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Here is the review for my new WC Custom rig. A little lengthy but I think I covered it all.

20x50 WC Custom hull paired with new 40 horse Go Devil FNR motor (bone stock)
Base load (fishing season): 9 gallon fuel tank, Wetsounds Surge 10 sound bar (20 lbs.), Wetsounds AS-10" sub with amplifier (29 lbs), Minn Kota 54" 55 lb trolling motor with deep cycle marine battery all positioned in front of boat. Standard crank battery and Wetsounds Surge 6 soundbar (13 lbs.) in rear. I did my own rigging on fishfinder, light bar and stereo install.

Conditions / Terrain: Marsh; silt bottom cat-tail flats
Average Depth: 6"-4'
Wind gusts: 5-10 mph
Elevation: 4,551'
Performance - Keep in mind I'm losing around 15-20% for altitude, equates to around 3-5 hp (which BLOWS coming from sea level) so this will be a little skewed for most of ya'll.

Base load + myself (220 lbs); Depth: "ideal":
Top end 27 mph @~4300 rpms

Base load + myself (220 lbs) + 1 body (~200 lbs) + fishing gear + RTIC 65 cooler; Depth: "ideal"
Top end 25-26 mph @3950-4150 rpms

Overall this hull is a tank and carries the load well. The goal with the 20' hull was to see speeds and RPM's stay more consistent with the more I load it down. I knew I'd lose a couple mph on the top end with longer hull but load performance is what I wanted to see. Duck season will be the true test for this. Altitude being the other factor, there's a definite 2-4 hp loss at least up here but overall performance so far my expectation's met.

Drafting shallow shallow was a goal achieved. This hull drafts shallower than any other hull I've seen or ran. Combined with the mid range power from the 40 this combo will dig and get up on plane quick from a complete stop in around 6" of water/hard silt bottom, looked up and found myself running border line air boat territory. Really impressed with the hull draft.

Motor Review:
I dig the hell outta the Go Devil FNR frame, I see a lot of haters on the manual trim. The relocation of the drop lever is what made manual trim a definite preference for me. Once trim is set your set and the drop lever is easily accessible to drop the prop for quick bite whether it be for reverse or just getting out of tricky spots in FWD. The configuration with the controls on the new FNR frame is what ultimately had me sold. The UX flow of the motor overall IMO has everything else out there beat rn, feel confident saying I can do things with this motor that I wouldn't be able to do with a Pro Drive, GTR, or Mud Buddy.

Only downside or negative I'm seeing- with trim set just right, in the sweet spot for best speed, motor tends to want to fight the hell outta me, pulling strong to my left side. Getting weight distribution perfect helps but doesn't fix it completely. I'm also gonna take a second look to make sure motor is perfect center on transom, it may not be completely perfect rn but if its off at all its not by much.

Briggs 40 - Mid range power is no joke. This block is a definite 'step up' for Briggs IMO as far as a pure factory built stock block.

Builder review: Not here to give WC a bad rap at all. Overall couldnt be more pleased with this hull, structurally it beats anything else I coulda asked for. Purely constructive feedback- if I were to offer up anything that could be improved upon with builder I'd say better communication. With the final wrap of my build there were a few minor things that I think were either rushed and/or overlooked. I'll spare details but when you're paying this kind of high dollar for a rig its a huge disappoint finally getting your boat to find small things here or there that were overlooked, purely constructive criticism and really only narrows down to 2 or 3 small minor things, overall im pleased with my boat.


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Are you in law enforcement or something of that nature?

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Very nice boat and very good review bro. Hope you enjoy it for years to come. I found that the tiller torque with my GTR was horrible at the beginning but I don’t know if I just got used to it or if it eventually worked it’s way out

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Are you in law enforcement or something of that nature?


No I work in aviation. My job is only reason why I'm up here and not still in the south. Overall do like Utah a lot tho.

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Very nice boat and very good review bro. Hope you enjoy it for years to come. I found that the tiller torque with my GTR was horrible at the beginning but I don’t know if I just got used to it or if it eventually worked it’s way out


Thanks I'm proud of it. I plan on keeping this rig a long time and dragging it around with me wherever my job takes me. With the tiller torque it seems to wanna get better the more I run kinks outta new motor and jack with trim/weight. I think when I tapped my holes i managed to not get them thru at the perfect angle, may have it off center by like 1/8th of a inch or so. I'm gonna re-fool with that this weekend to see if it helps.

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Anthonyaarnold wrote:
brycecheramie wrote:
Are you in law enforcement or something of that nature?


No I work in aviation. My job is only reason why I'm up here and not still in the south. Overall do like Utah a lot tho.



I ask because only a cop or someone of that nature would need that amount of lights coming off of his truck! :lol: :lol:

Your Taco will have to go in the "How to display you're a badass" thread! :lol: :lol:



Overall, I like the boat though!


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Y’all would post my truck on that thread if y’all saw it lol small lift, big tires, and a big lab head sticker on the back lol

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brycecheramie wrote:
Anthonyaarnold wrote:
brycecheramie wrote:
Are you in law enforcement or something of that nature?


No I work in aviation. My job is only reason why I'm up here and not still in the south. Overall do like Utah a lot tho.



I ask because only a cop or someone of that nature would need that amount of lights coming off of his truck! :lol: :lol:

Your Taco will have to go in the "How to display you're a badass" thread! :lol: :lol:



Overall, I like the boat though!


Hahah yah no such thing as to many lights! The taco is also a tank lol


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Them tacos are like J B Weld, they never break lol

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Wchauvin wrote:
Them tacos are like J B Weld, they never break lol



I agree, but also disagree lol

I've seen 2 Broken Taco's lately.
But I went ahead and bought my tundra a few years ago.

No issues out of mines so far. But gas mileage is a SOB and makes me want to get rid of it.

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Giga, u need a fukin throat punch. if u want flotation, good for u, but don't ever, for 1 second of your miserable life, think u can tell me what to do.

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Taco’s way under powered and doesn’t tow worth a damn. For what it is tho it’s a durable little truck just wouldn’t recommend it for the real serious redneckin’ [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY]


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Yeah, my boy has a new tundra with a 6 inch lift that is just straight nasty. Tundras look great jacked up, but he also complains about the gas mileage a lot

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Wchauvin wrote:
Yeah, my boy has a new tundra with a 6 inch lift that is just straight nasty. Tundras look great jacked up, but he also complains about the gas mileage a lot



Mine aint lifted and stock tires.

All I have is a level, and I average about 13.5-14.5 mpg.
Get it above 65mph and im in the 12.5-13 mpg range.

Im a chevy guy, but really like the new fords.

but im not sure im confident enough in either of those to last as long as the Yota would.



Anyway, im done jackin up your review thread! lol

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Looks great man. Sucks I didn't get to see it in person.
Next time....

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Have you had more than 2 people in it yet I am looking at a go devil 20x60 with the 40 fnr and want to know if it will plane with 4 people.


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Yes it will.

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Absolutely it will

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you tried moving the motor over a inch or so to kill that tiller torque? might help, ask ur boat builder.


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you tried moving the motor over a inch or so to kill that tiller torque? might help, ask ur boat builder.


nice rig!!!


I played with it a little bit. When I tapped my bolts I didn’t get the angle perfect and torqued down on them which lifted the motor off center about a half inch. I pulled my bolts out and Re-centered and tiller torque got better right away. I still worry about tiller torque building this motor up later tho with more power


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Have you had more than 2 people in it yet I am looking at a go devil 20x60 with the 40 fnr and want to know if it will plane with 4 people.


I hadnt run it brim full quite yet but what I can tell you is this boat gets on plane faster and drafts skinnier than any mud boat I've ever been in, and I've been in just about every one you can think of at some point or another. I dunno if its got all to do with the extra length in the jump to 20' or if its a Pete Willet magic touch thing or what but im damn pleased with draft and how it jumps on plane.

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It sounds really nice man. I found my tiller torque got better over time once I got used to the rig. I also found that getting my props balanced helped a little too

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Good stuff ya’ll thanks I’m digging the boat.. one of these days I’ll be back in Tejas and I’ll def rip this beast out to Caddo or some of the other rides!

Last weekend I re-centered the motor and replaced the plastic throttle control with a lever control throttle. I’m gonna try and refrain from doing much else til warranty expires. It come with GD 11x12 3 blade. You’d think in stock form that’s the best play but Ill look into it when this one wears.

Another plus with new GD FNR is hex shaft so that opens up more prop options than ever before for GD’s


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I like that FNR a lot. That’s what I would have purchased if it would have had hydraulic trim

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How's the skeg on that GD? Can you bend the torque tab or add one?

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Will wrote:
How's the skeg on that GD? Can you bend the torque tab or add one?


It will bend to adjust for tiller torque.....

Load placement - like moving the gas can - proper placement of a second battery - etc...

Start with load adjustments before skeg adjustments - also trim up a bit at speed and
as a prop wears torque will change too.... Once load is set most will drive with two fingers....

I run two 6 gal tanks - burn the port (left) side first and keep a second battery on the right
side - move empty gas tank to middle when I switch over.... Fine tune with ice chest location
or location of where second passenger sits....

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Good stuff ya’ll thanks I’m digging the boat.. one of these days I’ll be back in Tejas and I’ll def rip this beast out to Caddo or some of the other rides!

Last weekend I re-centered the motor and replaced the plastic throttle control with a lever control throttle. I’m gonna try and refrain from doing much else til warranty expires. It come with GD 11x12 3 blade. You’d think in stock form that’s the best play but Ill look into it when this one wears.

Another plus with new GD FNR is hex shaft so that opens up more prop options than ever before for GD’s


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Anthonyaarnold wrote:
Good stuff ya’ll thanks I’m digging the boat.. one of these days I’ll be back in Tejas and I’ll def rip this beast out to Caddo or some of the other rides!

Last weekend I re-centered the motor and replaced the plastic throttle control with a lever control throttle. I’m gonna try and refrain from doing much else til warranty expires. It come with GD 11x12 3 blade. You’d think in stock form that’s the best play but Ill look into it when this one wears.

Another plus with new GD FNR is hex shaft so that opens up more prop options than ever before for GD’s


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I bought the BPS one just cuz it was easy to run in there and pick it up one afternoon after work. Did a quick look online and didn't find any other throttle levers out there other than the BPS one either. Started to call Delta but it was easy to get the BPS one.

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I’m thinking about switching to the bps one as well

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How's the skeg on that GD? Can you bend the torque tab or add one?



This is what GD told me to do also. I havent done it yet cuz I've been dicking with bowfish platform and just got lights and all up. GD says boat needs to be 'loaded level' to feel where skeg adjustments need to be made so I'm thinking I need to run it again without platform then bend skeg in right place.


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