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Old 01-27-2019, 10:06 AM
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Instead of annoying my friends and family with endless boat conversation I'm going to bother you people , so here goes . Albemarle is building me a 27 Dual Console which I will use primarily for walleye fishing on Lake Erie, and occasionally drag it around to the other Great Lakes, Finger Lakes and the East coast for a variety of other fishing.




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Here are the build specs, equipment, etc. I'm considering. Would love any feedback.

Twin Yamaha 250's
Optimus 360
Hardtop w/enclosure, 3 rod holders each side on hardtop legs
Rod/Cup holders: 1 each side of bow, 3 each gunnel
Windlass w/Rocna 10 anchor, 300-400' rode
Battery charger, 3 group 31 AGM batteries (one per motor, one house)
Seadek in bow
Rod holders in console for 12 rods
Rod holders under port side gunnel
Tank Monitoring for fresh and waste tanks
Underwater lights on transom (thinking 2 Lumitec SeablazeX2)
Tackle storage drawers deep enough to fit Plano boxes
Flip up boarding ladder on Armstrong bracket
2 Simrad NSS EVO3 12 inch MFDs
Simrad WR10 wireless autopilot control
Simrad SG05 Optimus 360 autopilot integration
Airmar high-wide chirp B175HW 20 degree tilt
Airmar medium chirp B175M 20 degree tilt
Simrad VHF RS40 with remote mounted mic
VHF antenna PHASE III 6396-AIS-R 4'
JL MM100s-BE head unit
JL MMR-10W Wireless Remote
JL M600/6 Amp
JL M770-CCX-CG-WH Speakers (1 pair helm, 1 pair cockpit)
DC Gold 5" Speaker (1 pair bow, needed to be smaller than 6.5" to fit)
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Congrats.

My pops has a 24 express we've fished for close to 20 years. Always been a great boat. He recently had a new transducer put in it. The plug they drilled out of the bottom of the hull was almost an inch thick.
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We are excited to see this come together. This boat will get a lot of attention in the crowded dual console market with several best in class features that we will highlight through the build process and once you are running the boat this season.
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Originally Posted by r707 View Post
Here are the build specs, equipment, etc. I'm considering. Would love any feedback.

Twin Yamaha 250's
It's going to be a stellar looking boat. What's max power this boat can be equipped with? If it's in the budget, I'd max the power out if it's not already.
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It's going to be a stellar looking boat. What's max power this boat can be equipped with? If it's in the budget, I'd max the power out if it's not already.
Max HP is twin 250s. We also have the first dealer stock boat with 250s and it ran 55+ MPH on initial demo runs. Boat runs 47-48 mph with twin 200s
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Congrats..My favorite DC in that segment. I have driven the 25, and 27 and not certain how this 27 with the smaller beam rides vs the Offshore 27 with 9.6 beam. I was thoroughly impressed with Albemarle and find my needs changing as I am getting older and taking the Grand kids out..vs a Center Console. I am looking forward to this build. Congrats.
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I am planning for this to be my next boat as well and can't wait to see more pics? as an aside, do you know if they will offer a windshield wiper? I need one sometimes where I boat.
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Originally Posted by veegodley@yahoo.com View Post
I am planning for this to be my next boat as well and can't wait to see more pics? as an aside, do you know if they will offer a windshield wiper? I need one sometimes where I boat.
Yes, I'm told my boat will have a wiper. I think they are working out the arm length and sweep. I'll continue to upload pics as I get them...
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are you having the Factory install the electronics or are you doing that aftermarket?
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Originally Posted by veegodley@yahoo.com View Post
are you having the Factory install the electronics or are you doing that aftermarket?
This is still under discussion but I think the factory will install the stereo, transducers and underwater lights and the dealer will install the rest. It can all be done by either, but I like the idea of a local dealer that has knowledge of the setup for when something fails or I want to upgrade.
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Thanks, those are along my thoughts as well. I am at at least 3 months out before I can make a move so still trying to decide on options and the like. I am leaning more towards Furuno at the moment, what pushed you to Simrad?
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Originally Posted by veegodley@yahoo.com View Post
Thanks, those are along my thoughts as well. I am at at least 3 months out before I can make a move so still trying to decide on options and the like. I am leaning more towards Furuno at the moment, what pushed you to Simrad?
Most of my fishing buddies use Lowrance and I had it on my last boat too, so it's easy for everyone to use the interface since it's basically the same software. And I chose Simrad over Lowrance this time for autopilot integration. I've had Furuno before and liked it, but that was a stand alone unit 15 years ago...
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That is awesome!!! whats the lead time on these running?
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Just so you know, I am living vicariously through you at the moment!
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Originally Posted by veegodley@yahoo.com View Post
That is awesome!!! whats the lead time on these running?
Not sure on lead time. I think they are building a few right now, some for owners and some for dealers. My marina doesn't open until mid May, so they know I'm not in a rush.

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Just so you know, I am living vicariously through you at the moment!
Happy to help, I've been in the same position more times than not...
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this will be a nice boat for application, did you ever consider a single 425 yammi?
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Originally Posted by swaddict View Post
this will be a nice boat for application, did you ever consider a single 425 yammi?
I didn't, having twins has saved me in the past. Initially I wanted to go with the new twin Merc V6 225's, but didn't want to wait.
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Originally Posted by r707 View Post
I didn't, having twins has saved me in the past. Initially I wanted to go with the new twin Merc V6 225's, but didn't want to wait.
I thought they only used Yamaha power..good to know, I prefer the Mercs..especially the new design and power......Keep the pics coming..

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