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Originally Posted by irfubar
I am a fisherman. A boat to me is about fishing first, pleasure second.
The problem is I love all fishing, trout, salmon, bass, walleye, rockfish, lingcod, crappie, perch etc....
Rivers , lakes , streams, reservoirs, ocean etc.... well in theory this would require 4 or 5 different boats. And that is the path I was heading down.
Finally I came to my senses and decided to stop the insanity.
Sold all my boats, and at I profit I may add. And bought this boat to do it all.
It's a heavy gauge welded aluminum , with a jet pump outboard with tiller steering. It has a Minnkota Terranova bow mount electric wit auto pilot, spotlock and cruise control.
No gas kicker this time. I use two Lifepro lithium batteries to power it and can troll for several days at 1.5 to 2mph.
The jet allows me to power up rivers in 4" water. The 10 degree V with good freeboard allows me to use it on large reservoirs such as Ft Peck. The light weight allows me to launch on small lakes with unimproved ramps.
It's not perfect for everything but it is damn good!!

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Very Nice Brither irfubar!

For the type of fishing I do two boats are a must, one for lakes and rivers and one for the Pacific ocean. Where I fish in the Pacific, if you go in the drink you are dead in about 15 minutes from exposure!

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Brother Bee... I understand. Unfortunately my ocean fishing is limited due to my susceptibility to sea sickness .... frown


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In the interest of full disclosure.... I have another boat I can't seem to part with as I built it myself and it serves a very useful nitch where I live....

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Originally Posted by irfubar
Brother Bee... I understand. Unfortunately my ocean fishing is limited due to my susceptibility to sea sickness .... frown

I brought a friend with me once who was an accomplished Tournament Walleye Fisherman, asked him if he suffered from sea sickness, he said "NO" and told me he was fishing in Mexico and everyone got sick and he laughed his guts out, at them" "Good enough" I responded.

First Morning out he puked his guts out and spent the entire morning in the galley in bed! It was a super great day of fishing, must have caught about 30 salmon, while he was in bed unable to fish, Was not even a rough day! LMF-GUTS-O! hehehehe

BKB :o)

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Brother Bee... I understand. Unfortunately my ocean fishing is limited due to my susceptibility to sea sickness .... frown

I brought a friend with me once who was an accomplished Tournament Walleye Fisherman, asked him is he suffered from sea sickness, he said "NO" and told me he was fishing in Mexico and everyone got sick and he laughed his guts out, at them" "Good enough" I responded.

First Morning out he puked his guts out and spent the entire morning in the galley in bed! It was a super great day of fishing, must have caught about 30 salmon, while he was in bed unable to fish, LMF-GUTS-O! hehehehe

BKB :o)

It's a fickle mistress, I have fished the gulf of Alaska, off the Oregon and Calif. coast for tuna, SW Alaska, B.C. etc.... and if the swells are large I am toast


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Originally Posted by irfubar
In the interest of full disclosure.... I have another boat I can't seem to part with as I built it myself and it serves a very useful nitch where I live....

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Beautiful boat.


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Originally Posted by irfubar
In the interest of full disclosure.... I have another boat I can't seem to part with as I built it myself and it serves a very useful nitch where I live....

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NICE BOAT Brother ifubar!!!

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In the interest of full disclosure.... I have another boat I can't seem to part with as I built it myself and it serves a very useful nitch where I live....

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Beautiful boat.
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Originally Posted by irfubar
In the interest of full disclosure.... I have another boat I can't seem to part with as I built it myself and it serves a very useful nitch where I live....

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NICE BOAT Brother ifubar!!!

Thanks guys.... I'm a boat whore .... I admit it.. smile


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Originally Posted by irfubar
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In the interest of full disclosure.... I have another boat I can't seem to part with as I built it myself and it serves a very useful nitch where I live....

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Beautiful boat.
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Originally Posted by irfubar
In the interest of full disclosure.... I have another boat I can't seem to part with as I built it myself and it serves a very useful nitch where I live....

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NICE BOAT Brother ifubar!!!

Thanks guys.... I'm a boat whore .... I admit it.. smile

A prettier whore, there never was!


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Originally Posted by irfubar
Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Originally Posted by boatboy
I agree with the previous that many boats had held their value
Mainly the ones that people want to buy today

There are some other boats that have not because the trend is away from what they have
But solid fish boat with 4 strokes are a winner when it comes to resale

Calvin that is a beauty we are starting to see some of those around here I fished off one this summer really awesome boat

Hank

There are a lot of components that make one brand more desirable than others. Some brands have transom problems, some have bad welds, some have poorly sealed rivets, etc. I would also research how a dealer rigs a boat. A hot boat can cause all sorts of problems too.

By hot boat, do you mean one that's not properly grounded and suffers from electrolysis?

Yes. I had a poorly grounded aluminum boat that would have had problems if it weren’t for me noticing the zincs were corroding fast (according to the dealer when I asked WTF).

People say it actually repels fish as well.

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...I'm a boat whore .... I admit it.. smile

Me too. smile

3 fishing boats I've owned and rebuilt (last one still a work in progress). But small boats are the most fun.

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Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
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Originally Posted by boatboy
I agree with the previous that many boats had held their value
Mainly the ones that people want to buy today

There are some other boats that have not because the trend is away from what they have
But solid fish boat with 4 strokes are a winner when it comes to resale

Calvin that is a beauty we are starting to see some of those around here I fished off one this summer really awesome boat

Hank

There are a lot of components that make one brand more desirable than others. Some brands have transom problems, some have bad welds, some have poorly sealed rivets, etc. I would also research how a dealer rigs a boat. A hot boat can cause all sorts of problems too.

By hot boat, do you mean one that's not properly grounded and suffers from electrolysis?

Yes. I had a poorly grounded aluminum boat that would have had problems if it weren’t for me noticing the zincs were corroding fast (according to the dealer when I asked WTF).

People say it actually repels fish as well.

Just what every fisherman needs, a boat that repels fish, right? lol

You must have been quite upset!

KB


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Ha, ha Mate, my current 3 would fit into your first 1 !

12' Naden, 9.9hp merc 2 stroke - pot hole lake with bad access
14' Lund deep & wide, 25hp Honda 4 stroke - anywhere with trailer access
17' Lund Pike, 50hp Merc 2 stroke + bow mount Minn Kota 55lb - anywhere with trailer access (more room & comfort).

P.S. - My comment about "what are these walleye", may have been, ever so slightly, tongue in cheek !

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Ha, ha Mate, my current 3 would fit into your first 1 !...

Yeah, these are for a different type of fishing. When I replaced the fuel tanks (970-gallons) on the second one pictured, I found a marlin bill sticking through the hull!


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Originally Posted by KillerBee
Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Originally Posted by irfubar
Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Originally Posted by boatboy
I agree with the previous that many boats had held their value
Mainly the ones that people want to buy today

There are some other boats that have not because the trend is away from what they have
But solid fish boat with 4 strokes are a winner when it comes to resale

Calvin that is a beauty we are starting to see some of those around here I fished off one this summer really awesome boat

Hank

There are a lot of components that make one brand more desirable than others. Some brands have transom problems, some have bad welds, some have poorly sealed rivets, etc. I would also research how a dealer rigs a boat. A hot boat can cause all sorts of problems too.

By hot boat, do you mean one that's not properly grounded and suffers from electrolysis?

Yes. I had a poorly grounded aluminum boat that would have had problems if it weren’t for me noticing the zincs were corroding fast (according to the dealer when I asked WTF).

People say it actually repels fish as well.

Just what every fisherman needs, a boat that repels fish, right? lol

You must have been quite upset!

KB

It’s part of the reason I use braided downrigger cable and rubber bungee connectors to the downrigger balls.

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Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Originally Posted by KillerBee
Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Originally Posted by irfubar
Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
Originally Posted by boatboy
I agree with the previous that many boats had held their value
Mainly the ones that people want to buy today

There are some other boats that have not because the trend is away from what they have
But solid fish boat with 4 strokes are a winner when it comes to resale

Calvin that is a beauty we are starting to see some of those around here I fished off one this summer really awesome boat

Hank

There are a lot of components that make one brand more desirable than others. Some brands have transom problems, some have bad welds, some have poorly sealed rivets, etc. I would also research how a dealer rigs a boat. A hot boat can cause all sorts of problems too.

By hot boat, do you mean one that's not properly grounded and suffers from electrolysis?

Yes. I had a poorly grounded aluminum boat that would have had problems if it weren’t for me noticing the zincs were corroding fast (according to the dealer when I asked WTF).

People say it actually repels fish as well.

Just what every fisherman needs, a boat that repels fish, right? lol

You must have been quite upset!

KB

It’s part of the reason I use braided downrigger cable and rubber bungee connectors to the downrigger balls.

Stealth is always the best approach when it comes to hunting and fishing IMO :o)


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Koffler Baybee for ocean and lakes
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Inflatable jet boat for rivers and lakes

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Inflatable Kayak for trout fishing inflate it when we get there, or thow it on top of the rack on the Koffler
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Certainly two schools of thoughts on what a walleye boat should look like. We have outstanding walleye fishing out in the estuarys out of Lake Michigan, but it is so much like trolling for salmon with the big boats, down riggers and big water. I've gone the other way and caught thousands of walleyes in Canada mostly using a 14 or 16' Lund aluminum boat with a 10-15 hp outboard. A buddy of mine fished the walleye tournaments up north and he knew the river system so well that he was always in the money using his 15' Grumman Sport Canoe. He tells about nearly being swamped by the big boats going by on their way out to fish the way bigger water. My buddy's son did buy a big Hewes boat that he found in Ohio, but my buddy is right now in the process of refurbishing an S16 Lund with a Honda four stroke for his walleye boat. That tells me what his preferred method of fishing walleyes would be. Mine too.


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