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    RSWORDS 25' C-Hawk...Search for 55

    This is RSWORDS 's's C-hawk, bringing it over here so that we can all enjoy future updates, I'll be obvious when it is my comments, everything else is his words 🍺.....



    Jul 18, 2018 Picked up a new family boat. 2002 25' commercial C-Hawk. Boat was set up with a single 225 Honda and saw a best of 44 mph.

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    At 25' long and 9'6 wide it has plenty of room. Plus being a commercial model it doesn't require a pesky Coast Guard maximum capacities plate with stupid limits like max people and HP.

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    Found a Mercury 250 EFI from a friend with a hole in a piston. The hydrostream will sacrifice its powerhead for the rest of summer and I'll rebuild this one to 300promax specs this winter.
    santa V2.0 said:
    Cool, but those chicks are hairy and ugly.
    They put out though
    void_of_light said:
    What’s the plan for moving that thing down the road? Is it going to stay at a marina or are you going to play the I hope the cops can’t read a tape measure game?

    Badass boat either way.
    It will live on my lift. But we have blanket wide load permits for our trailers for when I need to haul it
    Mr. Mindless said:
    Subbed. I need more boat. Tease me. Give me bad ideas.


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    It's the shit. I've always wanted a side console big open boat. Thought the wife would never go for it. Borrowed a friends 23 parker one night and she said we need this.

    I still have the hydrostream to go fast and the proline to fish. This is just pile 20 people on and go to the beach boat





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    #2
    Got some pictures from the original owner when it was still being used as a commercial fishing boat

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    Texas97 said:
    ok, get to the dirty financial details. What is the number you financed at 8.5% for 144 months?

    I have a great loan. 100% down at 0% and no payments for 0 months

    I'll be sub 9k cash out of pocket when all said and done.

    IEATRKS84 said:
    what the fuck does everyone do when you are moving?
    Beach chairs, bean bag chairs, the side.

    Or they stand...



    It's not a rough weather setup for lots of people

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      #3
      93_Fummins said:
      Nice! I've always liked the idea of high side wide bottom boats, but for inland folks that usually means Alweld Scorpions or something which are center console and deep vee so there isn't as much open center space, or they are just flat decked and hot as fawk in the sun! Never seen one like that though. Super jelly...
      It's not super high sided. Thigh height or even a bit less at the stern
      Provience said:
      Nice finish the other one first!

      search for 55? at just what point will this big bastard flip itself over 56?

      55 will hold me with the big boys.

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      Got the motor all rigged up last night and the gear case mounted. Converted a gen 2 alpha lower to outboard setup to get the 1.62 gear.

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      Java said:
      Damn that is a lot of floor space! Part of why I love my CC tho, so much room. That is a wide bitch to trailer tho.
      People regularly tow boats th is wide around here
      RSWORDS said:
      People regularly tow boats th is wide around here
      I'm sure, just not the norm around me. Mine is only just over 7' ish with the trailer!



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        #4
        And this is the reason I got it.

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          #5
          Couple pics from this weekend. Still chasing down a intermittent running issue.

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          Wow... been a bit.

          Ended up converting over to 250 efi set up with a 300 ignition box for more timing. Ran that setup for quite a while with mid to high 40s in perfect conditions.

          Suddenly in the last week or so I lost about 500 rpm and it's missing horrible in the mid range with no bottom end.

          So instead of troubleshooting it I dug out my old downdraft 2002 EFI and dug in.

          Sending off the heads to get cut, flywheel lightened, notching the CPS, fiber reeds and Reed stuffers, billit intake to move the injectors outside like the 300x set up.... should get my 55 number.... and for 60... welll....

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          Mr. Mindless said:
          Wet shot seems like a good pun for a boat
          Lol. I'll run it on the c hawk but not the hydrostream. Figure 75 or 100 hp should be good
          87manche said:
          sweet baby jesus it's gonna be a death machine.

          how big a bottle you gonna carry? It's gotta last all weekend with you holding the button down.
          I'm nearly back to boat project.
          as soon as I put this tractor back together.
          Honestly my intention is to prop the boat to about 6000-6200 and spray it close to 7k (rods come apart around 7200)

          Small bottle will be fine. I'm not trying to beat every boat out there
          87manche said:
          not with that attitude you won't.


          Ad a few beers AMD you know that story changes
          92_Chevy_1500 said:
          Nitrous on a fishing boat. Pretty sure I've seen it all now.

          Dibs on your stuff.
          Meh. Not really anything crazy.
          Doc Holiday13 said:
          Nice looking boat.. I need to get my boat license so i can take my friends wakeboarding craft out.

          Did you do any mods to it yet? Sun shade, awning, padded seats, MOAR HP, different prop?
          No shade, no seats. Played with the HP some, about to assemble a new more powerful motor. Played with all sorts of props
          Doc Holiday13 said:
          Its a requirement in VA. I can't remember if its a boat size or HP minimum

          Not required for a cayak, canoe, etc..
          10hp and above

          Go on the boat US website. Its free
          KacksterK5 said:
          Bitchin!!! bottom paint and nitrous, what a combo!!!!

          please video chine walk at 60+
          Nah. Shes a stable old girl and plenty of these hulls with twins in the 50s



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            #6

            Billit Reed plate is machined and on its way. Should flow a bit better with the rail and injectors on the outside. It's a copy of the no longer available 300x intake with a bit of extra

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            For comparison this is a stock reed plate with the injectors and rail in the intake track.

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              #7
              Java said:
              That's

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              It's pretty pimp

              Got the new heads on the motor. From 74cc down to 64.5cc. Should up the umph a bit.

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                #8
                Also got my Chris Carson Reeds and Reed block stuffers installed. Metal reeds breaking and going through an outboard is not good. I run Chris's reed in all my motors and customers motors. Always had great experiences.

                This is the first time I've used his stuffers though. I can't wait to try them!

                Hopefully tomorrow I can mout the reed plate, intake, and fuel system.

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                Java said:
                You shaves 10cc's out of the heads?! Damn.

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                Yep.... well Charlie my machinist and 3 liter guru did. Lol

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                Java said:
                Your making me want to hot rod my old merc 2stroke.....

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                Its addictive. My next big jump (way down the road) will be knocking this from a 3 liter to a 3.5 with new sleeves and a stroke crank.
                Java said:
                Mines only a 2L iirc (maybe 2.2 or 2.4?)... Merc 115 2 stoke carbed. 2001 one of the 2+2 designs right before they went efi.

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                Yeah get a V6 lol
                CDA 455 said:
                Boat pron!




                Yep. I'm starting to get excited....

                Got the intake on and did a quick compression test. Cutting the heads from the 74-75cc stock to 64.5 gave me145psi up from the factory 110. Definitely gonna be a 93 octane motor.



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                  #9
                  Wow. Been a bit.

                  So the 225 with bumped compression, Chris Carson reeds and staffers has been a torque monster. The low end and mid range is unbelievable. Picked up a tiny bit on the top seeeing a best of 48.

                  The intake swap and a 300x tune would wake her up for sure. But.... this powerhead is heading to the hydrostream and I'm gonna cheat a bit with 300hp of 3.2 stroker 100% Meecury racing gold block goodness.

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                    #10
                    Couple more

                    And the reason it was so cheap. Lost a direct injector so will need a sleeve, rod and piston and new bearings throughout.

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                    sparepartsdave said:
                    if you need another 3.0L Got a customer down here with a 04(?) 250 EFI , He repowered with a F300 Yamaha. Can be bought cheap, was running and in good shape when pulled. No one wants those motors around here.
                    How much? And where you at?

                    I'm kinda stacked on 3 liter blocks but could use some 250 ecms and have a good buddy in FL that is looking for some good cores to make 3.5s out of
                    Scout Dude said:
                    Nice setup. Good to see custom shit being completed as well. Seems like most people around here just drink the Kool aid and swap stock 300s on. I have a Dorado with a 230hp diesel that I occasionally consider swapping to an outboard. Based on what you have done, it looks like I could probably get away with a 250 and hotrod it a bit instead of starting with a 300. I think a 250 would be much cheaper to get around here.
                    I always suggest swapping to an outboard. Lol

                    Here's a 24 Albemarle I've been working on that we pulled a volvo stern drive out of . Should test run next week.

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                      #11
                      Whipped up a spare stand for my 300 the other night after work and got it mounted this afternoon.

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                      joez said:
                      That thing is going to be sweet with that setup. I wish I had held out for a bracketed hull instead of the notched one I picked up, but everything else was right on it, Including the price.
                      I think mid fifties easily
                      Scout Dude said:
                      Sure, but it's work for you. For me, it's 200% of my purchase to swap... that's a hard sell to my wife. Maybe in another year or two.

                      That Albemarle is sweet though. I'm still torn on a bracket vs a hydraulic lift mount (forgot the name). Like this guy:. https://youtu.be/iyRMlpumEaA
                      Thats a porta bracket. They kick a$$. And the $$ isn't there because I'm scared to say ass.

                      Seriously though they are awesome. Doing a conversion go with a flotation bracket

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                      Pulled the block apart. Except for what i expected in #6 everything looks great.





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                        #12
                        This one won't buff out this time. LOL

                        Sleeve and piston will be here Wednesday then off to the machine shop

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                        Sure is alot of stuff to pull off. Lol

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                        Carbon fiber reeds will make it too.

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                          #13
                          DozerDan said:
                          BS that won't buff out. Ye of little faith ha ha
                          Problem solved

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                          Took the block to my machinist yesterday at lumch and picked it up today. Got the sleeve in and the other 5 honed

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                            #14
                            and that takes us too.....last month~ *tap tap tap* updates?


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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Provience View Post
                              and that takes us too.....last month~ *tap tap tap* updates?
                              Has he made it over here yet?

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