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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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Picked up boat this morning with the rumble of rockets coming from the Cape…couldn’t get a visual but the sound was unmistakable considering I grew up watching all the NASA missions.

She floats noticeably flatter and higher at the stern than other Pros I’ve seen with F70’s and all the bling.

Top speed was 37 mph due to engine rev limiter with substantial throttle left to go. That’s a good start, but I’ll be trying other props for better grip, and WOT performance.

I will also be installing Nema 2k for engine data to display on Simrad NSS9 Evo 3s mounted on a BalZout mount.

Undecided on casting platform vs stool vs platform with stool.

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How do you like running the yeti chair? Are you anchoring it down? Using anything on the feet to protect the gel coat? I was considering using a chair as well.
My original build had putting phenolic in the cockpit floor for tie down anchors to hold my Yeti Hondo folding chair. But after using multiple Yeti Trailhead chairs in my 24’ Pro Line without issue and no tie downs I deemed tie downs unnecesary. I like the Trailhead chair better for in the boat because it folds smaller, but the Hondo is a better chair for the campground or tailgate party because it’s a little firmer and has a better drink holder.

If I’m going to keep fish or scallops I’ll have to use a cooler for a third passenger seat because there isn’t enough room for both.

The feet on the Yeti Trailhead chair are no harder than the feet on an Engel or Yeti cooler.
 

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15” Shaft Tohatsu MFS60 on my new side console non-tunnel Pro with Baumann heavy cup prop is running great. It’s almost like having a jack plate, but without the weight or higher platform height. Runs scary skinny.

The TranSport CP50 cav plate I added eliminates prop spray and really quiets down the exhaust noise significantly. 👍👍

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