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Old 05-06-2014, 07:55 AM
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Default Morada 22 / 300 Yam - New Build Thread

I have ordered a new Morada 22 / 300 Yamaha rig and wanted to share some early build pics.

The white 22 on the trailer and being pulled from the mold is Hull #1. It is now in rigging.

The one shown in the mold is my 22, Hull #2 - Ice Blue sides, Oyster White running surface, Oyster White cap and console. The gel coat has been sprayed and the initial layer of cloth glassed in, as shown in the pics below.

There are other build pics on the FB page for “IslaMorada Boatworks”.

Tom Gordon (who many of you may know, or recognize, from Hells Bay and Gordon Boatworks) is building the Morada boats using high-end build materials and hardware. Those who have seen the boats have been impressed with the quality of the build.

Background: He acquired the Lake and Bay molds and spent some serious $s cleaning up the hull molds and then reworked the cap molds including decks, hatches and non-skid. He also built a new console providing excellent access to batteries and electronics. The new console also has a dual level footrest.

As you would expect from Tom, the Morada fit & finish, materials, rigging details, wiring and plumbing are all very well executed. Very precise and very clean.

The stock build includes a number of standard items:
> Atlas or Bobs JP
> 8ft PP Blade
> 108 gal epoxy coated aluminum tank; 85 gal for the 22; with Racor filter
> LED light package for NAV lights, cockpit, all boxes and wells, and includes 2 underwater LEDs
> Dry, gasketed storage boxes
> In-floor wet gear storage box
> 2 - 2,200 gph bilge pumps
> 1 inch coring around the rear wells that will definitely hold ice
> 1,000 gph plumbed bait well; all 3 can be plumbed
> Dual level footrest on console
> Under deck rod storage boxes in front deck, with SeaDek on floor of rod boxes.
> Under gunnel, open access, rod storage - 3 per side
> 4 SS pop up cleats
> 4 flush mount gunwale rod holders
> Aluminum LP with 4 rod holders and a SeaDek lined under cushion storage box
> SS gas shocks on all hatch lids
> SS compression hatch locks
> 65 Yeti with cushion
> 2 Group 27 AGM batteries with selector switch
> Sealed Mil-Spec switches with circuit breakers.

My options:
> MK I-Pilot and a single 36V Lithium-Pros battery (only 29lbs),
> SIMRAD NSS9 EVO2, Chirp transducer and Structure Scan
> Fusion IP 700, JL amp and 4 JL880s
> Simrad VHF, mounted inside console, with Command mic
> Compass
> Midship cleats, 4 extra flush mount rod holders
> Rear center seating with removable backrest

Sport Trail trailer will build a trailer for my 22. If you need a custom trailer, call Kevin Deselle at Sport Trail. They have a FB page.

Btw, my recent rides included:
> 3 YFs from 2011-2014; (a 21, then 2-24s) and
> 3 SWs from 2006 – 2011: (2-Z2200s and a 23TE).

I fish TX and LA inshore mostly, plus an occasional light near-shore trip.

Boat should be ready in June and I will update when I can.

PM me if you like.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:33 AM
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Cant wait to see the finished product!
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:31 AM
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Unless that guy in the last picture is 4 foot tall that is a hell of a beam on that boat
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:14 PM
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Unless that guy in the last picture is 4 foot tall that is a hell of a beam on that boat
That's "W" working his side job...
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What's the bill on a 22ft rig?
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What's the bill on a 22ft rig?
If I had to guess it would be over 75K. Hell of a boat there.
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That's a sharp looking hull how do they do the decks are they capped like say a blackjack or bluewave or they molded like a Haynie or old kenners? Also would like to know price range and see one finished.
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Thanks, cbruno. I want to see one finished, too. MINE! :-)

The Morada bay boats are capped, very high build quality. Vinyl ester resin, cored sides. Top of the line materials are used in the build, hardware, precise plumbing & wiring, etc. Also see the 'standard equipment' items above - like the full LED package, huge epoxy coated 109 gal fuel tank in the 24, 85 gal in the 22.

Pricing is factory direct and I think excellent value for the high quality build, hardware, wiring, plumbing, fit and finish.

See:https://www.facebook.com/islamoradaboatworks?fref=ts
All of the boats shown are customer boats, so you will see different dash layouts, T-Tops, Open, half tower 24s. There are a few pics of the first 22 that is now in rigging.

On the price range - they run more than a Shearwater and less than a Yellowfin. I have owned both.

Hope this helps.
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Very nice! I'm jealous!
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:15 PM
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The 24 is my favorite boat!! I had them send me some pics of a dark blue hull they built and it is freaking sick!!!
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Default Morada 22

3 new pics - side coring, lifting strakes filled, 3rd layer of cloth, all while still in mold.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:32 AM
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Skeeter, you will have to bring it by my place in Fourchon when you get her. Awesome boat!!!!
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Skeeter, you will have to bring it by my place in Fourchon when you get her. Awesome boat!!!!
Will do KDM, I have a place in Queen Bess on GI.
We can work on killing a few brain cells...
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This is a pic of a recent 24. Mine will be the Mini-Me version (22) with an oyster white bottom, same ice blue sides.

The 24 shown is owned by Capt Scott Owens in Georgia.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:40 PM
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Transom vac bagged, now done with stringer grid being placed in hull - all while still in mold.
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Nice looking boats....I always liked the lake and bays. Should be close to 70mph with that setup?
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If anyone wants pictures of the 24 Tom sent me just send me your email.
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Is this the old Lake and Bay mold? In my opinion the Lake and Bay 24 was a very good riding boat.
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Is this the old Lake and Bay mold? In my opinion the Lake and Bay 24 was a very good riding boat.
Yes sir. They own the molds for the 24, 22, Boca Grande and a 17.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:50 AM
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Nice looking boats....I always liked the lake and bays. Should be close to 70mph with that setup?
Agreed. That is about right, talking to some of the L&B guys.
These boats are somewhat lighter than the old L&Bs - the Morada 24 shed about 450 lbs, but we will see.
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