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    Default 30' Weldcraft Cuddy King Build!!

    Well I finally got the order in for the start of a 30' Weldcraft Cuddy. Pics to come and build should be finished around January and ready for power and electronics soon after with a ship date at the end of March!!

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    Congrats, your going to love it!
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    Can't wait to see the pics start rolling in.
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    An exciting time for sure! Hope you have as much fun as we did during our build...
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    Me too. Sounds like you had a great experience. I can't wait to tie up with Ya and bk. how do you like the 250 yami's? Which ones are they?

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    Pics of the build would be sweet!!
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    pics will be coming in soon grouse😉😄

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    pics to come soon

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    Here are some of the build specs:
    116" Cabin with passenger dinnette seating/with 33" bench behind drivers seat
    Head
    12v fridge and 2 burner diesel stove with pot holders
    folding dinnette seating into bed
    duel planning strakes
    self bailing deck
    large fish box with macerator pump out
    Transom door
    Stern rails with downrigger brackets
    welded swim platform kicker bracket
    locking V-birth doors
    Welded side rub rails
    Radar mount
    160 gal fuel tank
    Anchor Pulpit
    Dual battery system
    Yamaha twin mechanical with command link/fuel managment sys
    Rear helm stearing
    cabin floor light (LED package)
    Rear LED Rigid lights for deck
    Graphite Metallic half side, cabin,transom paint
    Upgraded Severe Duty Mariner Drivers seat
    12 V interior outlet package
    Wallas 30-D cabin heater
    Shore Power
    Rocket launchers
    Twin 250 Yamaha Engines
    Garmin 7612 xsv with GT21TM tansducer Main cabin
    Garmin Echo map 53 DV for the rear helm?? May consider using IPad with the wireless from main cabin instead
    Garmin 200 VHF radio

    Here is most of the options I have as of right now

    Oh ya just got a email as I am writing this!!!! Shipping just was booked and it will be in Whittier on April 6th!!!! Just in time

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    Can you increase the fuel capacity? 160 gallons seems a bit light. I have three 135 gallon tanks. I rarely fill the third tank, but it's nice to have it for those extended trips. I would also swap out the wallas cabin heater for an espar D4. The espar just flat out works everytime, while wallas units can be quite fickle. Sounds like a great build!
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    Mine are the V6 4.2L, lots of power and they purrrrrrrrrr. I definitely agree with Pete, get a larger fuel tank. You will kick yourself if you don't. For those times when you want to stay out or go exploring you'll be glad to have that extra fuel. With boats your size they are thirsty. Can't wait to see pics come in! Congrats again...
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    Thanks for the input and I will look into that, the boat I just sold has the Esbar and I love it.

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    Andy, I know you are pushing a bigger, wider boat that me and I am gonna run the 3.3L but what kind of fuel burn you seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepin r' wet View Post
    Andy, I know you are pushing a bigger, wider boat that me and I am gonna run the 3.3L but what kind of fuel burn you seeing?
    I run a pair of the 3.3L F250s and burn roughly 25 gph at 32 mph when loaded for a normal family weekend. With all three tanks full, gear for a week, five guys, it will jump up to 27 gph+/-. I am 14K fully loaded. I suspect that you will burn 18-20 gph at a 30+mph cruise.
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    Keepin r' wet - I'm curious why you're going with 3.3L 250's vs. the lighter, newer, more efficient 4.2L 250's?

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    I was told you have to go with the electronic controls which are a hefty price tag

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    I certainly agree with spoiled one and stanley... More fuel... I have 223 and feel that is the bare minimum. I may end up with a third tank like spoiled one for those times I want to stay out longer or go further. I'm lucky it's easy for me to add tanks, for most boats do it at the time of construction.

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    build is coming along quite well. Pics to come soon

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    The 4.2L yammies do require the digital controls. It is approx. $8K for each motor for just the controls, depending on which dealer you talk to. I got quotes ranging from $6.5-10K for just the control upgrade.

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    I'm in the more fuel the better camp as well... We have 360gal capacity and still carry extra fuel on big trips. Most of the year neither of our 2 tanks are full, but it's nice to have the option. Well worth hitting the builder up to see if there is any room to bump the tanks out to maximize cause once the floor is all welded down, you're most likely never to see that real estate ever again.
    Congrats on the build by the way


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