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We've Seen The Onslow Bay Builds, How About Some "Refit" Fun? Project OB27TE

Old 12-25-2018, 06:53 AM
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Nice job! Where does one get those fancy trailer wheels from?
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:10 AM
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Nice job! Where does one get those fancy trailer wheels from?
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:19 PM
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Just a little update.... Had some issues with the poppet valve housing bolts while trying to do the final service items on the motors. Long story short, I had Noah at East Coast Outboards install new poppet valves and drop my lowers and reseal everything. We replaced the water pumps to include the housings and did the thermostats. Now she is 100% serviced from top to bottom and should be good to go for the next year or so. I'll get some running videos and pics up soon. Can't wait to get offshore and do some fishing asap!

Next up is new coaming pads and some cup holders. I'm still debating on the Marine Mat at this point
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:06 PM
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Here are a few pics after polishing on the trailer, replacing the bent fender, and adding the OB decals back to the boat. I wanted to do something a little different so I went with red and metallic silver on the decals to play off of the Verado's and bootstripe.

And as I post this I realize that one of the letters blew off on the way to storage today. One bad thing about Ceramic Coating is that it makes it tuff to get decals to stick.

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Old 01-10-2019, 01:48 PM
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Wow. Looks amazing. Red decal pops.
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Looks great! Do you have enclosed storage for it?
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:22 PM
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Looking good! Saw it on 17 the other morning!
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:27 PM
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Thanks for all the comments guys. We are in the process of selling and buying a house with a boat garage or we are going to build one. I'm not too worried about it though. The boat is Ceramic Coated and I detail my boats at least once a week. It will be nice to back it in and have a nice inside space to work on it though. Prior to me it was mostly warehouse kept as far as what I was told. It is in exceptional condition and I will make sure it gets better and better as I continue to put my touches on it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Windham14 View Post
Completely rebuilt the trailer. Sad that a custom Ameratrail had to be rebuilt after 2 years and they wouldn’t help with anything. Regardless we redid all the brakes and have started to polish out the frame a little bit. I still have to replace the fender this week. The complete package is starting to look great.
That's my experience with them as well. Did you remove the wood bunks and add a non conductive spacer to the welded bunk support? Both Ameratrail trailers (one was under an Onslow) I have worked on had badly corroded bunk supports after less than 2 years. Pressure treated wood and aluminum in saltwater are a bad combo.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:46 PM
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Is this boat for sale ....yet?��
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:13 PM
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That's my experience with them as well. Did you remove the wood bunks and add a non conductive spacer to the welded bunk support? Both Ameratrail trailers (one was under an Onslow) I have worked on had badly corroded bunk supports after less than 2 years. Pressure treated wood and aluminum in saltwater are a bad combo.
Sorry if you guys had bad experience with Ameratrail, but the one under my 23DV has been great and I think there is a good reason that a large number of the high-end boat builders put them under their hulls. They have been very responsive to me on every issue on my trailer, which was also 2nd-hand. I've dragged it 2 hours to the factory several times for upgrades and repairs, seldom disappointed with the results. I'm fortunate to live in what seems to be the hub of high-quality trailer builders and wouldn't hesitate to have them build one for me if needed.

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Is this boat for sale ....yet?��

Hey, The line forms to the rear!
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:33 PM
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2 questions for ya. 1. How/why would you detail your boat once a week 2. When ya selling it? Lol very nice boat. The 33 would be an absolute dream of mine. I like how you do everything right the first time. That's the motto I've taken on my Contender. If its broke I'm fixing it ASAP. I had at least 5 things broken on my last boat at ALL times whether it was trailer lights or a wash down pump and it drove me nuts. Not anymore
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:28 AM
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2 questions for ya. 1. How/why would you detail your boat once a week 2. When ya selling it? Lol very nice boat. The 33 would be an absolute dream of mine. I like how you do everything right the first time. That's the motto I've taken on my Contender. If its broke I'm fixing it ASAP. I had at least 5 things broken on my last boat at ALL times whether it was trailer lights or a wash down pump and it drove me nuts. Not anymore
When I say detail, I don't mean that I wax it and all that. I guess detail isn't the right word.... I go over the entire boat from top to bottom with a good wash, dry everything, clean out all compartments and bilge, throw some Woody Wax and Alumaguard on everything, etc. It sounds crazy but I do this every time before it goes in the water and every time that it's pulled out of the water. I'm probably the most OCD person anyone has ever met when it comes to my boats and cars. It's a great thing and a bad thing I guess lol. The Ceramic Coat keeps me from having to worry about the gelcoat as far as any waxing or polishing goes. Just wash it and dry it and it looks amazing all the time.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:37 AM
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At this time, I really can't imagine selling this boat until I can move into a 33. It would be next to impossible to replace it as they aren't the easiest models to find used. I almost have this one in near new condition. Just waiting on the coaming pads to be finished and that's really it. Going to add some cupholders and then decide on the Marine Mat. An autopilot will be the last big ticket item, hopefully! I have learned a lot about offshore boats, build quality, ride, etc. over the years and I believe Brad builds one of the best mono hulls in the business overall. It's really cool to look at his detailed build thread and see just how strong these boats are built. He doesn't cut corners anywhere. Everything is done the right way and with the right products. I know there are other guys out there who do it right too, I'm just really happy with my OB27.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:59 AM
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OMG, that boat is beautiful. I'm almost as OCD as you with my 2007 KW. I hate putting back in the water after it's clean. Could you send me a short list of what you use to polish, clean wax, ect.....?
Great work!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:06 AM
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Any idea what the boat weighs on trailer??
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:02 AM
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Any idea what the boat weighs on trailer??
About 10.5k full of fuel, ready to fish
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Originally Posted by Windham14 View Post
At this time, I really can't imagine selling this boat until I can move into a 33. It would be next to impossible to replace it as they aren't the easiest models to find used. I almost have this one in near new condition. Just waiting on the coaming pads to be finished and that's really it. Going to add some cupholders and then decide on the Marine Mat. An autopilot will be the last big ticket item, hopefully! I have learned a lot about offshore boats, build quality, ride, etc. over the years and I believe Brad builds one of the best mono hulls in the business overall. It's really cool to look at his detailed build thread and see just how strong these boats are built. He doesn't cut corners anywhere. Everything is done the right way and with the right products. I know there are other guys out there who do it right too, I'm just really happy with my OB27.
Glad to hear that you're happy with it and to confirm that I was not off-track figuring that it was my next logical step up.

Was curious about Brad's build thread. I found one from 2010, but when I look at it there are no pics, even though it says that there are attachments. Is this the same thread? https://www.thehulltruth.com/onslow-...dly.html?pp=40
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Originally Posted by mackerel View Post
Glad to hear that you're happy with it and to confirm that I was not off-track figuring that it was my next logical step up.

Was curious about Brad's build thread. I found one from 2010, but when I look at it there are no pics, even though it says that there are attachments. Is this the same thread? https://www.thehulltruth.com/onslow-...dly.html?pp=40
I clicked on the attachments and they opened.
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