My NEW RIG!!!!!

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My NEW RIG!!!!!

Post by b23ball23 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:02 pm

here is my temporary bass boat!!!

1991 Lowe 16ft jonbass with 25hp .........we have a 30lb thrust transom mount trolling motor for now. Only problem is that the boat is riveted

It is my grandad's boat, and he let us borrow it for the season as we try to figure out what boat we need. I'm really hoping My dad gets a good bonus this year, I REALLY want a fiberglass bass boat, or a new all-welded aluminum one........but I guess we probably end up buying this one from my grandad , but hey Its better than nothing!

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Re: My NEW RIG!!!!!

Post by Cal » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:04 pm

That is a sweet lookin' rig Ben.. congrats on the loaner!

I love aluminum boats!
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Post by b23ball23 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:06 pm

i think I should grow to love it.....hopefully


first trip is this sunday after church!!!!!!!

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Re: My NEW RIG!!!!!

Post by splash » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:00 pm

Sweet ride!!! I love aluminum boats and you can take it places I can't take mine. Nice boat Ben!!!
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Re: My NEW RIG!!!!!

Post by Nitroman77 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:18 pm

Good lookin boat your gettin there! Hey is doesnt matter how big the thing is as long as it gets you to your spot with your dad and you guys have fun! :lol: Let us know how it fishes.
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Post by bigpapajim » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:41 pm

Dude are you kidding? AWESOME! Learn on that thing, then in a couple you can get the fancy glitter fibergalss kind! The fish dont care wht kind of boat you have, and anything I MEAN ANYTHING beats fishing from the shore!

Good luck with it and catch some huge lunkers!

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Post by Reel Old Geezer » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:42 pm

I also love aluminum boats. That's a nice looking rig. Maybe you'll go through the evolution I did. I started with an aluminum jon boat (no where near as nice as that one), and went through 3 fiberglass bass boats - the first one had stick steering. That's how long ago that was. I now own two Lowe's Aluminum boats - a 16'6" Lowes fisherman with the same blue seats as your boat, but it's a deep V, and a 16' Jet boat. I love them both and can easily pull them and handle them anywhere. You'll love that boat. Good luck, and good fishing.

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Re: My NEW RIG!!!!!

Post by TMG » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:04 pm

Whats wrong with that!!! Thats a great setup. Even though it is riveted, leaky rivets are easy to fix... :D

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Post by b23ball23 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:29 pm

Yeah, i really didnt mean to come across as so negative as I did,
I'm super excited about the boat!!! I just know it will take some time to get all of the goodies on it, but it should be great!

I'm not really sure if it will be able to handle the potomac river, which is my main goal. . . . . . .but we shall see

Im stoked about taking out after church on Sunday!!!!!!!! Problem is, the place we are going is a resivior, we cant run a gas motor on it. :?

Thanks for the comments. . . . . In a a month it should have a new trolling motor on it. . . . . any reccomendations

I was thinking motorguide pro series 54 lb thrust?? Anyone know what shaft length I should go with???



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Re: My NEW RIG!!!!!

Post by D.R. » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:37 pm

Ben,

I like the ride. I have a alu. boat also. I traded my fiberglass Pro Craft in on a Mag 186 Triton. Best move I ever made (with a water craft).
With an alu. boat you can get into some shallow nasty water where the big boys live.
Have fun. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My NEW RIG!!!!!

Post by kbookert » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:57 am

The main thing is that it gets you out on the water and that it starts and runs. Other than that, what else do you really need? It's great to have a better boat, but it is better than standing on the bank. My first boat was a 10ft Jon boat with an 8lb thurst trolling motor for the only source of power. It got me out there and I caught a lot of fish out of it.
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Post by b23ball23 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:47 pm

Thanks for the comments and support!!!

anyone know what size trolling motor to smack on that thing???

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Post by Nitroman77 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:50 pm

you should anything above 40lbs and you should be fine, although 55-56 should be just as good to get you around the river to have more juice. :lol:
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