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The boat is basically done I still have to mount the fish finder add the cleats and maybe a VHF radio. The boat isn't completely self bailing after raising the floor a inch and adding the fuel tank to the bow moving the batteries to the center console. When i stand in the boat at the helm no water comes in he scuppers but as i walk back it flows in. The boat drove about 36 mph with just me in it. I learned on thing i will never use 3 inch pipe as the conduit for the rigging ever again it was very close.
Located in South Jersey
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Great work!

You could install scupper caps that use a Ping-Pong type ball to close as water attempts to flow in...not very aesthetically pleasing, but they work. I installed a pair on the splashwell scuppers on my Outrage 21' to keep the water sloshing around in the splashwell while trolling for salmon and trout to a minimum. I used to routinely have at least a gallon of water sloshing around, which was quite annoying to listen to for hours on end.

Also, assuming these are current pics, your trailer tires look low.

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RLLigman: Jan 28, 2018, 4:15 AM
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I have set of those just haven't installed them yet i do hope they resolve the problem. The hardest part was finding them in black. I still may buy a new outboard down the road the new 70 hp outboard from yamaha is 254 pounds and my etec is 319. I also may try for a 60 hp etec to save some weight they are in the 250 pound range and i don't have to re rig.
Located in South Jersey
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Josh~

Beautiful workmanship on a sweet vessel.

Many happy adventures!

SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Wow, she's a beaut! Love the lines on that boat. She looks near bulletproof now, and likely is with all the glass and epoxy. I bet you won't be rebuilding her (at least out of necessity) for a very long time!
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Thank you for the compliments I may still have one more update i might try to build my own leaning post and seat type combo. In the picture you see a small 28X16 inch pad i had them install. It was two layers of 3/4 ply installed over the floor glassed in. The purpose was to allow me to screw my seat down and have the screws never penetrate the actual floor so there could be no water intrusion. The issue is when you open the hatch door in the console it strikes the seat the guys painted to match for me and won't fully open if its placed on that pad. It was an oversight and things happen. The pad was my bight idea and the fiberglass guys did their best to accommodate all my ideas and concerns.
Located in South Jersey