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Going to keep this thread going with 23 DECKS in production.
Will add more pics as we go through production on this thread only.
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Have two going right now, everyone is happy with the 6.2MAG HO Package.
The new open bow is a huge improvement for family seating.
 

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I love these damn boats. My wife and I are really talking about buying a new Nautique since I work for them, but even cost on the least expensive one is a LOT more than one of these. I may be calling you in the near future. Please keep putting up photos!
 

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Just out of morbid curiosity, what would one of these run $ wise with a 400 on it, hydraulic jackplate, and a decent stereo (2- 12's, maybe 6 6.5's)? Really just asking so,i have a goal $ wise since that is really what i would love to get for a family boat.

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Just out of morbid curiosity, what would one of these run $ wise with a 400 on it, hydraulic jackplate, and a decent stereo (2- 12's, maybe 6 6.5's)? Really just asking so,i have a goal $ wise since that is really what i would love to get for a family boat.

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The 350 Vrod pushed the 23 deck to 78mph so far. That boat priced out to around $75k with all the DTS / Vessel View stuff. Add a few more Ks for the 400R. It is the best performing 23 deck with the Vrod. Something about that motor package just clicked, i wish we could do more of them.
 

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Yes the standard package we do is the 6.2MAG HO 350hp, we havent done an 8.2 yet.
I have an LSA/ Bravo 1 slated for production which I am excited about.

The verado 350 is still the best power we have done.

I think the LSA/Bravo is going to be the hot ticket and completely bad ass.
 

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I think the LSA/Bravo is going to be the hot ticket and completely bad ass.
wasn't there always an issue where you couldn't have LS power with a bravo, hence all the jet applications being built? I remember that bumming me out and why that 570 Nordic had to have an imco, and the red one with the sc caddy motor was a jet. If you can get a bravo with it now and a warranty, that opens up tons of possibilities for good fun at a better price.
 

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wasn't there always an issue where you couldn't have LS power with a bravo, hence all the jet applications being built? I remember that bumming me out and why that 570 Nordic had to have an imco, and the red one with the sc caddy motor was a jet. If you can get a bravo with it now and a warranty, that opens up tons of possibilities for good fun at a better price.

I don't think the package is offered with a warranty. someone is probably throwing a jet LSA together with a Bravo 1. No reason it won't work and if you treat is ok it should last a little while. Probably need a built B1 or a XR with the TQ of the LSA to last.

lighter and similar power to a 565...should haul ass. 85-90 mph+???
 

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Marine power makes a bravo ready LSA. I know this from a commander customer asking me about hooking up a garmin to his power.

LSA - bravo xr - commander 28 Cat

If they can do it, we can.

Indmar who we use only makes bob tail jet motors and vdrive ski applications

LSA is a unique motor. High hp and the Torque output should be safe with a bravo 1 and 28 bravo prop

85mph range should be safe bet light load.

Hope that helps. Will keep you updated as we build it

The raptor 575sc would be a great bravo motor for a 28 deck. That motor makes torque
 

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Ok the blue boat is getting a 400R. Customer did a last minute audible and we are working on the transom now to configure for outboard jackplate.

The second boat, which is almost out of the mold is getting the LSA/ Bravo 1 / Dana billet control - We can review that one for sure. Should work good.
 

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Awesome on an LSA build. Excited to hear how this thing runs. Any chance of getting @RiverDave to do a write up?
I'd love to hear what the long term longevity is on the drive since sooo many were Poopooing it based on theories

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Final buff stage then onto rig shop.
I dont think the LSA will destroy the Bravo so quickly. We are not turning a huge prop.
We shall see, the Commander 28 cat had an LSA / XR combo but that was a much heavier boat.

Report to follow as we rig. Thanks guys. Enjoy your weekend
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LSA/ B1 boat into rigging (Blue/White gel) Gimball just arrived to rig prep for LSA
400R Verado boat into rigging.
Simrad Go7XSE with two fuel gauges will be dash. Jackplate is Atlas 8"
Back bilge we made a flat insert floor for his oversized Yeti Cooler.
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I want one of these sooo bad!! I'd love to see one rigged with twin 300r's. I know it would be a shit ton of work with the molded in swimstep but damn it would be badass!!

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I want one of these sooo bad!! I'd love to see one rigged with twin 300r's. I know it would be a shit ton of work with the molded in swimstep but damn it would be badass!!

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Its a deckboat dude, single 300R and a simrad dash would be the best set up. Only 22' bottom.

We have the 26 force, 29 cats and those are great T300R/400R boats. Have a 26 T300R quoted to build shortly once molds are repaired.
 

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i really cant wait to see how that LSA combo does, ive been trying to convince the other half a a new Twin LSA build would be a perfect upgrade
 

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Its a deckboat dude, single 300R and a simrad dash would be the best set up. Only 22' bottom.

We have the 26 force, 29 cats and those are great T300R/400R boats. Have a 26 T300R quoted to build shortly once molds are repaired.
Lol! I know. There's just something about a sub-25'er with twins that is so badass.

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When is the first 300R popping? Love coming back here to see the builds
 

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400R is on and plumbed.
Gator Step and we test props - 26FS bravo is first shot

LSA 23 Deck- prerigged and motor is en-route from Louisiana.

I want to do a 300R , next 2 on the books are stock 6.2MAG HO/ Bravo 1 Deals.

Thanks guys!
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Got the LSA / bravo 1 boat wet.
Pulls hard 40-70mph
I got 81 mph on a windy lake and ran out of room. Wasn’t really trying to push it.
85 mph estimate with better conditions. It will turn a 28 bravo prop at the river.

23 deck:
Verado outboard: best handling and storage and ease. Technology
6.2mag ho: best value by far, sound and simplicity.
LSA / bravo 1 package: most fun, scary fun.
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Congrats GT! Great looking set up. Slightly faster than the 350vrod. More expensive than a 300R? 400R?
 

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Congrats GT! Great looking set up. Slightly faster than the 350vrod. More expensive than a 300R? 400R?
Thanks bud. 400R is pricey due to all the MERC Steering mess.
300R we can do UFLEX steering and you are not not forced to do DTS

The 350 Vrod did 78mph and was quiet and happy.
The LSA did a violent rush to 70 and into 80. Like put you in seat with a smile.

400R should be scary fast fun on the top end.

Sorry rambling- LSA bravo 1 should be inline with the 300R pricing deal. We are finishing the BOM to make sure.
 
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