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Old 13 October 2012, 09:31   #31
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Looking good!

If that transom cap is starting to get in the way.... Just let me know and I'll be right over to help you remove it!
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Old 14 October 2012, 20:47   #32
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Would anybody have any suggestions on how far forward I can (or should) move the console before it gets to a point where the ride is less nice for the guy driving? I'm thinking now that maybe ill just chop the low section off the front of the console and move it up that much, 2' forward. That would makes for a larger back passenger area and better deck space. The alternative is to cut a foot or so out so its more proper bench size. Either way I want it have the front of the console open big to access below decks storage. Maybe like the 733 that had a head down there if I have the seat or just a large door if no seat.

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Old 14 October 2012, 21:00   #33
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The scuba diver support model 733's that had the diver door had the consoles all the way in the front of the boat and outboards on the back. You just need to figure out where the gas tank was and how big it was. Some did add flotation behind the outboards as part of the tube, but I am not sure why

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Old 14 October 2012, 22:55   #34
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Yeah. I've seen the dive models with the console all the way up so i know it can be done. I was wondering if there was a noticeable subjective difference in the ride as I move forward. The front usually tries to bounce you out and it gets more mellow as you move back.

I have read the versions with the tubes around the outboards were to add flotation during sling launches where you want to make sure you don't dunk the OBs. Off ships maybe?

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Old 15 October 2012, 00:22   #35
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I wouldn't want to ride up front. I've been out and watched the bow drop 6-8 ft as I was transiting a confused sea with short steep waves.

Moving forward 2 feet would not leave enough room for a second row of seats in my boat. Take a look at the CZ7 config. That would work.

As for getting in the console, try it for size sometime. It isn't as big as you think. If you make the bottom flat so you can stand or mount a head, it's quite cramped. I'm larger than the average dude and could sit in there to work on the boat, but that's about it. Maneuvering for a true "head" experience would be awkward. You'd need to move around with the door open!

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Old 15 October 2012, 00:26   #36
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One more thing, tankage. I had twin 2 strokes. You need every bit of fuel you can fit with twins. It's a relatively big boat. A single 85 gallon tank isn't going to give you enough range. My current 20 foot hard boat with a single carries 85. The 733 needs 125+ thus the standard 2 tank config of 85 main and 48 up front.
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I'm with Screaming04; I'm a big fan of riding as far aft as possible. On my Nautica, I uprooted the console and pushed it back 5 feet and it really tamed the ride out.



Let the passengers sit in front, they usually like to be bounced around anyways...
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Sorry for not being clear, I'm not looking to put a head in I'm looking for storage options. The console is open down to the bilge area since there is no more diesel and it has cavernous storage possibilities. I like the way this console opens. I could store a lot if stuff down there, life jackets, dive gear, spearguns, cooler, it's big down there.
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Forwards/backwards...sometimes too many options are a bad thing. Anybody know if there is a measurement for the distance from transom to console on a CZ7?

And yes fuel is another issue I know I need more. Haven't even begun to think twin vs single.

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I'm with Screaming04; I'm a big fan of riding as far aft as possible.
I'm with those guys. My pilot bench is butted against the transom.

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Let the passengers sit in front, they usually like to be bounced around anyways...
Not sure about this; most of my pax seem to migrate aft if we're in rougher stuff. Hell, even my dog has figured out that the back is the place to be.

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Old 15 October 2012, 12:45   #40
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Not sure about this; most of my pax seem to migrate aft if we're in rougher stuff. Hell, even my dog has figured out that the back is the place to be.
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Yeah, that's my experience too. In the rough stuff I want people to have room in the back. On the lakes the kids like to be up front. The front of these boats just have a lot of toe breakers up there. I might try to pull some of the tie down loops but I think the lifting eyes stay and everything else protruding pales in comparison.

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