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Old 03-10-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Well, "new" is a relative term. Got it in November and have been working on it all winter to get it ready. Had a 22' Seahawk for 6+ years - best boat I ever had, so stuck with NR. Still only has 2 hours on the big motor. It's a 25' Seahawk with all the goodies. Yamaha F250 and 9.9 high thrust, 110 gallon tank, all the fish boxes, Yamaha fuel management, Garmin 4212 with radar and just had the 4 inch hole cut in the bottom and new 1Kw transducer put in last week. Garmin 540 GPS as backup. 3/4 hard top - graphics by Brad Baker - what a great guy to work with! Here's the first batch of pics. Little hard to tell when it's not in direct sunlight, but the boat is a dark shade of orange.... (oh yeah, I'm a Beaver and proud of it )












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Wooot! How does she cut?
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Congratulations! Looks like a Killer. I definitely like the color scheme!
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Sweet, interesting idea for the bench seats, hadn't seen that one before.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:19 AM   #6
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Thats a sick paint job and nice graphics. I like the name on the side. Good God man....what's with the umpteen lead balls in the gunnel shelf?
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:19 AM   #7
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nice ride, i have the same seat setup on my rear boxes. it works great.nice paint job/what color is the top?
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Nice looking ride Joe,

Do you have a compass?
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Joe, very nice looking boat and I know you will enjoy it more than the 22footer.


One question, are you a Beaver basketball believer?
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:32 AM   #10
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Joe, very nice looking boat and I know you will enjoy it more than the 22footer.


One question, are you a Beaver basketball believer?
With the size of that deck maybe he should put up a hoop and take the team out to practice..er...fish!

BTW: Very nice boat!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:58 AM   #11
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Nice looking ride Joe,

Do you have a compass?
What is this compass thing you speak of? Sounds interesting. Do they come in orange?

Actually - you can see it in the pic of the bench seat - still in the gunnel in the package awaiting install. On my last boat it was installed too close to some electronics and never worked, so I'm going to move it around the dash a bit during springer season to find a spot for it where it won't be interfered with.

Puget plunker - the top is black, but it has zolatone in it so it has some white "flake" to the finish. My last one had straight car paint on the roof and it got dinged up a bit from idiots whacking it with sinkers and stuff while casting. The zolatone is more chip resistent.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:59 AM   #12
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With the size of that deck maybe he should put up a hoop and take the team out to practice..er...fish!

BTW: Very nice boat!!!

We have a basketball team? We're a baseball school.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:38 AM   #13
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Couple of questions for you. Do you know what the boat weighs less trailer? What type of material did they use on the transducer install to hold it in place? That's not a self bailing deck is it?
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Joe, as you well know, I'm in the market...on the 1-3 year plan. Thanks for letting me come over and drool on it a little last month.

That seat change sure livens up the interior!!

You will have to let me witness how it handles in a moderately sloppy ocean full of tuna.
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Couple of questions for you. Do you know what the boat weighs less trailer? What type of material did they use on the transducer install to hold it in place? That's not a self bailing deck is it?
No idea on the weight - haven't weighed it with the trailer yet. I pull it with a Dodge diesel, but have pulled it back and forth to Portland Marine Electronics with my little F-150 with the 4.7 V-8. feels like 5500 lbs on the trailer, probably 4000 lbs without.

Not a self bailing deck- need to get the offshore model for that and I do too much Columbia River/Multnomah Channel fishing to make an offshore model practical.

They use quick cure 5200 and ask you to let it set up for 5 days before using the boat. I haven't leak checked it yet. The transducer alone is almost $1000.
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Joe, as you well know, I'm in the market...on the 1-3 year plan. Thanks for letting me come over and drool on it a little last month.

That seat change sure livens up the interior!!

You will have to let me witness how it handles in a moderately sloppy ocean full of tuna.
Dave,

I'm guessing you are on the 3-5 year plan when you lose your job and marriage from fishing springers every morning and night since February.
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Sharp looking ride, color scheme would take some getting used to...will add to the nausea of some riders . If the economy is so bad, why are all these new boats showing up?
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Dave,

I'm guessing you are on the 3-5 year plan when you lose your job and marriage from fishing springers every morning and night since February.
I cannot deny the truth brutha!

And the season is still in its infancy.

When are you going to come and fish with me?
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #19
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Very nice ride, I love your Beaver drag bags.
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Super nice boat Joe - wrong color, but nice boat! I am sure it will kill many fish!
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I love the Beaver theme. GO BEAVS! Heck of a nice boat. Congrats.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:17 PM   #22
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Sweet mother of National Champions Joe! That thing is SICK!, I bet there's even enough room to hang my/your deer head in there!

WHen I hit powerball, I'm going to come gets some more measurements/details from you, until then...

If you ever need to fill it with Beavers, I'll wear my ORANGE proud!
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:42 PM   #23
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OMG that color makes me puke KT! Seriously...awesome looking ride. Sign me up for a "Blue" adventure, will ya bro?
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:20 PM   #24
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That is one nice looking ride way to go!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:29 PM   #25
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I had some requests for pics of the stainless 1Kw transducer. These stainless models are still very hard to find (bronze ones for glass boats are easier). Todd Carver at Portland Marine Electronics got mine for me and he has a waiting list. It's designed for a deep v hull as it's mounted at an angle, yet the beam shoots straight down. It sticks out about 1/4 inch and will slide on rollers or bunks without issue according to Airmar. Here's some pics, 2 from the outside and one from the inside. I'd have installed this myself, but just couldn't cut a 3 3/4 inch hole in the bottom of my own boat.






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Old 03-11-2008, 06:19 PM   #26
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Nice! I like the colors. That transducer is sweet.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:59 PM   #28
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I thouhgt Beavers could swim, fresh water mamale, and dont they eat trees, bark or some organic material. I must addmit, DANG nice boat, gives me faith in the black and orange. Their grads sure can put one heck of a boat together....

What is a Beaver going to do with all that Tuna?

Once again very clean boat, well put together.... :-)
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Now that is awesome! Like Twitch said if you ever want to fill it with Beavers And I even own a 21' NR already!
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That trasducer will probably mark butts in 800' = EVERYONE FOLLOW THE ORANGE BOAT!
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Looks good, like mine not your everyday colors. When your spending that much money a little more to get what you want is soon forgotten when you look at what
you ended up with .
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:40 PM   #32
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Todd and Guy from Portland Marine are the best in the business bar none.
I heard from others who installed their TR-1 Gold themselves and had a few issues. He installed mine and I have had zero issues, the best investment I have made because it's hard to steer a kicker with an offshore bracket.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:51 PM   #33
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I bet you like that pole barn it is stored in also. Sure makes workiing on these boats during the winter easier! It looks strangely like mine. The kill bags and such hanging on the walls! I just wonder if you still have to wear "hunter Orange" when hunting out of that boat!
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You can consider me a beaver green with envy!

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Joe, Beautiful ride. I guess that when you wait and put together all the best ideas that you come up with over the years of fishing, this is what you end up with!! Good job! Look forward to seeing you on the river..
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That really is a sweet boat. I too like the bench seats. Make mine silver and blue with fluorescent green accents.
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Awsome .. simply awsome! .. Definitely a boat to aspire to in a few years ..
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Nice ride!! I really like that transducer, too. I've thought about something similar for a while now. Where did you get the it? Wonder if I can put one in my SeaRunner and hook it up to my Lowrance 111c HD. Any idea how it will perform at cruising speed? Will it cavitate? I have the perfect place for it, an empty space in the bilge just begging for a 4" hole.

Or maybe I should just add a Furuno as the display.

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Nice ride!! I really like that transducer, too. I've thought about something similar for a while now. Where did you get the it? Wonder if I can put one in my SeaRunner and hook it up to my Lowrance 111c HD. Any idea how it will perform at cruising speed? Will it cavitate? I have the perfect place for it, an empty space in the bilge just begging for a 4" hole.

Or maybe I should just add a Furuno as the display.
I got mine at Portland Marine Electronics - and I was on a waiting list for a few months. I'm sure they make it with a Lowrance plug too. I had the boat out over the weekend and the transducer held bottom all day (in Multnomah channel - less than 30 feet deep) even at 46 mph. I didn't even notice it's there - didn't change the way the boat performed one bit.

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No idea on the weight - haven't weighed it with the trailer yet. I pull it with a Dodge diesel, but have pulled it back and forth to Portland Marine Electronics with my little F-150 with the 4.7 V-8. feels like 5500 lbs on the trailer, probably 4000 lbs without.
I'll bet its alot more than you think. My 20' Seahawk with F150 is 4800-4900 on the trailer.
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I'll bet its alot more than you think. My 20' Seahawk with F150 is 4800-4900 on the trailer.
Thanks for the info. I'd better get it on a scale pretty soon. I towed it about 40 miles today with the diesel and it's definitely 1000 lbs. or more heavier than the 22 footer.
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Thanks for the info. I'd better get it on a scale pretty soon. I towed it about 40 miles today with the diesel and it's definitely 1000 lbs. or more heavier than the 22 footer.
Hey Brother, no matter what it weighs she looked good going through Scappoose earlier today. "Looking good Winthorpe". Well done Traylor.
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Thanks for the info. I'd better get it on a scale pretty soon. I towed it about 40 miles today with the diesel and it's definitely 1000 lbs. or more heavier than the 22 footer.
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