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Old 02-27-2019, 06:23 PM
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Default 2005 Jupiter Cuddy Refresh

Greetings THT,

I recently picked up a 2005 Jupiter 31 Cuddy. I’ve learned a whole lot lingering around this site, and I think it’s time I give back. I have a long list of upgrades to bring her to optimal condition.

Completed tasks:
- Replace OEM helm light with LED red
- Fix wiring for deck lights
- Fabricate under-gunnel speaker boxes with JL Audio speakers
- Get my German Shepherd aboard
















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Old 02-27-2019, 07:00 PM
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Nice, great boat.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:08 PM
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thanks jets, I’ll be posting the current and future upgrades in the morning.

go pats
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by onthehook508 View Post
thanks jets, I’ll be posting the current and future upgrades in the morning.

go pats
go pats? I take the previous post back.


J/K, although your team owner...
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go pats? I take the previous post back.


J/K, although your team owner...
just needed to get his blood flowing before a big game
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:39 AM
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Upgrades in process:

- Powder coat t-top (see pics below of prior condition)
- Re-power with twin DF300AP's (scheduled in 2 weeks)




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Old 02-28-2019, 05:16 AM
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Very beautiful! Make sure if you’re keeping her in the water the top is bonded well. That may be some of what’s attacking the powder.

I love the red bottom!
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:03 AM
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Nice, I made the same boxes for my speakers under gunwale, except in wood and painted with bilge coat, dont have the skills you got!
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:41 AM
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Nice, I made the same boxes for my speakers under gunwale, except in wood and painted with bilge coat, dont have the skills you got!
Wish I could say those are my skills, but my friend fabricated those for me. Always good to know somebody.
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This boat is going to turn out awesome, please keep posting the progress.

And my love for boats is greater than my hate for the freakin patriots, so we’re gonna be friends.
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Nice boat, beautiful shepherd.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:43 AM
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You are going to love this boat. The Zukes are great engines. Enjoy!
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for the positive comments all!

jets - I think we will get along just fine

I'm currently doing boat loads (pun intended) of research between the evo3 and new garmin units. Leaning towards dual evo3 units with a halo 24 and autopilot package. This may be coming this season.

The t-top etc was removed in November and has been at the powder-coating facility since. I will haul the boat down to MD the second week of March for repower, and will pick it up at the end of the month. After she's back home, the t-top etc will be re-installed and I should have quite a few updated pics to post here!
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I would rebed the deck fittings and install higher capacity bilge pumps with high water alarms. Pretty lights and a subwoofer would be the last thing on my list. Seen plenty of boats with colored lights and fancy speakers with moisture readings over 20% around the deck hardware and bilge pumps that dont even work.
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In a Jupiter? No wood, sorry never seen a rebuild my deck, stringers thread on a Jupiter (except that 43)
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In a Jupiter? No wood, sorry never seen a rebuild my deck, stringers thread on a Jupiter (except that 43)
Water enters, freezes and thaws with temperature changes, expands and contracts. My boat is all fiberglass. Im rebedding everything. 15 year old bedding compound. I drill the holes out a bit, fill them with west system epoxy, then redrill. Replace screws, polish up the hardware, apply 4000/4200 and reattach.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
I would rebed the deck fittings and install higher capacity bilge pumps with high water alarms. Pretty lights and a subwoofer would be the last thing on my list. Seen plenty of boats with colored lights and fancy speakers with moisture readings over 20% around the deck hardware and bilge pumps that dont even work.
“Seen plenty of boats with colored lights and fancy speakers with moisture readings over 20% around the deck hardware and bilge pumps that dont even work.”

Right.
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“Seen plenty of boats with colored lights and fancy speakers with moisture readings over 20% around the deck hardware and bilge pumps that dont even work.”

Right.
Yes, right. You dont know me, so how can you possibly be in a position to disagree with me with regard to my own personal experiences?

Ask yourself which seems more likely, that people take the time and expense to take care of their boat, or instead, spend their time and money researching electronics, speakers and lighting.

Im just trying to pass on some advice so the OP will focus on what matters and get good value for his boat if he ever tries to sell it. New electronics, speakers and lights wont be worth 1/3 what you paid for them in 5 years.

Jupiter put bedding compound on the deck fittings when they built the boat. This cost them extra labor and materials. It was done for a reason. The stuff doesnt last forever.

If you want to argue with my advice, fine. Ive got better things to do with my time than argue with people who have no common sense.
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Originally Posted by CaptnJuff View Post
I would rebed the deck fittings and install higher capacity bilge pumps with high water alarms. Pretty lights and a subwoofer would be the last thing on my list. Seen plenty of boats with colored lights and fancy speakers with moisture readings over 20% around the deck hardware and bilge pumps that dont even work.
Your post was kind of snarky and judgmental...ergo the criticism. The OP strikes me as a person who is up on this stuff.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:18 AM
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CaptnJuff,

I didn't think I'd have to go into detail about the fact that I maintain my boat systems very well. I had a full professional inspection done prior to purchase less than a year ago and all systems were functioning and operational, and the moisture readings were more than acceptable. I feel I'm more knowledgeable and cautious than 90% of the weekend boaters you see out here in the Northeast who take their boats out only on holidays.

I'm also not sure where the colored lights comment comes in to play. I feel like the red helm light was a safety upgrade from the white and bright light that was there when I purchased the boat. And MAN I love some music while underway.

No need for arguments boys! I'll be keeping you all posted on my improvements as they become available.
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