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Just picked up my first boat last weekend with my brother and father. Pretty much the same finish as we received my brothers 22 David, so it should be a similar project. Will be sure to post pics once shes done.

Shout out to @BOSboatman for helping me get in touch with the seller.

Did you have Wedgeport build it?
 

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Did you have Wedgeport build it?

Jay - it's a Leblanc-built Leblanc from 2008 that was never sold nor registered...I do not know if Wedgeport picked up the older molds. Jordan has one of the last of the old style 16' and I think I have one of the first newer style 16's....
 

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Kevin is correct and probably knows more about the Wedgeport/Leblanc history than I do. His newer Leblanc is close to a foot longer in length and a wider boat.
As for power, planning on a 60 Yamaha four stroke. Hoping to have her in the water come May.


I saw yours up in Kittery when I swung through the lot a few times. Good luck with it. I am thinking of building a 24
 

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Take a hard look @ the Yamaha F70 la.. its only 8lbs more then the F60 & has a real cool rocker arm system design ,also it is command link compatible.
F70 also has great "Hole Shot" & fuel economy, not that acceleration is overly important for your style of hull.

Keep the transom lightweight with weight trending forward.
 

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Actually, took another look at the old pictures....you're right!

Yours and Jordan's are like 16'x7'6" right? And mine's 16'10"x8'2"
 

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Very Nice

Beautiful lines. They say Life is too short to own an ugly boat
Thats looks like a lifetime of good fun
Keep us updated on your progress
 

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She's a 12 knot Novi. :D
In calm water, alone & empty it can ramp up to aprox.30+mph
I seldom go WOT ..and when I do just for a minute or two.

here is another one for ya

 

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I put a 90 ETEC on mine and I'm running 21 knots at 4000 rpms on the dot and that's fully loaded, fully fueled, two passengers.
 

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My main consideration when rigging the hull was keeping it as light as possible ,especially on the stern.
I briefly considered an etec 75 but at 320lbs it was heavier then my plans "Ass-End Budget".
The wrap around configuration of my skiff has passengers & gear forward .The molded motor well is rated for 80kw (107hp)... but a 70hp or apox. 250lbs (or less)is ideal (imo)on these stout skiffs.

As you know they were intended to be powered by older 2-stroke , low HP, light-weight motors.
 
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