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Post by David Powell » December 29th, 2015, 9:11 pm

Have not been around much since I have been absolutely covered up with stuff. I haven't even fished since November when I went with Shawn and Justin. Its kind of felt good to have my head spinning like a top but looking forward to slowing back down just a little. I haven't had anything post worthy but thought I could at least share this. I'm assuming most of you all knew something was up when my old lady went up on the market for sale. Well it was so it could be replaced by my new super model, at least to me anyways.

So here is the story so far. Boat was custom built by Miracle Marine out of Missouri. Jonfishmacon supplied the drawings which was modeled off of shawns boat since I like his boat so much. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

The basic specs:
2180 Center console tunnel hull all out of .190 aluminum with rod lockers of course!
6 degree dead rise with reverse chime.
50 gallon built in fuel cell in rear

When I decided to build this boat I planned on it being my last boat hopefully. With it being my last boat I wanted a trailer that would last with it, so wanted an aluminum trailer. Well come to find out having an aluminum trailer built in Tennessee is basically impossible. Long story short the boat got finished and I still didn't even have a trailer ordered. Finally at the beginning of last week I found a builder out of Ashville NC that would build a one off for a good price.

With the holidays the trailer won't be ready most likely until the 3rd week of January which falls right in line with the fishing show and the opening of SSO. So I didn’t really know when I would be able to pick the boat up. So got a wild hair this past Saturday and decided now was just as good of a time as any. Grabbed a work trailer and rolled out of the drive way at 2am Sunday Morning. 1116 miles and 18 hours later rolled back in the drive way at 10pm Sunday night. Josh went along for the ride and kept me entertained when he wasn't thinking (sleeping). The trip over all went well and the only minor issue was a blow out on the trailer at about 3:30 am right outside of Nashville. We rode prepared with 2 spares, a floor jack, and at the ready tools. Nascared the tire change in just a couple minutes and back on the road.

Boomed the boat off the trailer today and now rest on Jacks until the trailer shows up.


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Post by Chase Corder » December 29th, 2015, 10:13 pm

Holly Hell Yeah!!!

She's beautiful! Congrats David - I can't wait to see it all dressed up!!!

I feel like I need to say more, but i'm speechless :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by Mike Werner » December 29th, 2015, 10:35 pm

Looks great David. I'm excited for you. I'm going to have to call you to talk trailers, as I kind of ran into a brick wall when I tried to get an aluminum trailer up in Tennessee.

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Post by David Powell » December 29th, 2015, 10:40 pm

Mike Werner wrote:Looks great David. I'm excited for you. I'm going to have to call you to talk trailers, as I kind of ran into a brick wall when I tried to get an aluminum trailer up in Tennessee.
Thanks Mike. Call me anytime. 8656433283

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Post by Tim Edwards » December 29th, 2015, 11:17 pm

Congrats on the new boat!!!!!

I really like those rod lockers, That is one awesome boat man!

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Re: 2180

Post by Jamie Townsend » December 29th, 2015, 11:26 pm

That's a nice rig, I noticed when he posted pictures of the build he was calling it a striper boat.

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Post by Sean Reynolds » December 29th, 2015, 11:27 pm

She looks great!! Looks like it's got plenty of room for storage! Can't wait to break it in!!
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Post by Steve Hightower » December 29th, 2015, 11:45 pm

:drool: :drool: :drool:

What a beauty boat man. CONGRATS!!
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Post by Mike Ward » December 30th, 2015, 7:18 am

Merry Christmas to You! :tupl:
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Post by Ezell Cox » December 30th, 2015, 7:29 am

Very nice! Did I miss what you are powering it with?

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Post by Larry Scott » December 30th, 2015, 8:32 am

Nice and Shiney!

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Post by Dustin Pate » December 30th, 2015, 9:08 am

She's a beauty!!! :hellyea: :hellyea: :hellyea:

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Post by Steve Gordon » December 30th, 2015, 9:11 am

wow!!!! that thing looks sweet, congrats! :hellyea:
I'd rather be fishing...even if I don't catch anything!

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Post by will hackney » December 30th, 2015, 9:21 am

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Post by Jim Davisson » December 30th, 2015, 9:58 am

Great looking design, tunnel and hull extensions David. This boat is going to handle like a Porsche!
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Post by David Powell » December 30th, 2015, 10:16 am

Thanks everyone. I am very excited about it! It has so much room in it!

Ezell, it will have a Yamaha for sure but have not hammered down what size yet. It is rated up to a 250 but will mostly likely be a 175 or 200. Trying to work some magic on a deal.

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Post by Shawn McNew » December 30th, 2015, 11:15 am

I think that'll be the fastest aluminum boat with a 200 gallon bait tank anywhere. That hull looks good. Sure is shiny! Won't be long before you get that nice shad shit patina on her like mine. :clap:
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Post by MarcFloyd » December 30th, 2015, 1:48 pm

Congrats. Beauty of a boat. I will probably be able to tell when you are fishing as that bad boy should reflect the suns rays like the batman symbol in the movies. I bet you are itching to get on the water.

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Post by Terry Davis » December 30th, 2015, 2:41 pm

Striper Barge!!.....Congrats David!!

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Post by Shawn McNew » December 30th, 2015, 3:14 pm

I'm curious where that water's going to run on the front deck. Might need drains in the front corners!
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Post by Jonathanharrison » December 30th, 2015, 3:16 pm

you the Man !

i got one drawn up for me.
but i have not sent it to anyone for price , i am scared :wall: $$$
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Post by jimmy nelson » December 31st, 2015, 1:11 am

I like it, All that room in it will be nice

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Post by Jonathanharrison » December 31st, 2015, 9:40 am

how much does it weigh ?
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Post by David Powell » December 31st, 2015, 9:49 am

Shawn McNew wrote:I'm curious where that water's going to run on the front deck. Might need drains in the front corners!
The front lid has 2 large channels that run under neath it with 2 drain port that run out each side close to the front of the boat. The lid as a very narrow margin would should allow just water to enter the channel. We will see how it works.
Jonathanharrison wrote:how much does it weigh ?
Curtis the builder estimated 1200lbs.

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Post by Dylan Xiong » December 31st, 2015, 11:44 am

wow! i like it.

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Post by Jay Garrell » January 4th, 2016, 4:06 pm

Yes! We get to witness another build of badassery!! :hellyea:
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Post by Randy Roy » January 4th, 2016, 4:16 pm

KICK ASS! I also like how unique that design is, adding strength with those lap sides is an awesome idea. And those boxes are so big I bet Sean Reynolds could throw some sterno under those things and cater the outfitters opening and a SSTG reunion.

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Post by Mike Ward » January 4th, 2016, 4:20 pm

But you bought a boat from a fabricator that has a boat in the shop called "Roll Tide Roll" :uhuh:
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Post by Brice Connell » January 5th, 2016, 1:18 pm

Now that's an awesome boat! Can't wait to see how you rig it. Do you plan to paint it or going to leave it a shiny shad color?

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Post by Shawn McNew » January 7th, 2016, 11:26 am

Ward, that Roll Tide boat is on Allatoona, or at least I've seen (and heard) it a few times on the river. He's got a small block or something in it Sounds badass.

I got to see David's boat in person today. It's going to be extremely badass. I heard through the grapevine that a brand new 200 Yammy just like mine has been secured for it.
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Post by David Powell » January 7th, 2016, 10:06 pm

Brice Connell wrote:Now that's an awesome boat! Can't wait to see how you rig it. Do you plan to paint it or going to leave it a shiny shad color?
The interior will be coated in a non slip texture with the color being tan similar to my old boat. The outside will stay nice shiny aluminum.

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Post by keith shannon » January 8th, 2016, 4:30 pm

What are you using for the non-slip surface?

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Post by Roland Zamorano » January 8th, 2016, 11:00 pm

Great looking boat David! Congrats!!!

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Post by Shawn McNew » January 9th, 2016, 10:02 am

I actually even more recently heard said 200 Yamaha is going to be a VMax SHO. whoa baby!
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Post by Steve Hightower » January 9th, 2016, 5:40 pm

Shawn McNew wrote:VMax SHO.

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Post by David Powell » January 13th, 2016, 7:48 pm

Got the word yesterday that the trailer was ready so rolled over to Ashville NC this AM and picked it up. Highly impressed with the quality. Got it back home and got the boat on later this afternoon. Got most of the interior sanded before it got dark. Little bit more in the morning then going to a friend's shop to get the interior lined after that. Hopefully start rigging Saturday and the motor will be in the the first of next week.

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Post by Justin Rose » January 13th, 2016, 7:58 pm

Looks awesome man! You'll be fishin in no time!

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Post by Jay Daniel » January 13th, 2016, 9:04 pm

That is a killer boat. :hellyea: When can we expect some 30lb+ reports? Definitely been missing reading them this fall/winter

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Post by Justin Rose » January 13th, 2016, 9:12 pm

Every time I look at that boat I realize how much more room I'd have just in the front if it was flat like that. :hmm:

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Post by David Powell » January 13th, 2016, 9:33 pm

Justin Rose wrote:Every time I look at that boat I realize how much more room I'd have just in the front if it was flat like that. :hmm:
The builder could not believe I wanted it squared like that. He kept saying "are you sure don't want to make it more sexy and bring it to a point". I kept saying I all ready have a boat like that and it's not sexy!

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Post by Shawn McNew » January 13th, 2016, 9:41 pm

We gotta get some poop on that thing!
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Post by David Powell » January 13th, 2016, 9:43 pm

Jay Daniel wrote:That is a killer boat. :hellyea: When can we expect some 30lb+ reports? Definitely been missing reading them this fall/winter
Thanks! I guarantee as soon as this boat is finished I will be fishing and hopefully some big beautiful stripers will grace my boat sooner then later.

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Post by Chase Corder » January 14th, 2016, 8:42 pm

ohhhhh MY!!!

I know it feels good to be able to wheel her around now!!

Congrats again!! :vik:

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Post by David Powell » January 16th, 2016, 8:16 pm

Got the sanding finished. 50 grit sand paper on a palm sander. Friday afternoon got the primer and first coat on. One more coat and will be good to go.

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Post by Justin Rose » January 16th, 2016, 11:44 pm

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Post by Jim Davisson » January 17th, 2016, 9:36 am

Looking great David, sure going to be a sharp ride!

Tell us more about that motor with the blue valve covers in the background? :hellyea:
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Post by Steve Gordon » January 17th, 2016, 9:45 am

looking good is, that your shop?
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Post by David Powell » January 17th, 2016, 9:15 pm

Jim Davisson wrote:Looking great David, sure going to be a sharp ride!

Tell us more about that motor with the blue valve covers in the background? :hellyea:
Don't know much but it goes in an old Donzi that Gary is restoring that you can't see in the picture. I do know Gary the owner specializes in cigar boats and inboard motors but really likes the big loud crazy stuff. He built the motor and said it produces 850 HP. He cranked it for me a little while back and it is deafening, like put your fingers in your ears or your in risk of hearing loss. Every time he gave it a little throttle it felt like my heart was going to implode in my chest.

Steve not my shop.

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Post by Jim Davisson » January 18th, 2016, 3:57 pm

David Powell wrote:
Don't know much but it goes in an old Donzi that Gary is restoring that you can't see in the picture. I do know Gary the owner specializes in cigar boats and inboard motors but really likes the big loud crazy stuff. He built the motor and said it produces 850 HP. He cranked it for me a little while back and it is deafening, like put your fingers in your ears or your in risk of hearing loss. Every time he gave it a little throttle it felt like my heart was going to implode in my chest.

Steve not my shop.
That's what I'm talking about! Just looks pure bad ass
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Post by Scott Cress » January 25th, 2016, 7:17 pm

These guys have broke out into the catfish market too. Their monstercat 2384 is one bad ass boat and on my wish list. Don't know how to post YouTube links but google it if you want to check it out.

Several mfg's are building boats for tourney catfish anglers that have built in 80+ gallon live wells. All are rectangle shaped. Wondering if you "removed" the corners with a little fab if they'd do well with jacks? Can't see why not. I use a 100 gallon Rubbermaid for jacks and tournament cat fishing and it works well for both. The monster cat has built in O2 as well.

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Post by David Powell » February 2nd, 2016, 1:00 am

Finally making a little more progress and believe she may even float this week.

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Something in this picture really makes me smile, unfortunately I belive it's like 4 wheel drive. Just enough to get you in trouble.

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Post by Jim Davisson » February 2nd, 2016, 8:04 am

Once the cleaver prop is on there it will be 4 wheel drive!
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Post by Mike Werner » February 2nd, 2016, 8:59 am

That thing is a beast!!

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Post by Jay Garrell » February 2nd, 2016, 5:59 pm

Overkill..... AKA: Done the right way!
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Post by Steve Hightower » February 2nd, 2016, 10:25 pm

That doth lookith like a sho foot!!
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Post by David Powell » February 4th, 2016, 6:45 pm

She's getting close. All that is left is mounting the TM, Electronics, bait tank, and rod holders. Should go pretty quick though since all the wiring is all ready run. Just mount and plug in.

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Post by Justin Rose » February 4th, 2016, 7:01 pm

:drool:

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Post by Jamie Townsend » February 4th, 2016, 9:05 pm

Can't wait until you get it out and broke in. I'm curious with how it's gonna perform. I wouldn't mind having him build me another but bigger like yours and maybe a sportjet.

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Post by Larry Scott » February 4th, 2016, 9:32 pm

Looks Clean !!! And Room for a few friends lol :hellyea: :hellyea:

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Post by Jim Davisson » February 5th, 2016, 6:38 pm

Look at that wheel! She's going to hook up outta the hole and handle great with a load right at 1/2 throttle with the least overall engine wear. Very nice choice on a heavy skinny water rig! :salute:
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Post by David Powell » February 5th, 2016, 7:03 pm

Today I saw the patience of having a boat built the way I wanted it finally come to life. Putting the 100 gallon tank in and still having room to walk around it along with rod lockers and being just a body turn away from the baiting deck almost brought a tear to my eye.

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Post by Shawn McNew » February 5th, 2016, 11:49 pm

I couldn't figure out why you sent me that last pic, but now I get it...SPACE!!! It isn't overrated in a boat. I turned my 70 lengthwise in my boat, might be better for me. Can't wait to get your boat slimy.
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Post by Mike Ward » February 6th, 2016, 8:38 am

Looks great David. And look - there are even beer holders! :tupl:
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Post by will hackney » February 6th, 2016, 8:39 am

That looks awesome, congrats man!

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Post by Mike Werner » February 6th, 2016, 11:40 am

Nice and roomy. It will be a fish catching machine.

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Post by Roland Zamorano » February 6th, 2016, 12:32 pm

That is one fine looking boat! Just needs a fold down windshield to lower the wind chill in the winter. How fast do you think it will go? Nice motor!

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Post by Steve Gordon » February 7th, 2016, 1:39 pm

looking good!!!! :drool:
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Post by Jim Davisson » February 14th, 2016, 2:53 am

We need some numbers and stuff on your sled David! Time/mph to plane, top speed, does she bite/blow out in hard corners, is she level at rest and on pad with a load? I ran some guesstimate #'s based off pictures and suspect it is well balanced and performs great with half a tank of gas or less... I'm dyin' ova here!
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Post by Shawn McNew » February 14th, 2016, 9:54 am

He took it for a spin yesterday, it was a mild fail, but I'll let him tell you about it. :cheese:
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Re: 2180

Post by David Powell » February 14th, 2016, 10:13 am

Jim it's almost pathetic on how long I have drawn this out. It is crazy how hard it can be to find just a couple of spare hours in a week sometimes. I finally got most of my plate shoveld clean late last week and managed to spend a little time working on the boat yesterday in between some work stuff. I filled the 50 gallon fuel cell up full with 100% and headed to the ramp. When I got to the ramp I noticed gas down the side of the boat that had come out of the vent port for the fuel cell which the builder mounted on the outside side of the boat. I had a brief thought of thats not right but then moved on.

Chris put a hour on the motor when he mounted so still had 1 hour at low rpms left for break in. I bumped it up on plain a couple of times like it says to do in the second hour. I made a couple of quick hards turns to see how it handled then went back to high idle for around 20 minutes. At this point I shift to neutral to grab a cold one and take in how much I had missed the water in the last 3 months. Well at about the time I was thinking what a beautiful day a alarm goes off on the motor. I shut it down then turn the key back on so I can look at the gauges. Everything looks normal so start it back up. Alarm sounds again. Go through this a couple of times and can't figure it out. The motor then started running rough then the low voltage alarm goes off on the onix. So I figure the starter battery is a dud and that is the problem. So after a major struggle using a pair of hook pliers to get the starting battery and bait battery switched around I give her another go. Same thing, alarm goes off motor running like poo and then the motor dies. Try again and won't start. I'm at the point now thinking i better call someone that knows more then me or a may really screw something up. So I call Chris my boat mechanic. Right off the bat he says it sounds like you have water in the fuel, we hang up and I start the hour troll back to the ramp.

Back to the gas on the side of the boat. While trolling back I came to belive that the vent port on the side of the boat is a little bit to low and when I was making hard turns water came in through the vent port and into the fuel cell. It's really the only thing possible to put that much water into 100% gas. The port really can't go any higher though with the design of the boat and the low sides incorporated into it. I'm assuming some kind of check valve or back flow valve can be put in line on the vent. That's me best thoughts on what happened anyway. So Jim I still dont have a lot to add except it was nice to be on the water yesterday!

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Re: 2180

Post by Justin Rose » February 14th, 2016, 12:00 pm

:barfo: :poorguy: You'll get it worked out man! Glad you got it on the water anyhow. Liquid therapy is almost as good as catching fish.

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Re: 2180

Post by Roland Zamorano » February 14th, 2016, 12:50 pm

Sorry your having troubles with the new ride David. I don't know but seems to me, water in the fuel would not set off an alarm and the low voltage. Was the starting battery actually bad? Do you have a water separator installed, I'm sure you do, did it have water in it?t

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Re: 2180

Post by David Powell » February 14th, 2016, 8:53 pm

Roland Zamorano wrote:Sorry your having troubles with the new ride David. I don't know but seems to me, water in the fuel would not set off an alarm and the low voltage. Was the starting battery actually bad? Do you have a water separator installed, I'm sure you do, did it have water in it?t
I'm only guesstimating based off of what happened. Obviously once the battery was changed and it did not cure the problem i eliminated that as the problem. I do have water separators. I wouldn't think the alarm would be set off by this either but considering my old motor is a 06 I think, I really have no idea what a 2016 motor has on it as far as alarms go. In the end it really isn't a big deal since I was close to the ramp. It will go back to the shop tomorrow and they will call me when whatever it is is fixed.

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Re: 2180

Post by Steve Hightower » February 14th, 2016, 11:39 pm

Whatever the is I hope it is minor and resolved quickly by the shop. :salute:
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Re: 2180

Post by Jim Davisson » February 15th, 2016, 9:50 am

What a bummer David. Did it throw out a series of beeps with the alarms? Sure hope it's an easy for you and you can get back to break in.
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Re: 2180

Post by David Powell » February 15th, 2016, 11:35 am

Water in fuel as suspected. Eliminating that 2nd breather port all together. Will have boat back today.

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Re: 2180

Post by Shawn McNew » February 15th, 2016, 12:05 pm

David Powell wrote:Water in fuel as suspected. Eliminating that 2nd breather port all together. Will have boat back today.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: 2180

Post by Justin Rose » February 15th, 2016, 12:27 pm

:hellyea:

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Re: 2180

Post by Roland Zamorano » February 15th, 2016, 12:49 pm

That's good news!

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Re: 2180

Post by Shawn McNew » February 15th, 2016, 1:26 pm

Not quite done yet.
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Re: 2180

Post by Steve Hightower » February 17th, 2016, 10:44 pm

OMG....not sure what is cooler...Dave's new rig or that tank.....
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Re: 2180

Post by Shawn McNew » February 19th, 2016, 12:55 pm

400 HP of shad catching madness.
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Re: 2180

Post by Roland Zamorano » February 19th, 2016, 2:44 pm

Just curious, why the 5 bladed prop Dave? Is it more efficient? Smaller diameter? Higher pitch?

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Re: 2180

Post by David Powell » February 19th, 2016, 4:05 pm

Basically I think it was just laying around the shop so Chris stuck it on. Not the right prop at all. I have one at the house that should work. Just got to find a spare 10 minutes.

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Re: 2180

Post by Roland Zamorano » February 19th, 2016, 5:58 pm

Lol thanks, that works too. I thought it was a well thought out plan. Looks cooler than Shawn's. Sorry Shawn.

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Re: 2180

Post by will hackney » February 19th, 2016, 9:59 pm

Shawn McNew wrote:400 HP of shad catching madness.
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Re: 2180

Post by Terry Davis » February 27th, 2016, 6:56 pm

Caught a glimpse of David's rig rolling thru west K-town this afternoon...super sharp....anxious to see it up close!! :drool:

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Re: 2180

Post by David Powell » February 27th, 2016, 9:52 pm

:rambo:
Terry Davis wrote:Caught a glimpse of David's rig rolling thru west K-town this afternoon...super sharp....anxious to see it up close!! :drool:
Dang. Thanks! I guess it's kind of hard to be stealthy with that thing in tow.

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Re: 2180

Post by David Powell » March 23rd, 2016, 9:14 pm

A little update since Tim E. asked about it in my last report. Over all the boat is awesome and wouldn't change a thing. Still needs a little tweaking but it's been hard to find the time but going have to make it happen before there is no time. Finally got a decent all around prop on 17 pitch 3 blade. Top end is 50 mph empty and 45 loaded. Cruses real nice at 38 but who has time to go slower when you can go faster. She has potential to go even faster after a little more work.

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Re: 2180

Post by Tim Edwards » March 23rd, 2016, 10:28 pm

THX for the update!!

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Re: 2180

Post by Mike Ward » March 23rd, 2016, 10:28 pm

before there is no time
. No kidding. I mean look what happened to Mr. Houge ;)

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