Finally gave up the cash and ordered one of these gems from a lower 48 dealer. It's main purpose will be running up the Yukon for moose and chasing salmon. It will never be used in the salt. It was ordered with dual wipers and the 36 inch storage boxes (without seats), swim step, no feedback steering, 5 cleats, guide on's and slick bunks, transducer bracket, bow rails, tilt steering and 12 way locking swivel seats.
I decided to leave it topless for the time being as I plan on having Busters make the top exactly how we want it. He made one for me on a boat we owned previously and I was highly impressed. Silver Streak also made me seats in the past and I plan on using the boat for awhile first and then will have them make some for the rear boxes if we decide we need them.
It is scheduled to be built in August at which time I will either ship it up or haul it back myself. This time next year we will add the motor and at this point we are leaning towards the Yamaha 150 jet (4 stroke).
The concept I was trying to follow when putting this boat together was to keep it reasonably lightweight with enough power to carry 2 adults and gear for the Yukon trip or 3-4 adults for short day fishing trips. I decided long ago if we ever got into jet boating we would something fast enough to get us there yet light enough to travel over shallow water with good power. Lightweight helps again when we will have to pull it off a gravel bar ourselves!
Glen at Wooldridge was very helpful and informed me the XL Yamaha has the 5 inch spacer removed when the jet is installed. For running the Yukon I can reinstall the spacer and reattach the prop unit without having to remount the motor. (Thanks Eggy for allowing me to see the light)!
So if I hound you jet guys for a lot of information over the next year be patient
If anyone here has any suggestions on something we should add to the boat before it will be built I would appreciate input. I did think about having the dual headlights installed in the bow but am unsure at this point. Kinda thought it might be a better idea to have Silver Streak fabricate a "light bar" to hold a couple on top of the canvas.