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by chopperman
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Prarie Dog wrote:Looks awesome Mark. Can't wait to see that baby on the water. FRIDAY??
Yep, we'll be leaving the Orlando area for the Keys on Friday morning.
by chopperman
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Cracker Larry wrote:Great work 8) There goes another bottle :D What is the preference, Mark? It will be waiting on you Thursday :D
I'll let you pick the rum Larry. Surprise me :lol:
by chopperman
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

After a week off work, the boat is about ready to splash. The outboard is all hooked up and ready to go, the center console and all electrical is installed and working good. Rub rail is installed Just a few more hatches to install and we're on the water. I'm planning to splash on Wednesday, my next ...
by chopperman
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN****SPLASHED****
Replies: 820
Views: 61111

Re: SmokyMountain's PH18 Build in E. TN

Congrats on the splash. You guys really pulled it together in the last few weeks. Stay tuned for my splash :!:
by chopperman
Mon May 28, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Today, I started with about 40 tasks to complete to reach the big splash. I'm now down to 35. Thankfully, I'm off work for the next 7 days, so I'll be working all day, every day to get it done. Here's the center console and dash. I'll be completing the console tomorrow: http://gallery.bateau2.com/al...
by chopperman
Sat May 26, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

BassMunn wrote:WOW Mark, your boat has really come out nicely, can't wait to see the pics of your maiden voyage. :D
Me too :lol: Center console wiring is almost complete. The to-do list is getting short :D
by chopperman
Thu May 24, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

I live in Deltona also and would love to see this boat in person one day. Can't wait to retire in 2-1/2 years and build one myself. Cool. You can stop by anytime :wink: I would be happy to show you the build. Just click on my profile name and email me. I'll send you my address. Nice to have a local...
by chopperman
Tue May 22, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Boat Insurance for "homebuilt" vessels

I went with Hagerty's after being turned down by progressive, allstate, and geico. I'm glad I did as it worked out much better and they gave me higher coverage and cost less. And no marine survey required, just some photos, unless you are asking for some kind of insane coverage. I think $15,000 wor...
by chopperman
Tue May 22, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Okay, here's the name "Stick to it" It has three meanings to me: 1) I had to "Stick to it" to get it done. Sometimes, that was a huge challenge with life distractions. Completion three years later, almost to the date is when I discovered Bateau.com and planned the build. 2) Gotta love that sticky ep...
by chopperman
Tue May 22, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53220

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

SmokyMountain wrote:Looks great Mark!!! It's getting close.... can't wait to see yours in the keys. 8)
It's getting close for both of us :!: