pacific assassin build

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    Wise choice. Looks like a winner!!
    Good to let the pros do the welding.
    Looks like a rugged Commercial beauty!
     
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    Oh, my buddy uses that kill bag rack from Ugly Bayliner(does he actually still own an ugly Bayliner??).
    Yes, he certainly does. He even repowered it recently. Still ugly. LOL
     
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    went up and pick her up today, 30 mpg on the way up to Marysville and 13.5 on the way back lol. The little ecodiesel handled it with no issues and plenty of power. Now my work begins. IMG_0402.jpgIMG_0406.jpg
     
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    This is not mine, its on a 23 WA.

    Pacific make this20211209_081442-1.jpg20211209_081515-1.jpg davit and it starts with the 2" schedule 80 and is then sleeved with two other pipes!!! It has UHMW bearings top and bottom. They say it is good to 500#. I told them I did not need that heavy duty of a set up lol. Sorry for the crappy pics, my camera screen is shattered.
     
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    and the interior, shockwave S5 with Pacifics stock seats and sliders. The stock WA7 cabin has a bench across the back of the cabin and no back door. I changed it to a 8' cabin with benches down each side and a door opening. Three batteries under the dash with a spot ready for a second house battery if needed. Also going to have the pump for the auto pilot down there also. It is 6ft from the door to the plate under the dash. I will get a foam pad and sleep in between the seats.20211209_182844-1.jpg20211209_182844-1.jpg20211209_182910-1.jpg20211209_182952-1.jpg

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    all screws, rivets and nuts and bolts are giving a coating of tef gel. In between most items bolted to the boat, whether aluminum or stainless is a coating also. All to combat corrosion and make it easier to come apart down the road. Gotta love that.20211210_210517-1.jpg
     
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    This makes me smile, heat shrinked, labeled, neatly layed out and room for future growth. NMEA 2000 backbone, autopilot controller ect. I hate working on a rats nest of wires with automotive style wire and connectors. The East coast boat builders figured this out long before the tin can builders have out west lol.
    The panels are mounted on stand offs so you do not screw into the aluminum behind it when bolting items down.

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    TonyG

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    and the interior, shockwave S5 with Pacifics stock seats and sliders. The stock WA7 cabin has a bench across the back of the cabin and no back door. I changed it to a 8' cabin with benches down each side and a door opening. Three batteries under the dash with a spot ready for a second house battery if needed. Also going to have the pump for the auto pilot down there also. It is 6ft from the door to the plate under the dash. I will get a foam pad and sleep in between the seats.View attachment 1340010View attachment 1340010View attachment 1340011View attachment 1340012

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    You are going to love those shockwave seats. Best upgrade I've done to my boat in the last couple years. Wish I would have had them since day 1 in my boat.
    Very nice boat.
    -t
     
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    They are now coming out with a new version of the S5 seats. Made out of a different grade of aluminum (more corrosion resistant) and 4 point mounting. Of course not in time for me lol.

    Thanks I am smitten with it lol.
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    I have been thinking of getting/building another boat since I sold my Contender 27 open several years ago. My contender was 30' OAL and my NR seahawk was 26 OAL so I was really looking for something right in the middle. With building a new house and shop pretty much done it seemed time. New boat has some definite parameters that I wanted. I pretty much wanted a commercial style boat, no extra fluff, easy clean up/maintenance and just give her a rinse at the end of the day. Had to have a flat floor walk around pilot house, keep 4 plus out of the weather, hold around 200 gallons of fuel so I can fish tuna for 2 days and not have to deal with the fuel dock and there short hours, big back deck for fishing/crabbing/shrimping room, walk through side door or transom to ease access as I get older. Side and back doors on cabin to be able to lock gear up inside and keep honest people honest. On aluminum boats (prefered) no paint except nonskid and bottom paint, prefer no foam. Fuel economy is also a factor, I did not want a thirsty gas hog lol. As well as the weight of the boat, I do not want to have to get a new rig to tow the boat, but will if have to. I do not want to have to have a pilot car to be legal, I want to be able just hook up and go where I want and not worry so limited on width to pretty much 8'6". I could go a bit wider but don't want to push it much.

    I thought about a CC again but do not want to have to deal with spray shields/wings, although if push came to shove it was a option.

    I had looked at buying a kit from Specmar/Cope and building myself. That is a lot of time and effort and then there is the question of getting my welding skills up to snuff. I can weld but that is a different level. Could I get them there, probably it would take a lot of seat time. I also thought about the fact that if I tweak the boat while welding it up that is a lot of expensive scrap metal lol. I will revisit building a small boat down the road as I think it would be a fun project.

    I looked at NR and Allied walk around pilot houses but their cost on something like this is beyond my budget. Several of the smaller custom builders were looked at/talked to, again budget, ect came into play.

    I also looked at catamarans and aluminum ones are again out of budget and talked to a few builders in glass back east and no go an a pilot house in the size/price/ I wanted.

    Farallon 2600WA was also on my list, I fish on a 2800 and it is a beast, love that boat. The 2600 was at the top of my price range. With what it weighs it would be a max tow for my current truck. Start adding a few options and it grew out of budget and over weight so I would need a different tow rig. I also really wanted a 28' OAL boat and 200 gallons fuel. The 2600 is 26 OAL and 150 gallons of fuel. 200 Gallons is a option but then it cuts into the infloor fish hold which I did not care for. The sleeping berths and in floor fish hold had great attraction for me, being able to store a bunch albies below deck would be great and leave the back deck more open. This would help mitigate the shorter OAL as far as back deck room for fishing. This boat was at the top of my list even though it was glass, only held 150 gallons of fuel and 26'OAL and would cut into options I wanted as it was already maxing out budget in pretty stock form.

    In the end I ended up going with a company I have drooled over for years and tried to buy a couple of used ones but it never worked out and in the length I want they only come up used once or twice a year if lucky. Actually the 26' is the ones that come up I have never seen a 28'
    I'm impressed with the complete thought process in the building of this project. Nothing was left to chance.
     
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    lol right all thought out. Julie and company would disagree. I knew what I wanted for the main points but there was quite a few that were made on the fly and they needed made pretty quickly or it would slow down production.
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    electric reel outlets for the back deck. I had the front four installed and did not like the the ones two foot from the transom but did not want to leave the hole empty so I wired it up also. I added the two right next to the transom as I figured they would be less likely to get the plug banged up. I also am going to use the far back one to supply power to the livewell.20211225_011216-1.jpg

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    30 amp breakers for the electric outlets mounted and wired in. Using 10awg wire. Waiting on one more breaker to show up. Not going to tighten up all of the wire ties until a later date when I am sure that I am done pulling wires. I also pulled in a wire for under gunnel lighting and do not have them yet.20211225_011143-1.jpg
     
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    radar and SCX-20 satellite receiver installed, not wired up as the head unit is not installed yet. I am going to cut down the anchor light so I can leave it up and not have to worry about taking it out when I back into the shop as I only have 12' high doors20211225_011502-1.jpg
     
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    radar and SCX-20 satellite receiver installed, not wired up as the head unit is not installed yet. I am going to cut down the anchor light so I can leave it up and not have to worry about taking it out when I back into the shop as I only have 12' high doorsView attachment 1342690
    Great progress on this boat. I too have only a 12' door on my boat garage and the radome fits by about 3". I have a shorter mast on my anchor light and I just leave it tilted back a little so it sits less than 12'. Then I can tilt it up if I want for better visibility.
     
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    radar and SCX-20 satellite receiver installed, not wired up as the head unit is not installed yet. I am going to cut down the anchor light so I can leave it up and not have to worry about taking it out when I back into the shop as I only have 12' high doorsView attachment 1342690
    Per CQ regs, the anchor light has to be high enough to be seen from the front or back, so it needs to be higher than all other equipment
     
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    Just been working on wiring lately so have not had much to show. To do it right takes a ton of time.

    Adding a couple pole holders to the top, John (bolen05) is getting ready to cut the straight edge free so we can reposition the front rod holder where it needs to be mounted. Big thanks to John for coming over and playing lol.

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    We built a spacer bar out of 2X2 square tubing, 45'd the ends, capped them off and added a couple of more rod holders to the back deck rack. If you are over 6'2" you better duck lol. At 5'9" I have plenty of room and can actually grab rods out of there without standing on my tippy toes ;)20220116_182946-1.jpg
     
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    Oh yeh and don't get in a hurry and not pay attention. Did not notice till later that we ended up with 12 rod holders on the port and 11 on the starboard. We had a block of wood for a spacer block and still messed up lol. We ended up only a few inches off between the two sides by just growing a 1/4 to half inch at a time in several spots. The rod holder on the left is number 12 and the one on the right is where number 11 ended up. Had to break the whole one side off and start over. The angle also changed and watched that a lot more the second time around. Had to laugh about it since they were still just tacked in place. It would have been a job if they were welded solid

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