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Josh from East Cape called, I’m up. Feel free to make suggestions/recommendations, I’d appreciate it.
Evo x build
Color
Hull/Console, sky blue
Deck/cap, Matterhorn
**Hull HMP Jack plate which is mounted as high as possible.

MOTOR
**DF60AV Suzuki mounted as high as possible to the JP
Raycor water/fuel separator
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I need the boat to run in the back with Negative winter tides in SW Florida
I’m putting a Cav Plate and 3x cupped Jack Foreman prop as per recommended. I need the boat to jump up with minimal if any transom squat.

*Priorities , shallow draft when solo polling and hole shot. Not concerned about top end.

CENTER CONSOLE upgrade flush mount 9” NSS EVO lll
*Hook puller, 1 cup holder, two USB receptacle
*2 grab rail, one on each side of console
*Switches in console top compartment W/BATTERY SWITCH
*FUSES UNDER CONSOLE WITH CRANKING BATTERY
*Three rod holders on starboard side of console.
*Wired for TM. 24v lithium forward hatch.
BOAT
*Piano hinge all hatches w/springs
*Remove all buckets except under seat
*Black ops
*Cushions, bolt on, white xtra thick pleated, black piping
*Back rest bolt on
*”V” Marine Push pole holders and caddy
*Forward offset to port folding cleat.
*Bait well insulated
*Micro power pole
*Poling Platform, Modern version with cup holder/10mm Seadek and led light, side steps topped w/Seadek
*Casting platform 12” legs w/dual anchors 10mm Seadek


*TRAILER
Aluminum upgrade

*Electronics
9” NSS EVO lll w/shoot through the hull transducer
Nema pkg
 

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I rode in my friend's new Evo X. He got the offset console. I liked it and no issues storing rods on that side. I'd do the F70, but that's me.
 

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Do a Nano Jack from @HullMarineProducts, atlas is junk and bobs is way too heavy.

Depending on where you plan to run, compression plate, heavy cupped prop and maybe low water pick up. Just depends on where and how you fish.
Permatrim or Trans CP-100 with a 3x cupped Foreman prop. Recommended from guys that run same/similar boat in Texas.
 

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Permatrim or Trans CP-100 with a 3x cupped Foreman prop. Recommended from guys that run same/similar boat in Texas.
Only wanted to comment on the SWFL use (I'm sure all the other stuff will be way cool): I'm not sure you need to do a bunch of special stuff to your motor just to run 3 or 4 times a years in super shallow ENP. I think this boat will run pretty darn shallow without all of the Texas accoutrements. Those guys spin up in mud and run many, many miles in 12" of water. I fished my HPXV in the Park in the dead of winter and it was fine. You should consider where you will fish the boat 90%. Just my opinion. Have fun with the process.
 

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Only wanted to comment on the SWFL use (I'm sure all the other stuff will be way cool): I'm not sure you need to do a bunch of special stuff to your motor just to run 3 or 4 times a years in super shallow ENP. I think this boat will run pretty darn shallow without all of the Texas accoutrements. Those guys spin up in mud and run many, many miles in 12" of water. I fished my HPXV in the Park in the dead of winter and it was fine. You should consider where you will fish the boat 90%. Just my opinion. Have fun with the process.
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Id bolt the F70 to stern ,less is more 👍compression plate and correct prop you will be happy, i know i would be i had the jack plate nothing but something else to toy with 👎and added weight!

Id have them tint the matterhorn a touch with the seafoam 😉 tom built me a composite solo and thats what we did turned out awesome, hull was straight seafoam, top cap a touch of seafoam to the white gelcoat ....just enough to know it had been done....just an idea to personalize it 👍😊

Its a awesome boat thanks for sharing 👍😊
 

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Id bolt the F70 to stern ,less is more 👍compression plate and correct prop you will be happy, i know i would be i had the jack plate nothing but something else to toy with 👎and added weight!

Id have them tint the matterhorn a touch with the seafoam 😉 tom built me a composite solo and thats what we did turned out awesome, hull was straight seafoam, top cap a touch of seafoam to the white gelcoat ....just enough to know it had been done....just an idea to personalize it 👍😊

Its a awesome boat thanks for sharing 👍😊
Thank you for that. I was thinking I could always add a JP if needed. Taking it off would offset the cost a bit of an F70.
 

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If you pondering a keel guard ....which I highly recommend... call Sarasota Line-X...don't waste your money on anything else.
I had them spray a keelguard on my Gulfshore20, they were my first stop after leaving Young Boats.
That Line-X keelguard is pretty much indestructible, after 6 years it still looked new. They also color match.
 

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Yes i hated the Bobs Jack on my panga was nothing but another thing to worry about ,it worked great dont get me wrong just added weight and another thing to think about other that catching fish ill never have another.....
 

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^^^^^ thats great advice, but if you have the motor set correctly you only need to trim up ! Shut her down pole if that shallow 👍

I had Bobs Jack plate which is best IMHO Worked flawless, but it was another thing to toy with and around 30 pounds i believe added to stern....i will always bolt motor to stern no jackplate ect...and enjoy my craft👍😊
 

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@Vinny L that thing will be styling, can't wait to see it. Did you escape from Yankee land yet. I like Bob's JP but it's your boat so go with what you want even green and black if you want
 

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I've posted this before. The Bob's Mini Jac I have
Plate itself 30 pounds
Pump 12 pounds

The Hull Marine plate looks great and comes in around 33 pound according to him.

Most skiffs are never going to notice the difference of 9 pounds, especially when it is not on the transom.

If I wanted a self contained unit , I'd look at Hull Marine, if I didn't want a self contained unit, then Bob's.
 
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@Vinny L that thing will be styling, can't wait to see it. Did you escape from Yankee land yet. I like Bob's JP but it's your boat so go with what you want even green and black if you want
Spent 62 years in NY. My wife and I left as soon as we could. Been here full time since February1, loving every minute of it! I wish I were born here, wouldn’t have missed out on soo much freedom.
NY is run by Evil Tyrants.
 

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I've posted this before. The Bob's Mini Jac I have
Plate itself 30 pounds
Pump 12 pounds

The Hull Marine plate looks great and comes in around 33 pound according to him.

Most skiffs are never going to notice the difference of 9 pounds, especially when it is not on the transom.

If I wanted a self contained unit , I'd look at Hull Marine, if I didn't want a self contained unit, then Bob's.
Thank you!! That’s exactly the type of information I was looking for.
 
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