Japanese style bass boats

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Japanese style bass boats

Postby JWR075 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:11 am

I want one of these for small lakes. https://tacklecentral.wordpress.com/201 ... bass-boat/

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby Montanaro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:44 am

Some American company in the early 2000s had a similar seated boat. Don't remember the details but they could be had for less than $10k.

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby Handler » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:00 am

These look awesome. I want one, though I imagine they would be great in much more than 1-2ft waves.

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby Montanaro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:09 am

Not sure if it's the one I mentioned before, but astro has 15 foot boats

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby zodiak311 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:08 pm

Dang those boats are sweet! I love the color schemes as well. I do wonder how stable they are out on the water.

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby JerryC » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:38 pm

Those look awesome!!

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby USA-RET » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:30 pm

Very nice boats for sure. I've always been attracted to the smaller boats. (Not good for many big lakes and certainly not tournaments), but plenty of off shoots and tributaries even on huge impoundments where these would work.

My current boat is a Nitro 640LX -16'8 inch w/ a 90 OPti and it's about as small as you'll find available now (and it's discontinued). Back in the 70's -80's Ouachita made a fiberglass 13"8 inch boat (as I recall) sold as a 14 footer. Many of the older boats were 15 footer and tri-hull design. Plenty of them still pop up on the used boat market for less than $1K if you don't mind some sweat equity in a renovation project.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Ouachit ... B800%3B639

These are quit popular down here in Florida. I was amazed at the places these things go. Everglades, Rivers, big lakes, backwaters, and bays.

http://www.gheenoe.net/

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby JWR075 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:24 am

Basscat was in the process of building a small bass type boat called the Bobcat but decided to cancel it. It was going to be build of the Phelix hull. Looking into finding a used Phelix and converting it into this style of boat.

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby Giqqo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:06 am

Been looking into one of these for very small lakes. Making it hard to choose now...

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby Johnny A » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:47 am

A long time ago, one of the guys in a bass club I was in had a 15' bass boat. Fiberglass + goodies. Not a bad deal if you have smaller bodies of water BUT better suited for a one guy trip.

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby bpettus2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:29 pm

Stick steer all the way I think the console steering wheel would take up to much space neat little rigs . Is this what the guides use on Biwa ?

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:15 pm

Winstondry wrote:How about one of these? https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/04/the ... ans-dream/


I saw that on IG. I wondered how well it would do navigating slow. Like if you were flipping.
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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:31 am

As I get closer to finishing college or getting a better career, I want a new boat, but unless I hit the lottery or really pick up a heck of a job, a $70,000 Bass Boat is out of the question.

Right now I use a john boat but it is pretty wide and overall big. We set 6 bait casting rods on one side and 6 casting/spinning finesse rods on the other. We have plenty of room in the floor for 4 big tackle bags and keep other things in the live well.

My issue is aluminum style bass boats are hard to find with the storage for rods I am looking for. I just want to find a decent sized boat with fair storage and a motor around 50hp. At this moment I would rather just keep our old boat and add a new engine.

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Re: Japanese style bass boats

Postby Winstondry » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:44 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:As I get closer to finishing college or getting a better career, I want a new boat, but unless I hit the lottery or really pick up a heck of a job, a $70,000 Bass Boat is out of the question.

Right now I use a john boat but it is pretty wide and overall big. We set 6 bait casting rods on one side and 6 casting/spinning finesse rods on the other. We have plenty of room in the floor for 4 big tackle bags and keep other things in the live well.

My issue is aluminum style bass boats are hard to find with the storage for rods I am looking for. I just want to find a decent sized boat with fair storage and a motor around 50hp. At this moment I would rather just keep our old boat and add a new engine.


Check out the new Vexus aluminum boats. Former employees from Ranger started a new boat company with none other than Forrest L Wood as part of the new company. https://vexusboats.com/

They're working on their fiberglass models now but have yet to reveal them.


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