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Going really basic on this one with bare bones guide green side console Professional with Tohatsu MFS60 on galvanized trailer.
Although the folding backrest/step is extra $, and I’m having the fuel tank made a little smaller so it doesn’t extend into the hatch opening.
Also deleted carpet, live well tub and plumbing. But that’s it for a one page build sheet.

I’m going to miss the size and speed of my Marquesa on some days, but I’ll be able to go places the Marquesa couldn’t go.
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side console will have H2O pressure gauge, key switch, kill switch, nav light & bilge pump switches in the angled area on the front. Tach will go just above that leaving all the rest for me to add cup holder and BalZout mount for 12” Simrad later.



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molded non skid is just right for bare feet

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I’m putting my battery, fuse panel, and 12v/USB outlet in this center compartment instead of having a life well.

You can also see the transom material is different, and very hard for bolting engine, lifting eyes, power poles, and trim tabs through it.


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I also learned that the space under the false floor in the outside stern compartments is filled with flotation foam.
 

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HB sent a couple more pics today.
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Good call putting the heavy stuff in the center compartment. I wish mine was set up that way. Will help when running solo.
I’m hoping so…had a 2014 side console Waterman with livewell in the center that listed a little to starboard.
 

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How does the molded non-skid compare to Awlgrip? I assume the mold will last longer but does it ever need to redone and if so, can you still just apply Awlgrip then?

I think boat builders like having the non-skid in the mold because it eliminates variations, reduces labor and material costs, and shortens build time.

Longevity is inversely proportional to usage with either, but according to the guy that rebuilt my Pro Line gel coat lasts longer. He uses his experience with commercial fishing boats as evidence for that. And so that’s what I have on my Pro Line. Although it’s not nearly as uniform or “pretty” as the non-skid jobs I’ve seen Jonathan Glasser do with Awl Grip over gelcoat.
 
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