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I measured mine today mine is 13 inches from the trailing edge to the transom and I’m ok with that I don’t need this boat to go fast I just want it to crash through surf waves and not destroy my boat. If I want to go fast I will in my Cole.
 

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So is the thought that the further forward the prop is that it makes it easier to carry the bow?
 

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Ironically I didn't ask. I would think so though. The bow is long and heavy with the cuddy cabin and you can't trim them with a V drive.
 

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Are the pillow blocks different sizes to take into account the slight curve of the transom?

Aloha
 

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namba860

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That boat is looking sweet AF! A couple questions, I rarely see a 24 with the cav plates but I see a lot of smaller boats wth them. My 24 gets on plane in a couple seconds and never seems to have an attitude problem. What will the plates do for the boat in general? Also do the plates mean no swim step?
I’m putting them on more for looks then anything can’t have a Vdrive without cavitation plates.
 

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I totally agree with namba860! It's a looks thing for me.

My previous 24xs had Bennett Trim Tabs and being able to control the attitude was nice in chop. The plates probably aren't absolutely necessary for these big ol' boats but they look cool. ;)

Aloha
 

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Thinking about selling it. My shop has slowed way down after the holiday and my Wife still isn’t back to work. Really not happy about it but you gotta do what you gotta do.
 

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Project is looking great, hope things pick up for you brother! What intake did you go with, I am thinking of dumping the tunnel ram on my 20 and going with a singe plane high rise.
 

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What does your shop do? Maybe RD people can help with some marketing?
 

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Thinking about selling it. My shop has slowed way down after the holiday and my Wife still isn’t back to work. Really not happy about it but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Let me know if you put it up for sale. I currently have a Spectra 18 but have outgrown it. I'm looking for something bigger.
 

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I know how it feels to want to get it done, I’ve been working on my Spectra 20 since 2013. Life happens. But, if you have to throw a cover over it for a little while, so be it. I would keep it. Everything goes in cycles. Work will pick up again for sure. Keep the faith! @namba860
 

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Slowly loosing interest in this project. Would consider some kind of trade classic car custom boat off road toy RV what do you have?
 
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Wth? Im eating bfast at Bad Miguels and was gonna run by and check progress after.
 

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Thinking about selling it. My shop has slowed way down after the holiday and my Wife still isn’t back to work. Really not happy about it but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Called left a message & PM sent................ crickets ? 🦗
 

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Got a bunch done this weekend.
1. Bilge pump
2. Blower
3. Dip stick tube
4. Fuel system plumbed
5. Vdrive and trans oil cooler to plumbed
6. Control cables installed
7. Exhaust system installed
8. Battery trays and battery’s
9. Ran the electrical harness
10. Flame arrestor installed and fuel feed back hose installed
 

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I’m basically down to finishing the cavitation plates, wiring the dash and engine, installing the thermostat housing and plumb. Then I will send it to the glass shop to have the forward bulkhead going into the cabin repaired and some extra old holes filled in and gelled on the transom then off to the upholstery shop.
 
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