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    Default My new Stabi-Craft 759

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    Here's a little more info on my 25 1/2 foot model 759 Stabi that you asked for.

    The pictures I'm sending now are from August when the boat first got here and he had the twin 150 horse Honda's installed. The boat and trailer look quite a bit different now. Notice how low on the trailer the boat sits. That is the way they ship them up to keep the center of gravity low. Now the bunks have been adjusted up to get the boat up off the trailer fenders and also the axles have been moved back to accommodate the weight of the 150 Honda's. Other changes that have been done are that it now has a radar arch mounted on the house all the way forward so I will have room for my 10 foot tender raft that will sit behind the radar arch. I bought a ten foot "Gary King Alaska Inflatables" raft. To power the raft I bought a 2 horse Honda. It also now has Scotty Down riggers mounted on both sides which are easily removed when not being used. Also there is now a 300 lb. light commercial model "Safe-T-Puller" shrimp pot puller (that is also easily removed) bought from Donalson Co. here in Anchorage. I didn't want the rod holder on the house on my 759 because of my raft. I have my VHF antenna and a satellite phone antenna both mounted up forward with an extension on my sat phone antenna for better reception and also to match up with the height of the VHF antenna to keep the lines looking nice. There is now an anchor and all related rigging installed. Inside I have doubled up on bilge pumps and switches. There is also a Wallace diesel/kerosene stove, refrigerator and marine head. I also had an extra fan installed to keep the windows fog free. For electronics I went with Ray Marine E Series, which includes a 12 inch display, GPS chart plotter, 48 mile radar, sonar or depth finder and a Ray Marine VHF. All of these items are integrated and visible on the 12 inch display at the same time except of course the VHF. I also had Travis install a mount that is custom made for my 9505 Iridium satellite phone, and of course run a wire to it from the antenna. And then I went with a full instrument panel including a fuel flow meter so I can find my most efficient cruising speed.

    As far as ride and fuel efficiency, I haven't ran mine yet but I have done extensive research. The ride should be better than most due to the pontoons that will give you a much more stable ride. This boat should inherently roll less that any other boats out there except for maybe the ACB Boats, which are actually a throw back from Stabi Craft. I feel Travis at Ron's Honda has been very knowledgeable and honest with me in the past and he insists that due to hull efficiency and Honda Outboard design I should get a 300 mile range out of my 100 gallon tank, which equates to 10 gallons per hour fuel burn at a cruising speed of approximately 30 miles an hour, or in another way 3 gallons per mile. Some on "The Alaskan Outdoor Forum" don't believe it will be that efficient, but time will tell. By the way at WOT (wide open throttle) this boat will due in access of 50 miles per hour.

    I'm just going to leave my boat in storage until May. (economic crisis is putting a squeeze on me right now) It is presently sitting at Ron's Honda in Soldotna. He may show the boat at the boat shows this winter and spring. I'll post info when I know for sure.

    Total cost, completely rigged and ready for launching....$129,000

    Maybe Kaisersosai will post some pics of his new 859 Stabi, and add to the info I've posted.
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    Here's a couple more pics of my 759 Stabi...
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    Default Very nice

    that is one sweet looking ride. You will have many many hours of fun and some fishes and shrimps will be sad you have it
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    Looks great!. How about some interior pictures? I look forward to seeing it on the water.
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    Very nice rig. Thanks for posting all the info and pics. Let us know when you are giving joy rides.

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    Default Nice pics John

    Here is mine. A Stabi 859SC 29' x 9'7". I am going to do a little modifying when I get it up here but she is sweet as she sits. All the screens are flush-mounted and I am installing Air-Ride seats. Just need Ben to make some alum boxes for me. The design is a little different but I think in a good way. The access hatch in the bow is huge and conceals an anchor-hold enough for probably 1000' of rode with enough "fall" for smooth operation. The wider beam makes the cabin feel very roomy.
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    Default Okay, I must have messed up with my last post...

    Anyways, it has twin E-tec 200's and I am considering replacing with twin 250 Suzuki 4 strokes. I am thinking that I may get better economy and higher top-end since the 250's would be running at lower RPM for the same speed. I do like the E-tec maintenance though. I would welcome any input from anyone that has done that here. I do have another boat to put the 200's on so it would not be an added cost since I was going to buy motors anyways. As far as numbers, I only drove the boat for an on-water test so real-world results are probably going to be different but top end is around 44mph and cruise is at 30mph at 1.75 to 2 mpg I think. Test was done on a river so the current made it difficult to gauge the actual numbers.
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    Nice looking boats! Look like you guys will both be having some fun out there this summer.
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    Those boats look amazing but man their site is lacking! They have almost 0 interior pics! The pics of the boats sure looks nice but you can't use em from the outside!

    That pilot house looks really promising but again no interior pics! Someone needs to get after it with a wide angle lens or something! Interior specs of the births and a cutaway image would be a neat trick as well!

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    Default Interior pics

    I will post some when mine arrives but is really set-up the same as others in that behind the helm, you have a cabinet with burner, heater and sink and the other side is a convertible dinette with a co-pilot seat. The larger beam does add interior volume but I do intend on some modifications that I think is more usable. One thing for sure is that the interior has a more "finished" feeling than most aluminum boats.

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    Default Stabicraft 859SC New Interior

    Just wanted to post pics of the new interior on my Stabi 859SC. Had it sold but the buyer ended up not transferring just yet to Alaska so I finished the first phase of the improvements. They include new interior, air-ride seats with compressor, custom fish cleaning table and beefed up shrimp gear. Turned out great.
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    There is a great deal on a 29' ACB that I really wish you would buy and trick out for us.


    Quote Originally Posted by kaisersosei View Post
    Just wanted to post pics of the new interior on my Stabi 859SC. Had it sold but the buyer ended up not transferring just yet to Alaska so I finished the first phase of the improvements. They include new interior, air-ride seats with compressor, custom fish cleaning table and beefed up shrimp gear. Turned out great.
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/IMG_0237.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...IMG_0236-1.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/IMG_0326.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/IMG_0328.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/IMG_0334.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/IMG_0335.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/IMG_0336.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...i/IMG_0339.jpg
    http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/t...tabivberth.jpg

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    Sorry elim, too busy playing. Check back in the winter after hunting season.

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    I prefer a forward leaning wind shield.I think that is why I prefer the ACB over the Stabi.But your Stabi is very sweet.

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    Glad to hear that I would be mad to hear all that expensive aluminum was just sitting around.


    Quote Originally Posted by kaisersosei View Post
    Sorry elim, too busy playing. Check back in the winter after hunting season.

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    Here's a recent picture of mine leaving Soldotna and headed for Seward.





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    I'll give you a call a little later this morning. (I'm an early riser)

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    Mark that is a sweet boat I seen it in Soldotna last week.

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