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One area to spend some time reviewing is the deck/hull joint at the transom. Maybe investigate having it glassed if you need to. I'm planning to do this on my boat over the winter.
I did mine on my 2002. Can’t understand why they would leave a gap there. Horrible design and guaranteed to be the demise of your transom.
 

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Depending on your location, they have web sales products/ business and in person. When speaking with them, they seem to have more options available if you go to there store from a customization perspective.

I ordered a starboard panel. Pretty amazing turnaround...Ordered 9pm on a Sunday and they shipped it by 3pm on Monday, 3 days before Xmas.
I called Grady, they said they don’t have that spec for the 2002. Would you mine measuring your panel for me ?
 

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I called Grady, they said they don’t have that spec for the 2002. Would you mine measuring your panel for me ?
This is what Grady sent me. Its has the dimensions on it although this is for a 2021. Not sure if it will be the same for other model years.
 

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I called Grady, they said they don’t have that spec for the 2002. Would you mine measuring your panel for me ?
I have a 2000 228 but below are my measurements
- Actual Opening: 18.5x7
- Compartment Lid: 19.25x 7-7/8
- My Panel: 20-7/16 x 9.25

Just a note, the opening of that compartment looked like it changed between 2000 and 2004. Mine has a consistent 3/8in lip and then it changed to have a much larger lip/ ledge on the starboard side.

I actually just installed 2 GO9s yesterday. My desire was to cover the old holes from the hinges and allow the next owner to revert back to the compartment if they want to without fiberglass work. The faux wood will probably bother me enough to change out in the near future unless I repower and will do a full panel.
 

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This is what Grady sent me. Its has the dimensions on it although this is for a 2021. Not sure if it will be the same for other model years.
That’s really close to what I measured on my 2000 228. The 1/4in seems on the thicker side though. Maybe newer models are more recessed than how mine is. I can see mine being just under 1/4in if you include the gasket/ rubber seal thatis on the backside
 

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Now that I have my boat and am beginning projects on her, I figured I’d start a thread of all the upgrades I complete.

Shout out to Schock Boats in Newport Beach for making the purchase easy and fun.

Below are pictures of her arrival in Newport Beach, prior to the Matson shipment to Hawaii.
Factory and dealer installed options:
-Yamaha F200 DEC
-Painted gelcoat Hardtop with rocket launchers
-Gelcoat (Seaglass Green)
-Head with pump out
-Stratoglass enclosure (ivory) with rear drop curtain
-flush mounted Garmin 942xs + linked to CL7 and hard mounted radio with 6’ antennae.
-cockpit shower
-cockpit bolsters

-Aluminum trailer with sliding tongue, guides, and torsion axles
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Beautiful boat, best of luck! What island are you on?
 

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Like the look of the modern stuff like yours. Gorgeous boat in that color!

To those that want to put a slick carbon look on a plexi panel... Pick your poison: https://amzn.to/36EcO8x

Black aryclic panels look money, and match Grady's black panels. Bottom one, I cut on CNC and top one (added 3rd yam guage) I cut with jigsaw just by tracing old panel. Jigsaw is way faster! Now I get to enlarge the bottom one to fit a 7" Striker vs 5". I bought this Carbon fiberwrap that I plan on puting on the plexi/acrylic but haven't done it yet.



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Came out great. Love the contrast and perfect fit for the opening. Nice work.
 

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Like the look of the modern stuff like yours. Gorgeous boat in that color!

To those that want to put a slick carbon look on a plexi panel... Pick your poison: https://amzn.to/36EcO8x

Black aryclic panels look money, and match Grady's black panels. Bottom one, I cut on CNC and top one (added 3rd yam guage) I cut with jigsaw just by tracing old panel. Jigsaw is way faster! Now I get to enlarge the bottom one to fit a 7" Striker vs 5". I bought this Carbon fiberwrap that I plan on puting on the plexi/acrylic but haven't done it yet.


This was cut with a jig saw ?!
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Ya the gauge panel was cut on jigsaw with plexiglass blade. It’s 1/2” thick. Cut super clean actually then I filed edges. 3/8” thick would be ideal.

I had to design the bottom panel in CAD then get my dad to cut it out with his CNC router. It actually didn’t cut as clean as you’d think because you have to dial it in for plexi and he didn’t know. The screws are recessed but where it plunged and didn’t cut very clean so I might put bigger screws.

I wouldn’t hesitate to cut plexi again with jigsaw as long as it’s 3/8” thick or more.
 

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Like the look of the modern stuff like yours. Gorgeous boat in that color!

To those that want to put a slick carbon look on a plexi panel... Pick your poison: https://amzn.to/36EcO8x

Black aryclic panels look money, and match Grady's black panels. Bottom one, I cut on CNC and top one (added 3rd yam guage) I cut with jigsaw just by tracing old panel. Jigsaw is way faster! Now I get to enlarge the bottom one to fit a 7" Striker vs 5". I bought this Carbon fiberwrap that I plan on puting on the plexi/acrylic but haven't done it yet.



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What speakers are those looks pretty cool!
 

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Pictures of the boat in it’s new home without the canvas and pictures with the canvas installed. It was very easy to put up, I highly recommend following the videos Stratoglass has for cleaning and polishing the clear parts. Also a closer look at the sliding tongue on the trailer, which will come in handy for some of the harbors here.


Any chance you can tell me how far the bunks are apart? I got a new trailer for mine and need to set it up!
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Beautiful boat. I have a 2021 228 on order and doing some research on the electronics that I will have installed. If you can post some pictures of what you did on the helm and the upper boxes that would be great. Good luck with it
 

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No problem, I’ll be back home tomorrow and can grab some pictures. I did nothing with the top box, I just use that for lure bag storage.

I have just surpassed 50 hours on the boat and have enjoyed some great trips all around Oahu. Caught ourselves a nice striped marlin a few weeks ago, did a handful of boat camping trips in Kaneohe Bay and the West side. Loving the boat and it’s capabilities.

I recently installed Deckadence Marine carpet to my cockpit. It was easy to install and definitely improves the safety aspect and comfort onboard. The factory non-skid just doesn’t do well enough on choppy days and I had a few people already slip and fall when working lines. This stuff is nice and thick, is quickly removable (no glue or mounts), it’s own weight and rubber grip bottom hold it in place. Water flows through it nicely and to clean I just lift it up and spray under it. Every few trips I take it out to scrub the deck. It’s a huge upgrade for sure and I highly recommend it.


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DECKadence Marine flooring ^

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Some Sandbar rafting ^

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A nice gift from the Grady-White factory.
 

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No problem, I’ll be back home tomorrow and can grab some pictures. I did nothing with the top box, I just use that for lure bag storage.

I have just surpassed 50 hours on the boat and have enjoyed some great trips all around Oahu. Caught ourselves a nice striped marlin a few weeks ago, did a handful of boat camping trips in Kaneohe Bay and the West side. Loving the boat and it’s capabilities.

I recently installed Deckadence Marine carpet to my cockpit. It was easy to install and definitely improves the safety aspect and comfort onboard. The factory non-skid just doesn’t do well enough on choppy days and I had a few people already slip and fall when working lines. This stuff is nice and thick, is quickly removable (no glue or mounts), it’s own weight and rubber grip bottom hold it in place. Water flows through it nicely and to clean I just lift it up and spray under it. Every few trips I take it out to scrub the deck. It’s a huge upgrade for sure and I highly recommend it.


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DECKadence Marine flooring ^

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Some Sandbar rafting ^

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A nice gift from the Grady-White factory.
Nice fish and the boat looks great