My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

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My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

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Post by BCTony » Thu May 02, 2013 8:40 pm

Received some build in progress pictures of my new boat from North River. Boat is to have:-
Twin Yamaha F200 plus 9.9 Kicker
National Admiral air-ride seats x 2
No paint except inside cabin and non-slip finishes on deck and gunwales.
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Dash tacked-in - waiting for seats to arrive to see if there is place for binnacle and still allow seats to swivel
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Tie-downs for cooler
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Dive-door for boating the big'un!
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Looking to end of June for first trip - might be earlier!
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Can't wait!
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Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

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Post by goatram » Thu May 02, 2013 9:04 pm

Nice Tony! Keep them Coming
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Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

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Post by Hanapaa3 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:48 pm

Looking good Tony! I was down there last Friday looking at my 24' Seahawk build. Yours must be at the old plant. Mine was at the new facility.

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Post by BCTony » Fri May 03, 2013 12:42 am

Hanapaa3 wrote:Looking good Tony! I was down there last Friday looking at my 24' Seahawk build. Yours must be at the old plant. Mine was at the new facility.
I understand mine has been moved to the new facility. When are you going down again?

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Post by Hanapaa3 » Fri May 03, 2013 1:21 am

Not sure. I might try to make it down one more time before mine is delivered. Supposed to be completed around the 28th of May.

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Post by welder » Fri May 03, 2013 8:39 am

I only see pictures of one build, HANAPAA, we're waiting on ya son.

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Post by Chaps » Fri May 03, 2013 9:19 am

Did you talk 'em into welding the outside of the extrusion?
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Post by Napa Mike » Fri May 03, 2013 10:07 am

congrats Tony! and thanks for sharing your pics!

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Post by BCTony » Sat May 04, 2013 7:52 pm

Chaps wrote:Did you talk 'em into welding the outside of the extrusion?
I understand that this is standard on the NR Seahawk Offshore model.

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Post by BCTony » Wed May 22, 2013 8:34 pm

Received some more in-build pictures of my new boat. The observant will notice that the tie-downs (for cooler primarily) have been re-positioned from the first batch of build pictures. It was felt that the former position was inconveniently too close to the transom and North River have been very good in acknowledging my concerns in this regard and re-doing. I understand that the National Admiral air-ride suspension seats finally arrived with North River today and hopefully the next batch of photos will show these in fitted. I must admit that I am getting excited at the prospect of taking delivery of my new boat - hopefully towards the end of June. :clap:
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Post by jj225 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:14 pm

I asked a dealer about the same type of paint job and they said it can't be done.

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Post by Hanapaa3 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:15 pm

Looking good Tony!

I received some progress pictures today also. I think your boat is in the background of one of my pictures.

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Post by BCTony » Wed May 22, 2013 10:18 pm

jj225 wrote:I asked a dealer about the same type of paint job and they said it can't be done.

What can't be done? What boat are you contemplating buying?

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Post by BCTony » Wed May 22, 2013 10:20 pm

Hanapaa3 wrote:Looking good Tony!

I received some progress pictures today also. I think your boat is in the background of one of my pictures.

Post the pictures and let's see Hanapaar3

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Post by jj225 » Thu May 23, 2013 12:31 am

BCTony wrote:
jj225 wrote:I asked a dealer about the same type of paint job and they said it can't be done.

What can't be done? What boat are you contemplating buying?
Painting just the cabin inside and out. Or even just the inside. Not contemplating right now although I do like the
24' Cuddy which is not on the website. Be nice if they built a forward leaning windshield boat less than 24'

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Post by BCTony » Thu May 23, 2013 12:59 am

jj225 wrote:
BCTony wrote:
jj225 wrote:I asked a dealer about the same type of paint job and they said it can't be done.

What can't be done? What boat are you contemplating buying?
Painting just the cabin inside and out. Or even just the inside. Not contemplating right now although I do like the
24' Cuddy which is not on the website. Be nice if they built a forward leaning windshield boat less than 24'

You need to ask your dealer to speak to North River because it can be done, although they will try to talk you out of it because it requires a higher standard of care in the welding and not to scratch the panels. Paint can cover a lot of minor blemishes and sins.

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Post by Napa Mike » Fri May 24, 2013 2:12 am

Cool looking boat! Thanks for sharing your pics!

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Post by jj225 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:21 pm

Probably would be best to try another dealer but this one seemed sure they would not. Did say they'd not put on the vinyl
side stripes though. Another thing is I didn't want a Cheezee Loader trailer and they said no way to that as well and would not
make any exceptions. So I guess it's biz somewhere else along with different boat. Anyways, best of luck with the new boat.

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Post by BCTony » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:01 pm

Received so more build pictures today. Boat has now been delivered to the dealers and is now off to have its bottom painted and then back for engine fitting and final rigging. In about three weeks I should have it up here in BC for fitting of electronics and ...... fishing!
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Post by Sabs28 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:56 pm

Shiney :thumbsup:
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Post by Boatpoor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:49 pm

Right on Tony! Those pics just reinforce my desire to spec mine with no paint as well. I am very close to pulling the trigger on one of my own. Congrats

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Post by goatram » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:40 pm

Well wishes for a safe and successful delivery. :beer:
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Post by BCTony » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:12 am

goatram wrote:Well wishes for a safe and successful delivery. :beer:
It will be a lot easier now they are fixing the Skagit bridge on the I5!

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Post by JETTYWOLF » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:57 pm

whats the red cannister thing in the photo above?

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Post by BCTony » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:07 am

JETTYWOLF wrote:whats the red cannister thing in the photo above?
That is the air-tank and compressor unit for the air-ride seats. I have not seen the boat myself yet, only photos, but, I believe these to be fitted in underfloor space between the two seats. Ideally the air-tank would be mounted vertically and I may have to unbolt from time to time to drain. If this proves ineffective or otherwise a problem, then I shall have to move it somewhere it can be mounted vertically - perhaps behind the bulkhead.

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