?
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Originally Posted by UCF View Post
Dave is working directly with the manufacturer of the switches. I think they have like 70 choices or something and counting. When it's time I'm sure you'll find what you want
Originally Posted by lovey80 View Post
Love that grey colour. What are people’s thoughts on a boat in the same coloured gelcoat?
My boat’s are grey. It is my thing. I love the color and it goes with black or grey motors. Even my bouys are custom grey/black.
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Well done to all involved, I tip my hat to you for executing the vision. The additional times spent on all of the details is evident and paying off. - Cheers
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Originally Posted by UCF View Post
One BIG trolling motor. Still can be lowered at least 12" I think. Once we use it some we will figure that out.
Can the trolling mount be added after the boat is complete? I would really like the spot lock feature, but I just can't justify 18k for the Optimus 360.
It's kind of like having a "Fitness super model wife", be nice to have, but I just can't afford it. I'm not that lucky.
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My boat’s are grey. It is my thing. I love the color and it goes with black or grey motors. Even my bouys are custom grey/black.
Grey/black"bouys"? Wow.
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Originally Posted by MarkDiaz View Post
Can the trolling mount be added after the boat is complete? I would really like the spot lock feature, but I just can't justify 18k for the Optimus 360.
It's kind of like having a "Fitness super model wife", be nice to have, but I just can't afford it. I'm not that lucky.
I wouldnt see why not. Just have Dave reinforce the cap when he is building it. Rigging is done after all the construction so that wont change.

What motors are you going with? There is a rumor that evinrude is coming out with a spot lock feature and it will be an "update". But who knows.
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Originally Posted by NYC2MTK View Post
Well done to all involved, I tip my hat to you for executing the vision. The additional times spent on all of the details is evident and paying off. - Cheers
Thank you. It is soo close now

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