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    YES!!! It's finally begun. Our new boat is being built.

    27' Pilothouse with Head
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    Twin Suzuki 175's
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    No paint except for the inside
    Many more options as we go, but I'm doing a lot of the little things like sink stove and heater myself. Can't wait to go down and check things out as it comes together.
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    BKmail, it's gonna be 27' 1". Just so it's bigger than yours....... LOL
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    Thats going to be one hell of a nice boat Rob congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    BKmail, it's gonna be 27' 1". Just so it's bigger than yours....... LOL
    Ba-ha-ha, Good one!
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    The worst part of buying anything is waiting for it to arrive. I look forward to seeing more build pics

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    Rob did the factory have any performance bulletins for the twin DF175's on this hull? I would be interested in seeing how it compares to my NR with the same OB's.
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    No kidding, it's been killing me having wait for the initial pictures since the day we ordered it back in August. I knew it wasn't going to be started until now, but still sucked.....

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    Nope nothing at all from what I heard. They have several tests with 150's and 200's and the numbers are pretty nice.. I'm really hoping to really beat those numbers. Guess we will have to plan a weekend and run together to see for ourselves.

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    Rob did the factory have any performance bulletins for the twin DF175's on this hull? I would be interested in seeing how it compares to my NR with the same OB's.
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    Very cool, Rob! What are you planning to do for a stove? I assume you will be going with a planar heater? How much fuel will she hold? Care to share the other options now or are ya waiting for the build to progress? I look forward to seeing her out on the water.
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    I already have a spare bedroom full of goodies to install when when It gets built. I'm going with 2 burner propane stove. I picked out a bigger sink for the countertop as well. garmin 200 VHF with a digital 529 antenna. Fusion stereo system. Picked up a Lewmar 700 profish already too. Just have to order my 8 plaite from Florida and have it shipped to Wooldridge and save some shipping. Lots of LED's USB ports and other little gadgets too.
    She will hold 150 gallons of fuel and has a 5 gallon diesel tank for the Planar BKmail is going to install.


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    Pot puller?

    Aft steering station?

    Toilet?

    Do tell . . .

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    I'm still debating where I'm going to mount the Electradyne puller. Probably where an aft steering station would be because I'm not having one. Yep I extended the cabin to accommodate a head. Was going to pass on that but the wife chose otherwise.
    I'm also going with the no outside paint option too. Full sharkhide exterior and grey paint and carpet inside.


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    Good calls, all. We have a canopy (just a top, no sides) over the back - it is nice to have rain or shine, particularly since we cook and often eat on the back deck.

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    Rob have you looked at 3D forward vision for your be a great option for your new electronics

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    http://sites.garmin.com/en-US/panoptix/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Nope nothing at all from what I heard. They have several tests with 150's and 200's and the numbers are pretty nice.. I'm really hoping to really beat those numbers. Guess we will have to plan a weekend and run together to see for ourselves.
    What is the max HP on your hull? With the twins, I'm right at the max for my NR hull.
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    I'm not sure actually but I'm guessing the twin 175's are pretty close.

    Thanks for the info on the 3D forward Vision. I'll check it out


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    YES!!! It's finally begun. Our new boat is being built.

    27' Pilothouse with Head
    Self Bailing Deck
    Twin Suzuki 175's
    Garmin 7612 with Radar
    No paint except for the inside
    Many more options as we go, but I'm doing a lot of the little things like sink stove and heater myself. Can't wait to go down and check things out as it comes together.
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    you'll need an adapter for the Kokopelli trailer to make the electric over hydraulic brakes work. Ask Bruce about 'em if you haven't already.

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    OK. I haven't heard of that before. I'll ask though. I drive a Dodge, but ya never know what's down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    OK. I haven't heard of that before. I'll ask though. I drive a Dodge, but ya never know what's down the road.
    I have a GMC and a buddy has a Chevy and we discovered that when the trailer was plugged into the truck we had lights and you could hear the hydraulic pump wind up but the display in the truck did not show "Trailer connected" and when you manually engaged the trailer brakes from the brake controller switch there was nothing. Seems like the brake controller that GMC and Chevy uses doesn't recognize the trailer. Internet/youtube search shows other trailers with this problem and guys put a light in between the trailer and truck to "reduce" the voltage ever so slightly and then like magic the brake controller recognizes the trailer is connected. Dodges seem to work for some reason. I'm also not sure what years GMC or Chevy are affected. Mine is a 2012 and best I can tell GMC/Chevy went to a new brake controller in 2011? There is nothing on the internet about this that is specific to Kokopelli, nothing on their website. The "adapter" that I got in the mail had "Ford, Chevy, GMC" written on it so that's why I mentioned the three brands. I personally am only familiar with the problems that 2012 GMC and Chevy trucks seem to have. I think the adapter is nothing more than some type of fancy resistor, but I'm no electrician.

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