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Old 01-19-2016, 06:01 PM
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Default Contender 27 Open Repower and Total REFIT

This beauty underwent a total transformation by his owner and was brought to us for a serious power upgrade. We had the opportunity to install new tournament steering and twin DF300. This boat and the owner were a true pleasure to work with. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment.

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We need more pictures of this boat
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I was really temped to put 300's on mine but the 100 pounds allegedly ruins the ride. I have my doubts it looks so perfect
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Looks great
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More pics and some fuel burn numbers
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We need more pictures of this boat
2nd that! We need more pics.
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Originally Posted by purebred View Post
2nd that! We need more pics.
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Looks great.
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That's sweet!
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:23 PM
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Looks very nice and will be FAST. Curious on fuel burn. Wedges installed? Trim tabs needed underway?

I opted for F150's on my 01 27 open due to transom weight. 2.0+ at 30 MPH. Very happy...
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Originally Posted by Madeira View Post
Looks very nice and will be FAST. Curious on fuel burn. Wedges installed? Trim tabs needed underway? I opted for F150's on my 01 27 open due to transom weight. 2.0+ at 30 MPH. Very happy...
Yes wedges installed and with the first set of props we were at 60 mph. We changed the props and will run it again tomorrow. Darkness set in.
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What exactly is tournament steering? Never heard of that before.
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Originally Posted by BrigRigs View Post
What exactly is tournament steering? Never heard of that before.
SeaStar tournament series steering. It is the high end Sea Star line.

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Looks great. Any issues with the additional weight out back when the live well is full and you have a few guys fishing back there?
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New Suzuki gauges look awesome
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That is sweet!
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Very Nice! I so need to do this,,, but 200s.

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Mike-
I think we are all curious as to what, if anything you did to offset the added DF300 weight??
And how she sits in the water?
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Is that a single key switch for igintion?
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Good looking sled


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Is that a single key switch for igintion?

Key turns on power then push button to crank each engine.
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