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Old 09-13-2018, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by redfishray View Post
Looking good! Can you glass the console to the deck if the customer wanted that?
The console overhangs the fuel tank hatches on both sides, so if you ever needed access to the tanks the console would need to be taken up, glassing it in permanently wouldn't be a good idea.
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Congrats on a beauty. These are quickly becoming my new favorite boats.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by BassnBays View Post
The console overhangs the fuel tank hatches on both sides, so if you ever needed access to the tanks the console would need to be taken up, glassing it in permanently wouldn't be a good idea.
I understand, I have seen it done both ways, it just seems like not worrying about screws backing out (unless it is through bolted) or rusting would be a plus.

Either way, I love what yall are doing with this boat and if I was getting rid of my boat, this one would be on the very short list. Do yall have plans to bring the boat to Louisiana for test rides anytime in the near future?
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Did not anticipate this front storage area. Would a 5 gallon bucket fit thru those hatches standing up?
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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
That must have been someone on their first go at loading the boat or the trailer wasn’t set up correctly. There are many kevlacats in Australia in different sizes and I’ve never seen someone not just drive the boat straight on. Get the tunnel guide right and it’s almost impossible to screw up. Here is my little 5.2m trailer that I refit last year. Poly skids are all that’s required.



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Early on you mentioned trolling motors. As a smaller cat owner, I love them and could not imagine fishing without my I-Pilot. But what is out there that could handle your beast? Was wondering if anyone has ever seen dual trolling motors that are linked to maintain position? I am sure with more larger boats wanting this option it has to be in development. I remember getting grief for asking about trolling motor options for offshore, who's laughing now?

Love the build. Once I retire I am going salty full time and will probably go for a bigger cat, I appreciate you guys giving me ideas.

Your Knights were supposed to play my Tar Heels this weekend, too bad it got canceled. I dated a girl who went to UCF, she actually played Snow White at Disney, she used to send me backstage photos. Crazy seeing the costumed folks out of character.
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I Am wondering if anyone has ever done integral gas tanks in a boat like this? I mean using a composite material with fuel resistant resins to make the fuel tank from the bottom of the boat?
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Looking like you are going to have one nice rig, congrats. Maybe I missed it but is there a ballpark base hull price? I like all the cabin options on their website as well.
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Originally Posted by lovey80 View Post
I Am wondering if anyone has ever done integral gas tanks in a boat like this? I mean using a composite material with fuel resistant resins to make the fuel tank from the bottom of the boat?
I know the old Yellowfins did this, but they had issues with the tanks after ethanol was introduced. I have no idea if they have a resin that is safe to use for this application. If our govt’t would just get rid of ethanol problem would be solved.

It it cracks me up you see all these politicians and celebrities talking about ending hunger, but then pay a premium to grow food so that we can burn it, complete idiocy.

UFC you need to get a sport trail trailer for that beast, from what I hear they are pretty reasonably priced and their construction is top notch. I guess if you don’t plan on trailering that much then it may not be worth it, but at least be worth getting a quote.
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Have you come up with a transom livewell setup that will allow for a tackle station on the leaning post. I plan to fly down in the next 2 weeks for a ride and a potential build slot. Will be looking for those 2 things.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dekarate View Post
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...281e406211.jpg

Did not anticipate this front storage area. Would a 5 gallon bucket fit thru those hatches standing up?
There is definitely enough space. They could cut in a larger hatch if you asked.. I may do that on mine.
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Originally Posted by Striperk9 View Post
Early on you mentioned trolling motors. As a smaller cat owner, I love them and could not imagine fishing without my I-Pilot. But what is out there that could handle your beast? Was wondering if anyone has ever seen dual trolling motors that are linked to maintain position? I am sure with more larger boats wanting this option it has to be in development. I remember getting grief for asking about trolling motor options for offshore, who's laughing now?

Love the build. Once I retire I am going salty full time and will probably go for a bigger cat, I appreciate you guys giving me ideas.

Your Knights were supposed to play my Tar Heels this weekend, too bad it got canceled. I dated a girl who went to UCF, she actually played Snow White at Disney, she used to send me backstage photos. Crazy seeing the costumed folks out of character.

Im looking at the Rhodan. I think right now that is the only one that could a) have a long enough rod to reach the water b) its 120lbs of thrust

I am bummed about the game also. If I'm honest, I don't think it would have ended up looking to good for the tar heels

Since this is THT, I think I'm supposed to ask for those pictures of that princess.
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Im looking at the Rhodan. I think right now that is the only one that could a) have a long enough rod to reach the water b) its 120lbs of thrust

I am bummed about the game also. If I'm honest, I don't think it would have ended up looking to good for the tar heels

Since this is THT, I think I'm supposed to ask for those pictures of that princess.
Yep, I am actually quite relieved that the game was cancelled. After about 20 of our players decided to become shoe salesmen, I don't think the Tar Heels would have been much of a test to the reigning National Champions

Princess was GF 30+ years ago, I don't think any photos survived the subsequent princesses in my life.

I have heard good things about the Rhodan. Did not know they had a 120 pound thrust model. Good to hear.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by lovey80 View Post
I Am wondering if anyone has ever done integral gas tanks in a boat like this? I mean using a composite material with fuel resistant resins to make the fuel tank from the bottom of the boat?
Not sure. But this boat as gas tanks
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Originally Posted by RumRunnerXT View Post
Looking like you are going to have one nice rig, congrats. Maybe I missed it but is there a ballpark base hull price? I like all the cabin options on their website as well.
I think the base price is around 100k with 250s.
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Originally Posted by Treble Maker View Post


I know the old Yellowfins did this, but they had issues with the tanks after ethanol was introduced. I have no idea if they have a resin that is safe to use for this application. If our govt’t would just get rid of ethanol problem would be solved.

It it cracks me up you see all these politicians and celebrities talking about ending hunger, but then pay a premium to grow food so that we can burn it, complete idiocy.

UFC you need to get a sport trail trailer for that beast, from what I hear they are pretty reasonably priced and their construction is top notch. I guess if you don’t plan on trailering that much then it may not be worth it, but at least be worth getting a quote.
I'm not going to have a trailer. Boat is going to live in the keys. When I repower, I'm sure Dave would let me use his trailer. Oh, and its UCF, lol.
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Originally Posted by pooldoo73 View Post
Have you come up with a transom livewell setup that will allow for a tackle station on the leaning post. I plan to fly down in the next 2 weeks for a ride and a potential build slot. Will be looking for those 2 things.
No finalized plans yet. Still bouncing ideas off each other.
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Originally Posted by Striperk9 View Post
Yep, I am actually quite relieved that the game was cancelled. After about 20 of our players decided to become shoe salesmen, I don't think the Tar Heels would have been much of a test to the reigning National Champions

Princess was GF 30+ years ago, I don't think any photos survived the subsequent princesses in my life.

I have heard good things about the Rhodan. Did not know they had a 120 pound thrust model. Good to hear.

I looked at the trolling motor at iCast. It is Huge.

Reigning co-national champs. Lol

We are scheduled to play UNC a few times over the next few years. Hopefully both teams are playing at a high level. By then you will have a few years under your new coach.
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Originally Posted by UCF View Post
There is definitely enough space. They could cut in a larger hatch if you asked.. I may do that on mine.
I'm not one who likes crawling around on my knees. How about a couple sealed hatches on top for access to those holds. You could still have the side hatches but having a few square 5 gallon buckets in there you could remove things out from the top. Cast nets, extra lines etc. The side access means if it's not right by the access you have to unload to get the back gear. Difficult access usually means it's a graveyard or not used.
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Originally Posted by UCF View Post
Im looking at the Rhodan. I think right now that is the only one that could a) have a long enough rod to reach the water b) its 120lbs of thrust

I am bummed about the game also. If I'm honest, I don't think it would have ended up looking to good for the tar heels

Since this is THT, I think I'm supposed to ask for those pictures of that princess.
I'm also looking at Rhodan. They say right on the site if you have a stiff wind or current idle an engine to provide some of the kick and let the electric do the rest.
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