party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

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party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#1 Post by kenbob62 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:06 am

i boat on a large bay with winds ,chop and heavy boat traffic and were always looking out for the next boat passing us and swamping us with its wake,but no more,i already installed the center toon, were adding strakes the the center toon and the insides of the outer toons,and adding a 250 outboard to hopefully get this beast to plane and get out of its own way,anyone want to add their 2 cents to my madness ?
kenny...2005 32 ft party cruiser ,2005 silverado 6.0 4x4 what a long strange trip its been

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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#2 Post by RcgTexas » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:13 pm

PICS ? :)

Sounds reasonable to me........ That will be a heavy vessel, any idea what pitch you will use on that prop?
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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#3 Post by Toonnut86 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:40 pm

Sounds like a positive solution, but you also have to consider the strength of your deck, I'd want to take the boat down to the cross members and brace it up.... because with the weight of that boat being your resistance, something is going to have to give with that amount of power you are putting behind it. also find a example of what I would want to mimic my strake off of to get the best lift, I'd look at the heaviest Tritoon example I could find, maybe a Jc or Benny and try to figure out how to get your boat to lift.
Did you already get a beefy center toon? South Bay?

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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#4 Post by DWRAT » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:48 pm

A 250hp motor on a 2008 fishin barge 21footer???
Ya baby, I would like to see that on video.
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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#5 Post by willy13 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:57 pm

are these fishing barges heavier than the average pontoon boat?

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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#6 Post by kenbob62 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:53 pm

got the 2011 250 optimax installed,going to move the transom back 12",have apt next week so boat mechanic can run it and scan engine for codes etc, strakes to be installed after engine checks out all good.
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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#7 Post by ron nh » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:05 pm

That is a beast. Fuck Yea!
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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#8 Post by kenbob62 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:03 pm

decided to go with a 10 inch bobs hyd jack plate and strengthen the transom a bunch,bobs makes some quality stuff,removed the transom and going to seal all places water normall comes in and install a bilge pump in case anything gets in,eventually I will seal it completely,i am sealing it to get a little extra buoyancy/strength for transom ,
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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#9 Post by Bryden24shp » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm

[quote="kenbob62"]decided to go with a 10 inch bobs hyd jack plate and strengthen the transom a bunch,bobs makes some quality stuff,removed the transom and going to seal all places water normall comes in and install a bilge pump in case anything gets in,eventually I will seal it completely,i am sealing it to get a little extra buoyancy/strength for transom ,[/quote]

Hell ya, you're going in the right direction! Next off season, chop off the outer toon end caps, build 2 more transoms and pop on trip 250's! Shit... I would!
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Re: party cruiser with a 250 ob tri toon and strakes

#10 Post by kenbob62 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:31 am

I made a custom center toon out of 2 toons with 50 gal fuel cell in stern toon,added homemade strakes and she does 25 mph presently,gets on plane very quick and such a smooth ride unless the bay is nasty,uses alot less fuel now and rides on top of the water ,going to try a stainless prop next ,peace
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