New Boat Build - Genesis 730xl boat on trailer 12/8/17

 

G'day everyone,

I dont normally write too much on here but I will give it a crack. After much procrastinating and a lot of indecision I have recently ordered a custom boat to be built by GenesisCraft and am hoping to document the build on here for all to enjoy.

After initial consultation with numerous boat builders I felt immediately comfortable dealing with Matt at Genesis, nothing has been a drama or too much of a hassell. He was only too happy to get a quote out to me late on christmas eve and even said to call over the chrissy break if needed. Fast forward six months and this great customer service has not waivered at all. Another selling point to me was the quality of work which was second to none - I could not fault a thing (myself being a welder trust me I looked hard).

Boat overview:

730xl Hard top with custom ally Genesis trailer

250 Yamaha - will be fitted further down the track

 sounders - two 12 in  simrads  ..transducers  ?.?

Anyway pics of work to date and will post updates as I get them. Cheers

 

5/07/17 - updated pics attached below.

11/7/17-  2 new pics  boat upside down  . hopefully the last.....

20/7/17 . started trailer ...  this is going to be one tough trailer.

26/7/17.   transom  pics an a few others 

 31/7/17 .   this weeks progress...really happy got these pics. had to have a beer or more...

 2/8/17 . went up to have a look only 1 pic more to come. boys were busy with bow rail an overhead console..

12/8/17. boat on trailer what a good sight

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Thanks for the post

Tue, 2017-06-27 20:52

I'll be watching this with great interest, it's good to see things start from scratch and then watch it go through the process of growing to become the finished item. I like the lateral bracing between ribs I have a pressed alli boat and there is none of the strengthening like plate boats.

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Very nice mate

Tue, 2017-06-27 21:03

Going to be a beast, gona be interesting seeing the progress 

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Please post away

Tue, 2017-06-27 21:32

 Enjoy watching a boat come together, a good mate builds the best ally crayboats in WA and Ive been contemplating putting up a thread showing one coming together.

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be interesting

Wed, 2017-06-28 16:29

 that would be awesome to watch .as a young fella I did work experience down the wharf in gero. I remember we cut 1 up to middle. big job it was.

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 Do it Rob, my old boss had a

Thu, 2017-06-29 21:32

 Do it Rob, my old boss had a mate in Freo building them quite a few years ago. He took me down there one day and I watched them lay a keel and I was in awe. I loved the smell of that place.

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A mate of ours bought a genesis tinnie

Wed, 2017-06-28 04:59

 Had it custom built from 4mm plate Ali and 4.6m long. It's a beast of a tinnie! Goes like the clappers with the big tiller steer donk he put on the back too. Very good build quality and service also

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 Sure Scanno, that 4.6 tinnie

Thu, 2017-07-06 15:00

 Sure Scanno, that 4.6 tinnie is nice and all, but I thought it would have been better at 30 knots over the rocky outcrops up at the top of the gulf..... :)

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 I have a 5.8 xl sports 2009,

Wed, 2017-06-28 09:33

 I have a 5.8 xl sports 2009, my brother in law next size down and a mate has the same. The only fault we have with them is for a self draining deck that they all leak. The only advice I can give you would be to flood the deck at that stage.to check for leaks. Apart from that i am very happy.if you're painting your boat make sure you have a couple of anodes fitted .

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thanks for the replies

Wed, 2017-06-28 16:20

 Cheers everyone. Great to here all the positive feedback re the Genesis boats. 

Oldman I recently had an assassin that did the same thing, ended up finding that it was leaking through the fuel tank access floor panel but will take your advice on board.

Thanks again.

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thanks for the replies

Wed, 2017-06-28 16:20

 Cheers everyone. Great to here all the positive feedback re the Genesis boats. 

Oldman I recently had an assassin that did the same thing, ended up finding that it was leaking through the fuel tank access floor panel but will take your advice on board.

Thanks again.

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Similar to mine

Thu, 2017-06-29 09:28

I have the same boat.....now 13 years old. I stretched mine to 7.5m as the old owner (Paul Wagenar, if I remember) asked if I wanted to cut the 9m side sheets cut down and I said no, leave them. Repowered with twin 150hp 4 stroke Yamahas...gets 42 knots. It might be too late for you, but I asked for lots of mods, some of which I'd recommend. One that comes to mind is I built my side rails into the gunwale, so the gunwale is flat. The sides of these boats are huge, so height can be an issue for shorter people. I know I'm biased, but mine is the best fishing boat I have been on. It is not, however, the best riding. I have had mine weighed at 3357kg wet, before I put the 4 strokes on but with steel trailer, so it will round out to around 3.5T. I now have an awesome Ace aluminium trailer. Yours with a single donk and ali trailer will still be over 3T I reckon. Unless they build them different now, yours will come out 2.7m wide, with bow rails stretching this out to 3m. I have oversize permit for mine. Welcome to see mine if it helps your build decisions.

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 "The sides of these boats

Thu, 2017-06-29 21:22

 "The sides of these boats are huge, so height can be an issue for shorter people".

 

Well, fk that then. Off my wishlist!! Haha

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Will be following this, looks

Thu, 2017-06-29 11:50

Will be following this, looks like its going to be a nice rig!

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 Will be interesting to watch

Thu, 2017-06-29 12:39

 

Will be interesting to watch unfold, 7mt is a dream size for me one day.

 

Did you not go for reverse chines....or are perople steering away from these now....or not part or there design ?

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chines

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:45

 Hi mate yes they do a reverse chine. I had them on my old 660 an just decided  on something  different , my mate had a genesis 7.3 an now a 7.6 dive series with spray rails an it sits really nice so that's the reason  for me to go that way.they do both reverse chine or  spray rails ..it's up to the person...

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 looks like she will be a

Thu, 2017-06-29 12:50

 looks like she will be a force to reckon with out there.

only prob i can see is its ali not glass 

with a 250 shes go

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 Very nice! Ive got a 750

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:45

 Very nice!

 

Ive got a 750 Preston, pretty much identical to what you are buidling.  I have a 300 yammy on the back and it goes awesome!

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will be waiting for updates

Thu, 2017-06-29 17:18

 I dropped in to have a chat and look over a few boats with Matt end of last  year.  He is definitly one  of the best options and will be talking to him more when upgrading from the crusher... 

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Im not sure if your aware he

Thu, 2017-06-29 19:13

Im not sure if your aware he doesnt build Maritimos 

 

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hmmmmmm

Fri, 2017-06-30 06:20

 hmmm, they are rather nice too.... got me thinking. Maybe just keep the crusher for the tender ;)

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just a quick update

Fri, 2017-06-30 11:38

 so woke up yesterday morning  started chatting to the wife about  foam filling .I got the go ahead. so called matt at genesis craft   an bang., no drama at all  the big girl is getting its foam.   

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 If there was an emoji with a

Fri, 2017-06-30 11:51

 If there was an emoji with a hard on id use it here. Definately gonna be keepin an eye on this, love seeing quality work unfold.

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update photos

Wed, 2017-07-05 22:27

 Just a quick update on this week's progress .Flooring and foam filling currently underway, foam is compliant to commercial/survey vessel aussie standards so more than adequate for the job. Also happy to see the boxes in the transom for the trim tabs to be recessed into - I think this is such an awesome idea!

edit: not sure how to add images other than on the original post?? Pics 6 through to 10 are the updated ones.

 

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rather impressed.

Fri, 2017-07-07 06:36

 Got an email from matt yesterday talking about this boat.. ha ha. 

 

Peaked my interest so much that im going to head down to the city to have a stickybeak at it up close and personal... That team in there build a very nice vessle. 

 

Keep the updates coming..

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Had a look today

Fri, 2017-07-07 19:45

 Hey mate I popped in and had a look today - you won't be disappointed.

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my first boat visit

Fri, 2017-07-07 19:42

 Being only 150 km away from the Genesis workshop proved too tempting and today it got the better of me, so a quick trip up the freeway and I finally got to see what will be my new boat in the flesh. Am pleased to say that she didnt disappoint as the quality thus far is top notch. Looking forward to seeing next weeks progress :)

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boat up side down

Tue, 2017-07-11 08:43

 ok hopefully the last time I ever see this upside down.... as u can see the bottom is welded out an ready for the spay rails an planing strakes an keel channel . I really like the cut out for the recessed trimtabs looking good so far

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 That recess for trim tab

Wed, 2017-07-12 12:53

 That recess for trim tab looks like a beauty of an idea. Is that on all their boats?

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 Pretty much the best mod

Wed, 2017-07-12 20:58

 Pretty much the best mod ever. Wish i had it

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recess

Thu, 2017-07-13 08:26

 hey gillyL . these are an optional extra .  but for me there was no questions about having them.... 

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 Does filling the hull make

Sun, 2017-07-16 11:53

 Does filling the hull make much of a difference? I haven't heard of many ali boats with foam filled hulls 

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foam fill

Sun, 2017-07-16 12:17

 this is my second one foam filled. I guess it's just a bit of peace of mind. It provides level flotation which means if the boat gets swamped and totally fills with water it will still float upright and god forbid it flips it will then at least provide something to cling to. an wont go down.  also it quietens  it down alot  ....

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 G'dayNice boat, all the best

Fri, 2017-07-28 19:50

 G'day

Nice boat, all the best with it

Just for clarity, just putting foam in doesn't make a boat float upright, it can but takes sealed up gunnels, not just under the floor, that will just keep water out if there's an opening

Cheers

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yermate

Fri, 2017-07-28 21:22

 yer mate I understand I could have worded it a bit better. then how i did   

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genesis craft trailer

Thu, 2017-07-20 08:23

 well I am very happy to see the start of my new trailer . looks like its going to be  tough as  

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Trailer

Thu, 2017-07-20 14:05

Not sure if there are enough cross members  

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That's going to be one

Thu, 2017-07-20 16:53

That's going to be one very solid trailer, it's certainly looking the goods for long trouble free trips.

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hope so

Thu, 2017-07-20 17:26

 lets hope so . my last trailer was absolute nightmare...  

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Trailer

Thu, 2017-07-20 18:27

What was the story with the old trailer ?

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trailer

Thu, 2017-07-20 19:08

 lets just say it was a friday trailer and I truely didnt realise how bad it was until I started looking around at new ones whilst  doing my homework for this boat. It continually crabwalked, wearing the inside of the right rear tyre and heating up the bearings. After much investigation we found the leaf spring on either side were of differing sizes and the axles were 15mm out - absolutley no care had been put into building it that is for sure!  I will not name names but I will not bye 1 of those again. my new  one already looks better  even without wheels haha ..... 

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A quality trailer for the new

Thu, 2017-07-20 19:53

A quality trailer for the new rig to sit on just completes the whole setup.

You dont realise how bad a shit trailer is till you get a good one from my experience!

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starting to look good

Wed, 2017-07-26 14:59

just a quick pic update . very happy with the progress to date

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update

Mon, 2017-07-31 19:06

 few more pics for u to look at . showing this weeks build progress ...

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Mon, 2017-07-31 20:13

 She's looking the absolute ducks nuts mate. Can't wait to see it finished.

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Coming along nicely

Mon, 2017-07-31 20:21

Coming along nicely mate! 

Have you decided on your electronics yet?

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yes

Mon, 2017-07-31 20:48

 I will be running two 12in simrads ,  4g simrad radar  and  transducer  undecided at this point ...hope I made the right decision as I  have only used  furuno  sounders 

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Be interested to see what

Wed, 2017-08-02 19:54

Be interested to see what trannys you choose...keep us updated 

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transducers

Wed, 2017-08-02 20:05

 will keep u posted  mate.   I want to get the best out off my units  so still doing  my research....  

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happy days

Tue, 2017-08-08 15:24

I doubt you will be disappointed with the simrad gear mate. That's what I run in mine and love it. Only thing I wish I changed during the construction stage was having the ability to install a thru hull.

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boat inspection

Wed, 2017-08-02 12:47

 what can I say .......... .  looking the goods 

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 whats the plans for paint

Wed, 2017-08-02 19:11

 whats the plans for paint etc one of those decal wraps would be my choice on new boat 

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paint

Wed, 2017-08-02 19:30

 yer I have seen them they look good .. but for me its going to be mid blue side  an white top    simple but hopefully effective...

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 cheers for posting to bud 

Wed, 2017-08-02 20:05

 cheers for posting to bud 

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I would never paint a boat.

Wed, 2017-08-02 20:27

I would never paint a boat. clearcoat as most.

 

You will agree with me after your first kimberlies trip haha

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haha

Wed, 2017-08-02 20:50

 yer I am hearing ya  . got to love a few battle scars. 

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Really enjoying

Wed, 2017-08-02 21:28

 This one,

It looks the bomb mate. Enjoy. 

 

 

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 Im with Vinesh on the paint

Thu, 2017-08-03 08:13

 Im with Vinesh on the paint topic to.

No need to worry about pitting under paint, aged looking paint, if you do a mod you dont have to worry about getting it painted again,bubbling paint etc etc.

Neat looking build but :)

Hope you got some under cover storage for her.

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paint

Thu, 2017-08-03 08:43

 iam  hearing you an vinesh . I wanted it bare ally myself  BUT my wife said that she didnt want a work boat  ..  an the old story is, keep them happy  u can go fishing when eva u want .... an yes there is a big shed waiting to meet her...

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Shed clearance

Fri, 2017-08-04 12:53

I gather you've checked the height clearance you need for your shed. I brought my Genesis home on the trailer before the hardtop rails and rocket launchers were fitted. Had to drop the rocket launcher down the back edge of the hardtop a bit to get it into my shed (3.4m clearance). I also had to extend my garage a bit because these things end up long on the trailer. Mine shed is 11m long and it just fits

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shed

Fri, 2017-08-04 13:28

 yer mate all good in height as I have 4.2 door height an   plenty  of length   too   cant wait to get it home ....

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Transducers

Fri, 2017-08-04 12:46

If you are going for through hull transducers, would be good to fit them now. I've got them in mine and they are good. If you go for blue and white, then it will look a lot like mine!!

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transducers

Sun, 2017-08-06 08:33

looking in to my transducers now . so let u no soon .. your boat looks  like a beast in the pic,  hope mine looks same...

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ready for paint

Sun, 2017-08-13 11:41

As you can see  she is all fabricated  an sitting on her new genesis craft trailer, an what a good job they have done. she is heading to window templating  this week then off  to get paint , can't wait to see it all painted. 

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 When you get to mounting the

Sun, 2017-08-13 17:54

 When you get to mounting the transducers have a look at fibrelite marine webpage. Under marine accessories, image gallery. Looks to be a couple of Ali boats with some custom transom mount set ups for BIG transducer sized transducers. 

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thanks mate

Tue, 2017-08-15 11:27

 thanks mate I did see them . looks like ill go through hull  at this stage  .haven't had a chance to really  sit down an sort transducers out yet , but its a job ill have to get to very soon , 

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Looks good and im a wee bit

Tue, 2017-08-15 17:54

Looks good and im a wee bit jealous!

Just curious but whats the strake above the chine that goes from stern to midships do? im guessing stability at rest?