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Official - 2FF Holy Grail Hallett 270 Build Thread

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  1. Dkahnjob

    Dkahnjob Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have taken it to Catalina twice. It is a great lake boat, not that great on the ocean with the ground swells and chop. The Spectra was terrific, I miss it.
     
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  2. spectras only

    spectras only Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I guessed so. My friend has that 34 Hallett that was sold while ago at Eliminator, that's a great boat in the rough. I like your 27 but the 30 Hallett is my favourite as styling and rough water capability.
     
  3. Dkahnjob

    Dkahnjob Well-Known Member

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    The beauty of the small block boats that we have is they are really easy on fuel burn. Not so with twin big block boats.
     
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  4. Tamalewagon

    Tamalewagon Little Buddy

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    I see daylight in your garage Johnson. I think you can squeeze another Schiada in there.
     
  5. Rvrluvr

    Rvrluvr CLAMP ON RACING

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    Bullheadbully just put a trick set up in his daytona. Should check it out :cool:
     
  6. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    He is running new power with different EFI's.. These are old school so the trick is to try and get an adapter.. and if that doesn't work then, I'll call AEM and get a new EFI system for the motors and have Alexi put it on there and dial it in.

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  7. River Lynchmob

    River Lynchmob What can I do to u for u?

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    Unless it was done by Racey...but you better know whats since since he wired them in all white aircraft wire.
     
  8. River Lynchmob

    River Lynchmob What can I do to u for u?

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    Excuses, excuses.
     
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  9. OldSchoolBoats

    OldSchoolBoats Boatless

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    Sorry I had to pack for Havasu didn't have time to go crawling around in the boat.......

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  10. Rvrluvr

    Rvrluvr CLAMP ON RACING

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    Roger!! I was talking about the dash & gauges. I thought you were discussing a glass panel. I musta read it wrong. Sorry. Paul just put in a real nice set up on his dash.
     
  11. River Lynchmob

    River Lynchmob What can I do to u for u?

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    More excuses?

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  12. TexasJet

    TexasJet Well-Known Member

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    I'll be out this Spring, can't wait to see her in person.
     
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  13. ToMorrow44

    ToMorrow44 27 Advantage TCM 800efi

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    I know Racepak makes adapter harnesses for a ton of different ECMs including MEFI4. But I didn’t know what ECM the Scorpions use. With their harness, you just plug it into the ECM and it’ll display whatever the ECM monitors, pretty slick. AEM has a sick full color digital dash that they can interface with almost every ECM out there.
     
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  14. Havasu Surfer

    Havasu Surfer Well-Known Member

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    So can we expect it to read "Booty Shaker" on the transom too since they are mounted under the back seat
     
  15. HALLETT BOY

    HALLETT BOY Well-Known Member

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    Is Steve gonna buy it back ? Are you doing all these mods for him ? Lol !
     
  16. Moviemoney

    Moviemoney Well-Known Member

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    Dave , and everyone else in this thread , don’t take this the wrong way or assume ANYTHING, but I’m just curious only curious, why is this one called the “holy grail “? I’ve worked for powerboat mag in the 90s have raced offshore , and had some awesome boats , witch a few were pretty close to one-offs , and can’t figure why it’s being called the holly grail. Don’t get me wrong , she’s awesome and I’d be happy with her , and Hallett have always been on the top of my favorite west cost list . This one is super clean and the updates are pretty bad ass.
     
  17. rivrrts429

    rivrrts429 Arch Stanton...

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    It wasn’t supposed to be taken literally, just in fun.

    A prior forum member would spam his boats as the holy grail. RD’s Hallett was one of them and RD kept the phrase going. It’s one of those jokes that sticks amongst the forum.
     
  18. Moviemoney

    Moviemoney Well-Known Member

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    I kind of figured it was supposed to be a joke I really didn’t take it literally but I was just being inquisitive definitely wasn’t trying to offend anybody or make anybody think I was being Mr. precise, but thanks to clear up good to know
     
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  19. Ricks raft

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    Sure seems like it. My 94 210 and 2003 255 looked nothing like that and had extra wiring for big stereo, headsets, gps etc... Not as nice as today's dcb's but clean routed neatly and all tied up.
    My current Howard is kinda in between mine and Daves but gauges and such have been changed.
     
  20. Duck'ed_Up

    Duck'ed_Up Well-Known Member

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    1993 and all original. You can see some stuff that was added over the years. It’s all coming out this week for new gauges though.


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  21. Melloyellovector

    Melloyellovector Well-Known Member

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    Nice, I looked for pics of my 89 vector gauges before I had everything ripped out. It looked as clean or cleaner then this. Dave’s shit was a rat nest for sure not done by hallett just saying
     
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  22. Duck'ed_Up

    Duck'ed_Up Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine the vector being cleaner as the harness less complex. This is my second hallett both have been around the same age and they were both VERY well put together


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  23. 240Hallett

    240Hallett AKA Oldtoys

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    My '91 looks about like this.
     
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  24. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Coming soon to a Hallett near you!

    Counter tops are done and we are Danger close to finishing this up!

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  25. 240Hallett

    240Hallett AKA Oldtoys

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    Wiring 1991
     
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  26. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    I am kinda surprised out of this entire build you guys are stuck on the wiring.. lol
     
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  27. 240Hallett

    240Hallett AKA Oldtoys

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    Just giving you something to aspire to from that cluster fuck that you have:)
     
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    The Holy Grail of Wiring? ;)
     
  29. Cole Trickle

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    New cabinet looks awesome...beautiful craftsmanship
     
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  30. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Getting close! Before the lighting was only in the cuddy. Daniel built an edge and ran it all the way to the front of the boat so it continues the lighting to the bow.

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    The rebuilt the assembly where that old mirror was. They reversed the way it opens so now the TV mounts to it but you can still open the cabinet for storage.

    There is a small amplifier and the six and a half’s in the front are for the tv sound / gaming etc

    You can also see they wrapped that panel with vinyl to tie it all together.
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    New LED reading lights underneath.

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    Amp rack installed. I will get some better pics of this. The end caps are fiberglass and three dimensional. They also match the coubtour of the hull.


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    Ice chest is in.

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  31. Rattle Can Lou

    Rattle Can Lou Well-Known Member

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    Gun rack underneath...very utilitarian...for the trips through the Channel...
     
  32. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    I think those are actually for water skis.. lol
     
  33. 240Hallett

    240Hallett AKA Oldtoys

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    Are you leaving them in there?
     
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  34. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    I had not planned on it. I don’t think I have any reason to take them out?
     
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  35. MooreMoney

    MooreMoney Well-Known Member

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    You might have a couple more kids with all that going on down there.

     
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  36. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    With all the red it does have a French whore house kinda vibe.. :D.
     
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  37. MooreMoney

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    I dig it. I would put some sort of portable fan down there to keep it cool.

     
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  38. LargeOrangeFont

    LargeOrangeFont Steers With Throttle

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    RD will be naming the boat Moulin Rouge Too
     
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  39. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    It has a hatch, but I might put some fans in there as well


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  40. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    I was thinking of “Roxanne”. (You don’t have to turn the red light on)


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  41. RCDave

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  42. 28Eliminator

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    I'll bet you'll be surprised how it actually stays cooler in the cabin than you think.
     
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    I have two fans in my mid cabin, would definitely want some in a closed bow.
     
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    JB in so cal Well-Known Member

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    Get that batch mounted ac!
     
  45. Bobby V

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    Red lights. Gun free zone...:D
     
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  46. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Over at wired for sound and they are finishing the boat up. Some better pics of underneath.

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    Almost done! Installing the onboard charger for the batteries and doing some final touches.
     
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    Whatta difference, we’ll done.
     
  48. Lumpy

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    Bad ass Dave! Would love to do this to my 270. That butcher block is killer!


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    Shouldn't the zip ties be red to match the french bordelo? :eek:

    Great boat for the family!
     
  50. boatnam2

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    Looks awesome dave.
     

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