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Started this unit last weekend,met with the family while spraying the deck to kick around some designs for the bottom graphic...but forgot to take any pics.:(
The deck is straight forward typical Hallett and customers opted for no graphic on deck top.

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The bottom is clean,simple and should be timeless.
Spit gray base.
 

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Platinum pinstripes
A charcoal fade on the stripe and a silver dart.
Cap fade is a 50/50 burgandy to red fade. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
 

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What junkie said:)

Saw that sheet of notes to the lam/wood crew.
What power are you running in this beast?
Running a Mercury racing 600sci. Will have the ITS attachment to a Mercury racing bravo surface drive. Boat should run close to 90mph
 

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Running a Mercury racing 600sci. Will have the ITS attachment to a Mercury racing bravo surface drive. Boat should run close to 90mph
Does anyone have a similar set up?
 

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I'm waiting to see what this one looks like when it comes out of the mold!!
 

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Here's how it looks today. image.jpg


They're cutting that bulkhead to fit along with the rest.Then the deck and hull are joined in the mold along with the bulkheads.
The boat comes out of the mold solid and fits perfect every time.
 

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This is out of the mold,no buffing yet.
Better the shine of the mold the better the shine of the part that comes from it. image.jpg
 

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Larry, do you know when the boat will be moved to the showroom building? Wanted to know when we can come see it.
 

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Larry, do you know when the boat will be moved to the showroom building? Wanted to know when we can come see it.
Not sure Rex.
Has yet to be buffed.
Call Jerry,I'm sure he can take you over to see it anytime you like.
 

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Hey Gelcoater ! Thanks for posting these pictures of boats being built , I still am baffled how a boat is built from the mold out .
I certainly wouldn't be offended if you did a small tutorial from the beginning of the build ...
 

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Boat looks badass. :thumbsup Can't wait to see it finished.
 

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Right on Rex:thumbsup

Can't wait to hear how it runs!
 

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Thank you sir! Couldn't have asked for a better gel coat job!
Taking a test run next Wednesday with Jerry.:D
 

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That's going to be a very nice boat rchelm! Looking forward to seeing the final pics.. I'm not sure I have ever seen a closed bow 255? I'm pretty sure that has the same bottom as the 240 as well? I'm interested to know how hard it actually runs with that 600.

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That's going to be a very nice boat rchelm! Looking forward to seeing the final pics.. I'm not sure I have ever seen a closed bow 255? I'm pretty sure that has the same bottom as the 240 as well? I'm interested to know how hard it actually runs with that 600.

RD
Thanks!
And yes, I believe the 255 bottom is a copy of the old 240 bottom. Jerry said it should run in the 85-90 mph range depending on prop.
 

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Very cool boat congrats!!

Love the power package in the 255

Are you going to add external steering? (I can't tell if the drive has it integrated)
 

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Bad ass Hallett boat. Love seeing a 255 with big power. Hope to see pics when on the water and test numbers..congrats
 

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This Hallett turned out really nice!! Congratulations!

(What's the status on the Apache in the background? Saw it with motors and looked like it was coming along.)
 

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Awesome looking boat!! Closed bow, nice power, love it!!
 

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This Hallett turned out really nice!! Congratulations!

(What's the status on the Apache in the background? Saw it with motors and looked like it was coming along.)
Thank you sir! I believe they are just doing some gel coat work on that one, I was talking to Jerry about it earlier.
 

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Boat looks great...love how clean the transom is. The integrated steering makes it so much cleaner than the after marker hydraulic steering! Enjoy!!!
 

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any more on this badd mo fo???

sweet boat:thumbup:
 

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any more on this badd mo fo???

sweet boat:thumbup:
I thought they were going to do a test and post it? I'm curious how it ran with all the adjustments they had to make to fit the engine. Does anyone know how it ran? 90 I'm guessing.
 

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Also interested in knowing if the ski boom is set up to be removed easily?
 

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I thought they were going to do a test and post it? I'm curious how it ran with all the adjustments they had to make to fit the engine. Does anyone know how it ran? 90 I'm guessing.
In the picture you can see the black hole in the middle to adjust to the size of the supercharger, they made it fit in a very clean way.

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Boat ran great! Have had it in arrowhead all summer. With the 24 prop we hit 80 on the nose, with the 28 prop we exceeded 90mph. And no, the ski boom is locked in place.
Right on! Thank you for replying!
 

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Updates?
What kind of numbers are you seeing?
What prop you running?
Boat is still running strong!! Still running the bravo prop, it suits our needs best. Its a good mix of low end, top end, and out of the hole for skiing.Taking the boat out to mead this weekend for some ski race training. We will definitely have more space to top it out!!
 
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