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Post Custom boat for an outboard
I am looking for suggestions as to who builds a good custom boat with large front deck with storage and rod box for an outboard at an affordable price. I am looking to have someone build something no larger than an 18 x 54 for a tiller. Possibly a tunnel but seems like someone really needs to know how to build one in order for it to perform correctly. Any info would be appreciated.


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Capt. jj.. hes built a few tunnelhulls. Or dfou


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Eric Romero(custom aluminium boats) in Lydia La. Has experience with tunnels.


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I just tested a nice 1854 with 24" sides Prodigy with a 70 yamaha on it this very morning. It was a sweet setup. Kinda made me miss outboards.
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I just tested a nice 1854 with 24" sides Prodigy with a 70 yamaha on it this very morning. It was a sweet setup. Kinda made me miss outboards.
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How fast did it run

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It ran a solid 38 this morning. The rpms were low though so it needs to try some different props to get it dialed in right. It was fun though after running mud motors for so long.


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38 w 2 guys, 2 coolers, 2 large optimas, trolling motor, 20 gallons of fuel..........

turning 5600 rpms.........need to drop to a 15 pitch power tech to get the rpms up more...........

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5600 sounds right with that load. Empty you should be close to 6000.


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Gonna c what the 15 does........these F70's are really sweet...............

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How much does the F70 cost with binnacle and set up for steering ?

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Have you ran a 90 hp on one yet
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Is that shep's boat?

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It is.. Got another one also but w 21" sides out there and building 2 more now.


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That was the one outside in the lot today I guess...(sheps)

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Yes sir


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Prodigy- is that a tunnel hull?

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Thirdtimesacharm does tunnels

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Call Robert at extreme metal fabrication

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That one doesn't have a tunnel but we can do.


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Haven't run a 90.. The f70 is so much lighter and is a sweet engine that doesn't burn much fuel..... 90 would prob get into low to mid 40"s I'd think..


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I just bought a Yamaha F70 and I am Highly Impressed with the Fuel Economy but I only have 6 Hrs on it. Does the Fuel usage get better after 10 Hrs?


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Shouldn't change a lot.. What boat u have it on w what prop? Rpms?




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18X42 Southfork Vented Tunnel Hull with Hydraulic Jackplate. I ran a 15 P Powertech Semicleaver and was hitting the Rev Limiter @ 6300. I just ordered a 13x17 P True Yamaha Semicleaver. That should keep me off the Rev Limiter and give me more Speed.


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Bump for an oldie. I was just doing some homework on re-powering with an outboard and this is about the best thread I've found so far.

Anybody have anything to add with an 1854 sized boat and a 70ish HP outboard?

Can anybody tell me if the boat (square chine) will slide less or more with the outboard than with the mm?

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Bump for an oldie. I was just doing some homework on re-powering with an outboard and this is about the best thread I've found so far.

Anybody have anything to add with an 1854 sized boat and a 70ish HP outboard?

Can anybody tell me if the boat (square chine) will slide less or more with the outboard than with the mm?

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In my experience yes you can get the outboard to slide / skate. However I have way more control over it than the mud motor. I still have to let off the throttle. Outboard has more torque to me so it's not as noticeable or more quickly corrected I should say. Dunno if that helps you at all just my $0.02.

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That is helpful. I was planning to go run it a while and then possibly have some runners added to the bottom if it was skating bad. I’m hesitant to do that though just because there aren’t any builders near me.

Prowler is probably my closest option.


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