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Headhunter's 31' Contender Dive Conversion

Old 02-18-2013, 06:48 AM
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Almost done! The enclosure is finished and the work is top notch, with some cool custom features. (We left the paper backing on for protection until I get it home) Anyone that needs canvas should talk to Kevin at KTM Canvas in Sarasota.

All thats left is rigging/wiring and I hope to have it home within the week.

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I'll check out your thread. Looking forward to some buddy boat trips!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:53 AM
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More pics of everything when you get it home please!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:39 AM
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Jesus that enclosure is badass! KTM did my enclosure on my 24 and did a great job. I stay dry in the ocean passing large center consoles who have turned around
Your boat is going to be nice and dry!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kurttruk View Post
More pics of everything when you get it home please!!!
Will do!
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:33 PM
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Looks awesome bro.

Definitely more pics in order.

Any tricked out dive / spear accessories?

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by cldomson1 View Post
Any tricked out dive / spear accessories?

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Some very slick tank storage. Total of 20 spots, with plenty of room for more. The standard vertical gun racks. Fold-down grab handle on the hard top to spot cobes. Hatch in the hard top with ladder access from inside. The linex on the deck of course. All kinds of other custom goodies. Stay tuned
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:54 PM
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Here's a few pics:
Batteries and rigging:
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The center section of the enclosure swings up and clips to the hard top for airflow:
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12 tanks go vertically in that center box. 24" below deck height. Seat is obviously lacking upholstery and finish work, but will be offshore racing style powered bolster with shock mitigating foam padding.
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looking back at cockpit. its freakin huge!
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Side profile before canvas:
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:03 PM
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Great lines.

Where are the rest of the tank racks going?

And where do the other divers sit? Beanbags?

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:06 PM
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Looks very nice. But a quick question, from the looks of it, it seems like you the driver will be getting water coming down the sides of the gunwales after spraying on the canvas. Thoughts?
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by cldomson1 View Post
Great lines.

Where are the rest of the tank racks going?

And where do the other divers sit? Beanbags?

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A roll control rail on either side of the cockpit will hold 4. 4+4+12=20. Could easily put a pelican basket w 6 more in the floor hatch in the cabin. But doubt I'd ever need it.

There is a folding rear bench set but I really went for minimal fixed seating to maximize deck sq footage. Bringing scooters into the equation changes everything when it comes to required space. Just gonna have a bunch of beanbags and throw them in the cuddy when its time to dive.

...Wish I had the budget for a pair of new 300s yams like you hung. But hopefully I get a few good years out of the zukes and save up some cash, then hang some new 300s.

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Looks very nice. But a quick question, from the looks of it, it seems like you the driver will be getting water coming down the sides of the gunwales after spraying on the canvas. Thoughts?
You make a good point. Not sure it will be an issue, maybe only on the nastiest of days, but could always have a piece of canvas made for the driver side that extends the enclosure back a bit. Eventually gonna do roll up aft panels so I can enclose the whole thing anyway.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:18 PM
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that rubrail is driving me nuts too, gonna have update to the new white style.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:21 PM
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I think a roll control in the rear would be more out of the way. I like the side cockpit gunnels clear for dropping divers.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:27 PM
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The cockpit is LONG. Room for 4 tank racks and still plenty of room behind that for 2 divers per side. Also means tanks dont block rear fishbox lids.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:56 AM
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Getting close. The enclosure really completes the express look:
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:01 PM
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Sick refit. Love the idea of converting the 31Cuddy

Do you just stow to box lid when the tanks go in or is it over the original console space so the tanks are below the lid ?
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Boat looks great! I have always wondered how a 31 would look with an express layout. AMazing!!!

I've been thinking about makralon b/c I need to redo my enclosure this year. About how much did it run you for the 5 panel? Mine looks very similar. I got some outlandish quotes so far from a few companies.
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Originally Posted by Lazy Bones View Post
Sick refit. Love the idea of converting the 31Cuddy

Do you just stow to box lid when the tanks go in or is it over the original console space so the tanks are below the lid ?
The tanks are 24" below deck height, so the lid closes on even the tallest of tanks. Heres a pic of the finished product. Its working very well. Name:  ResizedImage_1363267301222_zps0d62bb41.jpg
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Originally Posted by 85diver View Post
Boat looks great! I have always wondered how a 31 would look with an express layout. AMazing!!!

I've been thinking about makralon b/c I need to redo my enclosure this year. About how much did it run you for the 5 panel? Mine looks very similar. I got some outlandish quotes so far from a few companies.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:10 PM
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BTW we got it very bloody this weekend and I was impressed by the non-stick properties of the linex. It hoses out very easily. So far so good on the durability, I will report back after a few hundred hours of use.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by head_hunter View Post
The tanks are 24" below deck height, so the lid closes on even the tallest of tanks. Heres a pic of the finished product. Rob (BoatHaus) came up with this storage system and its working very well.
That's awesome
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:03 PM
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Huge deck space like that.
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