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fishing user avatarhjerk24 reply : 

Don't know if it's been done lately, but show your ride, and any other pertinent info.

See where this goes.

Mines a 1997 Stratos 282 DC with a 175 Johnson FastStrike.

Was windsheildless in this pic, because they both were broken in a freak act of stupidity...don't ask!

The boat is named: "Skoolzout" ( I am a teacher Health and PE)

I also have on the back left side: Psalms 118:24

What do you got?

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fishing user avatarSocalbassmaster reply : 

89 ranger390v 19.5 ft

merc black max 200 stainless prop jack plate needs some work but having fun with it so far

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fishing user avatarhjerk24 reply : 

Nice boat..thanks for the pic.  To the rest of you...wake up...and post them pics!  

Peace


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fishing user avatarhjerk24 reply : 

Very Nice.. Thanks for the post.  If we all post there could be thousands of awesome boat pics here....come on guys......just do it!!!

"Kinda annoying i know, just thought this would be a cool picture post thread..."

Peace------


fishing user avatarOcBassman63 reply : 

Got the wood replaced in the nose mounted the trolling motor and extended the front deck a little....

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I have since replaced the red seat since it broke on my first outing. Pickes one up at Wal-Mart for 26bucks.

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The different color red is where i extended the deck. It is also padded for the kids to sit on...

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Oh yea also I finally paid off my motor...200 bucks well spent..

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fishing user avatarRedlinerobert reply : 

2007 Ranger Z22 with a Mercury Racing 300.  

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fishing user avatarBass Bandit reply : 

83 Phantom Panther with a 150(plus) Mariner,got it sittin right now due to trim motor going out :'(  Anyone have one they can turn loose of PLEASE let me know!!!

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 

2003 Ranger 185vs Intracoastal Edition with Yammy 150 Vmax, goes 58MPH with 2-200lbs Fishermen, 30 gallons gas, and fishing gear.  Not a speed demon, but plenty fast for me.  Also, own a 14' tracker with an Evinrude 9.9 Kicker, perfect for the small canals and ponds in S. Fla.

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fishing user avatarGABassin reply : 

2005 Triton TR-186 LE with a Mercury 150 XR-6

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fishing user avatar5bass reply : 

1992 GAMBLER 206TE / EVINRUDE LIMITED EDITION 3.1

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fishing user avatarJayDub reply : 

Wow, I love that Triton and Gambler... Very sweet rides.

1992 Skeeter SD125 17ft w/ Nissan 90 hp.

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That's my dad holding it and my girlfriend sitting in it.

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fishing user avatarhjerk24 reply : 

AWESOME...Let's keep it going.


fishing user avatarOlebiker reply : 

five.bass.limit holds square dances on the front deck of that Gambler.

Here is my 1984 Bass Tracker Tournament TX:

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fishing user avatarTeam_Dougherty reply : 

Here is my boat a 2001 Crestliner Angler 16 with a 1990 40HP Evinrude.

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fishing user avataracar555 reply : 

My 1994 Stratos 270 DC with 1993 Evinrude Intruder 150.

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fishing user avatarJig Man reply : 

Here is one I'd like to have.  The trailer is built on to the boat. :D

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fishing user avatarthetr20one reply : 

2001 TR-20 with a 2005 225 Optimax, Detweiler hydro jackplate. 71.7 gps with a full tourney load including partner gas and full livewells with a 25" Trophy prop. 78+ gps with a 27" trophy and a light load. It' a fun boat!

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fishing user avatarharshman reply : 

Big Water

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little Water

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Harshman


fishing user avatarBrianinMD reply : 

Here is my 91 Lowe.

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fishing user avatarw4svc reply : 

old but experienced

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fishing user avatarw4svc reply : 

#2 also old but experienced

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fishing user avatarScott C reply : 

Here's my hole in the water:

1990 Fisher SV-18 GT

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fishing user avatarhjerk24 reply : 

Hey guys awesome pics... Thanks for sharing.  The bass doesn't know if it's a 21' Triton, or a Jon Boat with a small trolling motor.  AWESOME!!!

I can honestly say that bass fishing is the best!!!!

Peace


fishing user avatarNitroMan reply : 

1995 170 Rick Clunn Edition

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fishing user avatarNitroMan reply : 

another pic

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fishing user avatarNitroMan reply : 

another pic!!!

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fishing user avatarmackkie reply : 

OK, here we go...1993 Cajun Fish/Ski, 1989 90HP Johnson.  She looks like she is still brand new! (with the exception of the motor).  Just picked it up last year.

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fishing user avatarPainter Dude reply : 

new to me :D

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fishing user avatarTEFNKY reply : 

1991 Stratos 201 Pro w/ Evinrude XP. Hyd. Steering and Jackplate. Sill looks brand new.

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fishing user avatargatorblazer reply : 

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15' kingfisher, converted to console steer.  It was free, and I have less than $1000 in it.   :D


fishing user avatarTeam_Dougherty reply : 
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15' kingfisher, converted to console steer.  It was free, and I have less than $1000 in it.   :D

cool camo


fishing user avatarfrogtog reply : 

It's a good ride.

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fishing user avatargatorblazer reply : 

You know, if you had spent another $1k, you could have gotten a yellow trailer :D


fishing user avatarhawghunter1744 reply : 

frogtog you basically have the pimpest boat on this planet..


fishing user avatarSINDBasser reply : 

1997 Nitro Savage w/175 merc.

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fishing user avatarjerseylargemouth reply : 

dont know if my boats nice enough to be posted here but its all i need

10 ft pontoon style pelican bass raider 40 lb thrust motor swivel seats

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fishing user avatarskunked_again reply : 

1988 Tracker 1800 FS. i love every inch of it.

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fishing user avatarSocalbassmaster reply : 
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dont know if my boats nice enough to be posted here but its all i need

10 ft pontoon style pelican bass raider 40 lb thrust motor swivel seats

Does it float ?

Do you catch fish?

Do you and your kids have fun?

Then its good enough to post here

that's a great boat and the best thing you don't have a boat payment like some of us


fishing user avatarsurfer reply : 

not big

not fast

but suprisingly cumfortable   :D

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fishing user avatarbkoguy07 reply : 
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not big

not fast

but suprisingly cumfortable   :D

that doesnt look stable lol


fishing user avatarTeam9nine reply : 

My custom jonboat. Not fast, but it catches them basses just fine 8-)

Sold the Triton (but kept a seat - LOL) and downsized this spring.

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fishing user avatarsurfer reply : 
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not big

not fast

but suprisingly cumfortable :D

that doesnt look stable lol

not big

not fast

not stable

Good thing I am a surfer. Great ballance.

ps. i took the wheels off. lol


fishing user avatarbkoguy07 reply : 
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not big

not fast

but suprisingly cumfortable   :D

that doesnt look stable lol

not big

not fast

not stable

Good thing I am a surfer.  Great ballance.

ps. i took the wheels off. lol

hahahah ah yes... the wheels... they could cause serious problems during the hole hookset action lol


fishing user avataremti56 reply : 

o6 zx190 skeeter with yamaha 150

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fishing user avatarNorDoor reply : 

2000 Stratos

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fishing user avataremti56 reply : 

come on out of all the people looking at this only a few have a boat lets see whats out there big or small if it floats post it


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fishing user avatarSplat reply : 

This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I like it, never thought about putting a Psalm on my boat, heck I still need to come up with a name, maybe I'll add something fancy to it like that.

Nothing special, but she's easy to work on , and floats, o yea she also brings home dinner

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fishing user avatarsneaker reply : 

No big lakes around here so sold the bass boat and built this. Motor start/stop, forward /reverse and left/right are pedal controled so hands are free to fish, take pics ect. Too old to cary 60 lbs very far so made a cart to haul it to/fro the water. 4.8 mph flat out so no nose bleeds, lost glasses or hats here. Absolutely quiet and seat is comfy. Lots of handy dry storage. 10 footer fits in P/U so no trailer needed. Battery charge runs the boat all day, but carry paddle for insurance

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fishing user avatarbrgbassmaster reply : 

1988 bass tracker pro 17 love it.

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fishing user avatarNJfishinGuy reply : 

heres my new ride just got it.

1999 bass tracker pro team 175 w/ 60hp merc

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fishing user avatarRWHusker. reply : 

2005 Stratos 290 S/F 21' 225 HP . Not the best Ski boat not the best bass boat, but it fooled my wife enough to make her believe my bass boat is a family ski boat. :D

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fishing user avatarBassMasterBrian reply : 

Some darn nice boats in here.

I'm a little jealous...

OK, A LOT jealous. :'(


fishing user avatarrich64 reply : 

Does the job

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fishing user avatarrich64 reply : 

another pic

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fishing user avatarGatorBK reply : 

My 10 ft gheenee customized for gator hunting

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My boat on the water, A video clip of me getting pulled around by a 9 ft gator. I had a misfire which ticked the gator off and he boiled under my boat but I regained my balance about the time he stuck his head out from under the boat :D

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fishing user avatarDibbs reply : 

I love this thread, you guys have awesome boats. I am hoping to buy a boat in the next few weeks so I can post a pic.


fishing user avatarfisherdave reply : 

My 14ft modified v-hull with a 30lb thrust trolling motor and 45hp Merc. Not much but gets the job done.boat1.jpg


fishing user avatarLive.2.Fish reply : 
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My 14ft modified v-hull with a 30lb thrust trolling motor and 45hp Merc. Not much but gets the job done.boat1.jpg

Ya, I'd say! I bet that 45hp gets the job done...FAST!  Hang on in that 14 footer!!!   Very cool!  8-)


fishing user avatarBad Fish reply : 

Here is my rig,,,all electric

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fishing user avatarrondef reply : 

Here is mine, nothing fancy 16 foot Lowe V-Hull.

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fishing user avatarfisherdave reply : 

Thanks Live.2.Fish. I  think that 45 is a little much for the little boat but its a fun ride.

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fishing user avatarEZOP reply : 

1675 Lund Prosport, 100hp 4 stroke.

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fishing user avatarmallardecho reply : 

2008 Bee-Line 286 Vee, with 150 Merc EFI

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fishing user avatarOH-bass614 reply : 

^ beautiful boat...


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New to me 98 203 Champion!


fishing user avatarIndyBassin reply : 

big and small

nice rides all!


fishing user avatarFR0G reply : 

Tube

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Toon

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fishing user avatarbasspro48 reply : 

2001 Xpress X18 Dual Console w/ 2002 Merc 150 EFI

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fishing user avatarWV_Eagle reply : 

Old 14' Richland aluminum v-hull. Gets it done on a rocky river....

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fishing user avatarWTRDOG reply : 

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Saves on gas........


fishing user avatarsmokepole reply : 

My 1955 v hull. I like it better than my fish ski to fish out of.

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fishing user avatarskunked_again reply : 
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My 1955 v hull. I like it better than my fish ski to fish out of.

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i have that boats older brother by 2 years. its still water tight.


fishing user avatarJames Heddon reply : 

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fishing user avatarPezJunkie reply : 

88 Skeeter Starfire 175 SX

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fishing user avatarjcv reply : 

There's a lot of great boats in this thread!

I would like to show my ride. I bought this about a year ago. It only has around 50 hours on it and it's a 2002. It sat for a long time in a garage before I picked it up. I only got out in it 4 times last year and it ran great. This year I've had nothing but problems with it... little problems I think but I never really get to go fishing.

I love the boat... it's the darn engine >:D >:D >:D

Anyway... I think when get things ironed out it will be a great boat. I use it for fresh and saltwater bass :o

Not pictured is the 24v salt water series bow mounted TM, casting seat and bimini top. I also have a Lowrance LMS 527 fish finder/GPS in her.

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fishing user avatarDaniel My Brother reply : 

There's no place I'd rather be than out on the lake in my little green boat...

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fishing user avatargar-tracker reply : 

93 Storm,  I loved it from day one.

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fishing user avatarjbrwr reply : 

Here's the fishing boat, a 10' Alumacraft with a 50lb Minnkota trolling motor connected to a 27 series battery. I just ordered a 2hp outboard for the larger lakes and the boat dry only weighs 90lbs, should do Ok. I love this little boat.

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fishing user avatarIMPY03 reply : 

Not to big or fast but it gets the job done.

83 sears 12 ft v

5hp sea king 34 lb tm (and now wheels and tires for the trailer lol)

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fishing user avatarjcv reply : 

A more recent pic of my ride:

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fishing user avatarJimzee reply : 

This is how I roll.

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fishing user avatarjcv reply : 

Nice! Any pics without the cover?


fishing user avatarmayassa reply : 

Nice Cover ;D, she is a must be very nice, the tires look shined up.


fishing user avatarmayassa reply : 

Forgot to add mine

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I also put my 20hp outboard back on


fishing user avatarBass_junky reply : 

My new baby!!! Ranger Z20 w/ 225 E-Tec, MK pro 101, two LMS332 C's

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fishing user avatarmayassa reply : 

Bass_junky that is sweet :D


fishing user avatarVolman482 reply : 

Oldie But Goodie! Origional owner!

1973 17' KCraft ModifiedV (first pad bassboat)

1973 115 Rude

1995 OMC 24v troller

1973 Throbred Trailer

Oxygenator/Flowrite Livewell

Pro Mariner 15/3 onboard charger

Eagle/Lowrance Finders and GPS

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fishing user avatarBass Bandit reply : 

Great looking boat Volman.......least its not painted ORANGE just kidding ;D


fishing user avatarmayassa reply : 

Volman your boat looks brand new :D


fishing user avatardc reply : 

2006 Stratos 285 Pro XL with 150 Mercury Optimax

It is for sale also..

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fishing user avatarmayassa reply : 

DC if I could I would buy that from you in a heartbeat, she is a looker!


fishing user avatarmako reply : 

A true big water bass boat that can handle whatever St. Clair or Erie can throw at you.

2007 Mako 2201 - 21'3"

200 Opti

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fishing user avatarAndrew Coleman reply : 

I need a boat :'(.

So many times i have looked and thought "If only i had a boat..."


fishing user avatar2000WHITEGMC reply : 

1989 TRACKER PRO 17 W/ 40 HP JOHNSON

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fishing user avatarCJ reply : 

2008 Legend Alpha 199 w/ 225 Optimax

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fishing user avatarchappy reply : 

nice looking rides all


fishing user avatarchappy reply : 

here mine:

2000 Ranger 518VX w/Yam. 200 EFI

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fishing user avatarfishingfourfun reply : 

My 2003 Tracker Tournament V-18

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fishing user avatarIDbasser reply : 

Here is mine, a 1984 Lotus 18ft with 150hp motor.

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fishing user avatarIDbasser reply : 

Here is my 14ft aluminum with 30hp motor.

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fishing user avatarDADto4 reply : 

Nice rides to all.I hope that by the time I get mine this thread comes around again.

My old jon boat came back to me after 5 years of a friend using it.

I think with alot of TLC she will be ready for another 5 or 10.

For now this will be "MY RIDE"

Before and after!

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fishing user avatarViper21773 reply : 

1989 18' Winner Tournament Legend

Johnson GT 150 on a 6" plate

Turbo 4-blade Prop

Minn Kota Maxxum 80

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fishing user avatarViper21773 reply : 

another view

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fishing user avatarriverfisher reply : 

Heres mine 2002 Triton Tr-186 not the biggest or fastest but it gets the jizzob done!

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fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 

Our 520DVX Ranger Commanche

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fishing user avatarBassChump reply : 

This is my ride and I'm very proud of her. A 1984 Bayliner Trophy. Only a 16 footer with an 85 horse engine. She isn't fast or pretty but I got her dirt cheap, it has all the stuff (2 livewells, 2 fishfinders, trolling motor, storage, etc.), everything works, it's easy to tow and easy to fix if needed. I can put 3 gallons of gas in and go all weekend and more on that. Much more actually. I haven't had to put fuel in for the last 5 outings.

I don't have to worry if she gets a scratch or something isn't cosmetically perfect. I want to fish, not worry about how she looks.

The only improvement I've had to make to her is to extend the front deck. Originally the seat was far to close to the bow. I didn't have enough room for the foot pedal so I extended the deck to the rear of the seat. I remounted the seat about 2 feet farther back and I'm thrilled with how it turned out and it only cost me a small piece of plywood that I already had and a few 1x2s. It even created another storage space. I don't know why Bayliner didn't do that in the first place.

I learned everything I know about bass fishing from this forum and I'm very thankful. I had a great summer fishing with my daughter and I have all you fine people to thank for that.

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fishing user avatartennwalkinghorse reply : 

30 year old 14' Lowe Jon Boat

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fishing user avatarmattm reply : 

Not a single cat. :'(

06 Bass Cat Puma

225 Mercury Optimax Pro XS

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fishing user avatarcrasha51pan reply : 

Sorry, couldn't help myself...

"but it's my ride"...On long trips, I wrap my pole up in my sleeping bag ! On short trips, I tie it to my sissybar.

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fishing user avatarSinDale reply : 

It's been entertaining checkin out everyone's rides! Here's mine:

15ft. Deep V Lowe with a "Classic 50" Mercury (MAX hp on boat is 35 ::D ). 36lb. trolling motor, 2 pedestal seats and drivers console) 6 rod holders, aerated live well, 2 downriggers, planer board mast, vhf, Eagle fish finder, tunes (pioneer stereo and iPod with 2 6 1/2 alpines + 1 bass tube).

Its the perfect small water ride in my mind... It goes 35mph and handles the chop well, and I can pull it up on the beach or in the shallows!

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fishing user avatardmac14 reply : 

My 18ft 1989 astro fish/ski with 115 '81 merc

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fishing user avatarDANA reply : 

MY RIDE RHINO V176 ALL ALUM SUZUKI 4 STROKE DF-70

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fishing user avatarDANA reply : 

AND IT FLOATS TOO

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fishing user avatarDANA reply : 

YOU GUYS HAVE NOTHING ON MY BOAT, THIS IS HOW WE ROLL IN CALIF

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fishing user avatarbreambandit reply : 

this is how we do it in australia :D

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fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 

Living in a sailboat.  Must've been fun!  Sounds like it.  :D


fishing user avatarFishing Rhino reply : 

Show your ride...?  In my case, it's more like a glide.

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fishing user avatarViper21773 reply : 

Hey DANA,

I like it! but where is the trolling motor and rod locker? :D :D


fishing user avatarE-3 FE reply : 

2002 Triton TR-20. 225 Merc Optimax.

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fishing user avatarzbass reply : 

'96 Stratos 288VR 150 Fast Strike. Love It!!Lowerance electronics Motor Guide tour edition 82# 3" Jack plate.Gps at 68 mph! Of course that is not a tournament load speed.

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fishing user avatarScorcher214 reply : 

DUDE Glenn your boat is the shiz!


fishing user avatarMike 12345 reply : 

1991 ProCraft Stalker 180, Merc Black Max XR4 150

My son, getting his first fish on it---------------------------->

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fishing user avatarRoger Hunter reply : 

This is my 2007 Triumph 195DC, a 20 foot Deep hull fish & Ski. We bought this boat because we wanted something that would be useful for fun activities like skiing and tubing and we wanted to fish too. We take it to the beach at least once a year and we needed a Sea Worthy craft so that over rides the bass boat. This one has handled 6 foot seas a couple of times and never missed a lick.

Equipment: 150 Yamaha 4 cycle, 6 rod holders, Min kota 52 lb. thrust troll (Not Pictured), LOWRANCE LMS-522C iGPS, Midland Marine VHF w/GPS capable, Lenco Trim Tabs, Live well and builtin coolers x2.  The 2 rear seats lift out to give more room in the rear to fish!  

Best thing about this boat is that it cleans up so easy after a bloody day on the ocean and has plenty of room to move around. Has a draft of 16 inches so I can still get in pretty shallow waters.

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fishing user avatarTojo reply : 

Great Rigs Everyone!!


fishing user avatarRoger Hunter reply : 
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I need a boat :'(.

So many times i have looked and thought "If only i had a boat..."

I know a good dealer here in Charlotte that will sell you one. Probably real good deal with the current conditions!  


fishing user avatarRoger Hunter reply : 
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This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I like it, never thought about putting a Psalm on my boat, heck I still need to come up with a name, maybe I'll add something fancy to it like that.

Nothing special, but she's easy to work on , and floats, o yea she also brings home dinner

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Bill

Great boat. I had one like that for a couple of years until I loaned it to my bestest friend and it go gone. Got gone never returned. I guess someone needed it worse than I did. Insurance helped me get another one that was smaller. Older and a pain in the butt. I sold it and got a pontoon and now my Triumph.

Anyway, I love your boat! Does it have a drawing of a island with a palm tree on the wall just to the starboard side of the transom? If it does call the Police and report it as a stolen craft!! If not then enjoy! ;D ;D


fishing user avatarRoger Hunter reply : 
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That works just fine.  I could use that in a few nice lakes around here or down near the coast.


fishing user avatarMicro reply : 

We don't have big TVA sized reservoirs around here. I fish smaller electric-only lakes, tidal creeks and rivers and swampy lakes. My ride works great in those places.  This is an older photo.  I've removed that dumb back seat and decked and carpeted the rear bench.  


fishing user avatar5bass reply : 

This is my current boat. 2004 Gambler 2200 / Merc EFI 250

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fishing user avatartkite16 reply : 

Here is my boat , 1985 Bass Tracker 1710

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fishing user avatarRoger Hunter reply : 

Wow,  Those are all great looking boats.  I think the all electric boats are cool.  It is good they have good optiond for those places that limit access of gas engines.  The others are great too.  Thansk for sharing!


fishing user avatarKs panfish slayer reply : 

Old 76 ranger and my u-tube, and my toon

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fishing user avatarPezJunkie reply : 

Upgraded to a newer bug, on the the right

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fishing user avatarDave D reply : 

Here's my rig the day I brought her home in 2003.

2003 1650VJ Xpress Jon, 25 horse Merc 4 Stroke. She has been customized a lot since this pic.

Then here's another from my second trip out last year with the truck.

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fishing user avatarRich Tehan reply : 

Learned to fish in this:

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Made the upgrade to this: a Nitro 180FS/150HP Merc Optimax

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I got a Lowrance LCX 150 HD GPS/Sonar for it now too!

Ahhhhh....Bass Boat.


fishing user avatarDave D reply : 

RTBassNY -

What year Nitro is that?  I'm digging that interior.

Nice looking rig!

Dave D


fishing user avatarbrado reply : 

My first basser!!

96 Stratos 268

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fishing user avatarhjerk24 reply : 

My 1997 Stratos 282 DC.

I guess I am the idiot!!!!  I started this thread...but here's another pic of the boat.

It has been a while!!!!

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fishing user avatarPlasticsJunkie reply : 

She's not much compared to rest of the boats in this thread, but she get's the job done, especially for the ponds I fish.

Sun Dolphin Sport 8'6"

Minnkota tiller steer trolling motor pushes her along pretty good when there isn't any wind.

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fishing user avatarforceFixer reply : 

Here she is,

1984 Bayliner 1710 Fish & Ski, 85hp Force outboard, Two live-wells, trolling motor.  May not be new but sure is fun!  I've learned a lot working on this boat over the last couple of years. I have replaced the front deck since these pictures.  I am currently replacing the rear casting deck trying to get ready for Spring.

Ron

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fishing user avatarsmallie.huntin reply : 
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Here she is,

1984 Bayliner 1710 Fish & Ski, 85hp Force outboard, Two live-wells, trolling motor. May not be new but sure is fun! I've learned a lot working on this boat over the last couple of years. I have replaced the front deck since these pictures. I am currently replacing the rear casting deck trying to get ready for Spring.

Ron

great looking boat for the year.


fishing user avatarjsnlong1979 reply : 

Our weekend Fun

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fishing user avatarpabassin reply : 

Graduated college, got married and bought the house, finnally allowed to buy a Ranger, first fiberglass boat!

Specs:

2002 Ranger 175vs w/ Mercury 125 4 blade custom mercury prop

Lowrance X102c & Lowrance X332c w/ GPS

2007 Minn Kota 24v 70 lb thrust Trolling motor

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fishing user avatarEllesar reply : 

Here's my new baby. 2008 Triton 18 X2 with Mercury 175 Pro XS. Lowrance 520c in the dash with X135 in the bow. Currently had her up to 70.0 and that was quite different than the 36 I was used to going in my old boat.

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fishing user avatarSTK001 reply : 

My 08' Triton 18X2 with the 150 Optimax, love it so far!

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fishing user avatarBassnMan Mike reply : 

My Current Boat

1990 Champion 201 F/S with a 1992 200hp Mercury EFI.

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Thats me with Ryan Newman

My new to me next weekend boat

2007 Champion 210 Elite SCX Mercury Opti Max 250 XS

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fishing user avatarTpayneful reply : 

I have a 1980 Skeeter

1977 70HP Evinrude

CMC PT-130 Tilt and Trim

40lb Minn Kota Power Drive

Humminbird Matrix 17 up front

Humminbird 535 at console

Humminbird Speed / Temp sensor

10 Amp 2 bank on board charger

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fishing user avatarCatBassin reply : 

It's an '87 16' Rhyan Craft and it's ugly but it's getting an overhaul and a few add-ons. Also it was free along with a 1968 20hp Johnson, 17 lb. thrust Minn Kota 35w, two fish finders (one is a Humminbird and the other a Hawkeye) screens and transducers, seats and other junk like that. I'm working on it a little at a time and will post pictures when it's done, whenever that might be.

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fishing user avatarTojo reply : 

2003 Stratos 18XL 150 Johnson!

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fishing user avatarring fry reply : 

My new (to me) 2000 TR-186 with 150 Merc. XR6 I found a couple of weeks ago in Shell Knob, Mo. in immaculate condition.

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fishing user avatarTriton 186Mag reply : 

my first boat, an 02 Triton 186 Mag

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fishing user avatarring fry reply : 

Good looking boat, what size Yammy is on it?


fishing user avatarFishing Cowgirl reply : 

Here is mine.

2007 Stratos 294XL / 200 E-tech

Got a great deal on the team boat. New/ never titled/ straight from factory via dealer bankruptcy and factory repo'ing it.

added a sportsman powerpole. Love it!

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fishing user avatarDavid Fish reply : 

I just purchased a 03 18xl and love it. Any change you have an owners manual I could copy?

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fishing user avatargar-tracker reply : 

Just a little update, I posted my boat back when I joined the forum. Iv since fixed it up a bit, new E Tech 250 and new deck,lids and and carpet. its a 92 Storm I had built. this is the first overhaul since I had it.

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fishing user avatarscronny101 reply : 

Wow, these are some really nice rigs.

Here is a better picture of mine, 2006 stratos 285 pro xl, 150 optimax

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fishing user avatarmikey16 reply : 

man i love those storms i have a 2002 Triton z20 with a 225 that does 75-80 (depends on weather) and storms just fly right past me boy do i feel dumb


fishing user avatar4 my Boy reply : 

Ok guys, Here is my 14' LOWE V-Hull, got it about a week ago so I could take my kids out in our pond. After going your site I am now going to transform this into a fish boat. I'll try to do my best at keeping you uptodate.

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fishing user avatarfishn hard reply : 

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fishing user avatarsimplejoe reply : 

The one I just got, It's a 89 Javelin F&S

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fishing user avatarscbassin reply : 

This is my 2008, Ranger Z21

Yamaha 250 HPDI

Bob's Machine Shop 10" Hyd Jack Plate

6' Power pole

Lowrance LCX112c and LMS 520c

Minnkota 101 w/ Sonar

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fishing user avatarmctech reply : 

i got the triton thats why i need to sell the javelin.

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fishing user avatarStrike King reply : 

my whip is a 1982 16 1/2 ft Sea Nymph

johnson 9.9 long

40 lb Motorcraft

Humminbirds 777c2 and 190c

3 batts w/onboard charger

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fishing user avatarTrackerG reply : 

I posted a few pics in another thread, then I saw this thread which seems more fitting.

99 Tracker Pro deep V17 with a 2004 Optimax 115

46# Motorguide Bow mount trolling motor

Humminbird 323 on dash, 525 i added to bow both wired to one transducer with a selector switch

I added another deep cycle battery up front with a selector to keep track of battery power

This boat was a single console. I added the walk-thru windshield and built the dash and glove box.

It'll do about 35 to 40 mph which is plenty fast enough for this boat!!

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fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 

Strike King - man I spent a number of years fishing out of the back seat of a Sea Nymph just like yours.  It's a very solid boat, but boy, it's like a battery ram in rough water.  Oh how I got drenched! LOL!

scbassin - what year is your Ranger?


fishing user avatarbassattackerdad reply : 

Actually, this is my kids boat. I just chauffer him around untill he gets his auto drivers license. 1984 16'4" Bayliner Trophy Bass with a 1997 Evinrude 90hp. Not bad for a 15 year old. He upgraded from an 1985 Sea Nymph Bass Attacker with a 40hp. Now he can cruise a 40mph which isn't fast enough for him but plenty fast for me! i keep telling him, "It's not the boat that catches the fish." Hey Basschump, this boat look familiar? Maybe we'll see you at Tenmile or Tahkenich this year!

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Strike King - man I spent a number of years fishing out of the back seat of a Sea Nymph just like yours. It's a very solid boat, but boy, it's like a battery ram in rough water. Oh how I got drenched! LOL!

yeah its a decent boat but i hate it on those windy days. thats when i think of buying a different boat lol

is there such a thing as a alluminum boat that doesnt blow in the wind??


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Actually, this is my kids boat. I just chauffer him around untill he gets his auto drivers license. 1984 16'4" Bayliner Trophy Bass with a 1997 Evinrude 90hp. Not bad for a 15 year old. He upgraded from an 1985 Sea Nymph Bass Attacker with a 40hp. Now he can cruise a 40mph which isn't fast enough for him but plenty fast for me! i keep telling him, "It's not the boat that catches the fish." Hey Basschump, this boat look familiar? Maybe we'll see you at Tenmile or Tahkenich this year!

i like that! lucky kid  :D


fishing user avatarscbassin reply : 

Glenn:

It's a 2008


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Actually, this is my kids boat. I just chauffer him around untill he gets his auto drivers license. 1984 16'4" Bayliner Trophy Bass with a 1997 Evinrude 90hp. Not bad for a 15 year old. He upgraded from an 1985 Sea Nymph Bass Attacker with a 40hp. Now he can cruise a 40mph which isn't fast enough for him but plenty fast for me! i keep telling him, "It's not the boat that catches the fish." Hey Basschump, this boat look familiar? Maybe we'll see you at Tenmile or Tahkenich this year!

i like that! lucky kid :D

Lucky kid indeed.


fishing user avatarbassattackerdad reply : 

Yeah, he's pretty lucky but he worked for the money for the Bayliner. And he's pretty serious about his tournament fishing. Funny thing is, the Sea Nymph had more deck space. But in chop you do get blown around. you should have seen us on Lake Shasta, CA for his first club tourney in that boat! We were getting blown all over. Good thing for the bilge.

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fishing user avatarDan: reply : 
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This is my current boat. 2004 Gambler 2200 / Merc EFI 250

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that's about as "Miami Vice" as a bass boat can get! Very nice


fishing user avatarMtCarmelTriton20x reply : 

Here is my ride:

2005 TR20X w/ 225 Mercury Opti

Humminbird 1197csi and Lowrance Global Map 7200 at console

Humminbird 798csi at bow

Rides like a dream and fishes like one too!

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fishing user avatarsimplejoe reply : 

^ Nice Triton.


fishing user avatarKevinThoen reply : 

heres the nitro i just got

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fishing user avatarKevinThoen reply : 

i also have this 93 cajun fish and ski. Picture of my 2 buddies in it.

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

PaddlePower....

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fishing user avatarrodnreel11 reply : 

Here is my 'new' ride I picked up this past weekend. 1995 Champion 186 w/150 HP Mariner. VERY clean boat for its age and I can't wait to get it on the water!

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fishing user avatarCody J reply : 

My Dad/ Fishing Partner in my boat at Lake Guntersville

Summer 'O9

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fishing user avatarSoFlaBassAddict reply : 

What I wouldn't give to have a bass boat right now. But this works for me when I go offshore. Only drawback is the fuel consumption. The old 275 V8 is a darn guzzler..

Pic of the boat while lobster diving this year

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fishing user avatarNJBass12 reply : 

1998 Bass Cat Pantera II

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fishing user avatar07sabre reply : 

07 Basscat Sabre

Merc 150 EFI

Absolutely love this boat!!!

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fishing user avatarbasstracker721 reply : 

Well, Here is the only pic I have. I'll get it in June. It is under a tarp. My wife's uncle "bought" us a boat. I don't know why, he just did. That is the way he is. Ok with me though. I lucked out big time! Anyways, he had carpet put in too as you can see. It is a Bass Tracker Grizzly 1754 with a Mercury 25 hp EFI 4 Stroke. Can't wait to get it, and Get everything mounted on it like I want. It is almost embarassing showing y'all a boat I didnt work for, unlike some of you who saved and saved. But I am still excited.

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fishing user avatarBassnMan Mike reply : 

In my previous post in this thread I posted my old Champion. Here are a couple pictures of my new Champion.

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fishing user avatarrodnreel11 reply : 

Sweet, sweet ride Bassnman.  Love that color scheme and the black seats!


fishing user avatarNewAngler reply : 
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My Dad/ Fishing Partner in my boat at Lake Guntersville

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nice truck, man.


fishing user avatarBassnMan Mike reply : 
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Sweet, sweet ride Bassnman. Love that color scheme and the black seats!

Thanks! I really enjoy it. Here's another picture.

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fishing user avatarIwillChooseFreeWill reply : 

its nothing compared to most of yours but here it is

fiberglass 14' canoe (not sure of the brand).

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fishing user avatarzerofivenismo reply : 

Here's my new (to me) ride. 

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fishing user avatarYoungGun29 reply : 

21 ft 94 Ranger 391 v Johnson

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fishing user avatarBigdawg48 reply : 

This is my 1st BIGDAWG!!! 2005 Skeeter ZX225! Fell in love at first sight. Will Pick it up next week for GOOD!

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fishing user avatarRickG NVA reply : 

Here is my ride. 2004 Nitro 700 LX with a 90 hp Tracker. I purchase it used in 2006 and have upgraded the TM to an MK from the MG that was on it. I love this thing and it hasn't given me any trouble since the day I bought it. The only issue I have is finding/creating the time to get out on it.

Good Fishing all  8-)

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fishing user avatarStrike King reply : 

hers my new one..

2004 Nitro NX 882 w/150 Optimax

(video) http://www.youtube.com/user/atfshow?feature=mhw4

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fishing user avatarFishing Rhino reply : 

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fishing user avatarDINK WHISPERER reply : 

Hey Strike King, that is one hell of an upgrade from your last one man! Nice ....................... my bro had one for years before getting a Nitro Z-9 early last year.


fishing user avatarStrike King reply : 

hey thanks man! i still have the sea nymph for the low horsepower lakes :D its a major change going from a 9mph boat to a 60mph boat... wow!

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Hey Strike King, that is one hell of an upgrade from your last one man! Nice ....................... my bro had one for years before getting a Nitro Z-9 early last year.

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This is my 1st BIGDAWG!!! 2005 Skeeter ZX225! Fell in love at first sight. Will Pick it up next week for GOOD!

If I had not run across my Gambler when I did, I was only a day or two away from buying a Skeeter with that same color scheme and a 250 Hammer on the back. Love those colors. Nice ride man. 


fishing user avatarBigs reply : 

so many nice rides that my old stratos isnt even worth posting. It will have to serve me until I can upgrade in a year or two. First is a new house, new vette and a new Toyota Sequoia and then I can start thinkin bout a new basscat jaguar ;D


fishing user avatarbasstracker721 reply : 

Not the best pics in the world. Taken with my phone. It is a Bass tracker Grizzly 1754 w/ 25 hp EFI 4-Stroke. Newly carpeted. Rear Depth finder w/GPS. Front Depth finder is a Humminbird 525. 46 lb thrust Motorguide. Can't wait to get her wet!! I'll get better pics soon.

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fishing user avatarIowa Matt reply : 

Hasn't been a post here in a while so I will show my relatively new ride.  I picked this one up last August to be my hybrid bass/walleye boat.  I looked at glass boats, but in the end went with aluminum again because I fish in shallower, rocky rivers some of the time.  Its a 2009 Lund Predator 1710 SS with 75hp Mercury 4 stroke.  Runs about 43mph (gps) with the stock prop and we have been extremely happy with it.  I went with the predator model since it has an elevated casting deck up front much like a bass boat instead of the normal walleye boat which has a lower deck not as suited to casting.  When it came time to get a new tow vehicle this spring, I figured I might as well get one to match the boat!

Matt

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fishing user avatarscrutch reply : 

1999 180 125 merc... Love this boat!

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fishing user avatarMarshfisher reply : 

My 1987 Jason 1500 with Mariner 40HP

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fishing user avatarsexy shad 12 reply : 

1999 procraft 180 combo , w/ 175 efi mercury outboard , will run 60+ mph


fishing user avatarKU_Bassmaster. reply : 

New to me boat ... (sorry it was really humid when I took this pic and I think the lens fogged up and I didn't realize it)

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Pond Boat (used to be only boat)

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fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

Thanks to all for posting your rides I have enjoyed looking at each and every one of them.

This is my 1990 "Basskit Case" Nitro I have so far spent a little over a year restoring it and still have a way's to go.


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more pics of just after purchace


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a couple of pics during work


fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

wow this boat was dirty


fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

and this is so far too date


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2 more


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My fishing buddy


fishing user avatarSoFlaBassAddict reply : 

Looks like you did a quality restore on that rig, Nitrofreak.  Well done.


fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

Thanks I really appreciate that it's not over yet I still have some hull work to do and I need to find another trailer for it.

Thanks again it means a lot!!!


fishing user avatarGoose52 reply : 

Hasn't been a canoe or a 'yak on the thread for a couple of months so I'll contribute this for us small-water guys. I use this for my 11 local lakes - 4 acres to 201 acres. No wake lakes so I get where I want to go as fast as the bass boats :D

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fishing user avatar5bass reply : 

Finally got some better pictures of the boat when its clean. 2001 Gambler 2100 / Merc 250 XB

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fishing user avatarMr Jenkins reply : 

Nice lookin boat you could gimme a race in my Bullet this comming week at SML.

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fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

Goose52,

AWESOM RIG!!!! 

FBL That is a sweet looking ride I hope to some day make it to SML and fish.


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Goose52,

AWESOM RIG!!!!

FBL That is a sweet looking ride I hope to some day make it to SML and fish.

Thanks!  Had it out today - 17 bass and 1 warmouth ...  8-)


fishing user avatarbandsr4me20 reply : 

that gambler looks like you could land a helicopter on the front deck lol


fishing user avatarShamster reply : 

Well I bought this a few months ago and after about 2 1/2 months of work is finally completely water ready! I restored the deck/transom/anything wood in the boat. I finished the upholstery up yesterday. Here are some before/after pictures!

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fishing user avatarGoose52 reply : 
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Well I bought this a few months ago and after about 2 1/2 months of work is finally completely water ready! I restored the deck/transom/anything wood in the boat. I finished the upholstery up yesterday. Here are some before/after pictures!

Wow - looks great! I like the blue upholstery. Now, you gotta make that casting deck and figure out how to mount your trolling motor...


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Well I bought this a few months ago and after about 2 1/2 months of work is finally completely water ready! I restored the deck/transom/anything wood in the boat. I finished the upholstery up yesterday. Here are some before/after pictures!

Wow - looks great! I like the blue upholstery. Now, you gotta make that casting deck and figure out how to mount your trolling motor...

Hahaha, those are both on my to do list!  I'm still recovering financially at the moment from the restore, but believe me it will happen sometime this fall!


fishing user avatarSyppy reply : 

Finally got things moderately setup for it.  Don't laugh too hard =)

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Finally got things moderately setup for it. Don't laugh too hard =)

Nothing to laugh at - looks like a great small-water fishing machine!

Have fun!! 8-)


fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

Shamster,

Absolutely outstanding!!! Great job on the restoration!!

Sippi,

Why would anyone laugh at a machine like that I think its really cool the way you have that rigged up it should do really well hope you have lots of fun with it!!!


fishing user avatarfishermantony reply : 

1992 Ranger 372IV w/ 150 HP Mercury XR6.  I'm the third owner.  Boat was originally owned in Texas, I bought it with the Texas plate still on and a Lake Alan Henry sticker on it.  It's home is now Spokane Wa. 

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Sweet, sweet ride Bassnman. Love that color scheme and the black seats!

Thanks! I really enjoy it. Here's another picture.

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She is fine!!!!!!!  Champions are sweet!


fishing user avatarSoFlaBassAddict reply : 

The backyard beast...

Started with this:

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fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

That's a MONSTOR!!

Really nice job, That thing aught to haul the mail with the TM you have on it.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

2004 MirroCraft Holiday w/90hp Merc 2 stroke and Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 70lb thrust Ipilot

I pull it with a 2008 Toyota Tundra 5.7 liter I-force

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fishing user avatarCAdeltaLipRipper reply : 
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That gambler looks a lot like one of those sterling bass boats i saw in one of my Bassmaster Magazines


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That gambler looks a lot like one of those sterling bass boats i saw in one of my Bassmaster Magazines

The "Sterling" is a Gambler....they just changed the name. Still made by the same people at the same location.  :D


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Finally got some better pictures of the boat when its clean. 2001 Gambler 2100 / Merc 250 XB

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That gambler looks a lot like one of those sterling bass boats i saw in one of my Bassmaster Magazines

The "Sterling" is a Gambler....they just changed the name. Still made by the same people at the same location. :D

Thats what i was thinkin thanks for clarifying  ;D


fishing user avatarJohnnyBigger reply : 

1997 Stratos 295 PEDC 200 Evinrude Vindicator.

It's my baby

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fishing user avatarFishing Rhino reply : 

A new ride, won in a raffle. Doubt I'll ever ride in it. Brings my "fleet" to three canoes, a kayak, and a Nitro Z7.

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fishing user avatarnashontheriver reply : 

pelican castaway.

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fishing user avatarbowfish12 reply : 
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A new ride, won in a raffle. Doubt I'll ever ride in it. Brings my "fleet" to three canoes, a kayak, and a Nitro Z7.

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Rhino, that's a badass canoe.   :D


fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 

That canoe is a real piece of art!


fishing user avatarbowfish12 reply : 

05 Blazer 190 Pro-V

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fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 

Most have seen this, but here it is. 1988 skeeter Starfire 175.

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fishing user avatarbowfish12 reply : 

Fish, that wrap makes it look brand new.


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fishing user avatarCaptain Shane Procell reply : 

2011 Gheenoe "Super 16"

Custom built to run "The Everglades Swamp"

Name: "Bull"

Aireated 18 gal. livewell

Built in cooler and storage

Rod holders

Shark eyes

50 Mercury 2 smoker

Hy-Jacker jack plate

Custom poling platform designed and built "Oswald"

Special thanks to Sam and Ryan, Harley and to James a.k.a. "Oswald".

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VIDEO

Turn your speakers up to feel the Thunder  ;D

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fishing user avatarCarrington reply : 

1996 nitro 170tf with a 115hp tracker engine. ive hit 54mph with gps by myself and with the full tourny load and a partner i hit about 50 with gps.  I also have side imaging on the console and an eagle 640 up front.  For the prop its a 21 pitch turbo racing prop which gives the boat a good hole shot.  then i also have a minn kota 65lb edge trolling motor up front. All in all i think that this boat is amazing and the nicest boat ive ever owned.

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fishing user avatarTriton Jones reply : 

2003 Triton TR20

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fishing user avatarCAdeltaLipRipper reply : 
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Most have seen this, but here it is. 1988 skeeter Starfire 175.

i must say ive never seen a bass boat like that with the single center console. Cool  ;D


fishing user avatarFish Chris reply : 

Wow ! Most of the boats I see in this thread are too pretty to get fish slime on :D

Here's my baby...

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I wouldn't own a boat that wasn't camo'd. Not only do I think it looks great, and blends it with nature, but also, it totally hides dirt and scratches.... which is great, as I prefer to spend my time fishing, not babying the boat :D

And here's both of my babies :D

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.....sometimes I forget my boat is back there, but set it on cruise control, pulling the boat at 60mph and only 1800 rpms, crank up the stereo, relax for a few minutes, (or hours) and I'm there :o

Peace,

Fish


fishing user avatarSusqyMusky reply : 
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Wow ! Most of the boats I see in this thread are too pretty to get fish slime on :D

Here's my baby...

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Nice rig. The G3's are popular around here as well. However most guys swap out the lower unit with a jet pump. (shallow river fishing)


fishing user avatarChris at Tech reply : 

Here's my "new" jonboat rig I picked up in July.

G3 1652, 80lb Maxxum up front, 2 80lb transom mount motors, HB 898 SI unit. I freakin' love this thing.

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fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 
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Most have seen this, but here it is. 1988 skeeter Starfire 175.

i must say ive never seen a bass boat like that with the single center console. Cool ;D

Neither have I. It's not a single center console. Just they way they were built back then.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
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Most have seen this, but here it is. 1988 skeeter Starfire 175.

i must say ive never seen a bass boat like that with the single center console. Cool ;D

Never seen a Bullet CC?

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fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 

Wow, that thing looks like it could fly. Very nice.


fishing user avatarSoFlaBassAddict reply : 
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Here's my "new" jonboat rig I picked up in July.

G3 1652, 80lb Maxxum up front, 2 80lb transom mount motors, HB 898 SI unit. I freakin' love this thing.

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Thats a hell of a Jon right there.  Nice rig.


fishing user avatarCAdeltaLipRipper reply : 

2006 Ram 2500 Big Horn edition Cummins engine

and then a 2003 Ranger 185vs Dual Console with a 175 Merc optimax and Minn Kota 75 pound thrust.Finally got this thing on here lol

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fishing user avatarMd reply : 

My home away from home. Upgraded from a 2003 Skeeter SX180 with a 115 four-stroke to this 2007 21i with a 250 VMAX last spring. Got to say I miss the fuel mileage of the four stroke, and also the need not to run two stoke oil($$$$). Those days when it's flat as glass and I'm cruising at 73+mph make up for it though!

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fishing user avatarTaylor Fishin 4 life reply : 

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wilderness systems Ride 135


fishing user avatarcBooms@SML reply : 

^^^^ how do you balance on that? haha how about the hooksets?


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
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^^^^ how do you balance on that? haha how about the hooksets?

You might want to do a little research on fishing kayaks.  They're more stable than any canoe or jonboat I've been in.

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fishing user avatarTaylor Fishin 4 life reply : 

Thanks Francho :D


fishing user avatarFish Chris reply : 

It's kind of funny, I just looked through every boat in this thread, and all of the sweetest boats (in my book) or should I say, the ones that make me wonder if I might like them even better than mine, the owners all say something like > It's not much, but.... Nothing fancy, but....

Those kinds of statements make me want to grab them, shake them around, and say, "Dude ! WTH are you talking about !?!? That 15 or 16ft deep-V aluminum with that olive green paint is freaking sweeeet ! That 40 to 60 hp motor might be a little more than one needs... But dude ! You have plenty of boat there to catch any LMB that swims" !

Seriously, I have to admit, sometimes I catch myself thinking, well a little bigger boat, or a little more HP might help with this or that..... But wait a minute ! No it wouldn't !

It would just be more to haul, more to store, and more to take care of.

My boat was, and still really is, my dream boat. I love the size, the light weight, and the V hull. The power trim, and electric start are really nice too. I guess that might be the difference between myself, and most of the other owners of small aluminums. A lot of guys fish out of boats like mine, because they can't afford a high performance bass boat. I fish out of a small aluminum because I totally prefer it.

Sure, if I hit the lotto, I'd buy something I could take on the ocean.... and maybe 6 or 12 houseboats, to be kept on a bunch of different lakes.... But I'd continue to do my freshwater fishing out of my 14ft aluminum.... or one of my other 10, 14 ft aluminums :D

BTW, I do understand the reasoning for $50K+ bass boats..... With a lot of stuff, I'd like to go totally extreme myself. I could easily spend $200K+ on a truck, and if I had tons of money, I would. But as for my fishing boat, all of that size, weight, and prettiness would just get in the way of what's really important > my fishing !

That's just me though.

Fish


fishing user avatarCAdeltaLipRipper reply : 
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It's kind of funny, I just looked through every boat in this thread, and all of the sweetest boats (in my book) or should I say, the ones that make me wonder if I might like them even better than mine, the owners all say something like > It's not much, but.... Nothing fancy, but....

Those kinds of statements make me want to grab them, shake them around, and say, "Dude ! WTH are you talking about !?!? That 15 or 16ft deep-V aluminum with that olive green paint is freaking sweeeet ! That 40 to 60 hp motor might be a little more than one needs... But dude ! You have plenty of boat there to catch any LMB that swims" !

Seriously, I have to admit, sometimes I catch myself thinking, well a little bigger boat, or a little more HP might help with this or that..... But wait a minute ! No it wouldn't !

It would just be more to haul, more to store, and more to take care of.

My boat was, and still really is, my dream boat. I love the size, the light weight, and the V hull. The power trim, and electric start are really nice too. I guess that might be the difference between myself, and most of the other owners of small aluminums. A lot of guys fish out of boats like mine, because they can't afford a high performance bass boat. I fish out of a small aluminum because I totally prefer it.

Sure, if I hit the lotto, I'd buy something I could take on the ocean.... and maybe 6 or 12 houseboats, to be kept on a bunch of different lakes.... But I'd continue to do my freshwater fishing out of my 14ft aluminum.... or one of my other 10, 14 ft aluminums :D

BTW, I do understand the reasoning for $50K+ bass boats..... With a lot of stuff, I'd like to go totally extreme myself. I could easily spend $200K+ on a truck, and if I had tons of money, I would. But as for my fishing boat, all of that size, weight, and prettiness would just get in the way of what's really important > my fishing !

That's just me though.

Fish

HAhaha you always do huge posts  :D


fishing user avatarendless reply : 

Here's mine. Tracker Topper 14. I did all the work to it. Took it today and did great besides battery dying. I'm impressed with the BPS Prowler 50 lb thrust motor. It really does get the job done.The boat was more steady than I thought too. Still trying to get use to the foot pedal and get my depth finder working properly. The pics date is wrong! I keep forgetting to set it on my camera.

It's nothing fancy but........................ Just messing Fish Chris for me its a huge upgrade from my 11' sears jon boat.

Sadly I caught nothing today not even a bite. It was nice to get out with my brother. My brother lost his only one right at the boat LOL!! Boy was he mad! Like I told him if I'm skunked he will be too!!


fishing user avatarFish Chris reply : 

Hey Endless, I like it  :D

And hey BTW, while 12ft'ers seem to be everywhere (read; dime a dozen) as soon as you jump to 14ft, the number available seems to drop by 80%, and the price goes WAY up !

The difference in space is surprisingly big too !

Take care of that thing, and will give you many good years, and a TON of fine catches from it  :D

Fish


fishing user avatarendless reply : 
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Hey Endless, I like it :D

And hey BTW, while 12ft'ers seem to be everywhere (read; dime a dozen) as soon as you jump to 14ft, the number available seems to drop by 80%, and the price goes WAY up !

The difference in space is surprisingly big too !

Take care of that thing, and will give you many good years, and a TON of fine catches from it :D

Fish

Thanks Fish Chris!


fishing user avatartkite16 reply : 

97 Triton Tr21 w/ 225Mariner Magnum EFI    MinnKota Maxxum  and Humminbird  electronics

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fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Here's my lake erie bass boat.

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fishing user avatarendless reply : 
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Here's my lake erie bass boat.

Lake Erie must be a tiny lake lol. Your Toyota handles that big boat?


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

Endless asked

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Lake Erie must be a tiny lake lol. Your Toyota handles that big boat? 

Posted by: Dwight Hottle

V-8 four runner handles towing a 18-20 foot boat with ease. 5,000lb towing capacity.


fishing user avatarCAdeltaLipRipper reply : 
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Here's my lake erie bass boat.

Thats a very nice looking merc  :D


fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 

CAdeltaLipRipper wrote

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Thats a very nice looking merc   

Thanks. There are actually two mercs on the transom. There is a 9.9 pro kicker on the port side behind the main motor.


fishing user avatarilbassman67 reply : 

2007 Bass Cat Pantera II....This Cat is ready to eat...LOL

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fishing user avataratrocity123 reply : 

Here's my rig, thinking about getting into a bass boat in the near future though:

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 

Nice ride Dwight, I thought I saw that truck somewhere before  :D


fishing user avatarGrizzerGreen reply : 

How can you fish in a canoe?

Ive always found it hard to set the hook and pitch while sitting down..

Especially that low to the water.

:-?


fishing user avatar=Matt 5.0= reply : 

Commando missions

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Long runs down the bigger lakes

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fishing user avatarVTechHokie reply : 

84' Bass Tracker 35 hp merc.

Old but runs true!

Helps me catch fish!

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fishing user avatarendless reply : 

Looks new to me. If didn't tell the year I probably would have never known or guess it. Goes to show what TLC can do for you! NICE!


fishing user avatarMSPbass reply : 

Fisher SV-3

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fishing user avatarTopwater Tony reply : 

nice rides


fishing user avatarMI Gordon reply : 

Here she is.."J's Luck", 2001 Smokercraft 161 Contender, 40hp Mercury. This pic was taken the day I first spotted her, sitting in front of a house way, way out in the country in Central Mi. After putting it off for years, I finally went for it...My first boat. Were extremely happy together.


fishing user avatarAndy Miller reply : 

G3 Golden Eagle 165 with Yamaha 60/40 jet

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fishing user avatarFish Chris reply : 

MSPbass, that Fisher is freaking sweet ! I love the layout ! Normally, I don't care for consoles... but that one looks pretty minimal. Love that deep-V.

Andy, that G3 is sweet too ! I guess that is a modified V hull ? My buddy had a Tracker with almost the same hull, and it took big water surprisingly well.

I have to be honest, every time I see a boat (especially a G3) just a little bigger / more motor than mine, I always start to question my decision, as I could have had any G3 I chose (not totally free, but for a stupid low price) and yet I chose my little 14 ft'er. The guys at G3 probably thought I was crazy ;) LOL

I think they even had your boat available with a camo finish, which would have been a must have for me.... but that matte green looks great too.

Peace,

Fish


fishing user avatarJaxBasser reply : 

Just bought my first boat. Nothing special at all but I love it and it's perfect for the areas I fish.

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fishing user avatarAndy Miller reply : 
  On 4/10/2011 at 12:04 AM, Fish Chris said:

Andy, that G3 is sweet too ! I guess that is a modified V hull ? My buddy had a Tracker with almost the same hull, and it took big water surprisingly well.

I have to be honest, every time I see a boat (especially a G3) just a little bigger / more motor than mine, I always start to question my decision, as I could have had any G3 I chose (not totally free, but for a stupid low price) and yet I chose my little 14 ft'er. The guys at G3 probably thought I was crazy ;) LOL

I think they even had your boat available with a camo finish, which would have been a must have for me.... but that matte green looks great too.

Peace,

Fish

Yea it's a mod V. It has more of a bass boat set up than there Jon boats do. I actually just got it last week so haven't had a chance to hit the water yet.......rain, work and such but it won't be long. I don't know if your that crazy for staying small.I think one should fish out of what works for them and not a large boat just so your thingy looks bigger B). I had a chance to get a larger boat than what i went with but for the type of water i have around me ( alot of electric lakes and a river that runs pretty shallow in alot of places) a 16' jet works well me for.


fishing user avatarCAdeltaLipRipper reply : 

Looks nice and clean :D


fishing user avatarNHfroggin reply : 

1985 Cajun 16' 90hp Mercury

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fishing user avatarjbird9009 reply : 

i suppose ill join in.. owned a pond prowler and a 14ft jon boat.. both projects that ended up being sold after they were water worthy.. sold pelican just because... got jon boat but my blazer i was driving at the time was such a POS i needed 2 people to go fishin cause you couldnt launch boat alone cause parking brakes were so bad. even after replacing all parts and cables and adjusting.. just to much of a hassle.. still waiting on money for a kayak.... but for now whenever i got a partner i can just drag this 15ft canoe out... does just fine

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luckily i enjoy paddling.... and yes the boat is horribly grungy in those pictures.. afterwards i scrubbed it clean... completley diff color now

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i just love being able to paddle into some ofthe places i have with this canoe. where no boats or pedestrians can get to.. creepin up on ducks and got 5-6ft from a huge vulure a few days ago that was nesting up on a rock ledge right off the water. pretty awesome stuff


fishing user avatarbilgerat reply : 

Here's my luxury yacht..... :P

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fishing user avatarMSPbass reply : 
  On 4/10/2011 at 12:04 AM, Fish Chris said:

MSPbass, that Fisher is freaking sweet ! I love the layout ! Normally, I don't care for consoles... but that one looks pretty minimal. Love that deep-V.

Oh man, thanks FC! I've had her for a few years and love that ride. I did what I could to pretty her up, but now the motor needs some additional work. ($$$) That should probably be done before I add a sonar, but I'm not sure when either will happen. For now, my over the side Fishin' Buddy does its job. And yeah, it is pretty minimal. Beautifully minimal! All aluminum decks too. No wood.


fishing user avatarVickers reply : 

Here is my 2009 Triton 19 Explorer.. 200 Merc Optimax...

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fishing user avatarkayakfisher reply : 

Here is my ride: Ocean Kayak Drifter

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And, here is my ride on top of my ride that gets my other ride to the water

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fishing user avatarCAdeltaLipRipper reply : 
  On 1/3/2011 at 1:46 AM, Chris at Tech said:

Here's my "new" jonboat rig I picked up in July.

G3 1652, 80lb Maxxum up front, 2 80lb transom mount motors, HB 898 SI unit. I freakin' love this thing.

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This boat is so sick lol your carpet looks perfect


fishing user avatarflipin4bass reply : 

Ocean Kayak Trident 13.


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I call it, The Grape Escape!


fishing user avatarBigEnosBurdette reply : 

Triton 20 XS elite...225 opti

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fishing user avatarlynyrdsky1 reply : 
  On 5/15/2011 at 9:16 AM, BigEnosBurdett said:

Triton 20 XS elite...225 opti

Nice boat man

"only person that drives something like that would go to a minsters funeral dressed in feathers"

thought you get that because of your screen name haha.


fishing user avatarBigEnosBurdette reply : 
  On 5/20/2011 at 9:07 AM, lynyrdsky1 said:

Nice boat man

"only person that drives something like that would go to a minsters funeral dressed in feathers"

thought you get that because of your screen name haha.

haha....finally someone that gets the screen name. Thanks for the compliment......


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  On 5/20/2011 at 10:15 AM, J Francho said:

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Finally got it? Looks great, Francho. Should serve you well for a long while.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

I've had it since early April. Already broke a couple things, LOL. Here's me and Big Al sliming her up:

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A City Dump bass from last week:

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And a PB caught off the back in SC, by George:

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 5/20/2011 at 10:15 AM, J Francho said:

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Sweet Ride J ~ so does that mean you've retired the self-propelled vessels ?

A-Jay


fishing user avatarslider reply : 

2000 model Ranger Comanche with a 2003 evinrude 225 ficht


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 5/20/2011 at 11:44 AM, A-Jay said:

Sweet Ride J ~ so does that mean you've retired the self-propelled vessels ?

A-Jay

Nope....already had a Thule rep figuring a custom solution for mother-shipping two kayaks on it. :)


fishing user avatarcorybyrum reply : 

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2011 Skeeter ZX 225

YAMAHA SHO 225

Lowrance HDS 8s front and back with LSS 1

Humminbird 700 Series front and back as backups

Minn Kota Maxxum 101

Just traded my triton in I needed an upgrade


fishing user avatarBigEnosBurdette reply : 

Very nice skeeter.....love the color scheme.


fishing user avatarbweave09 reply :  post-25535-0-01107100-1308244095_thumb.jHere are my boats. I have a few more but didn't feel the need to post them. They're both size 15s and are very stable. They work best when on a friend's actual boat, a late 80's Ranger.
fishing user avatarFlywatersmallie reply : 

A little bit different than the rest, mine runs on peanutbutter sandwiches, so to speak. I can go where most can't though it doesn't go 70mph, it gets me where I need to with stealth. Can hold 5 rods, 7 3700 plano boxes and is stable enough for me to stand. What more do I need? Oh, getting a fishfinder this week...

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fishing user avatartate reply : 

Below is a pic of my new Alumacraft AW 1756 SC ...... I wanted a multi-species, basic shallow water boat for small to mid size lakes, river fishing in Northern New England and for my son to do some limited duck hunting. Overall very pleased with the boat and engine.

- brian

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fishing user avatarctf58 reply : 

Finally got me a boat that is all mine!!!

1998 BassCat Sabre

18ft

93" wide

150 Merc EFI

Fast as all get out, During test drive had it at about 4800rpms, thought I was doing about 50mph. I was WRONG! Looked at digital speedo and it was rising fast as the rpm's were moving up. Speedo was going 63,64,65,66,67. I backed off fast and picked the seat out of my butt from the pucker factor. I still had 1000 more rpm.

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fishing user avatarPictureDick reply : 

That is a beautiful looking rig!!

  On 1/23/2009 at 6:11 AM, tkite16 said:

Here is my boat , 1985 Bass Tracker 1710

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fishing user avatarhookingem reply : 

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It's no bass boat but it gets me out on the water and that's all that matters! ;)


fishing user avatarOneWheelWonder reply : 

Here's my 15' coleman canoe, I saved up 2 years of chore money when I was a kid to buy this. Just graduated college and figured its been to long since she was on the water. I normally take her in the freshwater canals by my house but in a few of these I went out to Pine Island Sound, FL.

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fishing user avatarBAMACHAMP92 reply : 

Here is my 1996 Stratos 201 Pro XL with 200 johnson venom. 15 Years old and just like new.boatandfishingpics001.jpg


fishing user avatarS Hovanec reply : 

I can't remember if I posted this here.

2005 Lund Mr. Pike 17

2006 Honda 135

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fishing user avatarBob Lee reply : 

I've talked about it, but I don't know if I've ever posted a picture of it.

I give you my Sink-o-Pot-o-mus in all of her grey-green glory. Sevylor Fishmaster with a Trolling motor.

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Since this picture was taken I've taken the front "bench" seat out to give a little more room up front. I affectionately refer to this carpeted area as my "casting deck" to the amusement of those that have "real" boats. I've also taken the seat off the rear bench to give better access to the TM. I'm usually a 1 man show, so I use the TM to get out to the spot and either anchor or extend the TM handle (I bought a longer handle at Walmart for just that purpose) to allow me to stand nearer the front of the boat for casting.

Usually the oars are decorative - but on that day they got used as the water was VERY shallow.

This picture was taken at the end of the fishing day with two people on that tiny boat. When it is just me, things are much roomier.


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fishing user avatarMSAJAA reply : 

Its not much, I got the boat and trailer given to me. Its a 1977 Sears jon boat with a 1973 Johnson Seahorse. Here are before and after photos.

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fishing user avatarBigWalt reply : 

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That's my 1991 18' Ragin Cajun she's not new but she takes me everywhere.


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fishing user avatar3dees reply : 

my Crestliner VT19 w/ 115 Opti max. upgraded to 24v MG, 3 bank charger, and bow and console electronics. my first tin after 35 years of glass.

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fishing user avatardulouz reply : 

It isn't much, but it is my first boat and I am very proud of it. It is a 1962 Seamaid 12' Aluminum V, with a 6hp 1968 Johnson and BPS Prowler trolling motor.

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fishing user avatarDoug Sutherland reply : 

I dont have a good pic, but I have a 2007 285xl Stratos 150 Yamaha vmax 23m prop set at 3in below pad with a 6in plate. I had it up to 61.5 at 6000 rpm.


fishing user avatarDeep Cranker reply : 

04 tr21x

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fishing user avatarSteve K reply : 

Nice photos everyone, Here is my Yankee bass boat: 2001 Lund 1775 Pro-V SE (17'3"), 2001 135 Mercury Optimax, 2001 Yamaha T8 Kicker, MK Max 101, Lowrance HDS 5 in front, LCX-25c on dash.

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fishing user avatarBrianSnat reply : 

14' Sea Nymph. Bought it last year with trailer, trolling motor and 2 batteries for $1,000 and my dad gave me a 9.9 HP Force outboard that didn't even have 10 hours on it. Unfortunately it sat in his garage unused for 10 years so it wound up costing me $380 to get it running.

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fishing user avatarCHRGD reply : 

2002 Bass Tracker 185 175HP inboard jet Appx 45mph in 6-8" of water.

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1998 Bass Tracker Pro Jet 18 120 HP inboard jet

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fishing user avatarIndyWatchman reply : 

Here is my boat; 2010 Legend Alpha 211

I also have a 2010 Ranger 177TR for sale if anyone is interested.

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fishing user avatarCHRGD reply : 

Beautiful boats Watchman, simply beautiful!


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 12/23/2011 at 11:57 PM, IndyWatchman said:

Here is my boat; 2010 Legend Alpha 211

I also have a 2010 Ranger 177TR for sale if anyone is interested.

How do you like that Legend, NICE!


fishing user avatarIndyWatchman reply : 
  On 12/27/2011 at 12:23 PM, CHRGD said:

Beautiful boats Watchman, simply beautiful!

Thanks CHRGD. It took me 63 years to get'em, but worth the wait.

  On 1/1/2012 at 10:32 PM, South FLA said:

How do you like that Legend, NICE!

South FLA: I was a Ranger fan until I rode in Legend. Not only are they beautiful to look at they are a better handling and riding boat than any Ranger I've been in. The people at Legend have listened to their customers and given them what they asked for, especially the tournament anglers: lots of storage and big decks; a day box up front and a rod box for the co-angler. For rough water there is nothing better, and under regular conditions, very, very smooth.


fishing user avatarBrine reply : 

1984 16ft Rhyan Craft that I stripped and converted to an electric only rig

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The entire process can be seen here: http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6551


fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 
  On 1/6/2012 at 1:10 AM, closetfisherman said:

1984 16ft Rhyan Craft that I stripped and converted to an electric only rig

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The entire process can be seen here: http://www.tinboats....php?f=21&t=6551

Soon to be camo clad????

Jeff


fishing user avatarBrine reply : 
  On 1/6/2012 at 1:52 AM, 00 mod said:

Soon to be camo clad????

Jeff

Not this one. I have another project waiting that I want to use it on.


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 

BassBoat



This is my Glastron tri-hull turned bass boat, nothing fancy or flashy, but she gets me out to where the fish are and has never let me down. Ive got some improvement plans for the winter.
fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 

This is my Glastron tri-hull turned bass boat, nothing fancy or flashy, but she gets me out to where the fish are and has never let me down.

BassBoat


fishing user avatarcrankbait2009 reply : 

I don't have all the accessories shown but here is my new friend :) .

Now the fun begins. (the motor is an 18HP Johnson OB).

Not bad for $600

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fishing user avatarctf58 reply : 

2011 07 19 16.59.52


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Not bad for a 1998 BassCat Sabre. Original carpet and seats. No rips or tears! Love my Cat!!
fishing user avatarilbassman67 reply : 
  On 12/23/2011 at 11:57 PM, IndyWatchman said:

Here is my boat; 2010 Legend Alpha 211

I also have a 2010 Ranger 177TR for sale if anyone is interested.

That Legend is awsome....


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fishing user avatarFCRUSSELL reply : 

My Charger boat


fishing user avatarFCRUSSELL reply : 

My Charger 200t boat

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fishing user avatarlsufan334 reply : 

1996 Nitro 180 TF w/ 120hp Mercury Force. Hbird electronics. Minn Kota TM. Not the prettiest but I paid cash out of pocket for boat and absolutely love it. I have won first two tourneys out of my boat this spring. This boat flat-out fishes amazing.

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fishing user avatarRedwiggler reply : 

This is my little ride. It hasnt been used alot and is for sale if anyone is inrerested.

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fishing user avatarcitybassboy reply : 

This is my dads new one!

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fishing user avatarunageo09 reply : 

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1994 MonArk Bass 160 with a 40 HP Force Motor


fishing user avatarBill Poch reply : 

Just bought my 1st "boat" 2 weeks ago, 10' Ascend Angler. Last year I went out with a friend that had 2 rec. yak's and loved fishing from it, I had to save up for one of my own.

Funny thing is I don't have truck to transport it and my Camaro has T-tops so I can put a rack on it. I said to myself, I'm buying the yak no matter what and I'll figure out how to get it to the river after I own it.

Lucky for me, the thing fits in the car. I doubt I'm the 1st to shove a 10' Kayak inside a Camaro, but I would like to think I am.

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fishing user avatarbassinjody39 reply : 

Hers my 1998 Astro fish 172 with a 120 force outboard.

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fishing user avatarcvhoss reply : 

Just getting back into fishing. My boat, a 1996 Charger 195VF, hasn't been used since 1998. A pack rat got under the tarp last summer and decided to eat every wire in the boat. A $5000.00 trip to the repair shop later and with all new wiring, pumps, batteries, fuel pump, cleaned injectors, etc., I'm getting close to going back on the water. Motor is 1996 Mercury 200 EFI. 1998 MotorGuide 67# thrust tolling motor. I have new electornics that I haven't mounted yet. Humminbird 788 ci HD DI Sonar/GPS/Chartplotter for the dash and a Lowrance X-4 Pro Sonar for the front.

Here's a few pictures.

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fishing user avatarbayouXpress reply : 

Heres my rides

2000 H56 Xpress 115h 2 stroke yamma

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My Mud boat

16ft fiberglass hull with EA71 Subura inboard.

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fishing user avatarJoseph Krach reply : 

My first boat ranger 2 1976 model with 40hp johnson this is its first season with me just got back into bass fishin last year

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fishing user avatarBassfisherMass reply : 

My new ride!!!!

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fishing user avataruabasspro reply : 

Here is my champion bass boat.

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Of course, there's this too.


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My 2003 Champion 187, 150 HP Johnson. LOVE this boat!


fishing user avatarVinny Chase reply : 

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab and 2004 Stratos 295 Pro XL


fishing user avatartezz32 reply : 

a good looking back side

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fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 

Very nice upgrades there Eric! Nice riding boat as well!

Jeff


fishing user avatarFishing Rhino reply : 

C'mon Eric, show us the modifications to the transom saver and left fender.


fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 
  On 3/5/2012 at 7:03 AM, lsufan334 said:
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Is it me, or is the rod just a tad short? :)


fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 
  On 3/16/2012 at 11:02 AM, Bill Poch said:

Just bought my 1st "boat" 2 weeks ago, 10' Ascend Angler. Last year I went out with a friend that had 2 rec. yak's and loved fishing from it, I had to save up for one of my own.

Funny thing is I don't have truck to transport it and my Camaro has T-tops so I can put a rack on it. I said to myself, I'm buying the yak no matter what and I'll figure out how to get it to the river after I own it.

Lucky for me, the thing fits in the car. I doubt I'm the 1st to shove a 10' Kayak inside a Camaro, but I would like to think I am.

Hey I used to jam all my rods and reels into my '74 Camaro and TOW a small boat behind it! No doubt I got a lot of strange looks as I rolled down the highway!


fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 

Eric - those are great pics. Love the decals!

What the heck happened to your trailer? Did you hit something, or did something hit you?


fishing user avatarROCbass reply : 
  On 5/3/2012 at 10:55 AM, Glenn said:

Is it me, or is the rod just a tad short? :)

Are we sure that's a boat and not a hi performance ice fishing sled? would explain the short rod.


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fishing user avatarFishing Rhino reply : 
  On 5/3/2012 at 10:16 PM, Traveler2586 said:

All of this occurred on my trip down to AL. The trailer is the result of an eighteen wheeler blowing a tire a few vehicles in front of me. The wheels tread separated and cam out from under the car in front of me. I had no time to react if I could; there's no way I would attempt to swerve while towing a boat.

The transom saver popped off the roller while I was crossing over a bridge joint on an elevated roadway. Thankfully, the pickup next to me saw it and warned me.

Thankfully the trip home was without incident, the total drive for me was 1,550 miles.

When you replace the transom saver, get the one that has the spring in it. I'm almost glad someone swiped mine. 00 mod picked up a transom saver for me on his way down on Friday. It was the spring loaded version. I compress the spring to the halfway point of its compression. Should the motor jump some, it should keep the fork over the back roller, rather than pulling it free, and allowing it to drop.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

On the hunt for pre-spawn smallies . . . . .

A-Jay


fishing user avatarAndrewNewtonMa reply : 

2000 Stratos 21SS Extreme 2000 Johnson 225 H.O

:)


fishing user avatartojoski reply : 

I think I'm the first in this thread to post a pontoon, atleast one this big, but here she is:

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I'm sorry did I say pontoon, I meant to say sailboat.. atleast it seems that way sometimes :)


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fishing user avatarCrookedneck reply : 

Just picked it up tonight.....I'm going fishing now..

17' Starcraft with a 65 merc

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fishing user avatarGlenn reply : 

Pontoons and inflatables! Awesome. Can't tell you how much fishing I did out of an inflatable, but it was alot!


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 

This is my second Bullet, a 21XRD Intracoastal, since the first one scared the heck out of me with a 300 Mercury Racing and about 900lbs of hull weight. This boat is a totally different animal at 21' 10" with a 250 Mercury Pro XS!

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 5/19/2012 at 12:26 AM, Traveler2586 said:

South FL,

"This is my second Bullet, a 21XRD Intracoastal"

Does your boat have carpet?? That's a lot of white surface, be careful of the sun reflections. I use to build large satellite dish antennas and could burn from sun reflections off the white dish.

No carpet, just like the Ranger Intracoastal and other models that Stratos and Triton have or in Stratos case had. You are right about the sun reflection, if you don't wear sunprotection you end up looking like George Hamilton.


fishing user avatarSoFlaBassAddict reply : 

Looks great, Robert. I like it better than the one you had previously with the yellow highlights. That thing looks like its doing 100 sitting still. Gorgeous boat.

I need to drag my butt up there soon so we can go screw around on Okeechobee. :D


fishing user avatarlsufan334 reply : 
  On 5/3/2012 at 10:55 AM, Glenn said:

Is it me, or is the rod just a tad short? :)

haha lure retreiver I actually use a retractable dog leash now and love it alot easier. That thing has saved me SOOOOOO much money
fishing user avatarjaaron01 reply : 

This Rig never fails to get people coming up and asking questions. Wouldn't trade her for all the money in the world.

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fishing user avatarluisF reply : 

This is my first bass boat.

1994 Nitro 190 TF with mercury 150.

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its in good shape for a 1994

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fishing user avatarluisF reply : 
  On 6/14/2012 at 2:21 AM, Traveler2586 said:

Very nice Nitro Luis, looks like it was garage kept. Congratulations on the find.

thanks bud. it was well taken care of by the previous owner and i intend to do the same. every thing works on the boat and she flys across the water. i try to sneak away and run it as much as possible. i wanna do a couple upgrades like the troller motor and electronics. gonna really test her out on sunday with my father on lake toho. cant wait


fishing user avatarunageo09 reply : 

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Cellphone pic, so not the best of quality but here is My Lowe Stinger.


fishing user avatarFontana Finesse Man reply : 

Finally got my dream boat: 2012 Triton TR 21 HP Elite with a 250 Pro XS. White with black sand inlays, padded front deck, pro air system. Got an unreal deal on it or else would still be a dream! LOL

Will post pics later!


fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 

My ride. She ain't much but she gets the job done and gets me out on the water after a ten year hiatus due to health issues. 2011 Tracker 1542 jon with 2012 Merc 20 hp 4 stroke.

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fishing user avatarCatch N Release reply : 

Finally off the car toppers


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fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 

You will love that Lowe!! I have owned several Lowe bass boats over the years and IMHO are one of the best boats out there. Been through many situations of rough weather where we shouldn't have made it back yet the Lowe got us home safely!


fishing user avatarDaniel My Brother reply : 

Just picked up this Polar Kraft SS160. I needed a bigger boat, but not too big for the 10hp lakes. I fish with the kids a bunch, so stick steering seemed like the way to go. Looking forward to getting it wet.

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Dude, that is a nice rig! I could use something similar for 9 hp lakes up here.


fishing user avatartnriverluver reply :  post-38343-0-95664600-1341536768_thumb.jJust added another one to the stable today. 95 Alumicraft Angler with a 99 Johnson 50. Custom painted by the previous owner who is an autobody repairmen by trade. Very high quality paint job that basically sold the boat for me.
fishing user avatarxbacksideslider reply : 

Here's a photobucket link -

http://s814.photobuc...r/14 Ft Gregor/

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fishing user avatardetroit1 reply : 

South Fla: that boat looks lke it could outrun the sun....


fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 

Just added boat #3 to the stable. 1995 16ft alumicraft with 1999 50hp Johnson. Custom painted by previous owner who is a bodyshop repairman. Very very nice camo job.

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 7/7/2012 at 10:34 AM, detroit1 said:

South Fla: that boat looks lke it could outrun the sun....

At least when it is hot you can outrun the heat,.... not really it just makes it feel like a blow dryer, high speed blow dryer.


fishing user avatarBusy reply : 

Here is father and I's boat! It is a late 50's Richline with a '67 Evinrude 18hp Fastwin on it. We put a fishfinder on it and added longer bunks and carpeted them, put a much wider roller up front to make loading easier. Recently mounted the spare tire to the trailer and moved the winch down. It has new wheels and tires.

This was my grandfathers boat. He bought the motor brand new in '68 as the last years model. The last two pictures are the lantern holders and brackets that he made for night fishing. There are three brackets on each side so you can have a lantern wherever you want it.

The Wondertroll 606 needs upgraded but it still works fine!

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fishing user avatarFontana Finesse Man reply : 

2012 TR 21 HP Elite



The last one I will ever buy! Way too good a deal to pass up!
fishing user avatarBassHunter86 reply : 

Front Cast Deck


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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Made a few minor improvements / upgrades.

Best one was rigging a second battery under the front seat to allow me to hook up auxiliary power (to get home) without actually moving the batteries.

A-Jay


fishing user avatarJunebugman reply : 

Hi I hope this goes through! My new skeeter starfire 18 ft 175 black max. Junebugman


fishing user avatarDON1937 reply : 
  On 7/24/2012 at 9:53 PM, A-Jay said:

Made a few minor improvements / upgrades.

Best one was rigging a second battery under the front seat to allow me to hook up axillary power (to get home) without actually moving the batteries.

A-Jay

NOW that's a good looking working boat!


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

New ride....

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 7/25/2012 at 2:46 AM, J Francho said:

New ride....

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Ohh, oh is that a Merc 280?


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 7/25/2012 at 2:46 AM, J Francho said:

New ride....

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Looks like she's doing 60 on the trailer !

A-Jay


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 7/26/2012 at 11:50 AM, South FLA said:

Ohh, oh is that a Merc 280?

Pro Max Sport 225 with a Sporty.


fishing user avatarlsufan334 reply : 

My NEW (to me) 2000 Javelin Renegade 19 w/150 Johnson 6" Jackplate. Hds 7 and HDS 5 with structure scans. I LOVE this boat. Great on gas, plenty of room and so far I have had her with full load by myself to 64mph gps. She fishes and rides just as good as she looks.

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fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 7/27/2012 at 10:13 AM, lsufan334 said:

My NEW (to me) 2000 Javelin Renegade 19 w/150 Johnson 6" Jackplate. Hds 7 and HDS 5 with structure scans. I LOVE this boat. Great on gas, plenty of room and so far I have had her with full load by myself to 64mph gps. She fishes and rides just as good as she looks.

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Nice rig. I have a 2000 Ranger R81VS with a 150 Merc. I have topped out at 52 mph GPS. Does your jackplate add that much more top speed? Or is the Johnson underrated power wise? Seems like a 12 mph difference on a same size boat and same size motor seems drastic. I feel slow now lol.


fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 

Javelin, Stratos, Hydro Sport hull is just a much faster design than Rangers. The designer was Earl Bentz that now owns Tritan Boats.


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 7/31/2012 at 8:12 AM, tnriverluver said:

Javelin, Stratos, Hydro Sport hull is just a much faster design than Rangers. The designer was Earl Bentz that now owns Tritan Boats.

Does a faster hull mean a less stable one?


fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 

My 201 Stratos with a 200hp Johnson would run 78-80 on a good day with quite a bit of chine walking but other than that it was very very stable. Only when pushing it to the max did it get a little quirrely. Good smooth, dry, and solid ride otherwise. I miss that boat but not the fuel bill!!!!


fishing user avatarlsufan334 reply : 

It will chime walk some if it is empty but yes the hulls are faster and the jackplate makes a huge difference it makes you able to fine tune your rig. It has a 24p raker prop. Sat I had a full tank of gas full livewells me and my buddy and all our gear and I was able to hit 60 sometimes 61 with absolutely no chime walk.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 7/31/2012 at 8:57 AM, RyneB said:

Does a faster hull mean a less stable one?

Not necessarily. You do have to actually "drive" a fast boat. My 21' Bullet doesn't chine walk until you're over 80, and even then, once you know how to drive it, you don't get any.


fishing user avatarclayton86 reply : 
  On 8/1/2012 at 8:56 PM, J Francho said:

Not necessarily. You do have to actually "drive" a fast boat. My 21' Bullet doesn't chine walk until you're over 80, and even then, once you know how to drive it, you don't get any.

over 80 my lord how fast were we going in the xpress it felt like 80 but I'm sure it wasn't even close lol


fishing user avatarrb56 reply : 

hey...it's how i row! still incomplete, but getting there.

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 8/1/2012 at 9:16 PM, clayton86 said:

over 80 my lord how fast were we going in the xpress it felt like 80 but I'm sure it wasn't even close lol

50ish, lol


fishing user avatarMarkH024 reply : 

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2001 Ranger R73, 115 hp 2006 Evinrude Ficht


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 7/31/2012 at 9:06 AM, tnriverluver said:

My 201 Stratos with a 200hp Johnson would run 78-80 on a good day with quite a bit of chine walking but other than that it was very very stable. Only when pushing it to the max did it get a little quirrely. Good smooth, dry, and solid ride otherwise. I miss that boat but not the fuel bill!!!!

I understand about the fuel bill. My previous boat was a 2002 Tracker with a 40 Merc. I would put $20 in it and it would last me a looooong time. When i bought my Ranger, before i took it home i stopped to fill it up. $72. I about fell over. My truck costs over $100 to fill, the boat is $72. I need a loan just for a day on the lake. It was so much easier and cheaper when i had a Jeep and a Kayak. Still have the kayak, but it just cant hold the amount of gear my Ranger can. lol


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 8/2/2012 at 12:30 AM, MarkH024 said:

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That is a beautiful color and boat.


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

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this is my 2000 Ranger R81VS with a 150 Mercury. Just got it last month


fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 
  On 8/2/2012 at 9:15 AM, RyneB said:

I understand about the fuel bill. My previous boat was a 2002 Tracker with a 40 Merc. I would put $20 in it and it would last me a looooong time. When i bought my Ranger, before i took it home i stopped to fill it up. $72. I about fell over. My truck costs over $100 to fill, the boat is $72. I need a loan just for a day on the lake. It was so much easier and cheaper when i had a Jeep and a Kayak. Still have the kayak, but it just cant hold the amount of gear my Ranger can. lol

My current rides have a 50hp 2 stroke and a 20hp 4 stroke. I can fish a long time on 6 gallons. The Stratos held 50 gallons and that would last maybe 3 hours of running and gunning during tourneys. So what nearly $200 at todays prices??? I ain't made of money!!!!!! Some days runnin was a lot more fun than fishin LOL
fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 8/2/2012 at 10:46 AM, tnriverluver said:

My current rides have a 50hp 2 stroke and a 20hp 4 stroke. I can fish a long time on 6 gallons. The Stratos held 50 gallons and that would last maybe 3 hours of running and gunning during tourneys. So what nearly $200 at todays prices??? I ain't made of money!!!!!! Some days runnin was a lot more fun than fishin LOL

Thats my problem. Im not used to having a boat with speed. So now i find myself driving around wasting gas more than fishing.


fishing user avatarMarkH024 reply : 

That is a beautiful color and boat.

Thanks! I love my boat, except dual console. I'd really prefer to have single console but its a boat and it works so I'm happy. You have a nice rig as well! Ranger salute!


fishing user avatarUnknownwaters reply : 

Have a 8hp nissan motor instead of the 2 horse n the pic. Bought the best I can do for myself while I am still in school

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fishing user avatarhooah212002 reply : 

Have a 8hp nissan motor instead of the 2 horse n the pic. Bought the best I can do for myself while I am still in school

Hey, it gets you on the water, right? That's all that matters, IMO.

Question though: how tough is the rubber on that? As in: do you have to be extra careful not to get it hooked for fear of puncturing it? Presumably they are fairly rugged.


fishing user avatarUnknownwaters reply : 

its made of some pretty strong material, hypalon rubber I believe. I doubt I have anything in my tacklebox capable of doing any real damage to it, except for maybe my fishing knife. The raft I had before it that was made of PVC, however, was a different story. Had to patch it up after almost every trip and never went fishing in it without an air pump or a bucket to scoop out water. Had some pretty wet and miserable trips in that thing


fishing user avatarjoedoozer reply : 

Fishing only out of a yak. Here are a few shots.

Hooked into a nice Redfish fishing in Georgia. Got my rigged up milk crate in there :).

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Landed it after a nice fight

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I had 2 yaks a few years ago. The top one was an Ocean Kayak Caper 11' and the bottom green one was an Ocean Kayak Prowler 15'. I sold the Caper and kept the Prowler.

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It's more fun catching big fish in little boats :)


fishing user avatarBass Slayer 72 reply : 

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16 ft 1976 Star Craft 70 hp Evinrude that we converted into a fishing boat, removed the ski seats for captain chairs with swivels, added a 75 lbs trust bow trolling motor, complete engine rebuild, installed pole holders, Humingbird fish finder and stereo....

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12 ft aluminum Cadillac V bottom fishing boat, 3.5 hp Evinrude Ducktwin motor, and 36 lbs thrust mini Kota, added a couple of pole holders, other wise she's good to go. This is my two oldest son's boat, I thought it would help peek their interest and keep them motivated.


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

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16 ft 1976 Star Craft 70 hp Evinrude that we converted into a fishing boat, removed the ski seats for captain chairs with swivels, added a 75 lbs trust bow trolling motor, complete engine rebuild, installed pole holders, Humingbird fish finder and stereo....

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12 ft aluminum Cadillac V bottom fishing boat, 3.5 hp Evinrude Ducktwin motor, and 36 lbs thrust mini Kota, added a couple of pole holders, other wise she's good to go. This is my two oldest son's boat, I thought it would help peek their interest and keep them motivated.

My dad bought me a jon boat when i was 12. I cut grass in the summer and bought a trolling motor. I fished out of that until i got out of high school and got a job. Then i bought a tracker. Had that for 12 years. Turned 29 and bought a Ranger. My most memorable boat is still that Jon boat my dad bought me that i painted,took care of, washed, and put my hard earned dollars into. It may have been a spray painted green Jon, but to me it was a brand new Triton. The sad thing is someone stole it, or else i would still have it and pass it down to my nephew.


fishing user avatarStratos186XT reply : 

Heres my new boat. It's a 2012 186XT Stratos with a 115 Evinrude E-Tec. This is the third bass boat I've owned, but the first brand new one. I absolutly love it! I was a little concerned with a 115 hp on a 18.9' glass boat, but the E-tec pushes her right along. Solo I can get 50 mph, and with a partner and his gear its about 47. Great on fuel and oil.

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fishing user avatarStratos186XT reply : 

The dash.

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fishing user avatarStratos186XT reply : 

Not sure why I cant put these all on one thread, but heres a few more pics.

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fishing user avatarStratos186XT reply : 

Last one.

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fishing user avatarStratos186XT reply : 

Thats a good question. I just picked it up a couple weeks ago and didnt even notice. I just went out and looked and am pretty sure there is'nt one? I'll look allittle more tommorrow but I didnt see one on the trailer anywhere. You would think that would come standard with a new boat.


fishing user avatarCliff Logue reply : 

2001 Bullet 20XD with a Mercury 225 pro max

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fishing user avatarunageo09 reply : 

Thats a good question. I just picked it up a couple weeks ago and didnt even notice. I just went out and looked and am pretty sure there is'nt one? I'll look allittle more tommorrow but I didnt see one on the trailer anywhere. You would think that would come standard with a new boat.

My new Lowe didn't come with a spare. Like you I thought it would be standard with a new boat, but it wasn't


fishing user avatarBuddy Thayer reply : 

11 foot pelican, this is 3 years ago it now has swivel seats installed...live well, battery compartment, hooked up...its not a big expensive bass boat, but it does the job.

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

11 foot pelican, this is 3 years ago it now has swivel seats installed...live well, battery compartment, hooked up...its not a big expensive bass boat, but it does the job.

Nice Ride Buddy ~

And welcome to BR !

A-Jay


fishing user avatarBuddy Thayer reply : 

thanks A-Jay, i have been reading BR articles for years


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

2001 Bullet 20XD with a Mercury 225 pro max

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I bet that thing hauls some major arse.


fishing user avatartstone reply : 

New picture of my boat

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fishing user avatarsarcazmo reply : 

Hear are a few of mine.

93 duracraft (not sure of exact model) 00 90 horse Johnsonand some other goodies

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fishing user avatarKansasBASS9948 reply : 

This is a video of a 2013 Phoenix bass boat I fished out of this weekend on Perry Lake in Kansas.


fishing user avatarCaptain Shane Procell reply : 

Stratos 201 Pro Elite. 225 Johnson.

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 

Stratos 201 Pro Elite. 225 Johnson.

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Ohh oh Shane has a new whip! Nice ride, when are we going to tune her up?


fishing user avatarGotfishyfingers? reply : 

Nice boat Shane. Did you get it in GA.? That fishfinder looks like a nice one to. What year? Were you able to keep the other boat?


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

i hate looking at the pictures of you Florida guys. Nice looking background and knowing your water has giant bass. Illinois isnt as fun as Florida.


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 8/31/2012 at 9:22 AM, RyneB said:

i hate looking at the pictures of you Florida guys. Nice looking background and knowing your water has giant bass. Illinois isnt as fun as Florida.

Stop hating and come on down, the water is warm and the bass are BIG!


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

I might be heading down next year. The wife used to work at Disney and wants to go back. Might pull the Ranger. Any suggestions?


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 9/1/2012 at 3:43 PM, RyneB said:

I might be heading down next year. The wife used to work at Disney and wants to go back. Might pull the Ranger. Any suggestions?

Leave the Ranger and fish the Disney Lakes, or plan a day trip with George Welcome out of Stick Marsh.


fishing user avatarlsufan334 reply : 

I will go if Marissa goes with me :teeth:


fishing user avatarKansasBASS9948 reply : 

This is my buddy's brand new Phoenix 920. To my knowledge this boat isn't even out on the market yet, but through his sponsorship with Phoenix he just received it. Talk about a fun rig to fish out of! We shot the video on Perry lake in Eastern Kansas. Top speed in this video was about 74.6 if the GPS was correct. It's powered by a Mercury Pro XS 250.

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fishing user avatarDINK WHISPERER reply : 

IMG_20121020_224918.jpg2002 Nitro NX 896 with 200 hp Merc XR6. Double axle trailer with brakes, swing away tongue and retracting transom straps. Just got it Sat in mint condition from original owner. Gave me all original paper work from BPS where he got it!

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fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

beautiful Nitro. I have always loved that red/ black on white. I always go to BPS site and go to the "build your own" nitro and experiment with colors. Its a lot of fun.


fishing user avatarDINK WHISPERER reply : 

Ha, i have done that on the site many times as well! Even though many people bash Nitro i have always found them sexy & sleek. When i found this one at a great price i jumped on it.


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

i had my mind dead set on a nitro, then a used Ranger became available at a deal i couldnt pass up.


fishing user avatarSun Fish reply : 

1980 Hydra Sport 158Vee w/ 1980 90hp Mercury TOP. Pulled by 1996 Toyota T100 SR5 :)

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fishing user avatarjoe sapp reply : 

2007 Bass Tracker 175 Pro Team with 75 Mercury Optimax.

It fishes good and the family loves it. Fish On


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 10/25/2012 at 9:34 AM, Dink whisperer said:

IMG_20121020_224918.jpg2002 Nitro NX 896 with 200 hp Merc XR6. Double axle trailer with brakes, swing away tongue and retracting transom straps. Just got it Sat in mint condition from original owner. Gave me all original paper work from BPS where he got it!

Nothing like picking up a nice used boat in great shape! Nice boat Dink!


fishing user avatarSun Fish reply : 

Just got a new (to me) Nitro 180 FS! So far I love her, just need new electronics.

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fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

While it's not your traditional bass boat, it's what I can afford and gets me where I need to go!!

Specs:

Year: 2012

Make: Hobie

Model: Revolution 13

Length: 13' 5"

Weight: 59lbs.

Add-ons: YakAttack GearTracs, RAM Rod Holders with YakAttack Screwballs, RAM Fishfinder Mount w/ Lowrance quick release ball mount

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fishing user avatarflipin4bass reply : 
  On 11/26/2012 at 11:17 PM, Hanover_Yakker said:

While it's not your traditional bass boat, it's what I can afford and gets me where I need to go!!

Specs:

Year: 2012

Make: Hobie

Model: Revolution 13

Length: 13' 5"

Weight: 59lbs.

Add-ons: YakAttack GearTracs, RAM Rod Holders with YakAttack Screwballs, RAM Fishfinder Mount w/ Lowrance quick release ball mount

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My "bass boat" has been parked in the garage for three years. I've been fishing out of my Trident ever since. I can't cover the entire lake like the other bass rockets, but man, the places I can go that they can't. I love my kayak and I doubt I ever go back to my "bass boat." YAK ON!


fishing user avatarjrsmith_80 reply : 

This is my buddy's brand new Phoenix 920. To my knowledge this boat isn't even out on the market yet, but through his sponsorship with Phoenix he just received it. Talk about a fun rig to fish out of! We shot the video on Perry lake in Eastern Kansas. Top speed in this video was about 74.6 if the GPS was correct. It's powered by a Mercury Pro XS 250.

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Thats a bad boat!!!!! I want one SOOOOOOO bad, maybe in a few years.


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

how about a pic with the cover off from that angle


fishing user avatarCajunhunter67 reply : 

Enjoying all the boats. Plenty verstility in these posts.

My first boat and entry into bass fishing. Me and my wife love it.

1994 Ranger R70 Sport.

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fishing user avatarShane Mccormick reply : 

My 2005 champion 187 With a 150 efi


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

My first bass boat, 1979 Terry, I redid this entire boat including transom and decks, then sold it. It got a lot of wows on the water for being 14'

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I went about 4 years without a boat, I was into motorcycles

Now I have a 1992 17' Tracker, no full on shots, but my boy loves it :)

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fishing user avatarRangerDanger96 reply : 

I haven't posted on here for a while! Here is my 2000 Ranger 522DVX with a 225 Merc pushing her along the waves. It is a wonderful boat that will last me a long time! It has all the bells and whistles, but I've learned a lot of the time I'm the reason I'm not catching fish!!! :eyebrows:

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 12/20/2012 at 8:30 PM, jhoffman said:

Now I have a 1992 17' Tracker, no full on shots, but my boy loves it :)

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Awesome picture!


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

Thanks, hes a maniac. He was just over 12 months when that pic was taken. Hoping to get him to reel one in this summer. This is going to be his first christmas where he knows whats going on.


fishing user avatarJig Meister reply : 

 

 

Here is my kayak, Emotion Mojo Angler. 

 

I do not know anyone that owns one, they are not your popular angler like wilderness and hobie are. This was a gift from my wife, so I can't complain at all, personally my dream is a Jackson Coosa, but this is wonderful for a first kayak.

 

Upgrades: 

 

PriahnaMax 190c

Transducer arm on the bow.

Ram mounts for both

Anchor Trolley

Surf to SUmmit hot seat

Have a nice PDF

Basic paddle

good cart for transport.

 

Future Plans:

 

Silent traction system is being shipped as I type this.

Also going to drill a hole in front of the console where the wall is between the cabin and the bow hatch and run a clear tube for the electronics along where the console is.

Want to get a GoPro and mount for it

Want to get a good flag or other means of making myself seen better.

 

Overall I like the kayak a lot, I can side saddle very easy, have not tried standing up yet (only been out twice before winter) but the kayak is very very stable, I tried to topple her over but ended up sliding out. She isnt the fastest but good speed anyone, tracks very well and is easy to turn. I like that the center console is removable so if I find something to replace it I will not have a hard time to do that. Also the console has a lot of room under it to run wires to keep things out of the way.

 

I am 5'9" and 180 and have no problems at all fitting inside, reaching anywhere or getting what I need.

 

 

My only real complaint is that there is no hatch in the cabin or in the stern area. However I plan on adding two 6 inch hatches w/ bags in the future. I only would ever use 3 rods at once so there us more than enough storage for rods and gear.


fishing user avatarTeal reply : 

Figured I would show mine off too. She's an oldie but a great boat. And still looks fairly new!

1996 Javelin 400TE

19' 10"

200 Johnson Venom

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fishing user avatartbone1993 reply : 
  On 12/20/2012 at 8:30 PM, jhoffman said:

Now I have a 1992 17' Tracker, no full on shots, but my boy loves it :)

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Great picture, every time i see a rod bowed like that i picture the tip snapping lol


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

I wish that rod would snap... its an ugly stick. Its likely getting replaced this year as well as the rod holder flipped around the right way. I only got to use this boat maybe 4 times last year cause I got it so late.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Quick shot of the top cap resto work Great Lakes Boat Works did on my Bullet:

 

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Full side shot:

 

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fishing user avatarMaico1 reply : 
  On 1/10/2013 at 10:46 PM, J Francho said:
Quick shot of the top cap resto work Great Lakes Boat Works did on my Bullet:

 

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Now that came out real clean....Looks Sweet....how many hrs. did it take.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Invoice said about 20 hours labor.


fishing user avatarTeal reply : 

That's pretty right there! I don't even want to know what that cost.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

The boat or the work?


fishing user avatarTeal reply : 

The work. The reason I ask, is I can see my self needing similar work in a few years. I keep mine covered and a coat of wax every couple months but I since I don't have indoor storage anymore, I noticed more fading and small spots.. Mine, ( pictured above). Still looks great, I just want to keep it that way. And if that means getting work done in a few years then so be it. Feel free to pm me if you want to put that stuff up here


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Labor is usually around $75/hour.  My resto included repairing a crack, and reinforcing glass added to where the consoles meet the top cap.  I already had the polyflake mixes from Bullet, so I saved a few hundred on materials.  Invest in some Bow to Stern treatment, and start applying now, before UV damage sets in.  The stuff is amazing.


fishing user avatarTeal reply : 

Ok that will be what I do. I'm going to search it now. Thanks. I don't have any craks or anything


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

http://www.btsproducts.com/

 

Same people that make KVD L&L Conditioner.  Pretty much the best stuff out there.


fishing user avatarbrady01 reply : 
  On 6/16/2008 at 2:21 AM, hjerk24 said:
Don't know if it's been done lately, but show your ride, and any other pertinent info.

See where this goes.

Mines a 1997 Stratos 282 DC with a 175 Johnson FastStrike.

Was windsheildless in this pic, because they both were broken in a freak act of stupidity...don't ask!

The boat is named: "Skoolzout" ( I am a teacher Health and PE)

I also have on the back left side: Psalms 118:24

What do you got?

Having the scripture on your boat is so AWESOME. I looked up the verse and what better verse to have on your boat then that. After all, we couldn't do all this if it weren't for the good lord.

I hope God blesses you for this.


fishing user avatarrippin-lips reply : 

This was the first boat I ever bought. Mercury Minnow that I slightly modified. Added a section of flooring to stand on and front rear decks. I fished it for a while then sold it to purchase a more Fisher boat.  Hopefully fish it for a year and then sell it off to buy an older ranger or something like that.

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fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 
  On 1/17/2013 at 5:44 AM, rippin-lips said:
This was the first boat I ever bought. Mercury Minnow that I slightly modified. Added a section of flooring to stand on and front rear decks. I fished it for a while then sold it to purchase a more Fisher boat.  Hopefully fish it for a year and then sell it off to buy an older ranger or something like that.

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That Fisher will do everthing a Ranger will except get you there as fast.  It will go into places a Ranger would not dare.  Aluminum Bass boats are the most versatile rigs made and a lot cheaper to run and maintain.


fishing user avatarrippin-lips reply : 

Not saying it's going to be a ranger and it can be aluminum I'm okay with that. Doesn't even have to be bigger just designed better really. I want a more bass fishing oriented boat though. This almost has no rod storage,not much storage period,live well is small,front deck is small.


fishing user avatarTeal reply : 

Rip, those reasons are exactly why i sold my Alumacraft years ago and bought the 20ft Javelin. I wanted/needed storage and a more stable ride with a better liewell Mine is pictured a coupke pages back. I do miss the fuel mileage from the alumacraft tho. I could put 25.00 bucks and fish every day for 2 weeks. Cant do that anymore!!


fishing user avatarTeal reply : 

Rip, by the way, that fisher is a nice rig. My buddy has one that is similar.


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Here's my next ride........

http://www.hobiecat.com/fishing/boats/pro-angler/

Now if only I could convince the spousal unit that it is a must have :P


fishing user avatarPotomacBassin reply : 
 

My money pit all nice, new and shiny.  Will never see it like this again.  

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fishing user avatarjoetomlee reply : 

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fishing user avatarBig Bassman reply : 

I started in a wooden jon boat, then customized a metal jon boat for bass fishing, in the 60's went to a Quachita fiber glass bass boat, in the late 70's bought a Venture bass boat, and now my ride is a 94' Nitro 170DC pictured below.

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fishing user avatarProCrafter reply : 

Here is mine...thought I posted it awhile ago....2003 ProCraft Pro190 18'6"Merc. 150 EFI Great Boat and later this week gets out of the shop after new Lowrance Elite5 DSI units are installed and new ignition/wiring to ensure many more great trips on the water!! 

Had to beach her in this shot as a thunderstorm had barreled in!

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Here is my work rig... ; )

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 

I have a 2001 Fisher Marsh Hawk 165 Deep V with a 2002 50 hp Mercury, 30 lb thrust transom mount trolling motor and 54lb Motorguide bow mount. Upgraded console fishfinder to a Lowrance Elite 4x and have an Eagle FishEasy on the bow. Soon to be a Fishmark 320. It is laid out like a bass boat front and rear casting platforms. This model was only produced in 2001 and 2002

 

Photo is from the day I picked up the boat in 2002.

 

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fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

Nice rigs both of you have... ill be buying a newer one in a few years. My buddy called me the other day with a hot deal. Ill be passing it on to you guys to see if you want it cause with a boy in daycare I cant afford the payments at the moment. I should have pics and full details next week. If youre in the market for a newer tracker keep your eyes on the for sale forum.


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 2/7/2013 at 8:33 PM, jhoffman said:

Nice rigs both of you have... ill be buying a newer one in a few years. My buddy called me the other day with a hot deal. Ill be passing it on to you guys to see if you want it cause with a boy in daycare I cant afford the payments at the moment. I should have pics and full details next week. If youre in the market for a newer tracker keep your eyes on the for sale forum.

 

No plans in replacing my boat anytime soon, it is in very good condition and there aren't many hours on the  Mercury. No wood in the boat to rot out should last a very long time.Hope to keep it long enough to give to my grandson.


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

Post wasnt directed at you bud, more to anyone who reads the thread. I wouldnt be getting rid of that either, its a nice boat.


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 2/7/2013 at 10:06 PM, jhoffman said:

Post wasnt directed at you bud, more to anyone who reads the thread. I wouldnt be getting rid of that either, its a nice boat.

 

 

No problem, just expressing how happy I am with my boat. You said you were waiting a few years to buy a boat but now is the time to get great deals on used boats because of the economy.  These days you can spend as little as $2500 and get a great boat.


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

My boat is in this thread, I just bought it last year. Its nice, I catch fish out of it but I would like something a tad newer with more juice. Daycare costs are astromical these days, along with insurance. My 18 month old son runs a monthly bill of $1000 before feeding or clothing him so all my expendable income for a boat payment is SHOT for another three years.  My boat is free and clear and I like that. Its good enough till he goes to school or I win one.


Back on topic, sorry for getting off track.


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 2/7/2013 at 11:41 PM, jhoffman said:

My boat is in this thread, I just bought it last year. Its nice, I catch fish out of it but I would like something a tad newer with more juice. Daycare costs are astromical these days, along with insurance. My 18 month old son runs a monthly bill of $1000 before feeding or clothing him so all my expendable income for a boat payment is SHOT for another three years.  My boat is free and clear and I like that. Its good enough till he goes to school or I win one.

Back on topic, sorry for getting off track.

 

I bought my current boat after both my kids got through college. Before that I had a 14 foot  with a 15 hp. Kind of miss the old boat. I saved for a long time so I could pay cash, Now that I am retired no way I would want to take on boat payments. With  the price of gas I find myself using my Loon 138 kayak to fish out of in close by water.


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 8/24/2012 at 11:52 AM, tstone said:

New picture of my boat

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I think a Whaler is the only boat I would consider if I won the lottery  to replace my current boat. I would want a center console.


fishing user avatarOcktane reply : 

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95' Allison XB-2003 with a 95' 2.5 Mercury Promax.  The red boat in the background is my old 89' XTB-21 that I sold to a friend of mine.  Love them Ally boats!!  Good lookin' rides everyone, btw!


fishing user avatarjbsoonerfan reply : 

1996 Stratos 288 when I brought it home on Saturday

 

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Got some things I want to do and I will update with pics.

 

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fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 2/9/2013 at 8:15 AM, Ocktane said:

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95' Allison XB-2003 with a 95' 2.5 Mercury Promax.  The red boat in the background is my old 89' XTB-21 that I sold to a friend of mine.  Love them Ally boats!!  Good lookin' rides everyone, btw!

 

 

Top speed? that thing looks like its doing 90 mph just sitting there.


fishing user avatarDarren. reply : 

Here's my "ride"... ain't quite as fast as some of y'alls, but doggonit, it floats, I can stand up in it and fish, and I get get into places others cain't.

 

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fishing user avatarTeal reply : 
  On 2/9/2013 at 9:49 AM, DarrenM said:

Here's my "ride"... ain't quite as fast as some of y'alls, but doggonit, it floats, I can stand up in it and fish, and I get get into places others cain't.

I like your ride Darren!! I have a bass boat, and i really want a kayak/canoe too. that will really let me do some fishing on the river here as well as my lakes without using so much fuel and will give me a little excercise. I will still keep my Javelin but the Kayak is the next project... i think it will be fun.


fishing user avatarDarren. reply : 
  On 2/9/2013 at 10:28 AM, Teal said:

I like your ride Darren!! I have a bass boat, and i really want a kayak/canoe too. that will really let me do some fishing on the river here as well as my lakes without using so much fuel and will give me a little excercise. I will still keep my Javelin but the Kayak is the next project... i think it will be fun.

 

Thanks, man. It's been a bit modified since then. The Motorguide bit the dust and I replaced it with a Minn Kota. A good change, too as the Kota is much lighter. Also didn't have my fishing crate in the pic.

 

I control the motor with my feet (turning) via the foot pedals, and built a switch box which sits at my left hand allowing me an almost hands-free trolling experience. Works like a champ.

 

You'll love the yak experience. Just be sure to give your elbows a break now and then...that's partly why I have the trolling motor.


fishing user avatarOcktane reply : 
  On 2/9/2013 at 9:13 AM, RyneB said:

Top speed? that thing looks like its doing 90 mph just sitting there.

 

Motor has been recently rebuilt, just bought the boat about 4 months ago.  Still  learning to drive the new hull and get the boat set up just right.  Right now though, I'm doing low 70s, with the motor missing on a cylinder (have an electrical issue I'm trying to smooth out).  Ideally she should cruise in the 80's once she's running right and setup right.  Time will tell!  The XTB in the background ran low 80's WFO when i had her.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Get that Alli right, and you will give my Bullet a run for her money.  Those 2.5 Mercs are strong and light.  Neat boat.  I'd kill myself in one.


fishing user avatarTim3886 reply : 

I have a 2002 skeeter sx 190 with a 150 vmax 1198c si and a 596 di nice boat had it for about 1 year now


fishing user avatarWartownBassin reply : 

my jon boat I just redid...she is ready to go!!!

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fishing user avatarTeal reply : 

That is a cool jon boat!! You are right, she is ready! I just posted that my bass boat had to go to the shop...so my jon (which is naked compared to yours) may have to put in some work this weekend!

I like seeing decked out jon boats.


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Here's my next one.  Already on order and hopefully delivered next week........

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fishing user avatarWartownBassin reply : 
  On 2/15/2013 at 12:09 AM, Teal said:

That is a cool jon boat!! You are right, she is ready! I just posted that my bass boat had to go to the shop...so my jon (which is naked compared to yours) may have to put in some work this weekend!

I like seeing decked out jon boats.

thanks man I love my little jon boat...wish it was a little bigger sometimes but it gets the job done


fishing user avatarRoushBasser reply : 

Here is my baby...1990 Ranger 361V with a 175hp Evenrude. Just picked it up last summer and with some TLC she will be on the lake with the local club...can not wait!!!!

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fishing user avatarrb56 reply : 

war that is a dandy...grew up in a jon, 14 ft. sears with a 9 1/2 johnson and both took a beatin big time and caught more fish, killed more ducks, ran over more stumps and water mocs and as rough as it was and homely...walking back from shooting ducks and finding barbed wire with a wader boot made that the prettiest lil jon on the water. upgraded it to an 18 evinrude when the bond movie came out with the new evinrudes on all the boats and it would scat. gave the 9 1/2 and $600 for the 18. do that today and someone is drunk! hanover...that's just showin off. i don't blame you either that is an awesome ride. somewhere a video shows one with one man and he's tied to a two man kayak with paddles and he drags em wherever he wants to. they can't stop him. i'm modifying my pelican to more adapt to my fishing and creating things for me to do. i started with a dash last year and have it almost complete except for painting. it contains a plate for magnetic antenna and ground wire, a belt loop for the clip on my handheld cobra cb, a gun holder, a spotlight holder a mount for my depth finder and a hole for the wires to go through, a cell holder, rod and drink holder, a magnetic strip for clippers etc. to cling to, ashtray, and is 36 inches across and marked to measure and underneath is a 4 port plug is for lights, depth finder, cell charger etc., and also a glove box...actually a large fanny pack attached under side. the dash is removable. i made new winds for anchor lines which are 50 ft. as to the others i had only held 25 ft. and smaller line. i made a new transom from slotted angle and is lighter and looks better to replace the ugly 2x4 i was using. i also am mounting a bow light and using the port under the dash to light it. the 4 ports btw run on a smaller battery. also to stable it and maybe stand or not worry about my 80 lb. hound getting excited, i am adding pontoons made from pvc. i was bringing them off the dash until i found the middle seat has a rod holder on each side and i don't use them and...perfect fit for the pvc to sit in, it's 1 1/4 sched 40 and stiff. i'll put a strap on the side so where the arm rests on the boat it will cinch down and keep the arm from going up and down. the pontoons are 4 in. and caps alone for the ends were right at $10...that was $40 right there and i thought about the spray foam. it filled the ends and just needs to be sculpted to a point and painted. now i looked at kevlar skids because mine showed wear after one summer. i thought...$100? then i saw the slotted angle in home depot and hmmm. yes i made a brush guard i guess, cutting grooves in the iron to allow it to bend i rubber coated it and put weather stripping between it and the canoe. i had dog chain...i ran from the front handle down through the angle up to the other side to help hold it up and thought once it's rubberized and painted it will look tough plus help stop wear on the front of the boat. also my seat broke out. bad news, they sent me a new one and i didn't see throwing the seat away so i put it with the front seat with a 1x6 underneath on each side holding them together for my brother's wide "bass". makes a good work bench also! i'll show pics of it all once they're all painted.


fishing user avatarjbird9009 reply : 

heres my Jonboat still not completely finished but its ready for water once again. still need to mount my minnkota edge on the bow

 

14' GameFisher

Johnson 9.9

Minnkota 30lb (stern)

Bilge pump

Lowrance DSI

Storage compartments

Seasense Switch Panel

 

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fishing user avatarMN_SONNEN_ANGLER reply : 

Here's my baby! 97 ranger 487 with 200 mariner efi absolutely love this boat!

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 3/7/2013 at 2:35 PM, jbird9009 said:

It takes a lot of hard work. Nice job finishing your boat looks great.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

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fishing user avatarfstr385 reply : 

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fishing user avatarGervais03 reply : 

My New Ride


fishing user avatarC-roy reply : 

The new bass hunter boat for the year. I love it works great for the hard to get to spots. Love the elite 4x dsi I got for it and the 43lb thrust foot control trolling motor makes it go at a pretty good clip, plus the wheels bass hunter puts on the back make it so easy for one guy to load and unloadpost-41158-0-65221900-1364095829_thumb.j


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fishing user avatarbullett 21 reply : 

My new Bullett 21 xrd 

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fishing user avatarJellyMan reply : 
  On 3/25/2013 at 5:17 AM, bullett 21 said:

My new Bullett 21 xrd 

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VERY nice.

 

One of these days...


fishing user avatarbrady01 reply : 
  On 3/25/2013 at 5:17 AM, bullett 21 said:

My new Bullett 21 xrd 

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WOW! ... Nothing like a nice clean Bullet. I fish with a buddy of mine that has a bullet and all ive ever heard was how rough they are but when i ride in his about 74mph passing rangers like theyre sitting still it ALWAYS makes me want one! Love all the deck room as well. 

Total Performance For sure!! 


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 3/25/2013 at 5:17 AM, bullett 21 said:

My new Bullett 21 xrd 

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Nice boat!  I have a 21 RDC Intracoastal and wish I would have gotten the single console version, but overall its a nice boat, great fuel efficiency, rough water handling, and speed of course!


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 

This is my 96 Tracker Pro Team, just bought it 3 days ago. It has a 9.9 Merc Tracker on the back, I live in NJ so the few lakes where you can use a gas powered engine, the limit is 10hp. When I get some more funds up I plan to put a 50hp-60hp on the back, and use the 9.9 as a tiller. For now the 9.9 is perfect for local for tourneys.

This is my first real Bass Boat. Before this I had an open hull 14' Glastron Trihull, a Scanoe, and a few Seyvlor inflatables. I still have the Scanoe, I love fishing out of it.

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fishing user avatarbullett 21 reply : 
  On 3/27/2013 at 9:10 PM, Christian M said:

This is my 96 Tracker Pro Team, just bought it 3 days ago. It has a 9.9 Merc Tracker on the back, I live in NJ so the few lakes where you can use a gas powered motor, the limit is 10hp. When I get some more funds up I plan to put a 50hp-70hp on the back, and get a 9.9 tiller. For now the 9.9 is perfect for local for tourneys.

 

This is my first real Bass Boat. Before this I had an open hull 14' Glastron Trihull, a Scanoe, and a few Seyvlor inflatables. I still have the Scanoe, I love fishing out of it.

 

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Now i like that sled .I too fish some lakes with hp limits .I need me one myself .


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 3/27/2013 at 9:10 PM, Christian M said:

This is my 96 Tracker Pro Team, just bought it 3 days ago. It has a 9.9 Merc Tracker on the back, I live in NJ so the few lakes where you can use a gas powered motor, the limit is 10hp. When I get some more funds up I plan to put a 50hp-70hp on the back, and get a 9.9 tiller. For now the 9.9 is perfect for local for tourneys.

 

This is my first real Bass Boat. Before this I had an open hull 14' Glastron Trihull, a Scanoe, and a few Seyvlor inflatables. I still have the Scanoe, I love fishing out of it.

 

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Looks like it is in great shape, and given the price of gas it won't clean out your wallet.


fishing user avatartnriverluver reply : 
  On 3/27/2013 at 9:10 PM, Christian M said:

This is my 96 Tracker Pro Team, just bought it 3 days ago. It has a 9.9 Merc Tracker on the back, I live in NJ so the few lakes where you can use a gas powered motor, the limit is 10hp. When I get some more funds up I plan to put a 50hp-70hp on the back, and get a 9.9 tiller. For now the 9.9 is perfect for local for tourneys.

 

This is my first real Bass Boat. Before this I had an open hull 14' Glastron Trihull, a Scanoe, and a few Seyvlor inflatables. I still have the Scanoe, I love fishing out of it.

 

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That boat with a 9.9 has a speedometer? :hahaha-024:  :hahaha-024:  :hahaha-024:


fishing user avatarKansasBASS9948 reply : 

 

Phoenix 920 with a 250 Mercury Pro XS.  She flies!


fishing user avatarbullett 21 reply : 

Temporary suv till i get a pick up to match my sled .2006 72k on clock

then off to charity she goes in a couple months .

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Hopefully my dirveway will look like that this weekend, LOL.  Hell or high water, I'm pulling both boats out of the barn tomorrow!


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 
  On 3/28/2013 at 6:12 AM, tnriverluver said:
  On 3/27/2013 at 9:10 PM, Christian M said:

This is my 96 Tracker Pro Team, just bought it 3 days ago. It has a 9.9 Merc Tracker on the back, I live in NJ so the few lakes where you can use a gas powered motor, the limit is 10hp. When I get some more funds up I plan to put a 50hp-70hp on the back, and get a 9.9 tiller. For now the 9.9 is perfect for local for tourneys.

 

This is my first real Bass Boat. Before this I had an open hull 14' Glastron Trihull, a Scanoe, and a few Seyvlor inflatables. I still have the Scanoe, I love fishing out of it.

 

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That boat with a 9.9 has a speedometer? :hahaha-024:  :hahaha-024:  :hahaha-024:

In New Jersey there are about 4 lakes out of over 400 where you can use a gas powered motor, and the limit is 10HP. Besides its not like I would say "hey do you think you can take out the guages"  :Idontknow::tard:


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 
  On 3/27/2013 at 10:21 PM, kjfishman said:

 

Looks like it is in great shape, and given the price of gas it won't clean out your wallet.

Thanks kjfish, The guy that I bought it from took excellent care of her. He was the original owner and only took it out a couple times a year. The 9.9 is a 4 stroke w/less than 20 hours and a built in gas tank (perfect for when I upgrade motors)... I had a marine mechanic take a look at it and he couldn't believe it was a 96. I fished a tournament yesterday and there was a guy there with an 06 Pro Team, I swear by looking at the two you would have thought mine was the 06 LOL!! and I only paid $2800!!!


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 4/1/2013 at 2:50 AM, Christian M said:

Thanks kjfish, The guy that I bought it from took excellent care of her. He was the original owner and only took it out a couple times a year. The 9.9 is a 4 stroke w/less than 20 hours and a built in gas tank (perfect for when I upgrade motors)... I had a marine mechanic take a look at it and he couldn't believe it was a 96. I fished a tournament yesterday and there was a guy there with an 06 Pro Team, I swear by looking at the two you would have thought mine was the 06 LOL!! and I only paid $2800!!!

 

You got a bargain the new 9.9 would be $2k alone.


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

I finally snagged a pic of mine the other day, ill get actual closeups when i finish polishing it when it warms up.

 

 

92 tracker 25 evinrude 2 stroke - half a tank a gas and livewells not full, me and all my gear will hit 26 on calm water

 

Tow - 2006 4wd Suzuki Grand Vitara

 

 

 

Cost to tow and run my boat on a given day... less than $10.

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fishing user avatarbullett 21 reply : 
  On 4/2/2013 at 8:16 PM, jhoffman said:

I finally snagged a pic of mine the other day, ill get actual closeups when i finish polishing it when it warms up.

 

 

92 tracker 25 evinrude 2 stroke - half a tank a gas and livewells not full, me and all my gear will hit 26 on calm water

 

Tow - 2006 4wd Suzuki Grand Vitara

 

 

 

Cost to tow and run my boat on a given day... less than $10.

Wish i could run on $10 a day .My rig cost me $40 to $90 a day to run .But i run 0 to 60 miles on lanier every day. ,Run&Gun fishing .Lots of water to cover .38k acres of water .Lake Lanier ,500 miles of shore line.I usually start mid lake ramp.That way i can go up river or to the dam.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Lake Lanier....man, that must be fun though. :)

 

The only lakes I make big runs to are Erie, Champ, and Keuka.  Even then, it's not a run and gun.  I generally have a couple spots and I stick on the one that's working.  Oneida is an exception.  I can blow through a tank in a half day running.  Problem, I have too many spots that are "timing" keyed.  So, they may not be far, but I'll be rotating on them constantly.


fishing user avatarbullett 21 reply : 

Our lake here has hundreds of islands .A person could get lost really easy on lanier .Lots of rock,but not much grass,Its a clear water corp man made lake.Deepest is by the dam 200ft .up on the north end its about 10ft - or +.Its a excellent spot and striper lake .We have lots of blueback herring ,Making our fishery bigger then ever ,just in the past few yrs.

I remember spotted bass didn't get above 1.5lbs .Now they get up to 5lb or so.some even fatter.Since the bluebacks been introduced to the lake.

Our large mouth are good size also .But most folks fish for spotted bass.Its a superb spotted lake fishery.

Had trout & walleye back in the day .Not to many now .

I do love lanier .Always something different .Its at almost full pool now ,With trees floating around coming from the rise of the water from the banks.

 

In all its a wonderfull lake to fish and experience.


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 
  On 4/10/2013 at 7:59 AM, bullett 21 said:

Wish i could run on $10 a day .My rig cost me $40 to $90 a day to run .But i run 0 to 60 miles on lanier every day. ,Run&Gun fishing .Lots of water to cover .38k acres of water .Lake Lanier ,500 miles of shore line.I usually start mid lake ramp.That way i can go up river or to the dam.

 

Its all well and good till someone blows by you on tournament day like youre sitting still. I would have a bigger boat but having a young child is wicked expensive between daycare and insurance.


fishing user avatarbullett 21 reply : 

Im glad my childern are growed up and married on thier own ,My grand kids come down to fish with me a lot from upstate ny .They like fishing with pappy .I do fish 7 days a week since no one is around but me and wife .


fishing user avatar89trackerpro17 reply : 

Here's what mine looked like when I bought it last fall

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This is what it looks like after my winter restoration.

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

WOW!  That's a nice way to bring that boat back to life!  Nice work, now get her slimed up!

 

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Here's a nice shot of my rig, in the evening sun:

 

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 4/18/2013 at 9:46 PM, 89trackerpro17 said:

Here's what mine looked like when I bought it last fall

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This is what it looks like after my winter restoration.

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Great job! Did you have to replace much wood? I would let you re-carpet my boat next winter. Let me know where to drop it off


fishing user avatar89trackerpro17 reply : 

Had to replace main deck and casting deck. Epoxied the marine grade ply with a couple coats then carpeted. Added the rod locker which is nice to have can fit 8 rods in pretty decent. I'm very happy how it all turned out. Put troll motor battery under cast deck. Added onboard charger and cleaned up PO's wiring mess. Put a pt-130 tilt trim.


fishing user avatarrockNfish reply : 

93' Ranger 681C

93' Yamaha 115

Lowrance electronics


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Here's a shot from today's outing of my Pro Angler 14 rigged and ready for some fish stalking!

 

My Pro Angler 14


fishing user avatarchak reply : 

Here's a few of my 1st new Bass boat. :respect-059: IMG_0115.jpgIMG_0120.jpgIMG_0125.jpg


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 

Nice, all you need is spring to get here!


fishing user avatarFishinDaddy reply : 

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I bought the 07 Triton 20X2 in Jan of 2012 and the 03 F550 in Nov.  Both used but when they are clean they make a sharp combo.


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 4/29/2013 at 7:02 AM, FishinDaddy said:

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I bought the 07 Triton 20X2 in Jan of 2012 and the 93 F550 in Nov.  Both used but when they are clean they make a sharp combo.

That is a TOURNAMENT TRAIL combo right there!  Nice looking boat and tow vehicle, that is a lifetime of fishing fun!


fishing user avatarFishinDaddy reply : 
  On 4/29/2013 at 8:07 AM, South FLA said:

That is a TOURNAMENT TRAIL combo right there!  Nice looking boat and tow vehicle, that is a lifetime of fishing fun!

 

Thanks but it is big ramps only for sure.  The combo is over 50 ft from front bumper to the prop.


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 4/29/2013 at 8:22 AM, FishinDaddy said:

Thanks but it is big ramps only for sure.  The combo is over 50 ft from front bumper to the prop.

 

So launching out of Henry Creek lock is not fun, right?  LOL


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 
  On 4/1/2013 at 7:12 AM, kjfishman said:

You got a bargain the new 9.9 would be $2k alone.

Yea i sure did, I've been looking around Craigslist & all the 9.9's in decent shape that aren't antiques are around that price range. I definitely lucked up. Since buying the boat I swapped out the original trolling motor for a 55lb MK, put a humminbird 581i HD/GPS Combo on the deck, & swapped the batteries out for Optimax AGM's. Now I'm just waiting to hear back about a kicker bracket for my transom mount 55lb MK


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 

This is what it looks like after my winter restoration.


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 
  On 1/22/2013 at 5:37 AM, PotomacBassin said:

My money pit all nice, new and shiny. Will never see it like this again.

Nice rig, I love these style Trackers, its like having the best of both. Sweet ride
fishing user avatar3dees reply : 

made some upgrades to my VT19 during the offseason. took the HDS 7 off the bow and replaced the Elite 5 on the console. installed an Elite 7 on the bow. added some carpet graphics my grandson's got me for Xmas. must say, the Elite 7 is a steal for the price.

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fishing user avatarNeonsnow78 reply : 

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 out on the pond today, caught a half dozen smalls,nothing major.but it was peaceful


fishing user avatarlittlefisher reply : 
  On 1/23/2009 at 6:11 AM, tkite16 said:

Here is my boat , 1985 Bass Tracker 1710

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This is REALLY late. Like four years. But yours is the second or third Bass Tracker from the 80's that I saw that look so awesome. What happened that made them take away the fiberglass and that overall styling. I would love to find a nice condition boat just like yours and the other I saw for a starter boat.


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 

Sometimes less is more.  My Loon 138 on at a 45 acre lake with no access to a boat ramp.  2 rod holders, anchor trolley, and storage behind and in front of the seat. Next I may add a depth finder since I have a couple of older ones laying around. This boat takes me a lot of places I can't get to in my big boat.

 

 

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fishing user avatarSkeeter Driver reply : 

HI All -- was trying to upload a couple photos of my rig and admit that I can not figure it out. Tried cutting and pasting them here, but get an error message "Can not use that extension in this forum" -- yet I was just trying to paste a 100K JPG file. Can anyone offer some advice on how address this item. thx in advance.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

You can open an account at a photo hosting site like Photobucket. Upload your pics then copy and paste the IMG code to the post. You can also upload them to the gallery here but I can't help you with that. 


fishing user avatarSkeeter Driver reply : 

Thanks Traveler ... Really appreciate the help.


fishing user avatarsouthtexasbassin reply : 

Skeeter ZX 200

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Nice looking boat!


fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 

That thing looks sweet.  But do you paddle to go slow or what?

 

Jeff


fishing user avatartbone1993 reply : 
  On 4/29/2013 at 7:02 AM, FishinDaddy said:

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I bought the 07 Triton 20X2 in Jan of 2012 and the 03 F550 in Nov.  Both used but when they are clean they make a sharp combo.

Holy hell that thing could tow a small church. 


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 5/20/2013 at 11:01 AM, southtexasbassin said:
  On 5/20/2013 at 11:01 AM, southtexasbassin said:

Skeeter ZX 200

 

Rode one for a demo ride and was impressed on how easy that boat handles.  You don't have to worry about weight distribution, chine walking, etc. it gets out of the hole in NO TIME and turns on a dime, NICE BOAT!

fishing user avatarFishinDaddy reply : 
  On 5/21/2013 at 1:10 AM, tbone1993 said:

Holy hell that thing could tow a small church. 

 

Actually a medium to large church.  With the banks toys it makes over 400 hp and somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 ft lbs of torque.  When it's not pulling a boat it is pulling 17,000 pound equipment around central Florida.


fishing user avatarBrianSnat reply : 

Just brought this one home on Friday. Same 14 ft as my last boat, but a foot wider nearly double the freeboard, better motor and no more climbing over seats to move around.

 

 

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fishing user avatarFreshWaterLover reply : 

Two rides depending on the type of water going on:

 

 

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fishing user avatarMitchTBF reply : 

Bass Pro Shops Ascend FS10 for fishing

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Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 for regular kayaking

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fishing user avatarFreshWaterLover reply : 
  On 6/12/2013 at 1:55 AM, MitchTBF said:

Bass Pro Shops Ascend FS10 for fishing

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How do you like the Ascend? Hubby was considering it. He needs a more comfortable seat than what I have in the more "traditional" kayak seat of the Torque.


fishing user avatarMitchTBF reply : 

I love it, but to be honest I have never fished out of any other kayak.

I find the seat comfortable for all day fishing, and the good thing is it is actually a miniature padded lawn chair that comes out of the kayak. You can just un-latch it and take it ashore if you would like to sit  a few inches off the ground.

I drove out to Bass Pro Shops to buy mine so I didn't have to pay for any shipping, and I probably sat in about 6 different makes to test the seating.

 

Please feel free to ask me any other questions about it, like I said I think it is a great fishing kayak.

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fishing user avatarTALON7215 reply : 

I bought a boat about 3 years ago and fished with it for one season and found out that it wasn't what I wanted. I worked on it off and on for 6 months or so and got it fairly decent. I will make changes again soon, but, the pictures will show where I started and ended up. Everything has been closed off and supported since the last picture and it does pretty good.

 

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fishing user avatarTALON7215 reply : 

Added a couple more pics that didn't make the first upload


fishing user avatarNWBasslover reply : 

Looking great guys, really jealous of some of you guys with the big guns...cough fishindaddy cough cough southtexasbassin cough...

 

I'm running a 1996 Nitro 160TF Rick Clunn Edition with a 2-stroke 90hp Tracker Merc. She isn't a screamer like you big boys but she'll do around 48mph with 700+ pounds of fishermen and gear. I've got a little 37lbs Motorguide 30 up front and am planning to upgrade soon to a 55+lbs.

 

She ain't much but she's all mine!

 

New!

90hp 2-stroke

Just picked her up!


fishing user avatarSCangler91 reply : 
  On 6/12/2013 at 2:18 AM, MitchTBF said:

I love it, but to be honest I have never fished out of any other kayak.

I find the seat comfortable for all day fishing, and the good thing is it is actually a miniature padded lawn chair that comes out of the kayak. You can just un-latch it and take it ashore if you would like to sit  a few inches off the ground.

I drove out to Bass Pro Shops to buy mine so I didn't have to pay for any shipping, and I probably sat in about 6 different makes to test the seating.

 

Please feel free to ask me any other questions about it, like I said I think it is a great fishing kayak.

 

 

How much do you get out on it and how do you transport it (trailer, store on top of your ride, etc.)?  I'm thinking about making a fishing kayak my Christmas for this coming year and am trying to do as much research as I can.  I really like the FS12T sit on top because it looks like a good starter and won't break the bank.


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 6/15/2013 at 1:00 AM, SCangler91 said:

How much do you get out on it and how do you transport it (trailer, store on top of your ride, etc.)?  I'm thinking about making a fishing kayak my Christmas for this coming year and am trying to do as much research as I can.  I really like the FS12T sit on top because it looks like a good starter and won't break the bank.

 

 

Now that I have a pickup I bought a bed extender  ($70 Harbor Freight)  mounted lights to it for safety and haul my near 14 foot yak in a short bed truck. Prior to that I could load to yaks on my Saris Load Bars on the roof of my Jeep Liberty. If you want to trailer you can use one of those inexpensive Harbor Freight trailers.


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 4/22/2012 at 6:19 AM, WookieeJedi said:

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Of course, there's this too.

 

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Of course, there's this too.

Nice Jeep! Don't see too many of them around anymore.


fishing user avatarMitchTBF reply : 
  On 6/15/2013 at 1:00 AM, SCangler91 said:

How much do you get out on it and how do you transport it (trailer, store on top of your ride, etc.)?  I'm thinking about making a fishing kayak my Christmas for this coming year and am trying to do as much research as I can.  I really like the FS12T sit on top because it looks like a good starter and won't break the bank.

Hi, I go out every weekend unless it is raining. I transport using Malone Downloader Kayak Carrier ( $ 160.00) using the stock crossbars. Carry it on my shoulder from the car to the water. I also built a PVC cart for longer distances (parts cost around 40 bucks).

 

Link for the kayak cart plans I used:

 

http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2011/04/diy-bulletproof-kayak-cart-build.html?m=1

 

 

 

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fishing user avatarBadContrakt reply : 

 

This is my new-to-me 1975 nice little bass fishin' boat! I'm 20 years old and this is my first boat. It's been on the water once now under my ownership and I abbbbbbsolutely love it! 400 bucks, 15 foot, nice rolley trailer, all lights work on the boat and the trailer.

Has a nice flat bottom floor for standing and casting from anywhere in the boat. I'm still looking for a 10 horse motor for her but for now I'm just using a 36lb Minn Kota trolling motor which cruises her around just fine for my small local lakes. First time out I caught some 2 lb Largemouth (not bad for my area) and had a ~4 lb dogfish come racing to the surface chasing my texas rig. It scared the CRAP outta me!

 

I look forward to catching some monsters on this baby!


fishing user avatarTALON7215 reply : 

Thats a nice starter! I would buy one of those myself if I could find one as decent as that.


fishing user avatarBlues19 reply : 
  On 6/21/2008 at 4:18 AM, Team9nine said:

My custom jonboat. Not fast, but it catches them basses just fine 8-)

Sold the Triton (but kept a seat - LOL) and downsized this spring.

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that is AWESOME!


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

Ill have some updated pics here in the very near future. Ive spent the last two weeks wet sanding, grinding. New wheels this spring and im spraying the trailer with new gloss black this sunday. Its lookn really sharp. Next year when it gets new carpet it will be the nicest 92 tracker anyone has seen in a loooooooooooong time.


fishing user avatarFrogFreak reply : 

I just picked her up! This is a 2013 Crestliner VT 17 with a 60 HP 4 stroke. Her name is the JUBO 3. My grandfather had 2 boats the JUBO 1 and JUBO 2. My grandmother's name was June and his name was Bob.....JUBO! 

 

This is my first boat and I'm pretty proud!

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fishing user avatarFrogFreak reply : 

bigger pic

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

That's pretty slick 1st ride!  Congrats.


fishing user avatarPoorBoyBassin reply : 

This isnt my ride... but I found it funny!


 


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fishing user avatarnoway reply : 
  On 7/3/2013 at 7:57 AM, noway said:

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'08 Skeeter 20i.


fishing user avatarBomber7 reply : 

Here's my ride - 8' Sun Dolphin Sportsman - have had it about 2 months - upgraded seat - changed out TM from transom to bow and added a rudder - added pole holders and some other accessories.  my next project will be a plywood with carpet floor.

 

 

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fishing user avatarCxThree reply : 

I just bought a 15.5 ft 1995 Tidecraft Spitfire XL bass boat with a 40HP Mariner motor and have been having a great time.  Its a little smaller than I want long term, as I am a bigger guy.  However, it's been fun and it was cheap.  :)  These pics are from when I went to look at it and picked it up.  I have since replaced the fishing seats, replaced the trolling motor with a MK V2, and upgraded the ancient B&W hummingbird with a 597ci HD DI unit.  I'm reworking most of the wiring now, as I don't like the spaghetti wires running all over the inside of the hull and in my way.  I'm almost done there and will also install a good fuse panel. 

 

Next on the list is to replace all the switched and maybe rework the dash a bit.  I like to tinker. :)


fishing user avatarBass Slayer 72 reply : 

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Started off buying an 12 ft aluminum Cadillac with 3.5 Evenrude motor & 36 lbs mini kota( The Orca) , then I found a great deal on a Star Craft 70 hs that we modified into a family fishing boat(The Argo), 70 lb motor guide troller on front and replaced the ski seats with captain’s chairs on swivels, positioned the middles seat that it can come out to open up the back for the kids to fish off, all in all I love these two boats not many places we can't get to.

 

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fishing user avatarbrandonlear reply : 

Here is my 1959 Steury.  It has an 8lb, yes 8lb Minn Kota trolling motor and a 1952 Evinrude Fleetwin 7.5hp.  It's my first boat and as a 17 year old without a job, I love it!  It started off pretty crappy but I'd say I've turned it into my definition of nice, at least nice for me.  I still have to paint the outside black to cover up the nasty green.

 

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All carpet just like a Nitro Z-9 ;) 


fishing user avatarMitchTBF reply : 

That's awesome. Feels nice to fix something up like that doesn't it.


fishing user avatarnazbom reply : 

1989 Ranger 361V with a 2000 Yamah VMax 150 HPDI.  I bough tth eboat used for a good price but ended up doing everybit of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the boat an motor that wasn;t done in who knows how many years.  It took until this month (July 13) to get every thing firing on all cylinders the way it should be. I bought the boat in late March of 13.  She scoots along at at GPS'd top speed of right at 58 MPH with my best at 54.7 knots or 63 MPH.  I don't run it wide open though.  Had to rework a bunch of wiring, the Garmin GPS unit just went, the display will not work but the unit does.  If I jiggle the wires to the screen it will display intermittently.  Replaced ALL of the filters on the motor( to include 'Mystery filters), the LP fuel pumps, Spark Plugs, Water pump, PRV (poppet) valve, de-carboned the engine, lower unit lube to name a few.  Repaired live well valves back into operation (remote operated) and pumps, replaced wiring to front fish finder, re glued exisitn gcarpet in spots (waiting to replace all eventually).  There still is a lot of little work to do but nothing that keeps it from being operational.  After nto having a boat fro many years it sure is nice to have this one and not have th ehuge bill of a new one! (Although the wife was at the point of "one more repair and it's getting sold" luckily I got that under control with the new water pump!). 

 

Any way enough rambling.  I love fishing, especially bass fishing, I'm new to this site and making a resurgance to Bass fishing but have been fishing for more than two decades now.  Look forward to the site!.

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 

Nice job, looks great! But I am curious what are those tabs that come up through the floor

  On 7/11/2013 at 11:35 AM, brandonlear said:

Here is my 1959 Steury.  It has an 8lb, yes 8lb Minn Kota trolling motor and a 1952 Evinrude Fleetwin 7.5hp.  It's my first boat and as a 17 year old without a job, I love it!  It started off pretty crappy but I'd say I've turned it into my definition of nice, at least nice for me.  I still have to paint the outside black to cover up the nasty green.

 

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All carpet just like a Nitro Z-9 ;)


fishing user avatarjessejames556 reply : 

New to me 16.5' 1995 Skeeter 1650 with a Mercury 75 hp. I've used some nice hull cleaner from bass pro shops to remove the scum line since these pictures and have a nice coat of wax on it now. Next I'll replace the batteries and on board charger. Gotta remember to slow down and enjoy it from time to time! When she tags along, my girlfriend will tan on the back while I fish off the front. We love it.
 

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fishing user avatarwar-eagle reply : 

My 2013 Tracker Pro 165

60 HP Mercury

lockable rod storage 8'

Interstate batteries

MinnKota 45lb trolling mtr.

To much to list.

I have run this boat on Table Rock Lake to

smaller oxbows in E Arkansas.

Love the boat

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 7/17/2013 at 12:51 PM, war-eagle said:

My 2013 Tracker Pro 165

60 HP Mercury

lockable rod storage 8'

Interstate batteries

MinnKota 45lb trolling mtr.

To much to list.

I have run this boat on Table Rock Lake to

smaller oxbows in E Arkansas.

Love the boat

With a screen name of war eagle, I'd figure you'd have a war eagle boat


fishing user avatarwar-eagle reply : 
  On 7/18/2013 at 5:55 AM, slonezp said:

With a screen name of war eagle, I'd figure you'd have a war eagle boat

I did have, but traded it in.


fishing user avatarbobh64 reply : 

Touch a truck event for the kids.

 

At a touch a truck event for a elementary school the kids loved the lighted rubber duckies in the livewell.


fishing user avatarDean G. reply : 

2012 Tracker 175 TF

 

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fishing user avatartate reply : 

Here is my new rig ...... traded my Alumacraft MV 1756SC for this new leftover 2012 Triton 19SE (19'9").   Nice setup with a bunch of XS options and a 225 Optimax Pro XS. The boat came with a Lowrance Mark-5X flush mount in console,  I added a HDS 7 Gen 2 Touch on a RAM mount at the console, a HDS 5 Gen 2 on a RAM mount at the bow.  Did a Structure Scan ducer and sonar ducer off the transom and a sonar ducer up front on the trolling motor.  Connected the HDS units on an Ethernet network to allow sharing the Structure Scan ducer, waypoints, ect. Also added a wireless access point and external GPS antenna.   

 

 

 

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fishing user avatarmikeg reply : 

d**n! Almost didn't post mine after seeing Tate's but here's my lean, green fishing machine. It's a Raddison 12' wide transom canoe. It's good for me and 1 light person. With the outriggers we can both stand comfortably. I've got an old Min Kota 40# motor and a marine battery. It gets the job done. My 15 yr old daughter and I have had fun in it while she was up from NC for a few weeks.

mikeg

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Here's a recent shot that shows the deck of my Bullet.

 

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fishing user avatarjessejames556 reply : 
  On 7/23/2013 at 2:04 AM, mikeg said:

d**n! Almost didn't post mine after seeing Tate's but here's my lean, green fishing machine. It's a Raddison 12' wide transom canoe. It's good for me and 1 light person. With the outriggers we can both stand comfortably. I've got an old Min Kota 40# motor and a marine battery. It gets the job done. My 15 yr old daughter and I have had fun in it while she was up from NC for a few weeks.

mikeg

looks good, mike. I may have to copy your outrigger setup on my canoe, i could use that while fighting the wakes at the lake.


fishing user avatarmikeg reply : 
  On 7/24/2013 at 7:48 AM, jessejames556 said:

looks good, mike. I may have to copy your outrigger setup on my canoe, i could use that while fighting the wakes at the lake.

It works great. Plus I can take each outrigger off with the twist of a knob or take the whole outrigger/dashboard assembly off by 2 different knobs.


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

I forgot the trailer updates. I still need to get pics of it undressed. Everything was shot a couple weeks back. Paint is done, boat also got new registration stickers that are not mailbox letters. It also got a new vin sticker from the manufacturer, new decals on the motor(after paint), new transom tied downs and a new trailer jack.

 

Estimated about $300 in restoration without the tools.

 

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Looking good!


fishing user avatarjhoffman reply : 

I remembered to get some pics last night. All I need is new carpet and some new lockers built in next spring.

 

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fishing user avatarDean G. reply : 

Most recent pic...

 

2012 Tracker 175 TF


fishing user avatarDelcoSol reply : 
  On 7/17/2013 at 12:51 PM, war-eagle said:

My 2013 Tracker Pro 165

60 HP Mercury

lockable rod storage 8'

Interstate batteries

MinnKota 45lb trolling mtr.

To much to list.

I have run this boat on Table Rock Lake to

smaller oxbows in E Arkansas.

Love the boat

I have the same boat. Mine maxes out at 50hp? Wish I would have got a bigger boat..


fishing user avatarcrankbait2009 reply : 

Here is my new modified ride.  I am attaching photos of the before and the NOW.  Huge difference but totally modified!!!

I have the original motor paint colors that Evinrude calls out, so I will be painting the motor shortly.  I was going to paint it gray/red to match boat but i think id like it to be the original manufacturer coloring.

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fishing user avatarcrankbait2009 reply : 

here is a photo of the new

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Are most of those hatches center hinged?  That's a good move, if so.  Nice looking!


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 8/5/2013 at 2:51 AM, crankbait2009 said:

here is a photo of the new

nice job


fishing user avatarC.olivier reply : 

Bass tracker


fishing user avatarJCOX2011 reply : 

Skeeter Dodge First Trip Out


fishing user avatar190 Tracker TX reply : 
8BFBE6C7-5A5E-408C-A3BB-4555D6A82A45.jpeg.37f33fd5790cb77e71762196ebfb6484.jpegMy first ride, which I still have, is a Jackson Cuda Yellow Jacket kayak. Purchased my second ride, a 2013 Pro Team Tracker 190 TX with a 115 OptiMax Pro XS new in July of 2013. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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fishing user avatarGodspeed409 reply : 

1991 Nitro 180FS.

 

Not super nice, but paid for. 150 'rude gets me around fast enough.

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fishing user avatarMitchTBF reply : 

Delivered 30 minutes ago.  Weighs a mere 43 pounds.

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fishing user avatartomustang reply : 

Got it for a great price

 

 

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fishing user avatarbobh64 reply : 

My ride 04 Tracker Avalache

Smooth ride and all aluminum, 150 xr6 able to hit over 60 when empty.


fishing user avatarBrent1981 reply : 

My 89 kingfisher. Old but is in great shape. 90 hp Yamaha runs like a top

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fishing user avatarLewi reply : 
  On 10/24/2013 at 4:07 AM, Bobh64 said:

 

 

Smooth ride

 

Great looking boat.  Love em!


fishing user avatarskood reply : 

I picked up a barely used 2001 G3 Pro MV175 with a 60 Yamaha about 6 weeks ago, so near the end of the season I will spend all winter struggling while I wait for Spring. We have our first snow on the ground now, I did get 3 weeks use though, enough to make me sure that I got the right boat.

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fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

I got a new boat and the next day the weather turned cold and it may not warm up till spring.

2005 186 Triton 150hp and a I pilot

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fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 7:19 AM, Hi Salenity said:

I got a new boat and the next day the weather turned cold and it may not warm up till spring.

2005 186 Triton 150hp and a I pilot

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Beautiful triton. If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for that bad boy?


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 7:19 AM, Hi Salenity said:

I got a new boat and the next day the weather turned cold and it may not warm up till spring.

2005 186 Triton 150hp and a I pilot

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Sweet!!! Got to ditch the console graph from the 1930's lol. Is that an imaging unit on the bow? 


fishing user avatartomustang reply : 

Big fan of the white tritions

 

 

Pick up a MKA-47 bracket for the terrova


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 8:11 AM, slonezp said:

Sweet!!! Got to ditch the console graph from the 1930's lol. Is that an imaging unit on the bow?

I'm at a loss for what to do with the antique on the console? Lol I haven't even turned it on yet to see if it works! I'd like to just put a 898-999 out to the side but I want something decent in the console?

The one on the bow I just sat there. It's a 858 but it will work with the built in ducer ... I'm not sold on that unit and have listed it in the flee market and may replace it with a 998-999 I just hate how the cable goes on that shaft.


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 8:37 AM, tomustang said:

Big fan of the white tritions

 

 

Pick up a MKA-47 bracket for the terrova

Is that just a quick release mount? My motorguide wireless is a quick release and I never remove it. The boat is stored inside so theft is not a big problem and I got 5k worth of insurance to cover tackle rods and fish finders...


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 8:09 AM, RyneB said:

Beautiful triton. If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for that bad boy?

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

$13500.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

Looks like you can put a RAM mount on the side of the console where the rod ramp ends for a bigger graph. Looks like plenty of room. Maybe put an aluminum plate over the dash hole, and mount a 700 series Bird to the plate. It's not too heavy, the base has a small footprint and a quick release.  


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

Or a plastic plate and have the whole dash hydro-dipped


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

Yea no problems on having room on the side with a ram mount... But with that I don't see allot of need for the 700 so I'm still looking for something to do with the dash. I've thought about a hydraulic jack plate and put the trim gauge there but I can't swing all that now.

On a side note, I've seen telescopic mounts on the bow for fish finders but I have no idea who makes them? Andy ideas?

They look like they extend around 16"


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

I think I found them

http://www.allisonboats.com/content/bass-boats/e-ped/


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 10:24 AM, Hi Salenity said:

I think I found them

http://www.allisonboats.com/content/bass-boats/e-ped/

I want an Allison Soooooooo bad!!!


fishing user avatartomustang reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 9:25 AM, Hi Salenity said:

Is that just a quick release mount? My motorguide wireless is a quick release and I never remove it. The boat is stored inside so theft is not a big problem and I got 5k worth of insurance to cover tackle rods and fish finders...

 

It's an adjustable slide bracket, you can move it 6" so the unit is out of the way. The terrova really sticks out and can smack against the bow roller or anything close by. It saved my butt more times than I can count getting in and out of certain waters

 

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fishing user avatartomustang reply : 

Here it is retracted

 

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 10:25 AM, Hi Salenity said:

I want an Allison Soooooooo bad!!!

I think they're a little more than 13k :grin:  They even have a crapper in some of their models


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 10:58 AM, slonezp said:

I think they're a little more than 13k :grin:  They even have a crapper in some of their models

I think you mean "potty seat" lol

Yea, WAY out of my budget!


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

hey, my 2000 Ranger has a toilet. Its called a 5 gallon bucket and a garbage bag.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 11/26/2013 at 8:20 AM, RyneB said:

hey, my 2000 Ranger has a toilet. Its called a 5 gallon bucket and a garbage bag.

I call mine the second livewell


fishing user avatarBBD reply : 

I **** in the water.


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

Tmi


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Here's one from last weekend at a private tournament I participated in of me in my Hobie Pro Angler 14:

 

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 11/27/2013 at 8:26 PM, Hanover_Yakker said:

 

Here's one from last weekend at a private tournament I participated in of me in my Hobie Pro Angler 14:

 

 

 

Nice yak! This past summer I fished from my Loon 138 yak more  than I did my big boat would like to upgrade to one I can stand up in.


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 8:11 AM, slonezp said:

Sweet!!! Got to ditch the console graph from the 1930's lol. Is that an imaging unit on the bow?

I think I got it fixed, lol

I now have 2 HD side imaging units 898, 998

And I replaced the dash and dinosaur with an elite 5

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

SWEEEEEET!!!


fishing user avatarfishguy613 reply : 

^Jealous


fishing user avatarneeds2hunt reply : 

here is a picture of my 86 350V ranger... i picked it up in July and have been fishing the every weekend, all weekend... now that winter is upon us... it's time for a restoration... all new carpet... new seats.. and pedestals  new locks for the latches and a deck extension, new trolling motor also... if i can, at least 1 new hds unit...

 

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fishing user avatarLewi reply : 

^^^^^Very cool....give us pic updates as you go along!


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

Looks pretty good as it sits


fishing user avatarLip 'em! reply : 

Very nice needs2hunt. Please keep us updated, specifically on the deck extension process as a buddy of mine has that exact same boat and is looking to extend his deck this winter as well.


fishing user avatarTxGator reply : 

This is mine. Shes not new but she will last forever. Need to recarpet and get new seats, but Im pretty happy otherwise. 20' of 3/16 aluminim goodness and she rides at least as good as my dads 18'4" 91 Champ.

 

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fishing user avatarFishinDaddy reply : 
  On 12/18/2013 at 6:15 AM, TxGator said:

This is mine. Shes not new but she will last forever. Need to recarpet and get new seats, but Im pretty happy otherwise. 20' of 3/16 aluminim goodness and she rides at least as good as my dads 18'4" 91 Champ.

 

G

 

That's a good looking tin.  What make is it?


fishing user avatarTxGator reply : 

Its a Broadhead, made by a company in Orange Texas, they are no longer in business. 

 

G


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 12/18/2013 at 8:58 AM, FishinDaddy said:

That's a good looking tin.  What make is it?

 

I'll say.  Reminds me of the hull on my Xpress, but with better lines, topside.


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

It looks fast! Does it have a back deck?


fishing user avatarTxGator reply : 

Its similar to an xpress, but heavier 3/16" aluminum. Fully decked, just like a fiberglass boat. As for fast, not really, the boat is pretty heavy and very wide. Best Ive got is 46 WOT on GPS. The engine is a 2.0L 150, a newer engine with a larger displacement would probably help a good bit. That will come in time. The boat is vesy stable, Ive walked the rails around the entire boat and she hardly lists at all.

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fishing user avatarBostonMahhk reply : 

2008 Nitro Z7

150hp 2stroke Merc

Humminbird 597ci combo at bow

Humminbird 898ci hd combo with side imaging and down imaging at console

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fishing user avatarLewi reply : 

May as well get in on this and represent the Tracker backers!  Bought in late August and is at rest for the winter.  

 

2006 Tracker V-16

Merc 75 4 Stroke

Upgraded the electronics but have yet to install. 597ci hd at console and 597ci hd di at the bow. 

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fishing user avatarsprint286 reply : 

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1993 sprint 286 pro tournament with a 2001 150 hp mercury optimax Lake Anna State park, VA.


fishing user avatarwperry reply : 
  On 6/16/2008 at 9:55 AM, South FLA said:

2003 Ranger 185vs Intracoastal Edition with Yammy 150 Vmax, goes 58MPH with 2-200lbs Fishermen, 30 gallons gas, and fishing gear.  Not a speed demon, but plenty fast for me.  Also, own a 14' tracker with an Evinrude 9.9 Kicker, perfect for the small canals and ponds in S. Fla.

My daughter lives in Palm Beach Gardens. I come down from Delaware a few times a year. Okeechobee is great. Thinking about a used boat like yours next year. Keeping my Pathfinder for now.


fishing user avatarLewi reply : 

So, I have seen this thread multiple times using countless hours scrolling and just took another hour looking threw it again.  Man I love thread and this place!

 

 

-Lewi


fishing user avatarFishinCop646 reply : 

My 1988 Gambler GT 183 w/ Yamaha ProV 150

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fishing user avatarst041986 reply : 

I'm a river fishermen so I run a jet rig.

2008 Legend SS 1852 Flat Bass with a 2008 115/80 Evinrude Etec jet

 

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fishing user avatarblongfishing reply : 

My ride

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fishing user avatarSun Fish reply : 

New to me 2008 Nitro 901 CDX w/ 200hp Optimax.  Spring can't come soon enough!!

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fishing user avatartomustang reply : 
  On 2/13/2014 at 7:18 AM, Sun Fish said:

New to me 2008 Nitro 901 CDX w/ 200hp Optimax.  Spring can't come soon enough!!20140212_150642.jpg

 

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That thing better float!


fishing user avatarZhouNi reply : 

2013 nitro z6 115


fishing user avatarseancombs reply : 

My ride is a 1998 Champion DCX 187 Elite. 2004 Evinrude 175, 24v Motorguide Tour Edition 82lb trolling motor, Lowrance HDS 5 in for Bow, and Lowrance LMS 240 at the console(hate it). 4-Blade SS Prop.  Replaced the gearcase and had the prop reworked this winter.  WInter has been long and hard, I Can't wait to get back out on the water!!!

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fishing user avatarZhouNi reply : 

Here is a pic of my boat


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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 2/19/2014 at 3:17 AM, ZhouNi said:

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Like the color combo


fishing user avatarZhouNi reply : 
  On 2/19/2014 at 10:19 AM, slonezp said:

Like the color combo

Yah that red would catch ur eyes

I got a real good deal on it


fishing user avatarstarcraft1 reply : 

Once I get one of "my" nerd types back over her I'll have pics. 1998 Skeeter 50th anns. ZX202C with Yammie 200 Z-Max.


fishing user avatarsully99 reply : 

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fishing user avatarROCbass reply : 

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fishing user avatartacobassin reply : 

1999 bass tracker pro team 185 mercury 75hp ELPTO. Picked it up dirt cheap and have been slowly fixing her up. Added a 101 fortrex and an HDS-5 so far along with a bunch of little things

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fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

I like the dual console ^^^


fishing user avatarVolboy reply : 

2014 619 Phoenix with 200 Proxs. Lots of upgrades, including tandem trailer, padded deck, HDS 8 and 7, 80 lb Fortrexx....post-46123-0-00409800-1393610282_thumb.j


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 
  On 3/1/2014 at 2:00 AM, Volboy said:

2014 619 Phoenix with 200 Proxs. Lots of upgrades, including tandem trailer, padded deck, HDS 8 and 7, 80 lb Fortrexx....attachicon.gifimage.jpg

beautiful bird


fishing user avatarBradGuenette reply : 

Sealed the deal on this beauty the other day, even better that I got her for a steal!!

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fishing user avatarpbrussell reply : 

I'll play

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fishing user avatartntitans21399 reply : 

My kayak

Anchor trolley, 3 rod holders (2 flush, 1 detachable), front and rear deck kit

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fishing user avatartntitans21399 reply : 

1085 16ft Phantom fishing boat.

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fishing user avatarfloat_tube_angler reply : 
My ODC420

 


fishing user avatarMacP reply : 

I'm taking her to the mechanic for some work tomorrow.  New Water Pump Impeller, Spark Plugs, Lower Unit Oil and Fuel Lines.  Then the good stuff gets added: Humminbird 598 SI unit at console/TM and a brand new Minn Kota Edge.  I went to Bass Pro Thursday and lucked out and got the last one - it even rang up cheaper than they had it marked.

 

 

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She's dirty!  Next week, she'll be clean and sporting some new goodies!  Also, I think my registration sticker is off on that side. Ru-roh. 

 

Here's the Hobie from my Profile Pic.

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she's loaded down for an overnight trip on the Caney Fork.  Had to get someone to carry my hammock and sleeping stuff.  ;-D


fishing user avatarCrankinstein reply : 

2013  tracker pro175txw

 

prespawn fishing


fishing user avatarBradGuenette reply : 

Got her home :D

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fishing user avatarkeninaz reply : 

I recently got a Wilderness Ride 115X.

Getting a bit older and recently had back surgery (something I would rather not repeat) so I decided that putting it on top of my SUV with 20" tires and rims was not an option for this heavier fishing kayak.

I picked up a little 4'x6'  utility trailer and I should be able to handle the weight of getting it on and off without a problem.

It's low to the ground and much easier than stripping the console with the sonar/FF and seat out of the boat just to get it down to around 72#.

I may have to put some carpet on the wooden frame I made up for the kayak to sit on but I think the wood should be OK.

 

Now if the winds will die down just a bit (this is our worst month of the year) I will get this thing in the water! :eyebrows:

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Seaeagle 285 fpb pro lowrance dsi ,contour roam, anchor ,MK40#  Die hard marine AGM battery,, Perfect for thelarge ponds,small lakes  I fish..post-45706-0-29298600-1396013585_thumb.jpost-45706-0-18069800-1396013596_thumb.j


fishing user avatarBamacapsfan reply : 

Just picked this one up this weekend. This is our first boat, 21 ft 98 Bumble Bee w/225 hp Mercury

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fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

Nice!


fishing user avatarFishing_Cory reply : 

I got my first bass boat last fall, a 1998 Nitro 884 Savage with a 150hp Mercury.

 

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 4/7/2014 at 10:50 AM, Bamacapsfan said:

Just picked this one up this weekend. This is our first boat, 21 ft 98 Bumble Bee w/225 hp Mercury

Nice, fast boat!


fishing user avatarlivetofish28 reply : 
  On 4/7/2014 at 10:50 AM, Bamacapsfan said:

Just picked this one up this weekend. This is our first boat, 21 ft 98 Bumble Bee w/225 hp Mercury

Those Bees will fly we had an 89 18'6 i think with a 150 on it ran 63 with three of us a full tank of gas and the rest of the gear it was an awesome boat until the transom was rotted Now we have a stratos and love it 

 

  tight lines 

     Andrew 


fishing user avatarbasscatcher8 reply : 

My Ranger

 

 

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 4/18/2014 at 12:22 AM, basscatcher8 said:

My Ranger

 

 

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Was that before or after you screwed your prop?  LOL That at starved rock?


fishing user avatarbasscatcher8 reply : 
  1.  

      On 4/18/2014 at 1:56 AM, slonezp said:

    Was that before or after you screwed your prop?  LOL That at starved rock?

     

 That was with the brand new prop i put on monday night in the middle of the snow storm lol. Yeah that was starved rock tuesday morning. I got the skunk sitting in the livewell lol.


fishing user avatarBassKicker92 reply : 

2013 Bass Tracker Pro170 with a 40hp merc.


fishing user avatartcbass reply : 
  On 12/3/2008 at 12:41 PM, DANA said:

YOU GUYS HAVE NOTHING ON MY BOAT, THIS IS HOW WE ROLL IN CALIF

Is this photoshopped?


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Probably.


fishing user avatarMr. BattleArmor reply : 

image 5

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First morning out on new Kayak, and first fish! 


fishing user avatarChristian M reply : 

My 97 Tracker Pro Team 17- Mercury Marine Tracker 9.9 Two Stroke, 55# Bow Mount MK PD, 55# MK Endura on transom (not shown), Humminbird fishfinder in console & Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS on deck. Not fast or flashy, but I keep it clean, plus it floats!! I'm looking to upgrade my outboard to a 60HP Merc soon.

 

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fishing user avatargar-tracker reply : 

Well I re powered my Bass Boat with a PROSX 250 and love it.

 

And just picked up a Flats/Bay Boat for the coast.

 

 

 

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fishing user avatarDave23 reply : 

My 1987 Skeeter Strada F-120.

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fishing user avatarisaak181 reply : 

Dads ride and our tourney boat. post-49000-0-58584300-1402959552_thumb.j

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fishing user avatar"BRB" reply : 

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Just picked it up last week. 2009 ranger Z20. I love this boat. Its a big upgrade.


fishing user avatarOntarioFishingGuy reply : 
  On 4/18/2014 at 12:22 AM, basscatcher8 said:

My Ranger

 

 

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That thing is SICK!


fishing user avatarPredator130 reply : 

This is my buddies 20'1" bullet with a 225 Mercury.  No music necessary for vids like this one.

 


fishing user avatarnycgrip reply : 

my modified sea eagle fold cat.

 

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

I remember when you were outfitting that. Looks sweet. You should put up a pic or two of it all buttoned up for storage. That's the really cool part about it.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 7/27/2014 at 11:51 AM, nycgrip said:

my modified sea eagle fold cat.

 

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Do you trailer that as is or put it together each trip?


fishing user avatarnycgrip reply : 

no trailer, takes about 30 minutes to put together.


fishing user avatarrippin-lips reply : 

Nice


fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

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fishing user avatartcbass reply : 
  On 7/17/2014 at 10:46 PM, Predator130 said:

This is my buddies 20'1" bullet with a 225 Mercury. No music necessary for vids like this one.

Wow. That's scary fast. lol


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 

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1999 Lowe 180EE
70hp Johnson
Minn Kota 80lb Maxxum Pro

Picked this up in April 2014 after being a land lubber for the past 8yrs. It's good to be back on the water.

I'm thinking about, looking into, and seeking, any information/advice about possibly putting a jack plate on for river fishing. I don't fish the river now because I'm too scared, but I know that the river is where it's at. 


fishing user avatarthomas15 reply : 

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This is my ride, had it about 2 months now. It's been many years since I had a boat.

 

2004 Starcraft PT160

50 HP Mercury

Minn Kota 40 pound

 


fishing user avatarSturgeon reply : 

1997 Ranger R82 just got this summer.  Has a 150 merc. My first bass boat.

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fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

A buddy of mine has the same boat. Nice boat!!!


fishing user avatarSturgeon reply : 

Thanks i like it so far only complaint is that I'll never buy one with a dual console again. Feel like the second console is a waste of space. Live and learn still a great boat though. 


fishing user avatarcbass12 reply : 

1993 Stratos 280SF with a 175 Evnirude Intruder

 

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 9/4/2014 at 8:29 PM, TheBig1 said:

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1999 Lowe 180EE

70hp Johnson

Minn Kota 80lb Maxxum Pro

Picked this up in April 2014 after being a land lubber for the past 8yrs. It's good to be back on the water.

I'm thinking about, looking into, and seeking, any information/advice about possibly putting a jack plate on for river fishing. I don't fish the river now because I'm too scared, but I know that the river is where it's at. 

 

 

The Jeep looks good too.


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 

Thanks! That's my baby too!


fishing user avatarthomas15 reply : 
  On 9/4/2014 at 8:29 PM, TheBig1 said:

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Do you fish Wallenpaupack?


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 
  On 9/10/2014 at 11:09 PM, thomas15 said:

Do you fish Wallenpaupack?

No I never have. I would like to but given the fact that I've never been there, never fished it, and wouldn't know where to begin, I just don't think it'd be prudent to drive an hour away to get skunked. I get that just fine here. Don't get me wrong, I would love to but just don't have any experience in doing so.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
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I would love to but just don't have any experience in doing so.

 

Why is that stopping you? I'll fish all over, and way more than hour drive to try something new. 


fishing user avatarChris S reply : 
  On 11/25/2013 at 9:27 AM, Hi Salenity said:

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

$13500.

No one around here ever gives him any :)


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 
  On 9/11/2014 at 4:20 AM, J Francho said:

Why is that stopping you? I'll fish all over, and way more than hour drive to try something new. 

 

You're absolutely right and I appreciate the push to do something new, become better and have more fun in the process.  The problem is right now I am so new at this I'm completely lost, can't barely read my electronics let alone catch fish.  So I think before I do so perhaps I need to learn such things locally to apply to something as big as that lake. 

 

I've also been talking so someone else and telling them that not only do I have SO much to learn, I need to find that technique I am good at and can gain confidence in fishing anywhere at anytime to catch fish and have fun.  To me it's all about fun and that means putting as many fish in the boat as I can in the limited amount of time that I have on the water due to outside responsibilities.  I don't want to be a pro, I just want to have fun.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Go up to the navionics site, and scout your new lake online. Combine that with google earth, and pit a plan together. When you get on the water, you'll have confidence when a spot you picked out looks "fishy."


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 
  On 9/11/2014 at 9:25 AM, J Francho said:

Go up to the navionics site, and scout your new lake online. Combine that with google earth, and pit a plan together. When you get on the water, you'll have confidence when a spot you picked out looks "fishy."

 

I was on there looking a week or two ago, I thought it was pretty cool that I was able to do so.  I might just do this but I think I'll wait for the fall bite to come on so that I can't lose no matter what.  Of course I'll end up putting that statement to the test but I'll give the old bass fishing try.  To be honest, I don't know what I'm really looking for.  I know all the terminology and how to read a map but I don't know how to put it together.  I'm guessing just time on the water will get that accomplished along with learning some other quality fishing techniques such as jig fishing and dropshotting.

 

I'll tell you what, I'll come up to Rochester sometime, I'll even sleep in the back of my Jeep, and you teach me how to fish for a weekend.  I'll buy the beers after we're done for the day.


fishing user avatartomustang reply : 
  On 9/11/2014 at 5:26 AM, TheBig1 said:

You're absolutely right and I appreciate the push to do something new, become better and have more fun in the process.  The problem is right now I am so new at this I'm completely lost, can't barely read my electronics let alone catch fish.  So I think before I do so perhaps I need to learn such things locally to apply to something as big as that lake. 

 

I've also been talking so someone else and telling them that not only do I have SO much to learn, I need to find that technique I am good at and can gain confidence in fishing anywhere at anytime to catch fish and have fun.  To me it's all about fun and that means putting as many fish in the boat as I can in the limited amount of time that I have on the water due to outside responsibilities.  I don't want to be a pro, I just want to have fun.

 

It's the pak, nothing really special. I'd suggest you learn more around you and get more experience points in your home water. It' a nice boating lake though.


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 12:18 AM, tomustang said:

It's the pak, nothing really special. I'd suggest you learn more around you and get more experience points in your home water. It' a nice boating lake though.

 

Really?  I've heard decent things about the lake.  Of course as with any other boating lake it has it's off days due to boat traffic but everyone around here talks about "The Pak" as if it's an amazing lake. 

 

I'm definitely sure I want to try it someday, and probably fairly soon, but as I pointed out earlier and as you pointed out now, I'd rather learn the science of things before I head up there on my own without any guidance.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

It's the only big lake in PA.

You're welcome up here, but you don't have to sleep in the truck. Not sure what I can teach you that can't figure out yourself, but there's sure a lot of places to fish up here. Every day on the water is a learning process.


fishing user avatarSkeeter Dan reply : 

This is my want-a-be Bass Boat 1990 15'3" Skeeter 75hp Mercury 45# motor guide trolling motor.


fishing user avatarthomas15 reply : 
  On 9/11/2014 at 12:10 AM, TheBig1 said:

No I never have. I would like to but given the fact that I've never been there, never fished it, and wouldn't know where to begin, I just don't think it'd be prudent to drive an hour away to get skunked. I get that just fine here. Don't get me wrong, I would love to but just don't have any experience in doing so.

I share your exact feelings on the matter but the ever convenient Beltzville Lake is basically dead fish wise. I'm gonna try to make the trek to the big pond this weekend because I really want to catch a fish!


fishing user avatartomustang reply : 

Besides erie, pymatuning and raystown are bigger.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 2:27 AM, tomustang said:

Besides erie, pymatuning and raystown are bigger.

 

And clear across the state, lol. 


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 2:12 AM, thomas15 said:

I share your exact feelings on the matter but the ever convenient Beltzville Lake is basically dead fish wise. I'm gonna try to make the trek to the big pond this weekend because I really want to catch a fish!

 

I've heard that about Beltzville, that's a shame.  I've never been there before either but have heard that it once was a nice fishery.  If you ever want to I'd be willing to get together and do some fishing sometime.  Not that I know the lake or am good, but Harvey's lake is another one if you'd be interested in coming up and we'll go fish it together.


fishing user avatartomustang reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 3:44 AM, J Francho said:

And clear across the state, lol. 

 

True. I've bypassed pak to go to one of them before. I'd do it again for champlain or candlewood. I go to hopatcong before I would pak :D

 

 

But enough derailmenty


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 4:09 AM, tomustang said:

True. I've bypassed pak to go to one of them before. I'd do it again for champlain or candlewood. I go to hopatcong before I would pak :D

 

 

But enough derailmenty

 

LOL, if he's gonna run that far, I'll put him up, and we'll fish a Finger Lake, like Keuka.


fishing user avatarthomas15 reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 3:47 AM, TheBig1 said:

I've heard that about Beltzville, that's a shame.  I've never been there before either but have heard that it once was a nice fishery.  If you ever want to I'd be willing to get together and do some fishing sometime.  Not that I know the lake or am good, but Harvey's lake is another one if you'd be interested in coming up and we'll go fish it together.

I'm game for certain. Thanks


fishing user avatarthomas15 reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 4:09 AM, tomustang said:

True. I've bypassed pak to go to one of them before. I'd do it again for champlain or candlewood. I go to hopatcong before I would pak :D

 

 

But enough derailmenty

May I ask where you spend most of your time fishing?

I have a brother that lives in Plattsburg. But alas, we not on the best of speaking terms.


fishing user avatarTheBig1 reply : 
  On 9/12/2014 at 4:09 AM, tomustang said:

True. I've bypassed pak to go to one of them before. I'd do it again for champlain or candlewood. I go to hopatcong before I would pak :D

 

 

But enough derailmenty

 

  On 9/13/2014 at 9:02 AM, thomas15 said:

May I ask where you spend most of your time fishing?

I have a brother that lives in Plattsburg. But alas, we not on the best of speaking terms.

My buddy and I are planning a trip up to West Swanton there on the peninsela next July to do some fishing since that's where he grew up.


fishing user avatarthomas15 reply : 
  On 9/13/2014 at 10:14 AM, TheBig1 said:

My buddy and I are planning a trip up to West Swanton there on the peninsela next July to do some fishing since that's where he grew up.

My wife spent her summers as a kid at Highgate Springs.


fishing user avatarthunderballs reply : 

Just picked this up yesterday. 1989 Spectrum.1609.

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fishing user avatargmcdaniel1964 reply : 

2003 Triton TR-21 w/ Yamaha Vmax 225

 

 

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fishing user avatartomustang reply : 
  On 9/30/2014 at 12:33 PM, gmcdaniel1964 said:

2003 Triton TR-21 w/ Yamaha Vmax 225

Nice


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Sold my Prowler Big Game to clayton.  Still have my Bullet and Xpress boaits.  Been playing around in this, a Jackson Cuda.  It's not my favorite boat, and has some issues with it's design, but as a simplified craft for small water, especially with current, it works.

 

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fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 

It's settled. My winter project is to find a sensible 14ft aluminum boat to intelligently customize so I can bring my 8yo stepson out more easily to have Quabbin- and so I don't get hosed on the dock like last time when they were out of rentals. (They need conservation seals to be allowed on, so you need a dedicated boat)

It has to happen. I need it in my life!! That said, what say you oh wise boat sages- v bottom or flat bottom? (Small motor, low deck and sensible seating)


fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 

Semi v.  Best of both worlds!

 

Jeff


fishing user avatarMaster Bait'r reply : 
  On 10/9/2014 at 8:39 PM, 00 mod said:

Semi v. Best of both worlds!

Jeff

Thanks! I think I will have probably start a thread about it soon, I have in depth questions and don't want to derail this thread.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Semi V is the preference for many of the NYC ressy anglers as well.  There's some that prefer the extra room a flat jon provide.


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Changed up my Hobie armada for the upcoming year.  I added two new hulls - one is the new Hobie Outback which I will post later once I get it on the water and rigged.  The one I have taken out so far is the Hobie Quest.  It paddles like it is on rails and is super easy to handle on the water.  I christened her properly last week with an inshore slam of striper, redfish and speckled trout.

 

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fishing user avatarrhino reply : 

Just got it this week. Triton 170cc with a 60hp Suzuki. love it so far. this motor sips gas compared to my last boat.

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fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 

Upgraded to a 97 Ranger Sport R70 mid summer. Got a great deal on it and after I sold my 86 Ranger 320V I ended up making $200 after tax.

 

 

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fishing user avatar1BADAIR reply : 

 2001 nx750  Trying  to upgrade to a z521 soon.

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fishing user avatarflipin4bass reply : 
  On 10/23/2014 at 9:23 PM, Hanover_Yakker said:

Changed up my Hobie armada for the upcoming year.  I added two new hulls - one is the new Hobie Outback which I will post later once I get it on the water and rigged.  The one I have taken out so far is the Hobie Quest.  It paddles like it is on rails and is super easy to handle on the water.  I christened her properly last week with an inshore slam of striper, redfish and speckled trout.

 

Nothing gets my blood a pumping like a kayak rigged for fishing.


fishing user avatarflipin4bass reply : 

Love my Tridents. Trident 13 and Trident 15.

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fishing user avatar1BADAIR reply : 

Looks like I am upgrading!!!!!!!!!!!!
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fishing user avatarDFrench97 reply : 
  On 12/10/2014 at 11:23 AM, 1BADAIR said:

Looks like I am upgrading!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very nice upgrade I'd say!


fishing user avatarChris S reply : 

Bought new in 2010 and gets her once a spring bath! Lost count of how many fish have been caught in this boat!! She sees action year round in Kansas!

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 12/4/2014 at 8:43 PM, flipin4bass said:

Love my Tridents. Trident 13 and Trident 15.

 

 

 I see you have what looks like registration numbers on the yak in the 3rd photo. Are you required to register your kayaks on Oklahoma?  We don't have to register kayaks in MO


fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 
  On 12/19/2014 at 4:13 AM, Chris S said:

Bought new in 2010 and gets her once a spring bath! Lost count of how many fish have been caught in this boat!! She sees action year round in Kansas!

Sweet looking ride!


fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 10/28/2014 at 11:09 PM, WIGuide said:

Upgraded to a 97 Ranger Sport R70 mid summer. Got a great deal on it and after I sold my 86 Ranger 320V I ended up making $200 after tax.

 

 

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Question, what is the length of the boat, horsepower of the motor? I'm thinking about buying a similar used boat myself. 


fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 
  On 12/20/2014 at 1:30 AM, jakob1010 said:

Question, what is the length of the boat, horsepower of the motor? I'm thinking about buying a similar used boat myself. 

The Sport R70 is 17'6" with the setback and it is rated for a 130 which is what this one has on it. You'll see a lot of them with 115's though.


fishing user avatarsmallieking reply : 

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my 07 stratos 294proXL with 175 Etec


fishing user avatarflipin4bass reply : 
  On 12/21/2014 at 3:54 AM, smallieking said:

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my 07 stratos 294proXL with 175 Etec

Nice...I especially like the Etec.


fishing user avatarsmallieking reply : 

yea im really happy with it. 


fishing user avatarFishinDaddy reply : 

Santa came early with twin poles last week.  Replaced the old 8' sportsman with twins that are totally wireless.  The old one is for sale if anyone is interested.

 

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fishing user avatarrippin-lips reply : 

Picked this up today. I live 5 minutes from the river but can't put my glass boat on it. Plus we have a few places that are electric only and an outboard can't even be on the boat. So this should be a good time letting me hit some new areas. It's pretty well loaded for anything I'm gonna do in it.

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fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 12/30/2014 at 5:24 AM, rippin-lips said:

Picked this up today. I live 5 minutes from the river but can't put my glass boat on it. Plus we have a few places that are electric only and an outboard can't even be on the boat. So this should be a good time letting me hit some new areas. It's pretty well loaded for anything I'm gonna do in it.

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 Nice yak and it is very well equipped! Did you buy it used?


fishing user avatarrippin-lips reply : 
  On 12/30/2014 at 6:42 AM, kjfishman said:

Nice yak and it is very well equipped! Did you buy it used?

Yes, I found it on Craigslist and drove down this morning to get it. 2hr drive each way.


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 

Nice!


fishing user avatarRangerous_Steve reply : 

Just purchased a new Ranger, Z118c back in August. Love the boat!.

150 proXS, 23p Tempest Plus, 3.75 prop to pad, 6" Hi Jacker Pro plate

Minn Kota Fortrex 80 

Elite 7 Chirp bow and console

 

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fishing user avatarDylcook91 reply : 

Here's my ride, a 10ft Jon boat. I power it with a 30lb thrust trollin motor.

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I figured it needed a memeribal name so this is what it is

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fishing user avatarsprint61 reply : 

1994 sprint 262 88 Johnson spl


fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 1/16/2015 at 10:12 AM, sprint61 said:

1994 sprint 262 88 Johnson spl

Pics?
fishing user avatarsprint61 reply : 

I knew I was forgetting something says file is to big.


fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 1/17/2015 at 7:13 AM, sprint61 said:

I knew I was forgetting something says file is to big.

Oh, its all good! Just wanted to see your setup! I'm boatless at this time, so I've been eyeing setups for fun. I'm thinking about going with a small aluminum or Jon w/a casting deck and storage added custom in the near distant future..
fishing user avatarFSOPAMitch reply : 

Our Nitro Z7 at the Ultment Fishing Show.

 

 

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fishing user avatarWildcatBassin reply : 

My new ride for the 2015 season. 2014 Legend Alpha 211R, 250 Pro XS, 101 Minn Kota Fortrex.


RIDE WITH A LEGEND....ONE AGENDA!


 


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fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Finally, here is the second part of my Hobie flotilla that I was able to get rigged up this past week, the 2015 Hobie Outback.  I rigged her with a Lowrance ELITE-5 CHIRP, a couple RAM ZOOKA Tube rod holders and the Power-Pole Micro Shallow Water Anchor.

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fishing user avatarFin Stalker reply : 

Hey Chuck does that Outback have the new seat in it?


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 
  On 1/21/2015 at 11:38 PM, Neo said:

Hey Chuck does that Outback have the new seat in it?

 

Yes it does, the new Vantage CT.  All Hobie kayaks (excluding the inflatable series) in the Mirage Drive lineup now have both the Vantage CT seat and the new GT (glide Technology) on the drives themselves (10% efficiency increase and lighter).


fishing user avatarbassmaster8100 reply : 

My 95 Javelin 17' w/Johnson 120

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fishing user avatarLewi reply : 

Ready to get back in the water!!!!!!!10551738_10204477480526670_7064651518004


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 1/23/2015 at 6:32 AM, Lewi said:

Ready to get back in the water!!!!!!!10551738_10204477480526670_7064651518004

 

Great choice 16 foot Deep V will take you about anywhere you would want go bass fishing.


fishing user avatarLewi reply : 
  On 1/23/2015 at 8:12 AM, kjfishman said:

Great choice 16 foot Deep V will take you about anywhere you would want go bass fishing.

 

This boat has taken me where I want to go, treated me very well, and I have absolutely no complaints about it. 


fishing user avatarSSkeeterzx190 reply : 

2011 SkeeterZX190..God I love my boat!!!

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fishing user avatarBrian6428 reply : 
  On 1/26/2015 at 2:25 AM, SSkeeterzx190 said:

2011 SkeeterZX190..God I love my boat!!!

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Sweet boat! I like that color scheme.


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

I'm a boat owner again! Man it was a rough season with nothing but a johnboat but I finally found the right one. Had to drive almost to Wisconsin to get it but it was worth the drive for the deal I got on it. 2012 189 Stratos VLO with a 150 Mercury Optimax Pro XS, 80lb Maxxum, dual side imaging/down imaging/mapping Garmins are in route for it. The previous owners used it less than 6 times, I put more miles on the trailer hauling it home than it had on it. More than a little pumped up about it.

 

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fishing user avatarBassnChris reply : 
  On 1/26/2015 at 2:09 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

I'm a boat owner again! Man it was a rough season with nothing but a johnboat but I finally found the right one. Had to drive almost to Wisconsin to get it but it was worth the drive for the deal I got on it. 2012 189 Stratos VLO with a 150 Mercury Optimax Pro XS, 80lb Maxxum, dual side imaging/down imaging/mapping Garmins are in route for it. The previous owners used it less than 6 times, I put more miles on the trailer hauling it home than it had on it. More than a little pumped up about it.

 

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Very nice boat............congrats!

 

I know getting back into a boat has to put you close to being on top of the world, eh?


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

Hey Blue ~ Check this out .

 

A-Jay

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2xFNL6Bi1c


fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

^^Wow! I always thought I wanted a Ranger but I really like the layout and features of that Stratos.


fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 1/26/2015 at 9:30 PM, A-Jay said:

Hey Blue ~ Check this out .

 

A-Jay

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2xFNL6Bi1c

I watched all the videos I could find on several boats during my search. The VLO really impressed me with all of it's standard features and the layout of the boat, and it's even better in person  :eyebrows:


fishing user avatarDestined_to_succeed reply : 

Hey guys,

I'm new to bass resource and hope to familiarize myself with everyone. I posted my introduction in the intro forum and was told by a guy to post my boat in here. It's a 2004 Gambler 2200 DC with a 2004 250 HP Mercury outboard. Brand new Minn Kota maxxum 80lb thrust trolling motor. My main fish finder is a Lowrance Elite series 7 chirp. Looking to sell it in the near future though and not too sure about what else I would enjoy the same way.


fishing user avatarDestined_to_succeed reply : 

Here are some pics

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fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 1/28/2015 at 3:22 AM, Destined_to_succeed said:

Here are some pics

Nice setup there!
fishing user avatarDestined_to_succeed reply : 

Thanks! What type of rig do you have? I tried enlarging it a bit but was having some trouble

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fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 1/28/2015 at 7:14 AM, Destined_to_succeed said:

Thanks! What type of rig do you have? I tried enlarging it a bit but was having some trouble

As of now, I have a great big nothing. I'm looking at Kayaks for this upcoming year... I hope to be able to get myself a boat in the near future. Right now though, just admiring... Lol
fishing user avatarLewi reply : 
  On 1/21/2015 at 12:43 PM, WildcatBassin said:

 

My new ride for the 2015 season. 2014 Legend Alpha 211R, 250 Pro XS, 101 Minn Kota Fortrex.

RIDE WITH A LEGEND....ONE AGENDA!

 

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Was checking this out at the boat show last weekend and I have to say you could have a decent size party on the front deck of that boat!  Seems that color options are endless too.  

Nice ride!


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 1/31/2015 at 5:00 AM, Lewi said:

Was checking this out at the boat show last weekend and I have to say you could have a decent size party on the front deck of that boat!  Seems that color options are endless too.  

Nice ride!

Legend sponsors the club I fish and gives away 3 boats at our TOC. They do make a nice boat  and have a pretty good attention to detail. What I like is that they are a semi custom manufacturer and the boat can be factory ordered rigged just the way you like it. You're not stuck to one brand of graphs or trolling motors or anchors or whatnot. I've never been in one. Our local rep was giving test rides at the last TOC I attended and I watched. The hull handles well.


fishing user avatarscaleface reply : 

My new ride.

 

 I've been boatless for a year. My wife wanted a pontoon boat , something that she could enjoy. After much searching  , I found this 22 foot Lowe semi v deck boat . Put an 80 lb thrust elec. motor on it and a couple of new depthfinders and we are both tickled. Only got to fish out of it once this fall. It was a very windy day and the boat fished much better than I thought it would. Never mind the messy garage. I had to move things out of the way to get the boat to fit.

 

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and my other two rides 

 

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fishing user avatarBassKicker92 reply : 

2013 Bass Tracker 170 with a 40hp Mercury 4 stroke. Tiny but mighty!post-41494-0-09069400-1423793313_thumb.j


fishing user avatarScott F reply : 

1988 Ranger Fisherman. I'm the original owner.

 

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2014 Fishcat 9-IR

 

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fishing user avatarbobh64 reply : 

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fishing user avatarFin Stalker reply : 
  On 12/4/2014 at 8:43 PM, flipin4bass said:

Love my Tridents. Trident 13 and Trident 15.

 

I picked up my Trident 13,  Friday  2-13-15. Got it out Sun. The thing is fast, stable and paddles well. I've got a funny feeling my Big Game II is gonna be for sale.

 

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fishing user avatarsprint61 reply : 

1994 sprint 262

88 Johnson spl

Still looks brand new

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fishing user avatarBassnChris reply : 

Here is my new ride!

2009 Procraft 210 Super Pro.

Sorry....I posted this in another section.....my mistake.

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

^^^Nice ride Chris! My first boat was a 1984 14' Procraft with a 40 Johnson on it. Went well, taught me a lot about boating and maintenance. Yours is just a little prettier than mine was...lol


fishing user avatarpennix5 reply : 

just pick up  this 88 bass tracker tx 17  today for 750 60hp mercury

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fishing user avatargardnerjigman reply : 

just pick up this 88 bass tracker tx 17 today for 750 60hp mercury

Wow! That's a steal!


fishing user avatarpabassin reply : 

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2012 Phoenix 619 Pro

2012 Ford F-150


fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

^^Dang bro, that's one gorgeous ride!


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

^^Dang bro, that's one gorgeous ride!

Certainly is


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

I'd run a Phoenix if I somehow had the cash. A friend had one, and the only problem with it is it's only 19', lol. I'm spoiled by the deck on my bullet.

Nice boat, pa!


fishing user avatarSun Fish reply : 

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

That's a sharp boat too SunFish. Darnit! I want a new boat now!!


fishing user avatarSun Fish reply : 

That's a sharp boat too SunFish. Darnit! I want a new boat now!!

Thank you :)


fishing user avatarLewi reply : 

Alright....we are close to spring and i'm itching to see whats new to you guys or more pics of what you have!

 

 

-Lewi


fishing user avatarbobh64 reply : 

My partner he doesn't talk much

 

 My 2004 Avalanche and of course my fishing partner Cosmo.


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

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fishing user avatarStyx reply : 

Picked this up yesterday.

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fishing user avatarStyx reply : 

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Very nice.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

Picked this up yesterday.

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Was it heavy?


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Congrats and good luck


fishing user avatarStyx reply : 

Was it heavy?

I did have to use both hands.


fishing user avatarStyx reply : 

Congrats and good luck

Thanks. Looking forward to getting it out on the water.


fishing user avatarSoFlaBassAddict reply : 

Seeing as how I haven't posted a picture of the smaller rig for freshwater...

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It's small. It ain't quick, but drives and handles fantastic. Does exactly what I bought it for. Oh, and it burns very little fuel.


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Nice !


fishing user avatarWhite Rooster reply : 

1987 Skeeter just picked it up today cant wait for ice out

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fishing user avatarace45102 reply : 

Figured I might as well share my boat, 2009 Ranger.  


fishing user avatarbassmaster8100 reply : 

My new ride I picked up yesterday! 2007 Ranger Z20 with a Yamaha V Max 225 HPDI, hydraulic jack plate, power pole, Minn Kota 101, Hummingbird 997 at the console and Hummingbird 788 at the bow. It was a one owner boat and is super clean. Can't wait to spend my weekend in it!

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fishing user avatarretiredbosn reply : 

Here is a couple of pics, will post some better quality when I take more pictures. She's been buffed and waxed since these were taken. 2007 Nitro 911 CDC, with a Mercury 225 Optimax, wearing a Humminbird Helix 5 w/gps,si and di on bow, and a Lowrance 332c with gps @console (will be upgraded soon), & a Motorguide 36 volt 109 lb(?) thrust tm

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Nice Bosn !!


fishing user avatarBassnChris reply : 
  On 3/31/2015 at 4:38 AM, retiredbosn said:

Here is a couple of pics, will post some better quality when I take more pictures. She's been buffed and waxed since these were taken. 2007 Nitro 911 CDC, with a Mercury 225 Optimax, wearing a Humminbird Helix 5 w/gps,si and di on bow, and a Lowrance 332c with gps @console (will be upgraded soon), & a Motorguide 36 volt 109 lb(?) thrust tm

That one pic makes it look like the steering wheel is on the Left side!

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fishing user avatarBobbyRaeAllen reply : 

1996 Mohawk 14 Sport! It was an old fleet canoe for the lakes in my hometown, sold at auction, stored in someones backyard and forgotten. Now it is getting all the action it never got in a past life. Wish I had better pics. The royalex is super light too!

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 3/31/2015 at 7:33 AM, BassnChris said:

That one pic makes it look like the steering wheel is on the Left side!

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He bought it to fish in Europe.


fishing user avatarunageo09 reply : 
  On 3/12/2015 at 6:26 AM, carlm01 said:

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I have a Lowe Stryker 17 and love it. Does everything i need it to do. I think Lowe makes pretty good boats.


fishing user avatarretiredbosn reply : 
  On 3/31/2015 at 7:33 AM, BassnChris said:

That one pic makes it look like the steering wheel is on the Left side!

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That's because it is :) The CDC type boat, Nitro made them for at least 10 years, are a center dual console, with the helm on the left.


fishing user avatarBassnChris reply : 
  On 3/31/2015 at 6:39 PM, retiredbosn said:

That's because it is :) The CDC type boat, Nitro made them for at least 10 years, are a center dual console, with the helm on the left.

 

Interesting...............I've never understood why the helm was on the right side of the boat........in  the USA, that is.


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Probably because it's on the right in our automobiles ?


fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 
  On 3/31/2015 at 8:49 PM, carlm01 said:

Probably because it's on the right in our automobiles ?

 

 

You have a European car? :laugh5:

 

Jeff


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Right side steering traces back to two things. Before motors, the steering oar was on the right, and boats moored with the dock to the left (where the term "port" originates. Later, as motors were used, having the extra weight on the right to counter the effect of a clockwise rotating prop worked best.


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

LOL I just saw that .. Chalk up a bonehead answer on me... :)


fishing user avatarretiredbosn reply : 
  On 3/31/2015 at 8:49 PM, carlm01 said:

Probably because it's on the right in our automobiles ?

  On 3/31/2015 at 10:45 PM, J Francho said:

Right side steering traces back to two things. Before motors, the steering oar was on the right, and boats moored with the dock to the left (where the term "port" originates. Later, as motors were used, having the extra weight on the right to counter the effect of a clockwise rotating prop worked best.

Franco is correct, see everything else for starboard origination contest. http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/154353-nautical-term-starboard-contest/


fishing user avatarLuckyGia reply :  Http://tinypic.com/2mpmkkus
fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Very nice !! :)


fishing user avatarkingmotorboat reply : 

All these boats make me jealous lol


fishing user avatarSlefler reply : 

'15 Nitro Z-6 my fiancée and I got back in Nov.

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fishing user avatarBlake94 reply : 

I have a 2005 triton aluminum boat. It's a 1652. I have a 90hp 2 stroke. With a 13-1/8 diameter, 19 pitch Michigan wheel apollo prop stainless steel. I have my motor all the way up and it bounces a little, but I'm only running 40mph, I have friends with identical set ups, running 50-53. Any opinions?


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

Just and updated pic

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fishing user avatarDwight Hottle reply : 
  On 4/20/2015 at 4:54 AM, slonezp said:

Just and updated pic

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Your just showing off your new paint job. Looks very stealthy.


fishing user avatarretiredbosn reply : 
  On 4/20/2015 at 4:54 AM, slonezp said:

Just and updated pic

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Looking good slone


fishing user avatarMGEOD reply : 

Stroker is gone ... been gone . had this one for about a year. She fishes really well . But what is best if the ride in the ruff stuff and the wind protection when its cold out . I fish year round. 

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

I like it.


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 

Sold my Bullet Intracoastal and got this Ranger 2410 Bay Boat

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fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 4/23/2015 at 3:04 AM, MGEOD said:

Here is my Stroker.. 21'er, phase 3 hammer at about 300 hp.. 2 -1199's , Runs like the wind and fishes great .

What's that beast of a boat run WOT?


fishing user avatarMGEOD reply : 
  On 4/28/2015 at 10:19 AM, South FLA said:

What's that beast of a boat run WOT?

It will tourney  fish high 80's set up with a good hole shot. Never ran it unloaded , I figure she will run close to trips unloaded without troller with a bigger wheel. I fish with a 30 Bravo. 


fishing user avatarMGEOD reply : 

Nice Ranger ... 


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 4/29/2015 at 8:57 AM, MGEOD said:

It will tourney  fish high 80's set up with a good hole shot. Never ran it unloaded , I figure she will run close to trips unloaded without troller with a bigger wheel. I fish with a 30 Bravo. 

Yeah owned a comp. hull  20' Bullet with a 300 pro XS too fast for me, scary, high 90s!  Had a Bullet that I have on this thread that I loved was a low 80s boat with a 250XS.  Heard the Strokers are the best driving of the go fast boats.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Stroker is what I'd get if I go for another high speed hull.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 4/29/2015 at 9:41 AM, J Francho said:

Stroker is what I'd get if I go for another high speed hull.

If....or when???


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Probably when, heh.


fishing user avatarkingmotorboat reply : 

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Got my first ride today


fishing user avatarCaptain America reply : 

Grandpa dropped her off last week. This is her first voyage since the 80s. 12 foot Alumacraft from the 40s or 50s. My first ride.

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Nice , Enjoy it ......


fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 
  On 5/5/2015 at 2:28 AM, Captain America said:

Grandpa dropped her off last week. This is her first voyage since the 80s. 12 foot Alumacraft from the 40s or 50s. My first ride.

Get outta town! I have some killer memories from trips in a boat like that; and not all of them involve fishing....


fishing user avatarwaterdog1 reply : 
  On 4/29/2015 at 8:57 AM, MGEOD said:

It will tourney  fish high 80's set up with a good hole shot. Never ran it unloaded , I figure she will run close to trips unloaded without troller with a bigger wheel. I fish with a 30 Bravo. 

 Nice rig, I doubt you would have much problem busting that magic dollar with it empty. i guess I would probably have to empty her and find out for my own satisfaction. I enjoy performance boats, have owned Allison, Bullet, & Norris Craft, but my favorite is Bullet. It would be great to see a comparison of the top performance boats equally powered with an agreed prop to get the playing field a little more level because if you drop in beside an Allison or Bullet built by Nichols Marine or Reynolds Racing it is hard to get an honest boat comparison. These guys can build some serious power.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

I'm thinking you'll see better speeds from the Stroker, they're just easier to drive. There's a guy on YouTube with footage of him going over 110 in his Stroker. Got a load and his girl in the boat with him, too.


fishing user avatarSouth FLA reply : 
  On 5/6/2015 at 9:34 PM, waterdog1 said:

 Nice rig, I doubt you would have much problem busting that magic dollar with it empty. i guess I would probably have to empty her and find out for my own satisfaction. I enjoy performance boats, have owned Allison, Bullet, & Norris Craft, but my favorite is Bullet. It would be great to see a comparison of the top performance boats equally powered with an agreed prop to get the playing field a little more level because if you drop in beside an Allison or Bullet built by Nichols Marine or Reynolds Racing it is hard to get an honest boat comparison. These guys can build some serious power.

Which Allison did you own?


fishing user avatarwaterdog1 reply : 
  On 5/6/2015 at 11:09 PM, South FLA said:

Which Allison did you own?

It was a 1978 SST 17'. I bought it in 1982 and had a 140 Johnson built for it.It was a great handling boat to be a 17 footer and PDQ as well.


fishing user avatarwaterdog1 reply : 
  On 5/6/2015 at 9:38 PM, J Francho said:

I'm thinking you'll see better speeds from the Stroker, they're just easier to drive. There's a guy on YouTube with footage of him going over 110 in his Stroker. Got a load and his girl in the boat with him, too.

 I've seen some of the videos of the Strokers. I would love to fish in and drive one. They do look easier to drive than most Bullets & Allisons. One of my biggest things with those boats is I live 2 miles from where Bullets are made, 12 miles from Allison and about 30 miles from Norris Craft. It can be really handy if you need help.


fishing user avatarwaterdog1 reply : 
  On 5/6/2015 at 9:38 PM, J Francho said:

I'm thinking you'll see better speeds from the Stroker, they're just easier to drive. There's a guy on YouTube with footage of him going over 110 in his Stroker. Got a load and his girl in the boat with him, too.

I watched some of those videos again and they really do appear to be a super handling ride.The guys girlfriend either had a lot of guts or no choice to be in there at 110.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

I know I really have to drive my 21XDC with a 2.5. I've settled with a cupped 27 Trophy Plus and a cav plate. I get silly hole shots, planes at 15 mph, and can run at 75, with room for more top end. That's generally faster than most guys boats that do "75" by a lot. Anyway, when I go up in props, like 29 or 30, I get a ton of speed, but lose all the rest. And it's not fun to drive.


fishing user avatarwaterdog1 reply : 
  On 5/7/2015 at 3:05 AM, J Francho said:

I know I really have to drive my 21XDC with a 2.5. I've settled with a cupped 27 Trophy Plus and a cav plate. I get silly hole shots, planes at 15 mph, and can run at 75, with room for more top end. That's generally faster than most guys boats that do "75" by a lot. Anyway, when I go up in props, like 29 or 30, I get a ton of speed, but lose all the rest. And it's not fun to drive.

Sounds like a good combo, hole shot, good top end, all you need. I agree that fast bullets are not for first timers. I have seen several sold thru the years where first time owners bought bought a fast bullet and got scared to death and sold them. I want to retire in the next year or so and have been watching for someone to do that with an XRS. I spoke with Bill at Bullet a couple of weeks ago and asked him about a dual console XRS. He said they may try it next year. That would be a dream rig for me and my wife as well.


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Long overdue, but here is a pic of my 2015 Hobie Outback rigged as I hit the water yesterday.  The only thing missing from the photo is the actual Power-Pole Micro Anchor.  I didn't need it yesterday, so I left it home.

 

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Nice !!


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 5/7/2015 at 6:27 PM, Hanover_Yakker said:

Long overdue, but here is a pic of my 2015 Hobie Outback rigged as I hit the water yesterday.  The only thing missing from the photo is the actual Power-Pole Micro Anchor.  I didn't need it yesterday, so I left it home.

 

 

Rigged & Ready.

 

Looking Good.

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 

Sweet


fishing user avatarHoosierHawgs reply : 
  On 5/7/2015 at 6:27 PM, Hanover_Yakker said:

Long overdue, but here is a pic of my 2015 Hobie Outback rigged as I hit the water yesterday.  The only thing missing from the photo is the actual Power-Pole Micro Anchor.  I didn't need it yesterday, so I left it home.

 

Nice rig. How do you like the Power-Pole Micro? 


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Love it. For small watercraft up to and including Jon boats, it's a no brainer.


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

20 years old and still looks fast on the trailer.

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fishing user avatar190 Tracker TX reply : 

Impressive and looks well taken care of too!


fishing user avatarwaterdog1 reply : 

Good looking rig, they do look fast sitting anywhere, but then again most are!!!!!


fishing user avatarRingonu reply : 

Here's my beast. Big enough for me and goes as fast as I want to go. Storage sucks though.

15 1/2ft 1989 Sea Nymph with a 25hp. Huge livewell which is wasted since I don't keep fish. Need to turn it into storage. My first boat and a great starter.

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

^^^That's a great boat man. I remember a tourney I fished a bunch of years ago, probably 80-90 boats. This one team was in a 14ft aluminum with a 9.9 on it; had a cooler with an aerator for a live well, dusted by every single boat upon blastoff.....and came in like 4th or somewhere in that area. I was wicked happy for them. I guess what I'm saying is it ain't the boat that catches fish.


fishing user avatarwaterdog1 reply : 

 1993 Norris Craft 20 XLDVee.200 H.P. Mercury which is a little over stock. It is running a 27 pitch 4 blade prop. I am the second owner of the boat It is well maintained as you can see by the pics. The cap, hull, carpet, seats, and trailer are all original .She still turns heads on the trailer as well as on the water, not bad for a 22 year old boat.

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fishing user avatar190 Tracker TX reply : 

Nice Sea Nymph Ringonu! 


fishing user avatar190 Tracker TX reply : 

Looking good Waterdog1. 


fishing user avatartstone reply : 

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fishing user avatarOky777 reply : 

IMG Stratos1SM

 

IMG Stratos2SM

 

2005 Stratos 201 Pro XL with a Yamaha 300 HPDI with hydraulic jackplate , 2 Humminbird Onix 10 si and Humminbird 360.


fishing user avatarTexas Hawg Hunter reply : 

Heritage Angler 10ft.  

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fishing user avatarPradopower reply : 

My sevylor colorado. I know inflatables aren't for everyone,but the pond down the street from me is on some town conservation land and its about 3/4 of a mile from the parking to the water. Having to carry in everything helps keep things simple. Whatever it is has to fit in the backpack.

I can put in the front seat for a 2nd person when my wife or son want to come.

Plus, being able to keep it all the the trunk of the car is great for days I can bail out of work early and head straight to the pond.

In the end, it's about getting out on the water, right?

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 
  On 5/18/2015 at 9:14 AM, Pradopower said:

In the end, it's about getting out on the water, right?

Absolutely brother!


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply :  post-45706-0-47680700-1431962080_thumb.jpost-45706-0-54856200-1431944539_thumb.jI love my seaeagle and use it for all the local ponds ....
fishing user avatarTexas Hawg Hunter reply : 
  On 5/18/2015 at 9:14 AM, Pradopower said:

My sevylor colorado. I know inflatables aren't for everyone,but the pond down the street from me is on some town conservation land and its about 3/4 of a mile from the parking to the water. Having to carry in everything helps keep things simple. Whatever it is has to fit in the backpack.

I can put in the front seat for a 2nd person when my wife or son want to come.

Plus, being able to keep it all the the trunk of the car is great for days I can bail out of work early and head straight to the pond.

In the end, it's about getting out on the water, right?

Nice, that's why I went with a 10 ft. kayak.  It is carryable by one person and fits in my truck bed without fancy equipment, unlike larger models.


fishing user avatarHanover_Yakker reply : 

Got some fishing in this past weekend and had a friend capture a pic for me on the water of my 2015 Hobie Outback with the Power-Pole Micro installed.

 

2015 Hobie Outback


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Nice !!!


fishing user avatarShockwave reply : 
  On 4/20/2015 at 4:54 AM, slonezp said:

Just and updated pic

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How do you like the Lund for bassin purposes?  I have a 97 Skeeter and am seriously considering upgrading to a newer Lund.  I'm wondering what the pros/cons would be to switching.  


fishing user avatarCootz reply : 

14ft northwoods Jon boat 9.9 Johnson


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 5/19/2015 at 9:00 PM, Shockwave said:

How do you like the Lund for bassin purposes?  I have a 97 Skeeter and am seriously considering upgrading to a newer Lund.  I'm wondering what the pros/cons would be to switching.  

I love it. Lund stopped making the Predator in 2013 but I've seen a couple with 2014 graphics on them. The Predator is more or less a multispecies bass boat. If I was to buy a current model, it would be a ProV GL. Most of the current line up tin models have limited front deck space. The build quality is exceptional and the usage of available storage space is well thought out. It rides solid and feels safe, even in nasty stuff. 


fishing user avatarShockwave reply : 
  On 5/24/2015 at 10:15 AM, slonezp said:

I love it. Lund stopped making the Predator in 2013 but I've seen a couple with 2014 graphics on them. The Predator is more or less a multispecies bass boat. If I was to buy a current model, it would be a ProV GL. Most of the current line up tin models have limited front deck space. The build quality is exceptional and the usage of available storage space is well thought out. It rides solid and feels safe, even in nasty stuff.

Good to know. I'm considering trading in my 97 Skeeter Fish and Ski for a Lund Explorer Sport. I'm just concerned about how much accessibility I'll have to spawning flats with a boat that size.


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 5/24/2015 at 10:33 AM, Shockwave said:

Good to know. I'm considering trading in my 97 Skeeter Fish and Ski for a Lund Explorer Sport. I'm just concerned about how much accessibility I'll have to spawning flats with a boat that size.

You shouldn't have any issues at all. I fish shallow quite often


fishing user avatarktowncabby reply : 

Hello. I just joined this site and i hope someone can help me identify the make of bassboat i have. First there is a missing decal at the back that once said Adventure 175, the hull number is ZJU175AD1E787 It is single console fibreglass with a Mariner 150 Magnum on it. The guy i bought it from thought it was a Century bassboat but i can find no info on Century boats. Any help would be greatly appreciated


fishing user avatarShockwave reply : 
  On 5/24/2015 at 10:38 PM, slonezp said:

You shouldn't have any issues at all. I fish shallow quite often

Cool.  Now, I'm on the fence between either a Lund or a Yar Craft 209 tfx.  I looked at one this past weekend and it was a gorgeous boat.  I was sold on a Lund until I looked at that boat! :)


fishing user avatarCanyon explorer reply : 

Freshwater/Saltwater

 

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fishing user avatarWPCfishing reply : 

This is my water ride these days. The outrigger I made for it allows me to stand with absolute confidence and cast all day. I installed an anchor system that keeps me planted. 

I mounted a couple Ram mounts for my 5xHDI and iphone with map app. I run with two batteries so I'm good for a full day without worry and they balance weight distribution.. Rod holder is attached to the trolling motor mount. Top speed with the endura Max 55 is 4 mph.

 

 

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fishing user avatarVayned reply : 

My first boat.

 

Replacing seats is first on the list.

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fishing user avatarjamey1e reply : 

My first boat a 2015 Triton 17TX

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Sweet ,congrats


fishing user avatar190 Tracker TX reply : 

Congrats on your first ride!  Enjoy!!


fishing user avatarCatch and Grease reply : 

Figured since we have finally got the thing running okay I'd post it here.

My parents bought me this for a graduation present and I was in love the second I saw it, its a 15ft 1980 Lowe with a 1980 25HP mercury. When they bought it just had the motor and the two low seats, the high seats, trolling motor, and battery are all brand new.

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I feel so spoiled..... When they said they were thinking about getting me a boat I was thinking more like a 12' jon boat... But I'm okay with this! Lol


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Congrats and good fishing .............


fishing user avatarBassNut reply : 

These are my rides, Wavewalk W500 and 2 W300. I sold the green W300 with the trolling motor with foot

controlled steering the get another W500 so I could add an outboard and get rid of the batteries and

be able to fish for as long as I want without running out of battery power, which lasted 6 hours with two wheel chair batteries placed down inside the hulls.

 

Stable, fast, and add a Motor for long trips and rivers, yeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaa!

 

I've been in a lot of conditions, caught in storms, and these babies roll with the punches.

 

I've Caught LMB, SMB, Stripers, Pike......next up Carp, the submarines of the fresh water.

Can't wait to go for that ride, the Stripers towed me all over the place toooo, it was Awesome!

 

 

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fishing user avatarBassNut reply : 
  On 6/24/2008 at 9:44 AM, sneaker said:

No big lakes around here so sold the bass boat and built this. Motor start/stop, forward /reverse and left/right are pedal controled so hands are free to fish, take pics ect. Too old to cary 60 lbs very far so made a cart to haul it to/fro the water. 4.8 mph flat out so no nose bleeds, lost glasses or hats here. Absolutely quiet and seat is comfy. Lots of handy dry storage. 10 footer fits in P/U so no trailer needed. Battery charge runs the boat all day, but carry paddle for insurance

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Awesome, do you have more pictures of it, like start to finish building it? That is the Bomb!!! :respect-059:


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fishing user avatarLuckyGia reply : 
  On 6/23/2015 at 7:37 AM, LuckyGia said:

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Picked up my 2015 Triton 189TRX last week.

So much rain and flooding locally that I am having trouble even breaking it in.


fishing user avatarEmersonFish reply : 
  On 6/16/2008 at 10:18 AM, 5bass said:

1992 GAMBLER 206TE / EVINRUDE LIMITED EDITION 3.1

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I don't use emoticons, but if I did, this would call for the 'drooling' face.

Edit: Apologies for bringing up the way-back machine.


fishing user avatarJGBassinAL reply : 

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2014 Skeeter FX20...been waiting on this one for a long time!


fishing user avatarCanyon explorer reply : 

193 Champion Elite/200 Mercury/ Lowrance chartplotter/Motor Guide Gator 75

 

Sponsor support from Dave Munganast Motor Sports

Champion Boats

Mercury Marine

Pennzoil

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fishing user avatarjay42782 reply : 

just bought this 1998 17.5 skeeter today

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fishing user avatarLuckyGia reply : 

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my new 2015 Triton 189TRX w/ 150 Mercury Pro xs

Can't get much water time in to break it in with the weather


fishing user avatarJed Cutshall Fishing reply : 

I fish from a 2008 G3 Eagle 170 coupled with a Yamaha 90hp 2-stroke.

I've had it for almost 2 years and I love it. Its lightweight but it handles well and the 90hp pushes it just fine and gets pretty good fuel economy.

 

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fishing user avatarjjconnaire reply : 

Here's my 1998 Alumacraft Lunker V16 LTD with a 2014 Yamaha F25 25hp four stroke. Also, it has the original 35lb thrust MinnKota on it which puts it along just fine. I inherited this boat last year from my grandfather who only ever had a trolling motor on it because the lakes we used to fish didn't allow gas motors. This boat is great! I got a Lowrance HDI 7 on it which performs great and according to that and gps on my phone, I can achieve 26mph with just me and a full of tackle.

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fishing user avatarjjconnaire reply : 

Here's a better picture.

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fishing user avatarVayned reply : 

I took it out for the first time and my first time on a boat, it was a learning experience.

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fishing user avatarNeil McCauley reply : 
  On 5/28/2015 at 8:29 PM, WPCfishing said:

This is my water ride these days. The outrigger I made for it allows me to stand with absolute confidence and cast all day. I installed an anchor system that keeps me planted. 

I mounted a couple Ram mounts for my 5xHDI and iphone with map app. I run with two batteries so I'm good for a full day without worry and they balance weight distribution.. Rod holder is attached to the trolling motor mount. Top speed with the endura Max 55 is 4 mph.

 

 

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I have an almost identical setup- C2 Endura 55lb with a custom mount on a 14.5 ft canoe- minus the outrigger and the extra battery which I plan to get soon.

 

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If you want a bit extra speed check out Kipawa aftermarket props. http://www.kipawapropellers.com/propellers.htmlStock MK trolling motor props are built with a shallow angle for slowly shifting around full size boats at <1mph not cruising small boats at >4mph at which point they start to drag more than they propel.


fishing user avatarWPCfishing reply : 
  On 7/7/2015 at 3:55 AM, Neil McCauley said:

I have an almost identical setup- C2 Endura 55lb with a custom mount on a 14.5 ft canoe- minus the outrigger and the extra battery which I plan to get soon.

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If you want a bit extra speed check out Kipawa aftermarket props. http://www.kipawapropellers.com/propellers.htmlStock MK trolling motor props are built with a shallow angle for slowly shifting around full size boats at <1mph not cruising small boats at >4mph at which point they start to drag more than they propel.

So you're recommending the aftermarket kip prop?


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Here's the new kayak.

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fishing user avatarkayakamania reply : 

My simple fishing machine

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fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 
  On 7/7/2015 at 11:57 PM, kayakamania said:

My simple fishing machine

Simple indeed


fishing user avatarNeil McCauley reply : 
  On 7/7/2015 at 11:04 AM, WPCfishing said:

So you're recommending the aftermarket kip prop?

Yep definitely.


fishing user avatarFirefish Alumacraft reply : 

In March at Braidwood Lake opening week

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This is my boat, 1999 Tracker  Pro Angler Deep V16, Come with a 40hp Mercury Force and a 9.8B Nissan. When I first got it in January it came with the Tracker vinyl stickers and trim but over 15 years of deck rub and wear I  made some changes; removed the vinyl, wet sanded the paint, buffed and polished,  rhino lined the rail, made my own rub rail. This winter Im going to re due the deck, carpet (going Charcoal gray) , add storage, deck LED lights and hopefully next year re-power to a Nissan or Evenrude 60-70hp


fishing user avatarCanyon explorer reply : 

Roads Ride/WaterRide

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fishing user avatarladuckhunter reply : 

I will be upgrading to my first boat with an outboard.  It is a Skeeter 1992 SS-140D with 115HP Mercury.  75lbTrolling motor.  No more puddle jumping for me!

 

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fishing user avatarst041986 reply : 

2014 Legend SS 1860 vbass

2013 Evinrude Etec 150 with jet lower unit

 

I'm a river guy if you couldn't tell. 

 

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 7/30/2015 at 9:10 PM, laduckhunter said:

I will be upgrading to my first boat with an outboard.  It is a Skeeter 1992 SS-140D with 115HP Mercury.  75lbTrolling motor.  No more puddle jumping for me!

 

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Looks clean for a 25yo boat


fishing user avatarladuckhunter reply : 
  On 8/1/2015 at 9:43 AM, slonezp said:

Looks clean for a 25yo boat

 

Took her out for the first time this morning.  Drove well.  I have never had an outboard before so I do not know quite what to expect.  GPS had her at 35 MPH with 2 adults.  Never really sure what to expect, but seems to be fast enough for what I need it for.


fishing user avatarKarma reply : 

Don't have any of it recent. This is it when I bought it earlier this spring. Previous owner kind of neglected it, so I have spent a lot of time (and cash) working on it, but I've done all the work myself and its running perfectly now. I only paid a grand for it, so I can't really complain.

I am going to have to install some new fish finders though and plan on reflooring, recarpeting and adding a bait well during the colder months this winter. The current fish finders are Humminbird Piranha Max 10s which are probably older than I am. I am planning on installing Garmin Echo 551 DVs. I also already installed the green LED lights to attract bait fish and night.. and they work amazingly.

It's a 1990 Javelin 378 FS with a 1979 Johnson 140 hp v4. In fairly good shape, two working live wells stern and bow. Seats 5 but that would be rather crowded. I plan on removing the center seat in the rear and turning the area it's mounted over into a baitwell as well as making a step for the aft fishing platform.

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fishing user avatar(='_'=) reply : 

my new Javelin, 1994, 150HPJohnson

 

 

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fishing user avatarSlipknot_Fan666 reply : 

The yak as it sits. Still would like to add a couple of things, but got the major things I want done.

 

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fishing user avatarbadhatharry reply : 

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fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

^^^Sweet Harry!

 

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fishing user avatar(='_'=) reply : 
  On 8/15/2015 at 11:02 PM, badhatharry said:

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thats exactly what i want to do to mine, install a third pedestal seat. 

 

did you drill and install a recessed base??

 

thanx. 


fishing user avatarbadhatharry reply : 
  On 8/15/2015 at 11:23 PM, (= said:

thats exactly what i want to do to mine, install a third pedestal seat. 

 

did you drill and install a recessed base??

 

thanx. 

Nope, factory.. I really only have it there to hold up the cover.


fishing user avatarTim Kelly reply : 
  On 8/15/2015 at 11:02 PM, badhatharry said:

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What a great looking boat! That would suit me down to the ground. 


fishing user avatar(='_'=) reply : 
  On 8/16/2015 at 12:05 AM, badhatharry said:

Nope, factory.. I really only have it there to hold up the cover.

 

ok, thanx!! yes thats another good use for it...


fishing user avatar1BADAIR reply : 

First tournament of the year. Boat wanted to fish without me lol

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fishing user avatarEvanT123 reply : 

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fishing user avatarNeil McCauley reply : 

My canoe:

-Old Town Guide 14'7"

-MinnKota C2 55lb trolling motor

-Bullnose TM Rudder

-Kipawa deep pitch weedless propeller

-Kayak Fin Skeg mounted at the bow end

-Kayalu Kayalite Navigation lights

-custom motor mount

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Fin skeg at the front end has improved tracking somewhat. It can maintain course a lot better with a headwind. It would probably work better if it was mounted more forward but the bottom of the boat isn't quite flat enough past this.

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Attached the skeg to the hull with JB weld epoxy. The first job was kind of half assed and it actually came off. Second time I made sure to sand it down, clean it, blow torch it, and used a lot more epoxy. Much stronger now.

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C2 55lb is about as much thrust as my canoe mount will take. It is abut 4.0-4.2 mph on a full battery in calm water according to my navionics.

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Mount I made out of maple and has held up well the past 4-5 years. No concerns about anything coming loose but I do keep a safety rope tied to the motor just in case.

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If you ever make a mount like this for a canoe make sure to use 1/2" or bigger carriage bolts. I think mine are 5/8. It's important because you need to torque them down every trip out without stripping the threads. Maple or another quality hardwood is important too. Pine will definitely not last, and anything plastic will warp. Don't think any commercial products will hold up long.

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Bullnose rudder has helped with turning, adjusting the direction of the boat when going longer distances. The Kipawa prop is deeper pitch so acceleration is less, top speed is more.

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Kayalu Kayalite Navigation lights from amazon.

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Nav lights will last about 72 hrs on AAs

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 

My '96 Javelin 367 w/2000 Johnson 90

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fishing user avatarKeith Krug reply : 

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2016 Tracker 195 TXW - first bass boat. Love it so far.


fishing user avatarKoofy Smacker reply : 

Only pic I have right now

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fishing user avatarbobh64 reply : 

First time out for the season


 

04 Tracker Avalanche with a xr6 150 Merc  Killer combo for big lakes.

fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Nice boat !


fishing user avatarCrank Bait Nut reply : 

1984 Stratos 18Ft , 1988 115 HP -Tower Of Power , Hummingbird 898 SI/DI, Lowrance 7X DI, 8 Ft Talon. Looking To Upgrade Next Year. 

 

Mike

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fishing user avatarPettis reply : 

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2012 Z71 + 2011 Triton Explorer 18


fishing user avatarVayned reply : 

Took it to the lake Saturday, my first time pulling it with the truck, got rid of my Trailblazer. Big difference in towing!

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fishing user avatarLuckyGia reply : 

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fishing user avatarDelcoSol reply : 

Heres a few of the new rig. 2011 Bass Cat Puma 

 

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fishing user avatargolfrnut reply : 

Not nearly to the level as many of you guys, but this one gets me around any of the lakes we have in my area just fine.  Also allows me to get into places the lager boats cannot go.

 

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fishing user avatarLogan S reply : 
Here's mine...Stratos 20SS Extreme with a 200HP Etec.  HBird 998 and 898 and hopefully soon a PP or Talon (or 2 ;)).  Snapped this while beached for a lunch break on the Potomac.  
 

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Cool pic with a bunch of other FOBA boats the night before a tournament.

 

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fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

14' bote ahab

Fish finder equipment

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fishing user avatarkickerfish1 reply : 
  On 8/31/2015 at 6:53 AM, DelcoSol said:

Heres a few of the new rig. 2011 Bass Cat Puma

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Nice ride! Really dig bass cat boats!


fishing user avatarkickerfish1 reply : 
  On 8/27/2015 at 6:30 AM, Pettis said:

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2012 Z71 + 2011 Triton Explorer 18

Very nice! Should hold a "few" NRXs


fishing user avatarPettis reply : 
  On 9/3/2015 at 8:51 AM, kickerfish1 said:

Very nice! Should hold a "few" NRXs

Only 3... and counting haha

 

Still love my dobyns champs though.


fishing user avatarkickerfish1 reply : 
  On 9/3/2015 at 9:49 AM, Pettis said:

Only 3... and counting haha

Still love my dobyns champs though.

I like Dobyns as well. Have 5 left in the lineup. Glad the new ride and rods are working out well for you!


fishing user avatarDelcoSol reply : 
  On 9/3/2015 at 8:48 AM, kickerfish1 said:

Nice ride! Really dig bass cat boats!

Thanks man. It's certainly an upgrade over my Tracker. even with the 225 it still fast enough for me. had it up to 60 and backed off with lots of throttle left. I need to learn how to drive it first. 


fishing user avatarkickerfish1 reply : 
  On 9/5/2015 at 7:39 PM, DelcoSol said:

Thanks man. It's certainly an upgrade over my Tracker. even with the 225 it still fast enough for me. had it up to 60 and backed off with lots of throttle left. I need to learn how to drive it first.

Some of the better looking boats out there. A neighbor has one that is a bit older than yours and it has treated him well. Nice boats for sure.


fishing user avatarsprint61 reply : 
  On 8/31/2015 at 6:53 AM, DelcoSol said:

Heres a few of the new rig. 2011 Bass Cat Puma

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How's that tacoma handle towing that ? I want a tacoma lol.


fishing user avatarMrcrowley reply : 

Hey I own a 1996 Nitro 180Fs with a 115hp Merc I bought this year .

I have a Minnkota Ulterra 24 volt 80Lbs thrust  with I-Pilot Link and a Hummingbird 899Ci with DI and SI and Hotmaps lakes Platinum in front I have a DragonFly 4 Pro  with Hotmaps Gold . Only issue I have is dead space behind front pedestal which I am going to extend deck anyway. Love my rig just the rite size for me and 53 MPH is fine by me . 

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fishing user avatarlo n slo reply : 
  On 9/1/2015 at 9:29 AM, golfrnut said:

Not nearly to the level as many of you guys, but this one gets me around any of the lakes we have in my area just fine.  Also allows me to get into places the lager boats cannot go.

 

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Not one thing wrong with your boat man.


fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 

Here's my mess... 96 16' Nitro with 75 Merc; 10' kayak with Lowrance 4X and 14' canoe.

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fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

Gps/fish finder downvu full nav lights not pictured, shallow water anchor/push pole... I love this set up.

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fishing user avatarDelcoSol reply : 
  On 9/5/2015 at 10:10 PM, sprint61 said:

How's that tacoma handle towing that ? I want a tacoma lol.

It tows it but it works hard. Its rated for like 6000lbs but I wouldn't recommend it for a large glass boat. On flat ground it got like 13MPG. Guy in my club has a Puma he tows with a TDI toureg and it's a beast. Diesel is the way to go. 


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 

While on No Motor water ~

 

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fishing user avatarsprint61 reply : 
  On 9/8/2015 at 8:36 AM, A-Jay said:

While on No Motor water ~

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That's a good looking truck a-jay does that have the 6.2?

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fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 9/8/2015 at 8:29 PM, sprint61 said:

 

  On 9/8/2015 at 8:36 AM, A-Jay said:

While on No Motor water ~

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That's a good looking truck a-jay does that have the 6.2?

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Thanks and Yes - Power to spare

 

A-Jay


fishing user avatarrouteman007 reply : 

"First let me say; "I've enjoyed looking at the many 'Older Bass Boats/Fishing Boats' under the topic, 'Show Your Ride'.

Living 15 miles from a lake with 250 miles of shoreline and 43,800 surface acres. Having plenty of time on my hands, and that fact that I've always wanted a  Bass Boats. I thought to myself, "Well, now's my chance!"

Also being an ex-blue collar worker with just under 5 grand to spend, now that I'm retired, I started shopping around.

It didn't take long to get confused about what I thought I wanted. So many to chose from. Not to mentioned the junk that is available on the used-market. Who to trust and who not to trust. 

Well, to make a long story short... I placed my trust in a Marina. They mainly sold new...top of the line watercraft. But there sat to the side, a one owner trade in from a fellow older than I who just took home the latest & greatest.

Was this my day or what? Who knows. All I can say is this old school 85 hp Evinrude, 4 cylinder, 2 stroke runs like a charm. The dealer had his crew go though a series of maintenance checks and tune-ups on the Old Evinrude, put in a new water pump and assured me that it was all the motor that I would ever need. Sitting under the engine was a "98 Laser Bass Boat. I bought it, took and had it wet-sanded down and re-gel coated, and I've been fishing for two months now. I've been having so much fun that I've decided that I'm going to have to get serious and learn how to catch the Large Mouth Bass like you guys. (Smile) Anyways... Great to see that I'm not the only one that has got the fishing bug!"

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

SWEET  :respect-059:


fishing user avatarSmokinal reply : 
  On 9/10/2015 at 3:12 AM, routeman007 said:

"First let me say; "I've enjoyed looking at the many 'Older Bass Boats/Fishing Boats' under the topic, 'Show Your Ride'.

Living 15 miles from a lake with 250 miles of shoreline and 43,800 surface acres. Having plenty of time on my hands, and that fact that I've always wanted a  Bass Boats. I thought to myself, "Well, now's my chance!"

Also being an ex-blue collar worker with just under 5 grand to spend, now that I'm retired, I started shopping around.

It didn't take long to get confused about what I thought I wanted. So many to chose from. Not to mentioned the junk that is available on the used-market. Who to trust and who not to trust. 

Well, to make a long story short... I placed my trust in a Marina. They mainly sold new...top of the line watercraft. But there sat to the side, a one owner trade in from a fellow older than I who just took home the latest & greatest.

Was this my day or what? Who knows. All I can say is this old school 85 hp Evinrude, 4 cylinder, 2 stroke runs like a charm. The dealer had his crew go though a series of maintenance checks and tune-ups on the Old Evinrude, put in a new water pump and assured me that it was all the motor that I would ever need. Sitting under the engine was a "98 Laser Bass Boat. I bought it, took and had it wet-sanded down and re-gel coated, and I've been fishing for two months now. I've been having so much fun that I've decided that I'm going to have to get serious and learn how to catch the Large Mouth Bass like you guys. (Smile) Anyways... Great to see that I'm not the only one that has got the fishing bug!"

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Dang! That's a pretty ride!


fishing user avatardcmclassic reply : 

Here are mine. 2014 Bass Cat Pantera II, 200hp Pro XS, twin HB 999 HDSI units, 25p Fury, runs 73 loaded. I've added two 8ft PP Blades since this pic also.

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2013 Alweld 1648. This is the skinny water boat, now has a Backwater 35hp longtail mud motor. This one lives at the lakehouse on Toledo Bend.

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Some previous rides, 1996 Bass Cat Pantera Classic, multiple flatbottoms, and a Wilderness Systems Ride 115.


fishing user avatarDelcoSol reply : 
  On 9/14/2015 at 6:55 AM, dcmclassic said:

Here are mine. 2014 Bass Cat Pantera II, 200hp Pro XS, twin HB 999 HDSI units, 25p Fury, runs 73 loaded. I've added two 8ft PP Blades since this pic also.

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2013 Alweld 1648. This is the skinny water boat, now has a Backwater 35hp longtail mud motor. This one lives at the lakehouse on Toledo Bend.

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Some previous rides, 1996 Bass Cat Pantera Classic, multiple flatbottoms, and a Wilderness Systems Ride 115.

Nice cat! I was thinking about poles but some guys in my club have killed their hole shot with them..


fishing user avatardcmclassic reply : 
  On 9/17/2015 at 7:02 PM, DelcoSol said:

Nice cat! I was thinking about poles but some guys in my club have killed their hole shot with them..

Thank you. Hole shot was affected very slightly but not much. I notice a lot of guys have theirs sitting too low and they drag the water on take off. I have mine sitting as high as the bracket allows, the anchor depth will only be a couple of inches shallower. Mine don't drag at all on take off. They are by far the single best investment I have made on my boat, won't have another bass boat without them.

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fishing user avatarBluegiller reply : 

Very nice boats here.

I can't compare mine to most, but it fills it's purpose of getting my Dad out on the water for fishing on the weekends.

I bought it in June and so far this summer had a great time.

It's a Tracker 1436 from Bass Pro Shops. Electric setup, no gas motors around here.

Thanks.

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And for when I feel like going small & solo    

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply :  post-45706-0-99954600-1442499059_thumb.jpost-45706-0-46700400-1442499081_thumb.jI have a new Lowe Skorpion bass boat with a nice 20hp elpt the I bought in may and have used it twice , I have more fun im my little inflatable seaeagle
fishing user avatarFryDog62 reply : 

Haven't seen anyone post any pics of a Yar-craft (now owned by BassCat).  Here's the 1997 brochure boat... re-powered with a new Yamaha 4 stroke, Shorelander trailer, dual Hummingbird 998's and iPilot Link.  Its a smallmouth river catching machine!  But Yar-craft hulls are also known as wave-eaters too and have had it out on Rainy Lake and other waters with 3 footers with ease.  A very versatile 2 man rig!

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fishing user avatarjbarnard reply : 

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fishing user avatarBluebasser86 reply : 

My newest addition, Ocean Kayak Big Game Prowler 2. Here she is after I got done knocking all the dust and spiders off her. Hopefully give it a test run in the morning after I get off work. 

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fishing user avatarBob C reply : 

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2004 Skeeter TZX 200 and a 2014 F150 to get me to the water


fishing user avatarPAPADUDE reply : 

The boss lady and I sold our Tracker V17 and bought this used Champion this past spring and so far we are very happy with it. Just right for a couple old retired people.

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fishing user avatarlivetofish28 reply : 
  On 9/1/2015 at 10:59 PM, Stratos20SS said:

 

Here's mine...Stratos 20SS Extreme with a 200HP Etec.  HBird 998 and 898 and hopefully soon a PP or Talon (or 2 ;)).  Snapped this while beached for a lunch break on the Potomac.  
 
 

 

Cool pic with a bunch of other FOBA boats the night before a tournament.

 

 

Which marina are you at in the bottom picture? High point? 


fishing user avatarLogan S reply : 
  On 10/14/2015 at 2:27 AM, livetofish28 said:

Which marina are you at in the bottom picture? High point? 

Yep, our club almost always launches from High Point for tournaments on Anna.  Will be be there this Friday and Saturday too :).


fishing user avatarStarchalopakis reply : 

My buddy on my little 14' john boat , center console. It's my first boat and I am loving it so far!post-51785-0-64761300-1444763348_thumb.j


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

sweet  :respect-059:


fishing user avatarclh121787 reply : 

14 foot jon boat with 89' 9.9 johnson. First boat I've ever owned. And a 1998 skeeter sl 190.

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fishing user avatarNapierk reply : 

2006 Triton TR21X with a balanced and blueprinted Mercury 250XS racing motor done by Simon Motorsports in Southern California

 

 

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fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

Sweet :respect-059:


fishing user avatarkjfishman reply : 
  On 10/14/2015 at 3:10 AM, Starchalopakis said:

My buddy on my little 14' john boat , center console. It's my first boat and I am loving it so far!attachicon.gifcarlos on boat.jpg

 

 

I like the center console, looks like you can get to places bigger boats won't be able to.


fishing user avatarboilermaker reply : 

Hers my 10yr old daughter boat. She paid $350 of her own money she has been saving all year for it. WE use it to fish some family ponds. We have 5 ponds ranging from 2 acres to 40 that we can fish. You think we would have a real boat being we have had a lake house with a empty boat lift on Lake Seminole in GA for over 10 years. But once we sold the pontoon nothing has replaced it. But I'm hoping to do it soon. 

 

1982 Creek Craft

1992 3.3Hp mercury

55lb Bass pro trolling motor

 

It gets it done for her and me

 

 

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fishing user avatarrouteman007 reply : 

Since My last post, I've had some hands-on time with my new-to-me boat and realized that a bigger deck up front would be nice. So here it is... I enlarged to front deck so I could move around without falling off in the excitement of landing those monster size Bass. (Ha,Ha,Ha) Okay, I may be a bit clumsy, but a bigger deck is nice to have. (Big Smile)

 

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fishing user avatarRonald K Smith reply : 

I own 2 boats. A Nitro 185 FS with 150 Evinrude and 55# MK Edge trolling motor. 

I also have a Tracker Topper 1436 that I'm working on for the no motor lakes here in Ky.

I've carpeted the flooring and seats added Skeeter bass boat seats and pedestals and installing a MK PowerDrive 50#TM with a CoPilot.

 

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fishing user avatarMurrica reply : 

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fishing user avatarscyounggun reply : 

This is my boat.  A 17ft Carolina Skiff i purchased about a month after my 18th birthday after years of saving.  The picture is from the day I went to pick it up.  The trolling motor that was on it went out and i switched it out with a riptide saltwater trolling motor since i do make occasional inshore trips.  This boat does anything i want to and more.

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fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

2014 Skeeter TZX 195. Traded my Ranger in on it last year. I always been a Ranger guy, but the Skeeter ride was so much better, I couldn't ignore it.

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fishing user avatartander reply : 

Bought this boat this spring. It is a 1997 Lowe Roughneck 17' with a 90 Johnson, Since I have owned it, I have changed out the trolling motor to a MK Edge 55 and changed out the bow fishfinder to a Garmin 551dv.

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fishing user avatarscaleface reply : 

I had to get a boat for me and my wife . so we compromised and got this 22 foot Lowe deck boat .

 

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fishing user avatarRyneB reply : 

^^^^^ that's badass


fishing user avatarBrent Christian reply : 
  On 8/4/2015 at 11:50 AM, Karma said:

Don't have any of it recent. This is it when I bought it earlier this spring. Previous owner kind of neglected it, so I have spent a lot of time (and cash) working on it, but I've done all the work myself and its running perfectly now. I only paid a grand for it, so I can't really complain.

I am going to have to install some new fish finders though and plan on reflooring, recarpeting and adding a bait well during the colder months this winter. The current fish finders are Humminbird Piranha Max 10s which are probably older than I am. I am planning on installing Garmin Echo 551 DVs. I also already installed the green LED lights to attract bait fish and night.. and they work amazingly.

It's a 1990 Javelin 378 FS with a 1979 Johnson 140 hp v4. In fairly good shape, two working live wells stern and bow. Seats 5 but that would be rather crowded. I plan on removing the center seat in the rear and turning the area it's mounted over into a baitwell as well as making a step for the aft fishing platform.

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love this boat!


fishing user avatarOhio Archer reply : 

My '02 Odyssey 175 LS with 75 Merc. Got it used in '07 or '08. Been in the storage lot for the past 3 years. Finally got it out...new tires, bilge pump, Helix 7. Been having fun with it again since the end of our outdoor archery season and not going hunting this year. Now it's going to get cold and nasty. Looking forward to the spring.

 

 

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fishing user avatarPuggz reply : 

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More of a multi species boat but does fine for bass as the front deck is quite large and high.  Cruses nice at 45mph with full load.  Top end is around 50.

 

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fishing user avatarBob C reply : 
  On 12/2/2015 at 7:36 AM, Puggz said:

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More of a multi species boat but does fine for bass as the front deck is quite large and high.  Cruses nice at 45mph with full load.  Top end is around 50.

 

Larson 1750fx DC

Merc 150 4stroke

Merc 9.9 Pro Kicker

Terrova 80

Nice. I like the color combo.


fishing user avatar910FISHIN reply : 

2004 Nitro NX882. Merc 150 opti efi. Hydrodynamics jack plate and 23p tempest. All lowrance electronics, 75lb motorguide wireless troller. 90hrs on boat and motor. First pic is my little buddy helping with "cleaning".  :grin:  Second pic is my fishing partner waiting for me to get the trailer to load up. Runs pretty decent. with factory setback plate and 23p apollo xhs at 5" below pad runs 60 gps with just me, a light load and 1/2 tank. Hoping for better handling and speed with tempest and jack plate at 3.5'' below pad. Not a huge boat at 18'6 but fishes pretty big and does all i need it to do!

 

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fishing user avatarPuggz reply : 
  On 12/2/2015 at 10:29 PM, Bob C said:

Nice. I like the color combo.

Thanks!  Thats the Sport Package colors.  The black is a PITA tho, shows everything...lol

 

Should have known as I've had enough black cars..


fishing user avatarSuperdumper reply : 

Finally got my layak set up the way i want.

Its a Feel Free Molen 10 angler

Got the milk crate for my tackle

4 pvc pipes for rods plus two built in

I use a retractable dog leash with a ten pound dumbbell for an anchor

Scotty outriggers so i can stand

And the latest install a Lowrance 4x chirp!!

Love this thing. Not many people around me customize their kayaks so i get a ton of compliments :)


fishing user avatarSuperdumper reply : 

For some reason it didnt post my pic in my first post. Hopefully this works

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 12/2/2015 at 11:56 PM, 910FISHIN said:

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with a matching shirt :grin:


fishing user avatarflipin4bass reply : 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHavkmUiee0


fishing user avatarBrent Christian reply : 

18 ft Gemini 6 in jackplate 150 black max merc 26 pitch laser 2 quicksilver 73 on GPS not a bad boat for an 88 model

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fishing user avatardcmclassic reply : 
  On 12/21/2015 at 1:52 PM, Brent Christian said:

18 ft Gemini 6 in jackplate 150 black max merc 26 pitch laser 2 quicksilver 73 on GPS not a bad boat for an 88 model

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73 is smoking in an 18ft! Nice ride.


fishing user avatarBrent Christian reply : 

thanks man just got it


fishing user avatarshaggydog reply : 

73 mph!   :lol:


fishing user avatarMosster47 reply : 

2005 Triton TR-21x Bass Master Classic model. 225hp Opti-max with a 27" Tempest prop. 

 

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fishing user avatarshaggydog reply : 
  On 12/29/2015 at 8:36 AM, Mosster47 said:

2005 Triton TR-21x Bass Master Classic model. 225hp Opti-max with a 27" Tempest prop. 

 

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this will do 73.


fishing user avatarMosster47 reply : 
  On 12/30/2015 at 10:58 AM, shaggydog said:

this will do 73.

I got it to 76 gps on Clearlake fully loaded with two adults in it and zero wind. 


fishing user avatarkkenney99 reply : 

175 2006 G3 40HP 4 stroke Yamaha

 

 

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fishing user avatardcmclassic reply : 
  On 12/27/2015 at 11:27 PM, shaggydog said:

73 mph!   :lol:

I feel like you think his boat will not run 73?


fishing user avatarshaggydog reply : 
  On 1/5/2016 at 1:27 PM, dcmclassic said:

I feel like you think his boat will not run 73?

It wont.


fishing user avatardcmclassic reply : 

From everything I've read, Gemini built a pretty hot hull. Depending on the condition of the outboard and the weight he carries and several other factors I see no reason his boat couldn't run 73 with a good 150 behind it. Mine runs low 70s loaded, full of gas, two people and Power Poles. Its only a foot longer with 50 more hp, and almost certainly a much heavier hull.


fishing user avatarshaggydog reply : 

OK, theres still no way a 150 is pushing a 18ft boat 73mph.  


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

My Bullet 21XDC with a modded ProMax 2.5 w/a 28P cupped and plugged Trophy does about 79, loaded with gear, gas, and two people. 83-84 solo, empty.  The hull is under 1300 lbs.  I literally RIP by guys with "70s boats" in tournaments, and I'm not even WOT most of the time.  Lots of efficiant hulls, with nice ride quality, but some of the claims guys make are like fish stories.  There's some good GPS based velocity apps out there for your phone.  Let your copilot run it, you drive, and you'll see the real numbers. I know I thought 75 mph must have been like 90 mph the first time I ran my boat WOT, lol.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 12/5/2015 at 8:05 AM, Superdumper said:

For some reason it didnt post my pic in my first post. Hopefully this works

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Why do you have a reg. number on the yak? Do you motorize it.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:21 AM, boostr said:

Why do you have a reg. number on the yak? Do you motorize it.

Maybe he just paddles Really Really Fast ~

:)

A-Jay


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

Showing a little love to the plastics!!  Finally got around to taking some pics of the ride, but the lighting could not be worse so please excuse the poor quality photos. 

 

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Minn Kota 30lb

 

I’ve done quite a few things to “upgrade” or enhance the experience.  Crate with yakattack rod holders, yakattack cellblok fishfinder mount with adjustable rod holder, anchor trolley on each side of the yak, 8’ stake out pole, forward laying rod holders (fashioned from wall rod holders) the basis of the idea coming from @Fishing Rhino, harmony traction pads.

 

Lastly, the unit is powered by a 30# Minn Kota, the inspiration for it came largely from @Darren..  My dad helped me fashion the metal mounting bracket.  Steering is controlled by the foot pedals and the forward/reverse controls are on my left hand side right at the yakattack cellblok (small little black disk in the photo). 

 

Last and absolutely not least is the electric hoist I mounted in my garage to assist with getting the yak up over my garage door clearance.  I know it’s not 100% balanced, but it works until I figure out a better balancing method!

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fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 

the rest of the pics:

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fishing user avatarFloridaFishinFool reply : 

Very nice!


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Here's my craft, right after I rigged her up. A Feelfree Lure 11.5

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fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:21 AM, boostr said:

Why do you have a reg. number on the yak? Do you motorize it.

There's at least a few states that require registration for all watercraft.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:29 AM, A-Jay said:

Maybe he just paddles Really Really Fast ~

:)

A-Jay

Maybe, I was wondering cause I live in Jersey and  it's a Jersey registration which is not needed.


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:52 AM, boostr said:

Maybe, I was wondering cause I live in Jersey and  it's a Jersey registration which is not needed.

Yup ~ and as one of the humans charged with enforcing that & other regs in NJ (15 years) I'm fairly well versed myself.

:)

A-Jay


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:56 AM, A-Jay said:

Yup ~ and as one of the humans charged with enforcing that & other regs in NJ (15 years) I'm fairly well versed myself.

:)

A-Jay

Ok, then you know what I mean then. Not needed unless motorized.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:56 AM, A-Jay said:

Yup ~ and as one of the humans charged with enforcing that & other regs in NJ (15 years) I'm fairly well versed myself.

:)

A-Jay

Are you still residing in this fine state of Jersey?


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:51 AM, J Francho said:

There's at least a few states that require registration for all watercraft.

Yes, I know that to be true, but here kayaks don't need to be. Unless you motorize it. Just want to let the guy know if he ain't gonna motorize it that he doesn't have waste his money on registering it.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:34 AM, buzzed bait said:

the rest of the pics:

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Just use a bigger piece of plywood and mount hooks or eyes at the corners attach your rope or cable to the eyes and attach all four sides to the winch hook, and it should go up nice and straight. Just make sure the kayaks center of gravity is ballanced on the platform.


fishing user avatarbuzzed bait reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 2:24 AM, boostr said:

Just use a bigger piece of plywood and mount hooks or eyes at the corners attach your rope or cable to the eyes and attach all four sides to the winch hook, and it should go up nice and straight. Just make sure the kayaks center of gravity is ballanced on the platform.

it seems logical sure, but i can't seem to get it so that the connections are then tight enough to get the proper clearance over my garage door (the stretch in the rope is too great with the increase in distance).  the yak has to be basically touching my ceiling in order for my garage door to open and close...  i'll be tinkering with it some while it's cold out until i come up with the proper solution.


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

You can try plastic coated cables, they won't stretch


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 2:16 AM, boostr said:

Yes, I know that to be true, but here kayaks don't need to be. Unless you motorize it. Just want to let the guy know if he ain't gonna motorize it that he doesn't have waste his money on registering it.

Yes, there are a couple places where even a kayak has to be registered.  I can't remember where - NJ maybe?  There's a couple guys on the Wildy Pro Team with me that have to do it, and they do not have motors.


fishing user avatarSuperdumper reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:21 AM, boostr said:

Why do you have a reg. number on the yak? Do you motorize it.

No, I bought it used and the guy before me had a trolling motor on board and i just never removed it


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 4:23 AM, Superdumper said:

No, I bought it used and the guy before me had a trolling motor on board and i just never removed it

And there you have it folks...


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 3:56 AM, J Francho said:

Yes, there are a couple places where even a kayak has to be registered.  I can't remember where - NJ maybe?  There's a couple guys on the Wildy Pro Team with me that have to do it, and they do not have motors.

I went to the DMV Web site and this is what it say:

What Not to Register

  • Non-motorized inflatable devices.
  • Non-motorized surfboards.
  • Non-motorized dinghies.
  • Non-motorized racing shells.
  • Non-motorized canoes and kayaks

 

 


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Unless maybe you are in a  body of water that borders 2 states like the Delaware River  then you might need it I guess...


fishing user avatarboostr reply : 

Ok, back to showing your ride...


fishing user avatarJ Francho reply : 

Yeah, I don't remember the details.  It was weird to see the reg numbers on the side...


fishing user avatarFirefish Alumacraft reply : 

Just picked her up late Dec. Waiting warmer weather. 2015 Aluacraft Competitor 175 wth the new 2.1L 115hp merc.

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fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 1/6/2016 at 10:53 AM, shaggydog said:

OK, theres still no way a 150 is pushing a 18ft boat 73mph.  

Don't tell that to Allison Boats


fishing user avatarFirefish Alumacraft reply : 

Does anyone have any idea what the top speed of my new Alumacraft 175 will be with the newer 115 merc? fig 500lbs of weight with two guys and gear. Im fig mid 40s


fishing user avatarslonezp reply : 
  On 1/9/2016 at 11:25 PM, Firefish Tracker said:

Does anyone have any idea what the top speed of my new Alumacraft 175 will be with the newer 115 merc? fig 500lbs of weight with two guys and gear. Im fig mid 40s

Don't forget fuel. Mid to upper 40's is probably a good guesstimate. Might hit 50 if you can get motor height and prop right.  Does it have an aluminum or stainless prop? Stainless is going to give you better performance but they also cost about 4 times more than an aluminum. Aluminum is going to be more forgiving and cheaper to repair/replace if you hit something. 


fishing user avatarFirefish Alumacraft reply : 

Right now its has a Alum 17p 3blade. yeah fig the boat weight with a full tank at 6Lbs/30 gallons. so 180Lbs. and 500 is for us. Mercs prop selector said a 17 should put us close to 50mph but I'm fig prop slip/wind/temp of water and air. Putting the errors in I fig in the mid 40s.

I would like to put a 3 blade SS for the strength and better cupping or a 4 blade alum for midrange but in time will tell what we will want.


fishing user avatarbassinhole reply : 

1996 Viper Cobra 201 DC. Just finished a re-power with a 1996 225 Evenrude Vemenator, 10" Atlas, with Blinker Trim and Tilt. 

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fishing user avatarSandhillcrab reply : 

FeelFree moken 12.5

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fishing user avatarWPCfishing reply : 

A work in progress

 

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fishing user avatarWackyRiggedPoppers reply : 

Upgraded my Kayak

1999 Vindicator 283

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fishing user avatarBass newb reply : 

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Made the leap my first bass boat!

Ranger z175!

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fishing user avatarLil Joe The Grinder reply : 

Here's mine. 2012 Lowe 18 HP Stinger with 115 Mercury 4 Stroke. 

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fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 

@Firefish Tracker I'm thinking your boat will run in the upper 30's with your current prop. That's if your 115 can run that 17 pitch up to the 6000 RPM mark which I think it can. If you look at perfect theoretical speed of that prop/motor/lower unit combo it comes out to about 46 1/2 MPH. That's assumed with 0% slip which isn't realistic. Race boats will run in the 5% to 8%, and a well setup bass boat will be right around that 10% slip. These are with stainless props which usually have a better grip on the water and their hulls lift more to decrease drag in the water. Being that your boat is a bit bigger and of a deeper design than a bass boat and has more of a weight forward design, I think it's going to be slipping more than 10%. How much is the question and pretty much the only way to tell is to run it. Given your boat and motor combo, I think the difference between aluminum and stainless props will be a night and day difference if you get the right one. Best thing you can do is get out there and start testing it out!

Here's a good read on basics of setting up your boat for more speed.

http://www.kencook.net/Setupart.html


fishing user avatarFirefish Alumacraft reply : 
  On 1/27/2016 at 1:16 AM, WIGuide said:

@Firefish Tracker I'm thinking your boat will run in the upper 30's with your current prop. That's if your 115 can run that 17 pitch up to the 6000 RPM mark which I think it can. If you look at perfect theoretical speed of that prop/motor/lower unit combo it comes out to about 46 1/2 MPH. That's assumed with 0% slip which isn't realistic. Race boats will run in the 5% to 8%, and a well setup bass boat will be right around that 10% slip. These are with stainless props which usually have a better grip on the water and their hulls lift more to decrease drag in the water. Being that your boat is a bit bigger and of a deeper design than a bass boat and has more of a weight forward design, I think it's going to be slipping more than 10%. How much is the question and pretty much the only way to tell is to run it. Given your boat and motor combo, I think the difference between aluminum and stainless props will be a night and day difference if you get the right one. Best thing you can do is get out there and start testing it out!

Here's a good read on basics of setting up your boat for more speed.

http://www.kencook.net/Setupart.html

I did some reach from Walleyecenteral.com and other sites. seems with the Alumacraft 175s and Sports with eh Yamaha or Merc 115 4s have a average speed of 42mph with two guys. Im interested in seeing when the new 2.1L has over the 1.7L   I'll find out friday when we take it to the river to break in the merc. 


fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 
  On 1/27/2016 at 4:54 AM, Firefish Tracker said:

I did some reach from Walleyecenteral.com and other sites. seems with the Alumacraft 175s and Sports with eh Yamaha or Merc 115 4s have a average speed of 42mph with two guys. Im interested in seeing when the new 2.1L has over the 1.7L   I'll find out friday when we take it to the river to break in the merc. 

That's pretty good! Any idea what they're running for props?


fishing user avatarFirefish Alumacraft reply : 
  On 1/27/2016 at 5:10 AM, WIGuide said:

That's pretty good! Any idea what they're running for props?

From what I see a 17p-19p spitfire or SS  Some guys are doing 4 blade 17p but they're looking for more lift with a lot of fishing gear.   Thinking when I get it fully loaded for salmon and walleye its going to slow me down with down riggers, kicker 9.8hp nissan, and 3 other fishing buddys

 


fishing user avatarWIGuide reply : 
  On 1/27/2016 at 8:36 AM, Firefish Tracker said:

From what I see a 17p-19p spitfire or SS  Some guys are doing 4 blade 17p but they're looking for more lift with a lot of fishing gear.   Thinking when I get it fully loaded for salmon and walleye its going to slow me down with down riggers, kicker 9.8hp nissan, and 3 other fishing buddys

 

It will slow you down some, but I would think with the bigger displacement it'll have a bit more torque than the older model and perform more consistently with the heavier loads.  


fishing user avatarNitrofreak reply : 

Updating my pics with a new to me ride, 2000,19' ProCraft super pro 200 with a 200 merc to push her around, she needs a little TLC but she's 2' longer with a lot more storage and a lot more deck space than what I had.

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fishing user avatarBrent Christian reply : 
  On 1/6/2016 at 10:53 AM, shaggydog said:

OK, theres still no way a 150 is pushing a 18ft boat 73mph.  

I beg to differ i have a older Merc 2.5 150 Black Max with a 18ft boat and it will run over 70 easy..


fishing user avatarshaggydog reply : 
  On 1/29/2016 at 6:40 AM, Brent Christian said:

I beg to differ i have a older Merc 2.5 150 Black Max with a 18ft boat and it will run over 70 easy..

Yeah, Right.  I just hope nobody else expects the same.

What prop and rpm are you running?


fishing user avatarDogBone_384 reply : 
  On 1/7/2016 at 1:46 AM, boostr said:

Here's my craft, right after I rigged her up. A Feelfree Lure 11.5

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I've got the same model, color and all.  I like it better than my Ascend 128T.  Enjoy it.

ADD: This thread is VERY dangerous for my savings account and driveway space... especially this time of year when I can't fish because the fresh water around here is frozen.


fishing user avatarBrent Christian reply : 
  On 1/30/2016 at 10:36 AM, shaggydog said:

Yeah, Right.  I just hope nobody else expects the same.

What prop and rpm are you running?

26 pitch laser 2 rpm not to sure, but i guess i failed to mention its a laser, hull wieghs 700 or less, boat has recessed jackplate plus a 10in jackplate so motor is roughly 15 inches or so off back of boat be more than glad to take a video for you.

its the xr4 smaller gear casing and low profile LU


fishing user avatarcarlm01 reply : 

New boats in at the dealer

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fishing user avatarboostr reply : 
  On 1/30/2016 at 11:38 AM, DogBone_384 said:

I've got the same model, color and all.  I like it better than my Ascend 128T.  Enjoy it.

ADD: This thread is VERY dangerous for my savings account and driveway space... especially this time of year when I can't fish because the fresh water around here is frozen.

I have enjoyed the yak this past season. I know the struggle is real, I've bought a Helix 5 SI, RamTransducer arm, Ram Helix mount, and hardware to mount it all, and I also just recieved my Feelfree Uni Bar Dashboard.Now I can mount my Helix 5 SI and phone to take pics right in front of me... So yes the winter is tough on the wallet.  I'll be updating this thread with the new set up. 


fishing user avatarWPCfishing reply : 

Crazy good weather in RI. No ice so I put the canoe in the water to get a feel and look, this is the first time in the water since the restoration. The motor was bogging above mid throttle but the canoe was all that I expected. We rebuilt the carb a few days ago and the motor is running great now. It's been cold for a couple days so I'm not sure when I'll get out on the water again. I'll keep busy with the additions to the canoe while I wait for April weather.

 

 

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fishing user avatarJosh_Bovaird reply : 

My beloved Triton 176 Magnum

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fishing user avatarBBD reply : 

^^^ How do you like that triton, Josh?


fishing user avatarJosh_Bovaird reply : 
  On 2/13/2016 at 2:07 PM, BBD said:

^^^ How do you like that triton, Josh?

I love it, its been a great boat.  I had a 17ft tracker before and that doesn't come close to competing with this boat.  plenty of storage and rides great.  My only gripe is I wish I could have found the 186 or 196 but this one took me long enough to find.


fishing user avatarMikey314 reply : 

I just got this 13 ft square stern Mohawk canoe on a trade! I have plans on Converting it into a fishing canoe over time. 

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fishing user avatarWPCfishing reply : 
  On 2/18/2016 at 9:42 AM, Mikey314 said:

I just got this 13 ft square stern Mohawk canoe on a trade! I have plans on Converting it into a fishing canoe over time. 

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Looks good, you'll be able to get to places you can't with a bigger boat. 

Are you going to put a gas motor on it?


fishing user avatarRFSims reply : 

'09 Legend Alpha 199  225 Pro XS

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fishing user avatarDaileyLimit reply : 

2014 Jackson Kilroy in "Green Hornet" color scheme.  I made a floor for it out of lexan, an old bar mat, and my wife's yoga mat (not pleased).

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fishing user avatarMikey314 reply : 

WPCfishing, yeah i have updated the boat a bit, but im not sure about a gas one, but i am gonna start off with a trolling first.


fishing user avatarmundell88 reply : 

This is my 14ft flatbottom.  I drug it out of the weeds and bought it from a guy that hadn't fished out of it in years.  It leaked terrible and all the wood was rotten.  New transom, some silicone and some flex-seal lol and it don't leak anymore.  I built the casting deck out of 2×4s and old aluminum road signs.  Yeah its red neck.  This is a picture I took of my brother and his friend fishing out of it.

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fishing user avataretrout72 reply : 

Fishing off the Sea Eagle with a minnkota 45lb thrust motor. I can go anywhere and it fits in the car!

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fishing user avatarpennix5 reply : 

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fishing user avatarRiver Dave reply : 

I'm surprised there's not more guys running similar setups, seems to be either bass boats, johnboats, or kayaks with very little in between. This is my "compromise" ride. It's a great all around family boat for riding, tubing, cruising etc that I outfitted with a removable casting platform in the bow and a quick release trolling motor. I can go from fishing mode to "dad" mode in less than a minute so it's just perfect for me. This is the third boat I've rigged like this and really got it right this time. It's a '98 Bayliner Capri 1950 with a 140 Mercruiser. Bought it two years ago from a local guy who had it since new and never used it. He ran a limo company and it would sit in the garage with the limos and only got used once or twice a year. The boat is 17 years old and looks almost brand new. I love it.

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fishing user avatardjflats58 reply : 

It's not quite the Triton TR20 I had in the past but it floats.

2002 Alumacraft...

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fishing user avatarLunkerFisher reply : 

This is long delayed, but I finally was able to upload these and post them now! My Sea Eagle Fast Track 385 all rigged up!IMG_1026.thumb.JPG.5e00c822c5141430d6b7f

It's very stable in addition to being very portable. Here's me froggin and reppin them Wolverines!

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fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 

Been a while since I updated this.....

 

Jeff


fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 9:58 PM, 00 mod said:

Been a while since I updated this.....

 

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Jeff

Someone stole your transducer. ?


fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 10:10 PM, Hi Salenity said:

Someone stole your transducer. ?

And when I find them....... :ph34r:

Just put all new electronics on my boat Friday. The HDSI transducer is on back order. So for now I just have 1 on the back and run both graphs off the back. 

Jeff


fishing user avatarA-Jay reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 10:41 PM, 00 mod said:

And when I find them....... :ph34r:

Just put all new electronics on my boat Friday. The HDSI transducer is on back order. So for now I just have 1 on the back and run both graphs off the back. 

Jeff

SHA-Weet Rig Jeff.

And she looks All Kinds of Ready, Willing & Able to help you get that DD.

btw- someone glued a white hockey puck to your gunwale . . .

:)

A-Jay


fishing user avatarWeld's Largemouth reply : 
  On 3/1/2016 at 9:32 AM, etrout72 said:

Fishing off the Sea Eagle with a minnkota 45lb thrust motor. I can go anywhere and it fits in the car!

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What kind of battery do u use for that motor? I just got a minn kota riptide 45 lb thrust for a canoe in salt and fresh.


fishing user avatarLoochy88 reply : 

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fishing user avatarfishonfire reply : 
  On 3/2/2016 at 9:58 PM, 00 mod said:

Been a while since I updated this.....

 

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Jeff

I love this boat. What brand and size is it. I just upgraded my hull this year to a 1648 Grizzly and love it. I havent carpeted it yet because I may go with hydro turf but i love the simple lay out of the boat. I am also thinking about upgrading to the terrova with iPilot. I want the spotlock features and stuff the ipilot comes with but i like the better control capabilities that come from the cable drive i have now. How do you like that terrova? If i could figure out how to make my pictures under .15mb then i would post pics of mine.


fishing user avatargulfcaptain reply : 

2000 Champion 203 DX.  Need to get some updated pics with the Talon and all the electronics on it though.  

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fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 
  On 3/21/2016 at 6:50 AM, fishonfire said:

I love this boat. What brand and size is it. I just upgraded my hull this year to a 1648 Grizzly and love it. I havent carpeted it yet because I may go with hydro turf but i love the simple lay out of the boat. I am also thinking about upgrading to the terrova with iPilot. I want the spotlock features and stuff the ipilot comes with but i like the better control capabilities that come from the cable drive i have now. How do you like that terrova? If i could figure out how to make my pictures under .15mb then i would post pics of mine.

The actual brand is a Weldbuilt 1648.  It started as a bare hull and I did all of the rest.  I actually have waterproof foam mats that go in the middle part of the floor as well.  Just not in that pic.  Maybe this week I will get a fully updated pic with front transducer and middle mats.  I like the Terrova for the spot lock.  I do not like the stow method of it, and hope someday they will come out with an easier way, not the ulterra though.  Haha.

As far as pics, upload them to the gallery on here, or to a hosting site and it will be a non-issue.

Jeff


fishing user avatarfishonfire reply : 

Awesome thanks for the help. Here is mine its a 1648 Tracker Grizzly.  It may not be the nicest one on here but it fullfills the many roles I ask of it and its brand new and all mine. LOL.

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fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 

@Hi Salenity @fishonfire

Jeff


fishing user avatarSnookOne reply : 

Wilderness Systems ATAK 140. I can stand all day ion this kayak with no issue!

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fishing user avatarHi Salenity reply : 
  On 3/22/2016 at 8:49 AM, 00 mod said:

@Hi Salenity @fishonfire

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Jeff

How do you like those birds? I'm getting to take my boat out Saturday with a humminbird rep. 

Hummnbird set up a class to help people get the most out of their birds so I decided to sign up.  


fishing user avatar00 mod reply : 

So far I love em! Really have helped me dial in my fishing so far this year. I will only get better with them as time goes by!  Let us know how your session goes!

Jeff


fishing user avatarNinjaAbassin reply : 

I mainly fish lowland lakes electric motors only... Here are my two fishing vessels. They serve me very well and get the job done! 

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fishing user avatarJosh_Bovaird reply : 
  On 3/21/2016 at 6:55 AM, gulfcaptain said:

2000 Champion 203 DX.  Need to get some updated pics with the Talon and all the electronics on it though.  

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Love the wrap I've been debating on doing something along the same line.




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