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Evo X New Build

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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
******Note
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 and ignition key
*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/gas shocks
*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 added forward step
*Casting platform 12” legs w/dual anchors 10mm Seadek


*TRAILER
Aluminum upgrade

*Electronics
9” NSS EVO lll w/ thru hull transducer
Nema pkg
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
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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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 👍😊
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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@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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What’s the purpose of the pop up cleat? I would consider another option personally. They do and will leak at some point. I have seen this way too many times. Some come with a bottom cup and drain tube. But where are you going to drain it in a skiff? Could be a issue down the road especially if installed over floatation foam. You also have to cut a fairly large hole into your deck/core to install it. A folding cleat or smaller hardware would be better long term IMHO if for a casting platform. Plus they are total rattle traps after some time.
I forgot to change that when I posted it. It’s on the build sheet as a fold down. Thank you for pointing that out. 👍
 

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Why can’t we? The guy I know that’s has it on his boat guides and is tremendously hard on his boats and fishes super skinny waters. Tyler is a solid dude, very high QC and I personally trust the product. Trust it way more than the atlas. I will report back after I have had it on my boat a while.

One thing we know for sure is that mocrojackers are a tire fire.
I emailed Tyler last night. I woke up to his very informative well written response. I’ll discuss this with EC when we go over the final build sheet. I have no problem trying something new.
 

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I appreciate the kind words and your opinions on JP’s. Everything you guys offer is carefully considered.
We’ll revisit this with pictures of the build once started.
I saw a shoal of Jacks feeding off my lanai this morning so I grabbed my 6 wt jumped in my boat and hammered 4.
What a great life 😎😎
 

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The Atlas 4” rated for 300hp is little over 46lbs. Bought one and weighed it personally, didn’t install, too heavy. Hydraulic is 70 including pump, also had one and also weighed it. Splitting hairs but that is the real numbers.

Of the Atlas micro plates I have seen, at least half were dog $&@$. Worrying about the motor falling off down the highway isn’t on my risk list.

I will take my chances on a young engineer with a new business.

I was making a suggestion to Vinny, that’s it. Had a long conversation with him about Chittums. Seems like a good dude. Hate for him to put that garbage on his boat. He can do what he likes.
“Young Engineer with a new business” I’ll support the entrepreneurial spirit 24/7! It’s what made America great!!!
 

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Am I wrong or is my shadow spooking Reds. While the boats a drift or held tight with a stikit, seems like when they catch movement via my shadow on a cast they move off. So I was just thinking a taller shadow would only make it more difficult or am I overthinking it like my wife says I do everything 🙄? She also recently diagnosed me with Disobediosis🤔
 

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Discussion Starter · #64 · (Edited)
My wife and I met with Adam for the final 🤔build sheet. An absolute gentleman is Adam as well everyone I’ve met at ECB. They have an outstanding staff and Kevin is the epitome of a leader. They truly do make one feel comfortable and welcomed with their opinions.
Great job Josh in getting me to where I am. Jay, your help was invaluable!!
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I’ll post pictures as I get them from Adam.
 
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