SeArk 1872 MV delivered this week. Now the fun begins

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Bob Landry
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My new SeaArk 1872/MagicTilt Trailer was delivered this wee. The deal is finished with the rigging and now my part begins. Lots of electrical upgrades in the mill. I'm going to replace the 4 position switch panel with a Blue Sea 8 Sw/CB panel. When the T-top goes on after Christmas, it will have Lumitec flood lights for the fore and aft deck. I havnt decided on where I'm going to hang the sonar screen, from the T-top or do a console mount. It's a 10" screen so I'll have to wait until the top is on and see what makes sense. The Fusion Stereo and the VHF gets transferred from my old trade in, will add an hour meter and also USB charging and 12V outlet.
On the back end, it gets a second battery or the trolling motor and electronics, a Blue Sea ACR to charge batteries simultaneously, and a on/off battery switch to combine batteries for emergency starting. I'll epoxy starboard mounting pads under the console to attach terminal strips and bus bars so I don't have to drill holes in the console. I'll update this thread as the work progresses.

My new SeaArk 1872 was delivered yesterday, and Aaron and his guys at Action Marine in Austin jumped on it. It is now rigged and waiting for the funds to get put in the appropriate account, and it's a done deal.

Start Battery and Racor filter installed
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Motor and JackPlate mounted
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Hydro Dynamics Rapid Jack Manual Jack Plate
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This is how the riggers drill perfected spaced holes, and we though they were just eyeballing it.
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Just delivered and waiting to be rigged
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Bow deck. This thing is almost big enough to dance on. There's storage under the step and under the larger hatch is the 30 gallon gas tank. The hatch for the anchor(not shown) well wasn't an option on my model, but we convinced SeaArk to send me a hatch and I'll cut a hole for it.
I also orded it with no live well or box in front of the console. A cooler with a seat cushion will provide extra seating when required. I ordered the boat in that configuration because I wanted the additional area in front of the console.
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The view from the rear. The console looks kind of bare with no grab rail, but it's getting a custom T-Top right after the first of the year at Custom Marine Concepts in Houston.
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It will probably get either a door on the console for neater looking storage or maybe a storage hatch under the leaning post.

It needs a lot of fish slime.

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That's a great looking boat. You must be excited, I know i would be with a spanking new ride!

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Nice boat & nice trailer too!
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Nice rig. My buddy had a SeaArk before.
It was truly a fishing machine.

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Congrats on the new boat. I just picked my seaark 170 rxjt with 75 hp etec this past weekend. Seems to be a really well built boat.
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https://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m94/ ... 8920ce.jpg

What is that welded aluminum bracket on the left side of the transom?

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Lowe 2070 CC wrote:https://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m94/ ... 8920ce.jpg

What is that welded aluminum bracket on the left side of the transom?
That is a step to assist in getting back in the boat in the event you fall overboard. I'm told that a new federal law requires it on boats of a certain size range, but I haven't researched it. It wasn't anything I ordered as an option. It does seem like a pretty good idea, though

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jhunter1 wrote:Congrats on the new boat. I just picked my seaark 170 rxjt with 75 hp etec this past weekend. Seems to be a really well built boat.
How do you like the etec so far? We do the test run on mine tomorrow and if all is well, I take possession.

I was in Hot Springs a couple of weeks ago and drove down to Monticello to tour the SeaArk plant. I was blown away by the amount of aluminum that goes into these boats. I won't say you couldn't tear one up, but you would have to do something REALLY stupid, especially with everything being .125" aluminum.

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Congrats Bob =D> Looks SWEET and now the FUN begins and let me help you spend a few bucks :mrgreen:

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Badbagger wrote:Congrats Bob =D> Looks SWEET and now the FUN begins and let me help you spend a few bucks :mrgreen:
I appreciate the offer, but I think I got it.. LOL

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I really like the etec so far but only took it out once. I have abother etec that is a 2012 with over a hundred hours on it without an issue. Im sure you will be happy with yours.
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Gonna do a bow mounted trolling motor?

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LeftCoastAngler wrote:Gonna do a bow mounted trolling motor?
Yes, I have one for it. I had SeaArk not attach the mount so that I could positiob it so the head of the trolling motor osen't hang over the side of the boat like many of them do.I also have a quick mount for it.

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Looks Awesome! I'm loving my SeaArk and I'm sure you will too.

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Bob, how did she run? I'm thinking you made need a 4 blade Rogue SS prop - These boats are ass end heavy. I bet it flew! I was running over 50 and not at WOT with the 115. Once my new Layton Bay is done being built, I'm thinking of looking around for a used SeaArk 1652 MVT. With what I'll have into my Layton, I'm not running that joker in any skinny water. I was so impressed with the Etecs, my new Layton Bay has an Etec 200HO sitting new in the crate when she's done... same color combo you have.

Great choice =D>

So fill us in brother :D

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