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Hi all,
I am going to add more pics to the original stuff so that all the photos are together. The "new posts" icon will not show this so you will have to check yourself. :sarge: :sarge:

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Here is the beast. 27 Feet long & 8'6" beam, 120 US gallons of fuel, 30 gallons of water powered by a 250 Yamaha. Boat
sits on a custom built alloy trailer with dual SS disk brake system.
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6mm bottom & transom, 4mm sides with 3-4mm topside.
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Simrad Broadband radar on pedestal. All electronics will be Simrad with Furuno sounder, ICOM VHF &
Fusion sound system.
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Shakespeare antenna & mount with Blue Seas cable clam fitting. None of these fittings are screwed or
riveted. Everything is through bolted with SS bolts/nyloc nuts coated in Tyfgel & nylon washers against the alloy.
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GPS antenna flush fitted & remote spotlight.
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Two forward LED fixed spots showing use of clamshells to run wiring inside roof. Plenty of 3M sealant is required.
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Starting to take shape. All wiring/cable is marine grade tinned copper & heatsrink terminals/connectors are US made.
http://superiorterminals.com.au/ :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Port electronics box. This is where all the interface modules will be located. Going to be tight.
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Early wiring runs. These will end up below the helm in their own electrical box.
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Do-it-yourself chafe protection for wires. Split plastic tube secured with zip ties. Simple,neat,effective & quick
to fit any size hole.
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Anchor winch. Very heavy 1/4" welded stainless plate through bolted to 12mm doubler plate welded onto re-inforced
anchor well aft bulkhead. Will hold about 700 feet of Dyneema anchor line & 30 feet of SS chain. Bow & feed rollers still to be fitted.
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Back from the builders with windows fitted but Bomar hatches still to come. Glass on the front screen is 8mm
laminated & costs plenty. Fortunately, I am not paying for it. Side windows slide.
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The rings are a very hard type of plastic bolted to the alloy speaker boxes. The speakers can then be screwed
into place using long screws. Screwing or riveting the speakers directly onto the alloy is a sure way to have the
speakers come loose on a rough day. The round plate lower down gives access to the outrigger base bolts.
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Wiring loom going forward. AWG2 cable is used to power the winch. It is a long run from the aft batteries & the
winch pulls 1400W. That is 116 Amps without taking into account bundleing or the two joins for the aft & cabin
bulkhead breaker. The wiring will be covered by carpet ................. NOT monkey fur. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Being in direct contact with the hull will help dissipate any heat buildup in the cables.
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Electronics box already full of radar cable. The modules will be mounted on starboard as per the area above
which will hold EPIRB & fire extinguishers. The blue tube is for fresh water.
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Bait preparation & rigging area. Live bait tank under. Starboard will be fitted to the top & the bait tank lid.
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Business end. 23 degree deadrise so this hull is designed to go fast in lumpy seas. SS264 1KW ducers, each single freq. More to come down this end, such as tabs & other stuff............ you will have to be patient. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Inverter.............. huge variety.
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Where the inverter & house battery will live. Inside the port seat box. The two exhaust fans can change the air in the box every 30 seconds. And yes,
that is a hot water heater you can see tucked under the lid. No cold showers here.
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Slow progress wiring the main board.
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Winch solenoid in position & hooked up.
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Speakers over the bunks & in the cab. Carpet (NOT monkey fur) everywhere.
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Jeff the owner doing stuff.
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Stuff done. Looking good.
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Wiring instal in very tight battery compartment. Lost some skin, blood & sweat.
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The fan was needed. Temp was around 95F with 70% humidity.
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Serious bait tank. Two water inlets plus two LED lights.
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Structure scan ducer. Plenty of goodies to come. Stay tuned.
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Keep the pictures coming Pete and HEY who made the trailer?
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The trailer was made by the guys who built the boat.

http://originboats.com.au/
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Pete,

I may have missed something..."is this your new boat?"

Love that cool anchor locker with the winch """"inside""""".

And, "how long will it take, do ya think for the "north American Builders" to actually get with it, and offer rigging/fillet tables, live bait wells, those ballast tubes, and burley buckets, into their designs?"

I'll guess...NEVER :!:

Inovative space saving livewells a great idea in a small craft:
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Hi Dave,
You didn't miss anything. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I am doing the wiring & fit on this with the help of the owner who is a perfectionist, so it is a slow job. There is some good stuff coming so stay tuned. :popcorn:

As fer the US alloy guys not offering these features, I cannot answer that. The glass builders do, with the exception of the flooded ballast tubes. Lots of CCs have rigging tables over their bait tanks & they are limited by what they can pop out of the mould. Alloy builders shoud be able to fabricate whatever ya want. The basic hull is the only thing coming precut via CAD. :smitty: :smitty:
Anything else should be easy, providing you can afford it. That is how it is down here.......... if you can afford it, the builder will do it. :highfive: :highfive:
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Standing by. :popcorn:
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OHHHHHH, so you're jus' helping, okay. I thought yer absence for awhile was maybe selling and having this one built, as the New Drumbeat.

Looks like a heck of a nice boat.

Standing by also.

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All I can say is "what a pissah beast" :thumbsup:

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W-I-C-K-E-D :scuba:

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New pics. :thumbsup:
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Hey Peter I been watching your project like you told me too.
But dam are going to retire Again on this job?
:mrgreen:

95 degrees almost sounds like a nice Beach day maybe Eva wants to go to the Beach :thumbsup:

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Anchor winch set up. Did you build that from an idea and just purchase the motor? It will be good to see the rollers in place to get the whole idea. What are the specs on the motor? This is really good to watch, keep the pics coming and THX!
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I like these........but in black.

LED's?

What brand?
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your transducer design is awesome, thu-hull with no hole in the boat.

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More pics. Sorry for the delay, we ended up with over 100 electrical/electronic circuits & ya cannot rush these things.
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Auto lock for when you drive on, which is always.
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The winch is there so you can recover after a tow in.
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Tuna door (minus the door).
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Amplifier - 30Amp
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The ladder is designed to fit into two tubes either side of the bowsprit. It will allow access from a beach or the trailer draw bar.
The pipes are rod holders.
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Downrigger wiring.
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Where the outriggers live when they are not "out". There are some 18 LED lights under the gunnels,
in electrical boxes & storage areas.
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Another shot of the outrigger storage. Port downrigger breaker visible also.
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Hinged tackle box storage. Fitted port & stbd.
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This pic shows how the tackle boxes drop in.
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Tackle box storage also has LED lighting.
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Bait board is also lit up for night work with a shielded LED so you do not lose all your night vision.
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Bait prep station with bait cooler under.
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Live bait tank.
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Rear of bait prep area with slots for knives/tools. Plastic inserts are still to be added to stop stuff bouncing out.
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Lit up.
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Compass, fan & flush fitted 12V power point. The big bolt holding the fan down allows it to be rotated.
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Compass looks good in red.
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It all works. Takes the pressure off when it turns on the first time.
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Combination insect screen/privacy door. All windows & hatches have screens which are attached by Velcro & roll up for storage.
There is also a full screen for the rear deck to keep the critters out.
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Port seat box with end flap extended. House battery, 240V hot water heater, inverter, charger & fridge/freezer all live in here.
Can also double as a bunk when extended.
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Seat box open showing exhaust fans. These little computer fans will change the air three times a minute.
There will be alot of heat generated in this box.
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This compartment is for anchor rope stowage when an anchor recovery ball is used. It keeps wet rope out of
the boat & drains overboard. The big pipe on the right is for the wiring, engine cables, etc.
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Stbd seat box showing huge cooler. You could live in that thing.
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Main wiring circuits. There was no room for any more. Well, perhaps a few more.
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Jeff's pride & joy. A vinyl wrap showing a big snapper about to devour a very nervous looking live bait.
Thhhaaaaaattts all folks. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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So, how long did it take. Jeff & I installed everything between us, carpet, paint, wrap & engine excepted. I know I did 300 hours & Jeff would certainly have done more as he sanded the boat down & acid washed it, applied the SharkHide, fitted all the pumps & plumbing, hit the 3/4" starboard with a router plus a heap more. Jeff spent nearly two years planning the boat before he took his ideas to the builder. He did a great job. :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: I doubt if anybody will ever build an alloy trailer boat like this again. You need time, vision, determination & a bunch of cash. Not too many people can push all those buttons.
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She's a beautiful Sheila she is :thumbsup: That is the largest 27 footer I have ever seen in terms of fitting all that Alloy goodness into her.

That wrap is artwork......... Hope your weather calms a bit to get some quality fish flopping on her decks.

Fair Dinkum mate :thumbsup:
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peterbo3, very nicely done fit out, sure are a lot of very nice design details in the metal work. The builder either owns or has access to extrusions that make for a nice strong build and very clean finish, they looked very nice along the counters and gunwales.

I'd like to mention to everyone at the Forum:

Notice the entire metal boat was white metal etched? That is what these boats should all look like when the fab is done before fit out otherwise the mill scale will host corrosion cells.

:deadhorse:

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