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Old 05-13-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
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Where the "ladder" part of the tower turns inward and mounts on the side of the house... can you explain specifically how it was affixed to prevent it from sliding down?

I'm certain it was through-bolted, and I'm certain there's a monster sized backer-plate.

From there did you set the backer plate on top of a "ledger" that was glassed into the house to prevent sliding? Something else?

Amazing build!
If you look in the photo below, when we were laying up the house we glassed pads in for the tower legs to be bolted through. Then on the inside the pads are where the the "couches" will be mounted on the interior and from the inside of the pad there will be a brace almost as if a continuation of the tower leg that will be secured into the deck and reinforced underneath.



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Old 05-13-2019, 12:09 PM
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Oh so sweet! Do the forward floor hatches still open?
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Sarasota Line X View Post
Oh so sweet! Do the forward floor hatches still open?
Yes they were modified at Coast II Coast Marine to account for the house on the deck, every hatch is still accessible.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:28 PM
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In between the two storage seats/coolers what is the width of the walk way (Post 379 pic #1 & 3)? Looks narrow but may just be the scale of everything else making it look this way.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by MerrittBoatworks View Post
If you look in the photo below, when we were laying up the house we glassed pads in for the tower legs to be bolted through. Then on the inside the pads are where the the "couches" will be mounted on the interior and from the inside of the pad there will be a brace almost as if a continuation of the tower leg that will be secured into the deck and reinforced underneath.



This is extremely smart engineering on the part of Merritt... The force on those two rear legs is tremendous.

Kudos to Merritt. They're doing it right!
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:07 PM
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A side door for the Capt and for someone to slide into so people can pass each other along the starboard side might have been nice. But, I suspect that their style of fishing doesn’t have multiple folks following fish around the boat. Plus, there will probably always be someone else aboard to help at the dock.

It’s looking very nice.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:31 AM
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Could this be the birth of Merritt cat.? Maybe to bring back the 37. Just a wish with out any finantial basis.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:05 AM
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Coast II Coast Marine seem to be the Hot shop , I have seen them pop up with other quality stuff . Awesome on the tower support Merritt .
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:44 AM
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I'm liking the assembled product a lot. Now talk about dwarfing a 42 Freeman! Boat on the right looks like it could carry it on the deck.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:49 AM
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If this beauty was mine, I would ask Merritt to finish the inside in high gloss wood paint, just like the big Merritt sportys...
I think it will look even better..

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Old 05-15-2019, 11:12 AM
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Will this boat have a 2nd station in the cockpit?
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:34 AM
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Below are a couple sneak peeks into the build process. Phil Hughs and his team at 7 Seas Media Group have done a great job documenting the build and feeding us some little edits here and there to share with everyone. The first one is a pretty cool video of Roy Merritt himself doing some design work with the Captains, its always cool to catch a glimpse of Roy in the zone with the pencil and pad out. Hope you all enjoy.



Here's a little video of the Freeman showing up at the yard.

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by somethingfishy View Post
Will this boat have a 2nd station in the cockpit?
The main station will be inside the pilot house, and the second station will be in the tower.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:06 PM
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I wonder if he's going to use this at his home in Sag Harbor or Florida? The cabin would work nice up there.
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I have not seen any details of the interior. Is it mainly like a pilot house or is it going to include overnight accomodations
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:03 PM
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Thanks Merrtt - second vid I consider boat porn
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:25 AM
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Awesome boat! Good for Jimmy, I’m happy for him!
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:16 AM
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not sure if i missed it, but is that an anchor holder at the nose?
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
not sure if i missed it, but is that an anchor holder at the nose?
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:46 AM
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Saw what I believe is his old boat at the Hillsboro inlet Monday evening.
Noticing more and more Freemans in South Florida.
Sweet rigs for sure.
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