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Outboard Specialties Twin 300s - Pursuit 2870WA

Old 09-21-2019, 08:17 PM
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Default Outboard Specialties Twin 300s - Pursuit 2870WA

We live in Fairhope, Alabama.... Boat stays at Barber Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. Bought this old, but new to me boat last year. Wife was skeptical, however me and my boys have been updating and adding to the boat every day since......probably enjoy working on and improving the boat with my sons as much as i do using the boat. Link to original listing.....: ..Pursuit 2870WA

Here is a facebook link to the boat and some of what has been done:
https://www.facebook.com/doubleupper...dmin_todo_tour

After all the work.....finally pulled the trigger on new power....I am towing it 685 miles to OS for new 300s. Can't wait. Figured I would post up my experience....I have an Arlo camera mounted on the dash so I will try and post a link, so we can watch the guys pull the old and put on the new. I am leaving in the morning, deliver Monday, fly back.....fly back down next week and pull back just in time for the additional 3 Alabama snapper days. Good Times!!!
If you see an old 2870WA Pursuit heading South through Florida...wave!

Will update as I can!
Pic as of this morning pulling it out of the water at Barber Marina.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:42 AM
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You're gonna love the motors and the customer service.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:50 PM
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Great...made it here and about to fly home..only one tire went oval. Had 3 spares just in case. Met with Trent, explained everything I knew...popped it off truck and gone. 30 minutes later and here is my dash Arlo Go camera....they already on it!

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Old 09-24-2019, 10:28 AM
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Day 2...old are gone, new are on. These guys are quick!
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:09 PM
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Last run for the Yamaha OX66's on the ole Pursuit. 22 year old motors that I will miss!
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:10 PM
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Day 3 - Mike sent some pics to me....Dash is next.


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Old 09-26-2019, 07:25 PM
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These guys do it right....Before and After:



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Old 09-27-2019, 10:10 AM
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4 1/2 days later...the dash cam reveals that the Pursuit is on the way for a sea trial.

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Old 09-27-2019, 06:44 PM
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And now the video (un-edited) of Mike and Trent on the sea trial...i think I heard 51 and 1.7 at 32. Ole 200 ox66s were 40 top and 1.2 mpg at 33. They are going to swap to 4 blade props and re-sea trial it...due to some slip. Can't wait to pick it up and bring it home.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:52 AM
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Looks like they do nice work. The repower from the Ox66 to the Suzukis adds almost 400 lbs to the transom. Did you do anything to offset that weight increase?
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I added a 84" Rhodan trolling motor, batteries, AC charger and DC charger to the bow....the 3 batteries are as far forward in the boat as they can be....


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Here is one of the last pics of the boat in the water before i pulled it for the re-power. It was sitting a little bow heavy in preparation for the heavier 4 strokes.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:52 AM
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Off topic but how does the trolling motor perform in the ocean?
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Here is what I noticed and was extremely impressed with. During the installation everything was covered with a heavy blue plastic tarp material and that material was cut to fit and taped in place. To me this is the first sign of a professional installation. I'd bet that the complete installation was just as professionally done. Quality work is no accident.
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Double Uppers I do have a question. I also have a 28 ft. Pursuit but mine is a CC. My batteries are mounted in the bilge and replacing them is terribly difficult. Did you relocate your batteries and to where? Looks like they could be in the anchor locker. Degree of difficulty?
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Game changer for us fishing Alabama's artificial reef system. Pull up to a spot, drop it, hit the anchor button, start fishing....no more trying to hold on the spot. I can now leave the helm and fish with my kids. We can also sit dead still and chum the fish up to the boat. It actually works very well on this big boat. i am sure there will be situations where it won't hold, but I probably won't be fishing in those conditions anyway.
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I have this Pursuit rigged with 7 batteries total. 3 trolling motor batteries making 36V up front below the V birth down inside the cabin....see pic above.
I have 4 starting batteries, 2 sets of 2 in parallel, although i added a switch to put all 4 in parallel should one side go dead. House and all electronics run off 1 set of batteries and nothing but starting on the other side. Motors charge the 4 main batteries....The dc charger up front pulls any excess power while running to charge the Rhodan batteries. The 4 starting batteries are located in the center hatch below step up to helm between the fresh water tank and the black water tank..I will find a picture. Changing to 4 strokes should have freed up a good bit of space in this compartment now that the big oil reservoirs have been eliminated.
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15.25" zuke 4 blades? If so no good. LFS4 is a huge improvement over the Zukes. These motors need 16" diameter wheels. LFS4 also gives you more stern lift. Been there done that. 20 or 21" pitch.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:12 AM
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Mike might chime in with what he is swapping to....
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I gained .3 mpg at cruise when I went from 4x15.25x4 zukes to LFS4 20". Original 3x16x23 Zukes broke loose. This is a heavy 26 Reg. A buddy with a heavier 26 Negus and DF300AP's is running the same props with good results. OB Specialities is a great outfit but if they put anything other than 16" props on you will not be as happy IMO. I have 768 hours on my 2015's and 2 Abaco trips. Along with offshore trips up to 120 miles out loaded very heavy. They never break loose and are much more responsive than the 15.25's. My boat is in OBA.
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