After kicking the idea around for a while, I decided that I had too much fun building the first Rouse so I wanted to give it another go with a totally different concept. The last boat was more of a modern theme with new style graphics and the one off rear driven blower motor. This time, I wanted to build something that appealed to the old school traditionalist.
I put Rick at Islander Marine in charge of laying the boat up and executing the graphics and colors that I had drawn. He did an amazing job and incorporated some different style materials such as fiberglass based fiber board for all of the bulkheads to save weight. He also performed a cap on the entire boat, gel coated the transom and bilge, flow coated the stringers, as well as gel coating a Harwood scoop to match the boat perfectly. Chris at B1 Racing set the intake in the boat as well as building a custom shoe, ride plate, and cradle. My company, ROKE Custom Trailers, has begun fabrication on a custom road dolly trailer for the boat, which will hopefully be done shortly.
The boat will feature a DNE tunnel ram motor making around 800+ hp on pump gas and is being completely rigged by Matt Letcher of Jet Boat Plus out in Lake Havasu City. Check back soon for more pictures.