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Old 05-03-2016, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TOASTY View Post
Smarty, stop playing. Come over my shop and look and my stuff…enough is enough with this business.
Christian,

I am just a tie kicker, not a real prospect. Has your boat been wet yet? Testing done? Let me know, let OSO know, time to show the world
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:22 PM
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I just took a new TUFF 28 to PPI interiors last week. I hope to have it back next month to start the rigging. I have already custom painted it. It will have a pair of 300xs outboards. It will be for sale when completed. I have a thread on the complete build on Scream and Fly. I can't post pics here. Here's the link.
http://www.screamandfly.com/showthre...8-build-thread

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Old 11-20-2016, 06:20 AM
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Wildman what's your opinion of this boats capacity on a ruff day in the intercostal or even out ocean side?
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:28 AM
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I have not been in one yet. This is the first one in the country. I must say that it looks like one of the best built boats I have seen. I have made some changes inside the transom area behind the rear seat to make it more usable and much more "dressed up" (flat storage area, bigger transom knees, etc) I know the rear deadrise is 22 degrees, but I'm not sure if the flat pad area will effect the ride or not. I'm sure the pad is the main reason for the boats high speeds. It's more of a high speed hot rod than an offshore pounder. I'm hoping for over 100 mph with the 300's. It ran 92 with 250's and those motors were mounted 2.5" below the pad. Mine will be on a "Porta" bracket that can lift the motors 12" so I can get them as high as needed. This boat will have the best of everything with no expense spared.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:09 AM
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Sounds like a good set up. I've been looking at these for a while. I suspected that speed is due in large part to width, weight, and the pad. They do look great. Nice design. Just wondering if your out in Biscayne bay down here and weather gets bad how will it handle or even a run in 1 to 2 or occasional 3ft. where do you plan to run it.
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:30 AM
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The 28 is a full 8ft wide and not really a light boat. Hull and full interior was 2840 when I weighed it. The bare hull with tank and rear hatch is probably about 2600 lbs. It will be for sale when I finish it. (I sell Liberator tunnel boats, Talon 22, and Checkmates now) (Liberator Boats of Florida) I will not run it in Saltwater before it's sold. I will run it in several big lakes where we get 3-4's occasionally.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:59 PM
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Finally got the TUFF 28 done. It will be for sale once I get it on the new trailer this week. I ran it last week at 98.3 mph on a 1.25 mile long lake. Since I can't post pics here, there are the finished pics here starting at post 153. http://www.screamandfly.com/showthre...8-build-thread
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:03 PM
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Finally got the TUFF 28 done. It will be for sale once I get it on the new trailer this week. I ran it last week at 98.3 mph on a 1.25 mile long lake. Since I can't post pics here, there are the finished pics here starting at post 153. http://www.screamandfly.com/showthre...-thread/page11
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:04 PM
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Finally got the TUFF 28 done. It will be for sale once I get it on the new trailer this week. I ran it last week at 98.3 mph on a 1.25 mile long lake. Since I can't post pics here, there are the finished pics here starting at post 153. http://www.screamandfly.com/showthre...8-build-thread
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:48 AM
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