Project 1080: Integrated Transom System

The Resto Mod Cigarette is destined to be the FPC’s official pace boat and will make its official debut at the 2018 Key West Poker Run.

Florida Powerboat Club founder Stu Jones just sent us an update on  Project 1080 – FPC’s restoration of a vintage Cigarette 38 Top Gun with Mercury Racing 540 sterndrives. The Resto Mod Cigarette is destined to be FPC’s pace boat and will make its official debut at the 2018 Key West Poker Run, Presented by Mercury Racing.

The Mercury Racing Integrated Transom System, an option for the Bravo One XR sterndrive provides integral steering rams and a seven inch set back. It fits in the original transom holes – eliminating the need for any hull modifications.

Check out the latest Project 1080 video. Stu and Performance Marine Trading owner Pat Sullivan discuss the advantages of our  Integrated Transom System, an option for the Bravo One XR sterndrive that works well with the Cigarette Top Gun.

The boat was moved from the rigging shop to an aluminum fabrication shop where a custom swim platform will be rigged and built from scratch. While there, the cabin upholstery will be installed as well.

Stu selected the Super Silver color option for the 540 sterndrives. The custom color matches the boat in celebration of FPC’s 25th Anniversary.

Project 1080 will be on static display in the Cigarette booth at the Key West Poker Run village. The Cigarette booth is adjacent to our Mercury Racing Experience Truck display.

The boat will be flanked with display panels featuring a timeline of the restoration project as well as FPC’s 25-year history along with the history of the legendary Cigarette brand.

Project 1080 will be on static display in the Cigarette booth at the Key West poker run village.

Our Experience Truck will be packed with exciting product displays and our factory reps will be eager to talk  about them.  Be sure to stock up on Official Mercury Racing merchandise – available for purchase at the truck Thursday through Saturday, November 8-10.

We are looking forward to seeing the Resto Mod 1080 Cigarette in Key West.

 

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