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  1. Dslpwr

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    Hey guys I’m in the process of building a new 35 Mitchell Cove for company loaner boat for my commercial customers who needs boat if something happens to theirs when lobstering is hot. I’m mostly going to use for the lobster boat races and to do service calls. Might try to go tuna fishing but I’m always busy!
    Not many use touch screens and I want a couple of touch screens in my dash to keep it all clean. Also I want to have the electronics package set up so it works for any application. I know what I’m doing except for the electronics. The following is what I’m going to want to put in. Just need what is best set up.
    Radar, plotter (with TD’s) bottom machine, autopilot, touchscreen display capable to motor engine and cameras.
    Plus anything else that might be useful, hopefully I can get some ideas
    Thanks!
     
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    Sent you a pm....
     
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    Biggest question is when you actually expect this boat to be ready for delivery and launch. There are some companies that discontinue and introduce new electronics every 18 months, and unfortunately those exact companies have zero support when they mark an item as 'End of Life.' Things are a little insane right now on my end with the leisure market in full swing with the Fourth along with finally good weather, but best way to do this is over the phone to go over your exact expectations for pot fishing, depths you drop your trawls, waypoint management and of course the realistic potential for going for tuna. As most of the transducers are geared towards pelagic fishing or bottom fishing, not always both, but there are exceptions for the dual purpose. Send me a PM with your contact number and I will try to reach out after next week to go over some ideas and a general direction of what to focus on for now, and I'll let you know what systems will be on the chopping block in the near and somewhat near future. Enjoy the process though, not every day you get to put a boat together like this, from the electronics but also the electrical system (batteries, charging system, panel, etc.) This is the fun part! Talk soon!

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    Sent PM Chris
    Thanks
     
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    MC 35....Nice !

    What is your choice of power for the new build ?
     
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    Going with Scania D13 700hp with Twin Disc MGX 5096A 1.5-1 ratio. Should be built to weight 13,000lbs.
     
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    Pretty slow cruise LOL.
     
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    32kt at 80% load, haha
     
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    Along with what ever unit you pick (Garmin fan myself) it wouldn’t be a bad idea to provide a way for the user to plug in there own machine. Given you can’t have a harness for everybody, but a 12VDC source would be nice. Could be as simple as some 18/2 with either bullet/pin or spade connectors. Then the borrower would just have order a spare harness.
     
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    nice !
    Always liked the lines of the 35 MC. Heard or read opinions that the 35 MC was one of Calvin's best hull. Looking forward to following your build with pics please :D
     
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    Lots of HP, sounds like a great boat
     
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    I was already thinking that one, a lot of the guys up here use hondex so I was going to run cables and antenna for that, I’m thinking of flush mounting a 6”x18” x3/8 thick polished stainless plate with a bunch of threaded holes to mount different kinds of brackets, then fabricate a beer holder out of starboard or stainless to bolt on to it while I’ll using for recreational purposes “aka Racing”
     
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    Never enough hp, just a starting point to see how she goes
     
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    I’m going to do that on here and also get the Downeast Cowboy to document the build, from start to finish, he does a lot of drone stuff on Facebook and Instagram like Terry Bovin’s he’s good to follow. The only pics I would have right now are of the checks I’m writing!
     
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    It’s really cool you are making an effort to take care of your customers like that.
     
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    When your trying to repower someone and the lobsters are running. It puts a lot of stress on him and my crew and me so I think it would be a win win. I’m doing three repowers right now one daughter had a baby two weeks ago and my other daughter got married so I haven’t been able to get much done.
     
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    I guess it depends on the purpose of the boat and the typical sea conditions. 700hp in a 13k boat would be way overkill in my fishery in open waters. but running in protected or somewhat protected waters, a guy can run any speed he is willing to pay for, sounds like a cool project.
     
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    Putting big power for boat races and service calls to the salmon farms for myself. I can torque limit it to 500hp or so for guys that are using it. Kinda like a valet key in a hellcat.
     
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    Salmon farms in Maine? Didn’t realize there were salmon farms in the NE.
     
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