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I see something i have not seen on one of these yet, what are next to the tow hook? Lights?
 

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I see something i have not seen on one of these yet, what are next to the tow hook? Lights?
Yes, boarding lights. There weren’t many boxes we didn’t check on the options list.
 

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Yes, boarding lights. There weren’t many boxes we didn’t check on the options list.
I checked that one wondering what and where, now I know.

Did you better half help in the sea deck design or are letting them do what they do?
 

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I checked that one wondering what and where, now I know.

Did you better half help in the sea deck design or are letting them do what they do?
She has designed it. We went with simple for the floor though. Just a simple pin line around the outside and a couple logos.
 

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Lookin great, I think you're gonna beat me out the door. Going to be close!!
 

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Lookin great, I think you're gonna beat me out the door. Going to be close!!
You never know with these things. I won’t be sure until it’s actually sitting in my garage. I saw your pushing your ETA back a little too. At least it should be here for DS.
 

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Wow!

I can't wait to see the sea deck, are they doing that at Howard or are you taking to someone?
 

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I love the Howard 255. Hopefully we buy one some day. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Stopped by extreme to check the progress of our trailer. Also snagging Howard’s shop trailer which was here for something. Then we can use that trailer to water test our boat..
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The guys says paint tomorrow and delivered to Howard on Monday.
It’s crazy how much stuff they have going on here.
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also, I can see why this little Essex needed that 3rd axle.
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Maybe that Essex owner identifies as a Schiada owner.
Like I have come to expect from Extreme, the whole trailer wasn’t ready when I got here, so I’m sitting waiting. But the shop tour was pretty cool. They pump out a lot of stuff.
 

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When are you water testing? I don't know if you saw my thread but they water tested mine on Easter Sunday. So, 'technically" I beat you in the water? 🤣

Good luck on your test day.
 

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When are you water testing? I don't know if you saw my thread but they water tested mine on Easter Sunday. So, 'technically" I beat you in the water? 🤣

Good luck on your test day.
Haha, I did see that. I’m guessing tomorrow since today seems half gone and I still have to get to Howard. Apparently my motor also needs to go to Teague for my first warranty claim. They just need to put a new seal on a valve cover so it should be less than an hour. Teague is only a block away from Howard so hopefully the water test gets completed tomorrow. I was going to congratulate you on beating me to the water. I’m sure pictures just don’t do your boat and it’s paint any justice. I’ve never been so excited for desert storm as I am this year.
 

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When are you water testing? I don't know if you saw my thread but they water tested mine on Easter Sunday. So, 'technically" I beat you in the water? 🤣

Good luck on your test day.
I should have also noted, Happy birthday yesterday!
 

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Well I just got this from Gene, they roll one out and start the next!
I guess I may have to start my own thread and stop bugging you!
He wants gel colors asap, glad I got everyone's help on a scheme, no turning back now!

Hi Duane,
Your boat is currently scheduled to start production next month. What I need now are the colors as there is a gel coat shortage
 

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Did you get it wet?
I’d have posted the pics and video if we did. 🤣
We had a couple delays, pushing us back a little further. Couldn’t get it into Teague to get the motor issue fixed while we were there. Hopefully it gets done right away this morning.
 

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I’d have posted the pics and video if we did. 🤣
We had a couple delays, pushing us back a little further. Couldn’t get it into Teague to get the motor issue fixed while we were there. Hopefully it gets done right away this morning.
Good things come to those who wait, anticipation is what makes things great, you know what I mean!!
I wold have probably been so excited I would have forgot my phone to take pics anyway!!
Looking forward to seeing your trlr wheel selection too!
 

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Trailer is finally there, motor issue is taken care of, sea-dek is getting done Friday and numbers and name painted on after. Boat is scheduled for delivery on Wednesday before desert storm.
Our trailer is the black one on top.
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Nice!!
Do you test it with Howard or do they do that without you?
 

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Looking forward to the next round of photos from the splash party!

Enjoy this season I am jealous!
 

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Don't leave us hanging what's wrong with the trailer?
 

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Water testing this morning and delivered tomorrow, pending no issues with the water test. Everything else is done. I did get a pic from Gene of it sitting on the trailer with the yellow tape off it, but @Mikemo_SDS takes a better pic. 🤣 View attachment 994564
Fly your ass over there and jump in that thing!!!!!!!
Something about pics of it on the trailer, makes the whole scheme come to life.
Excited for ya!
After the newness wears off can I ask you about 150 questions??
 

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Fly your ass over there and jump in that thing!!!!!!!
Something about pics of it on the trailer, makes the whole scheme come to life.
Excited for ya!
After the newness wears off can I ask you about 150 questions??
For sure..
 

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We got a full rundown of the lake test and a bunch of trim setting info from Mike this morning while our boat is on the way here. He also had a few custom prop recommendations to try. This boat should turn like no other with this bottom. It feels like Christmas morning. I can’t wait to get it in the water and try it out.
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So very clean! I'm happy for you. Curious to see what the prop recommendations are for you.

Good luck with your maiden voyage! I'm still giddy from mine one week ago...
 

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So very clean! I'm happy for you. Curious to see what the prop recommendations are for you.

Good luck with your maiden voyage! I'm still giddy from mine one week ago...
It has a 28p bravo one on it now. I’m going to look for a 27 max 5 and a 28 labbed bravo.

This is only the second 255 vtx with a 565. The other boat has run on Lake Tahoe, but hasn’t done any much testing. There is another 255 with a custom motor over 700hp, but he also doesn’t push its limits. Apparently it got over 90 pretty quickly with a lot more to go and he wasn’t interested in finding out more. Who knows, it’s all here say. I’m looking forward to playing with it. Most all of our time will be spent at about 10mph pulling a foil.
 
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