42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

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Goodness gracious. This is gonna be something that even I’d be comfortable running and fishing in :) :). Might not even need any scopace! Very, very nice Mark.
 
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DEFIANCE GUADALUPE 290 CORNIVOROUS
Many moons ago.....2008 to be exact, Gregg had just taken delivery of the boat and wanted to learn how to fish for TUNA. At the time, it wasn't Isabella....we called it TRIPLE V for the 3 Mercury Verados on the back. Arvin and I jumped on with him and got the decks absolutely BLOODY. I'll never forget having filet mignon and king crab legs and then running in at 40 knots with 1/2hr of daylight left. Here are a few from the memory books....

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ledbed6b

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Eli
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Many moons ago.....2008 to be exact, Gregg had just taken delivery of the boat and wanted to learn how to fish for TUNA. At the time, it wasn't Isabella....we called it TRIPLE V for the 3 Mercury Verados on the back. Arvin and I jumped on with him and got the decks absolutely BLOODY. I'll never forget having filet mignon and king crab legs and then running in at 40 knots with 1/2hr of daylight left. Here are a few from the memory books....

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Super cool photos, thanks for sharing!
 

MarkColeman

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Mark Coleman
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16' Guide, 20' Scout, 29’ Defiance’s Elite, Ultra, Express Style, 31' Luhrs, 42’ Pilothouse
Many moons ago.....2008 to be exact, Gregg had just taken delivery of the boat and wanted to learn how to fish for TUNA. At the time, it wasn't Isabella....we called it TRIPLE V for the 3 Mercury Verados on the back. Arvin and I jumped on with him and got the decks absolutely BLOODY. I'll never forget having filet mignon and king crab legs and then running in at 40 knots with 1/2hr of daylight left. Here are a few from the memory books....

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These archive photos are stupid cool
 

sharkster

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Robert Anderson
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17 Arima Sharkster
I remember passing the boat on I 5 on the way to westport. I was looking at it before passing for about 5 miles when my wife passed me a paper towel told me to wipe the drool off your face and said don't even think about it, it aint happening
 

MarkColeman

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16' Guide, 20' Scout, 29’ Defiance’s Elite, Ultra, Express Style, 31' Luhrs, 42’ Pilothouse
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Sky-Guy

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Ryley
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Cutwater 302
Coming right along!
Are you gonna bling it out with a lighting package as well? some blue LED strips under the roof blinds along each side, and courtesy lights around bow and on working deck would look pretty sick.
 
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Mark Coleman
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Coming right along!
Are you gonna bling it out with a lighting package as well? some blue LED strips under the roof blinds along each side, and courtesy lights around bow and on working deck would look pretty sick.
Negative. Lights don’t catch fish or make boat payments. They do, however, make for one more thing to fix when the day comes, and the day is always coming.
 

MarkColeman

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Rail update
 

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Goodness gracious. This is gonna be something that even I’d be comfortable running and fishing in :) :). Might not even need any scopace! Very, very nice Mark.
You have a CG ticket right?
 
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MarkColeman

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16' Guide, 20' Scout, 29’ Defiance’s Elite, Ultra, Express Style, 31' Luhrs, 42’ Pilothouse
Coming right along!
Are you gonna bling it out with a lighting package as well? some blue LED strips under the roof blinds along each side, and courtesy lights around bow and on working deck would look pretty sick.
Some of that would definitely be cool though. And in some cases useful. Over the years I’ve become less and less of an accessory light fan...marine or auto. As far as running in the dark, it’s a lights out situation. Only NAV lights. You must be able to see the NAV lights of other vessels. Accessory lighting eliminates that possibility.
 

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KimH

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Kim
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26' Duckworth..."Mayhem"
Well? Want to go for it?
Maybe....depending on my Alaska schedule this year but....I’m hanging my boots up to this gig at the end of the year. 40 or 41 years pounding around in the Bering is enough. I guess it’s called retirement. Next year will be wide open for sure.
 

MarkColeman

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Maybe....depending on my Alaska schedule this year but....I’m hanging my boots up to this gig at the end of the year. 40 or 41 years pounding around in the Bering is enough. I guess it’s called retirement. Next year will be wide open for sure.
Let’s talk
 

Sky-Guy

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@MarkColeman Agree on the visibility concerns. I do like side lighting though as it lets other boats see me better and doesnt affect my vision running the boat. Around the cabin and aft deck, red chart lighting is what I was thinking of... enough to see when you need to but not reduce a captains low or no light viz.

I was mainly referring to running a LED strip light under those roof curtains on port and starboard. Cost would be minimal and it would provide a curtain of light on each side and not affect your viz at helm. I have it on my boat and really like it.
 

Genie Aye

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Cap't Paul
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V-20 Wellcraft w/200HO E-TEC
A couple boats i supplied the lighting for..26 NR and the 35' F/V JET STREAM

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Progress update!!!
 

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PSULion

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Barry
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Hewes, Coldwater
Wow, that's looking nice! Your guests are going to appreciate that huge rain roof and all the creature comforts you've added. When is the expected delivery date?
 
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Wow, that's looking nice! Your guests are going to appreciate that huge rain roof and all the creature comforts you've added. When is the expected delivery date?
Well it was late April but this two week shut down is going to complicate that.
 

PSULion

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Barry
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Hewes, Coldwater
Yeah, I assume my builder is also going to be a bit later too. When put into context, it doesn't seem that important to me right now, though this affects your livelihood so I hope you get yours sooner than mine.