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Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:32 pm
by CatfishHunter
I tossed the old 2 smoke on her and am currently trying to button everything up. She'll get wet sometime this week or weekend... I ordered my decals for my Fl registration numbers from a local friends company. hoping they get here quick as mr. green jeans has been in the area quite frequently...

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:34 pm
by Jeff
I look forward to her splash!!!! Jeff

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:48 pm
by Fuzz
I bet you can hardly wait to give her a try. It will be interesting to see how she runs with that motor.

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:39 am
by Aripeka Angler
Nice looking build! I like the anchoring system, that’s very cool!
I’ve seen a bare bones Billy boat run pretty good with a 40.
Does the temporary motor’s propeller have some cup?

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:55 am
by Eric1
Man! You've done a fine job on that boat. She sure is pretty! I hope you get her wet very soon and may she serve you well! :D :D :D

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:56 am
by CatfishHunter
Thanks guys, the anchoring system is a chassahowitzka special, it allows me to drop the front anchor without running behind my clients. it will work until i can afford a couple minkota talons. I have a pile of props to try out, so finding one that will work shouldn't be hard. i had the same motor on my 24 foot wood on frame skiff and it would plane it to about 23 mph. 8)

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:33 am
by piperdown
Sweet looking boat! Can't wait to see her splashed and your thoughts on how she runs! :D

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:01 pm
by Explorer 19TV
Awesome job, love the color scheme.

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:29 pm
by cape man
All the guys I fished with there had a similar anchor. :lol: :lol:

Re: XF 20 Build

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:21 pm
by CatfishHunter
I got the boat down to the river this morning for her first trip. It was foggy, cold, and the rain was just passing. The boat did great, the motor ran good but I could only get 15.5 knts out of the prop I had . it just wouldn't turn enough rpm's to really get going. I didn't try swapping any props out as it was just too nasty out. I couldn't be more happy with the build, it will be getting a larger motor in the very near future 8) . I also need to build some type of seat for the back deck when im running the tiller. my back is killing me lol. We had a great day on the water with my mom and my buddy. We got the boat slimed, and a few fish for diner...

Thanks everyone for all the help, and for sticking around for the build and all the awesome guys at BBC!

Capt Sean R.