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Jumpsummo 04-19-2019 04:57 PM

The puck is for the auto pilot? Right? Wish I knew what I know now. I'd have hidden mine much better from the elements.

Simrad told me to mount it as low and centered in the hull as possible for best results.


UCF 04-19-2019 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by Jumpsummo (Post 12450512)
The puck is for the auto pilot? Right? Wish I knew what I know now. I'd have hidden mine much better from the elements.

Simrad told me to mount it as low and centered in the hull as possible for best results.

I think the autopilot puck is a different one. Your right, the autopilot puck needs to be low

Jumpsummo 04-19-2019 05:25 PM

Is that puck for Satalite radio?

Diverboy264 04-23-2019 07:39 AM

Tackle center is completed and will be glassed in this week.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...e14082cd17.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...7fdd5cbc72.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...2f4f7445c2.jpg

UCF 04-23-2019 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Diverboy264 (Post 12459743)


Looking good!

rifisher88 04-23-2019 08:07 AM

man i love following these builds, its impressive all the ideas people are bringing to it

Freshpow 04-23-2019 08:14 AM

Your build is moving right along and looking good.

frankpunt 04-26-2019 03:37 AM


Originally Posted by Diverboy264 (Post 12449493)

Did you consider doing the suzukiís precision maneuvering system ?

Diverboy264 04-26-2019 04:16 AM


Originally Posted by frankpunt (Post 12469280)
Did you consider doing the suzukiís precision maneuvering system ?

I did consider it, but Suzuki doesn't have an independent Joystick system. They use the Optimus 360 made by Sea Star at a cost of 18k more.

Jumpsummo 04-26-2019 09:18 AM

Member in St. Aug. Got a pair of 300's with Opt for $55k. I agree that aren't worth 18k.

time_to_relax 04-26-2019 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by Jumpsummo (Post 12470493)
Member in St. Aug. Got a pair of 300's with Opt for $55k. I agree that aren't worth 18k.


Originally Posted by Diverboy264 (Post 12469352)
I did consider it, but Suzuki doesn't have an independent Joystick system. They use the Optimus 360 made by Sea Star at a cost of 18k more.

I've got the Optimus 360 on order for a retrofit and my cost is a little less than $18K for parts. But that includes the mechanical to digital controls conversion for my DF250's... if you are already getting digital controls on your build, the cost for the Optimus 360 should be closer to $12K or less (talking parts and not labor).

Jumpsummo 04-26-2019 01:18 PM

12 beats 18 for sure.

55 for a pair I'd suzuki 300's + optimus.
58 fir yamin 300 + optimus
The G2 beats that price by too much. Unless I can't stand the noise.

Diverboy264 04-26-2019 04:12 PM


duke460 04-26-2019 04:59 PM

Very, very, nice.

UCF 05-03-2019 04:25 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...34e72ac175.jpg

Your coffin box. Salty Sway is looking really good. Livewells were being installed today.

UCF 05-03-2019 04:31 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...a8cb4b87d3.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...843a86cbec.jpg

Jumpsummo 05-03-2019 05:08 PM

I watched them massage the livewells for literally hours to get the perfect fit.

Diverboy264 05-04-2019 06:05 PM

Thanks for the pictures Eric!

Diverboy264 05-07-2019 06:40 AM

First coat of gelcoat is sprayed on the interior.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...74b506562e.jpg

acteg 05-07-2019 07:21 AM

Looks good. Is there a reason the livewells are above the gunwales? Seems like if it was a couple of inches shorter the gunwales would transition to the livewells seemlessly.


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