New Tripp....sort of

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  1. Bay Tripper

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    20170824_144401.jpg 20170824_144432.jpg 20170824_172906.jpg 20171006_160507.jpg 20171006_173535.jpg Hi all, figured I'd introduce myself over here here before moving over to a project thread. Been a fan of this website for a long time and finally became a member. Last name is Tripp, so came across a deal 10 years ago that I couldn't pass up. While visiting friends near Westport mass found an 18 Tripp at a garage sale and got it for a steal. Figured it would be a good first boat for my son. After years of sitting around it's now time to bring it back to it's former glory. Looking forward to getting advice from everyone on this site. Also trying to sell a 27 Phoenix fishbuster if you know anyone looking. Time to start saving for something bigger and with a keel!
     
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    If you repower I suggest getting a 90 e-tec long shaft and raise the transome cut out 5". Also if u want scuppers you need to raise the floor otherwise the deck floods. When I did my deck over I made a 20 gallon tank and put in under the floor which has worked out great.
     
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    I also moved the helm forward because i lobster with it and I didn't put a helm seat in which I don't regret
     
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    Definitely raise the deck , I don't know what a 90 e tech weighs but go with the lightest engine for the H P you want
     
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    Lots of you Tripps around Westport, heck I keep my boat at Tripps marina, where your boat was originally built. Great idea picking the boat up, I can't wait to see how it comes out, good luck with it Cap'n Tripp.
     
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    That Johnson is known to be reliable if it runs now I wouldn't ditch it.

    Yamaha 90 is 353lbs
    Etec 90is 335

    Is still go with the Yamaha
     
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    A Honda is 359 , it was OK on my 22 but I think it's too much for a 18
    Bob
     

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