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  1. No. I did a huge refurb and decided to keep her.
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    Is your CC28 2005 still for sale?
  3. I changed the tab mount. I moved them so the extended beyond the transom. I had to switch to a 3 ring length cylinder. This added running length to the boat and allowed trim beyond where you want to be. The boat can plane at about 4 knot lower speed with the “inverted” tabs. Weight in the fishboxes shouldn’t be an issue. I understand they are putting longer tabs on the 25’s now.

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    Knowing that you worked closely on your boat, I am hoping you have some valuable input. Do you know if there was any ballast weight added to the front of your boat? I used the original trim tabs on my boat as they are fairly large, basically bigger than anything I could had bought from Lenco, if I remember correctly. I did leave them in the same position as my thought were they would be able to push in deeper.

    Your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

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    reminder of Lou's response: Third, you can try some forward ballast. I recall that it was 100-200 pounds. Wrap some sand bags from Lowes in double or triple heavy duty plastic trash bags and put them below as far forward as you can. Be careful running like this because the boat might do weird and potentially dangerous things in waves if your weight distribution is different from the stock boat. The last suggestion are the wedges. Problem with these are that they are always there, even when you don't need or want them, and they can interfere with the flow into the tabs and props. Mac is retired but his son Keith works at Albemarle. They still offer this boat and he might be able to give you more help.
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    Lou's response: Hayes, without knowing what you did I can't offer any concrete recommendations. When Mac did the OB version, he moved the fuel tanks forward to bring the boat back to her original waterline and I think that he also added some ballast in the bow, forward of the collision bulkhead. I know that he tried to generally move weight forward as much as possible. You look like you're floating stern down which would result in a bow up, rougher riding, trim compared to the stock OB boat. Your rough ride could be because you don't have enough bow down trim control, or it might be simply that you are going faster than before. Your first tool in trim control is the engines, and the usual 25CC bracket from Armstrong was set up with a 16 degree transom angle. If you did not get this, you could wedge the engine a bit. The next suggestion is larger tabs if you can fit them.
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    My question to Lou: Hoping that y'all may would respond to me. I own a 1994 25CC that I refitted with outboards with a similar setup as done at the factory using an Armstrong Bracket. The main difference is that i installed 2 large fish boxes where the fuel tanks used to be, which add more weight in the back of the boat. I left the original tabs on the boat and Armstrong made the tank for the bracket just slightly smaller to allow the use of the original tabs. I did power with used 2005 F225 Yamahas. The boat is great and have now used it for 3 seasons, but in a head sea I get a lot more pounding than I thought I would have. I am running 4 blade props and the motors are in the second hole. My nephew is starting his 2nd year in Naval Architecture at the University of New Orleans. I asked him and his first thought was maybe try transom wedges. If possible I would like your opinion on this. A couple of pictures are attached so you can see what a 25 cc looks like with floor fish boxes
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    I would like to see what your thoughts are on this subject. I remember you posting on my re-build thread about some adjustments you did with your trim tabs. In a head sea I have some pounding which I am thinking is more than I should have. I reached out of Lou Codega since he was the designer of the boat and I guess Mac and Keith may had played a big role in the design also and I may should talk with Keith, but thinking you also have good knowledge of the boat. Anyway the PM will only allow 1000 characters so I will send in parts see the following messages

  9. I don’t know for sure on hours without my mechanic hooking up to them. My guess is 1000-1200. Engines are electronic controls and the old style block where you can replace cylinder sleeves.

    12” Furuno Vx2 Chartplotter w/ 12 mile Radar
    Furuno 295 Sounder w/ 3kw transducer
    Furuno Autopilot
    VHF & Stereo
    4 man hard case liferaft (bow mount)
    Automatic Epirb

    Double torsion axle 13000 lb trailer

    Clear title

    Asking $80,000
    I can email pics
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    Hi interested in the 25 with outboards. How many hours and how much are you asking? Thanks
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