XFS21 version of the XF20

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XFS21 version of the XF20

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Some new pics for those that may be interested.

http://gallery.bateau2.com/thumbnails.php?album=319



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Great work as always Gary. What changes have you made/planned that makes it an "..s21"?

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Thanks Fishingdan.

I changed the front to be a pointed bow instead of the garvey type front. The bottom is flat except for the first 3' or so which I curved up about 3". Did this to make the boat quieter when fishing the flats. When standing up front using the trolling motor all the chine area will be under water which stops the slapping noises made by small waves and ripples hitting the boat. I have been in a boat that has all chine area submerged and it was dead quiet when slow trolling even in wind chop and small waves.

By putting the point on the bow it extended the LOA by about 9".

I'll also be extending the rear seat all the way to the transom to serve as more casting deck.

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Post by jasonmcintosh »

Nics pics and nice work. I wonder how your bow will handle the waves as opposed to the Garvey style.

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I don't think it will that much different than my OD16 with the step chine.

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Post by Chalk »

I like it GPRATT....Looks kinda like a latiffe skiff.... :D ..Keep them pics coming

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Post by stickystuff »

You ol Dog. Took another idea I had up my sleeve. Looks great. Ought to be a very quiet stalker. Send me your Phone no. I lost the other one.

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Post by Boo »

Hey G , Looking good ! Very nice wood ! Interesting compartment's you have there !

Might have to make a road trip !!

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Steve

Come on down!

The back seat top will be extended all the way to the transom.

The front seat will be extended to the front casting deck over the area above the stringers. That is where I'm putting my fuel tank(between the stringers). So on each side of that extension there will be a seating area.

Will see how it all works out.

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Post by Boo »

G ,

Ur making some great progress with the new design I see ! You'll be catching red's and buckets of shrimp before you know !!

I'll try to give a call soon , as I'm on vacation this coming week to attend to our baby the " Intense 1 " .

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