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Old 06-17-2013, 09:05 PM
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Totally Awesome Lay out, Love the tank box and side console idea.
The Line-X finish is perfect.
Old 08-21-2013, 05:00 PM
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One of my favorite builds on this forum ever. Great hull and lots of thought that went in to that boat.
Like barracuda said that work looks perfect!
Old 08-23-2013, 07:54 AM
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Thanks a lot for the kind words guys. We have been putting a lot of hours on it and killing a ton of fish from Key West to North Florida to the Bahamas. The speed, tank carrying ability, deck space, fishbox space and trailerability have made for an extremely versatile rig that has helped us do very well on the tournament scene this season and have some amazing trips.

The linex has held up very well to our abuse so far. I will keep reporting back!
Old 08-23-2013, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by head_hunter View Post
The linex has held up very well to our abuse so far. I will keep reporting back!
Any damage to LineX at all? How is it to clean? Would you say it still looks new?
Old 08-26-2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by cowdogs View Post
Any damage to LineX at all? How is it to clean? Would you say it still looks new?
I want to chime in on this. The Line-X is not as hard as gel coat and like anything it can be damaged. There are pros & cons to both. The Line-X has flex and will take impact better then gel coat but can wear like gel coat. There is a certain level of performance that I wanted out of the new Line-X XS650 system. It has taken our shop 3 years of solving issues to get where I want to be with it. What we are doing is not as simple as just spraying Line-X XS650 and we are keeping things very close to our vest at our shop. I get calls everyday from other shops. If they want to learn then they can sink the blood sweat & tears like we did.
I wanted unlimited UV performance and an easy to clean non-skid.

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:34 AM
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Great idea and lines on this boat
Old 01-31-2014, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by nexxxt214 View Post
Great idea and lines on this boat
Thanks! We have been steady painting the deck red. The cobes should show up soon. Here's a 41.5# Permit from last weekend:
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:56 AM
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That's a beast!
Old 03-03-2014, 08:35 AM
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This picture perfectly highlights why I linexed my deck. 4 spear shafts with tips down into the deck, attached to an angry, green cobia. Gel coat would have been trashed as it thrashed around, but the linex was no worse for wear. Really impressed with the ability to take a beating. Now I just need to get back to Brian and have my gunnels, swim platform, and some other spots coated as well.

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Old 02-07-2017, 03:56 AM
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How about some more finished pics?

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Old 02-07-2017, 07:22 AM
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Sure, here's a few. I repowered with 300 Zukes in Spring 2015, have a little over 500 hours now. The boat has been in Key West since Sept 2015. We put a commercial lobster permit on it and have been hammering the lobster pretty well down there. Still love the boat, layout etc. There is nothing trailerable that is as capable. We recently did a Tortugas trip with full fuel, 5 guys, a mountain of gear, 22 Steel tanks. Still cruised 40MPH and got 1.3MPG on the way there.

Getting put away after a road trip:
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:24 AM
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Road tripping:
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:26 AM
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Headed offshore. The huge enclosed area is great to keep everyone out of the elements. We came back from the Bahamas last year in white out rain and thunderstorms and nasty seas. Put everyone up there in bean bags and they were safe, comfortable and dry.
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Seem like it serves its intended purpose very well.

Nice job.

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Old 02-07-2017, 03:41 PM
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Wow that's serious fish killing machine. Well done sir!!
Old 02-07-2017, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by head_hunter View Post
LOL. This is the video that screen grab came from if you wanna check it out.
http://vimeo.com/22314236
You sir, have brass balls. Jealous.
That video is sick.
Old 02-08-2017, 02:24 AM
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Awesome build. Just read it. Where did you have your top built?
Old 02-08-2017, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by arctic_f250 View Post
Awesome build. Just read it. Where did you have your top built?
Thanks. BoatHaus in Sarasota built it. They have since closed down. He built the top in-house and subbed out the pipe work. They used 2" pipe for all the metalwork which really makes for a strong and rugged look.
Old 02-09-2017, 02:18 PM
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BoatHaus closed down? What happened to Bill?
Old 02-09-2017, 05:50 PM
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I guess I should have said Rob left the business. He was my point of contact. Not sure what became of the business.

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