If you had a choice between these two boats......

Discussion in 'Boating' started by BenNewt, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. BenNewt

    BenNewt New Member

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  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    It would certainly depend on WHERE you fish the most. IF you are in NEED of a jet to get to skinny waters, by all means get the jet. If you fish deeper water more, go with the outboard. Both boats look great. I'd LOVE to have a jet like that to fish some places not accessible to most.

    Bill in SC
     

  3. Swampfox.

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    if your gonna fish shallows and weedy areas go with option one. only thang is i wish it was atleast a 90 h. just in case you did go to deeper water, or swift current you got enough power.
     
  4. BenNewt

    BenNewt New Member

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    Most of the lakes around here have tons of eurasian millfoil which can float around in small chunks. Would these little chunks clog up the intake on an jet?
     
  5. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    Well... dont let the HP scare you away from Boat 1 mine is 35hp jet (50hp if it was a prop)

    I fish on the Missouri River and Mississippi River with ZERO problems as far as power goes.... Its not Fast by anymeans maybe 25-28mph? but im in no hurry and i dont wanna go fast anyways.I just get on up plane and cruse.

    If it was me i would go with boat 1 Looks like a tough rig.
     
  6. Swampfox.

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    they can, depends on how dense it is. if its not to bad it outta just push it through, and it will have a different sound as you go though it. im gonna pm you with a link to a boatsetup used down here in the swamps where areas are dense with vegitation.
     
  7. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    if its this bad i dont think nothing will help.
    http://aquatechnex.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/closeup06.jpeg

    But i got stuck the other day being caress and if i would have had a prop i would have had to call the coast guard.Instead .. i lowerd the jet and shot the mud&sand out and got the boat unstuck.

    Its not the best thing to do to the jet but ... it got me unstuck.:crazy:
     
  8. Swampfox.

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    check your pm Ben. let me know what you think
     
  9. Iowa_Josh

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    The first one looks neat but there's like 400 rivet holes in the gunnel, there's no way to lay down in it, either. The seat faces forwards.

    I guess you could test drive the jet in a weed bed just to see what happens. You should have all the bargaining power you'll ever have. I think it's time to buy while you can still do a test drive.
     
  10. Iowa_Josh

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    What would you offer for them? I've been watching classifieds all summer. Lots of crazy prices out there. I'm pretty sure blue book is worthless on older stuff but according to BB, I just bought mine for the price of the motor. It is October! Just in time for hunting means they waited way to long to sell, etc.

    It's gonna be more expensive if you insist on the tunnell. There just aren't many to choose from. There was a bare boat in Ill. but that's the nearest one I found while searching. Something like mud motors, you might have more to choose from.
     
  11. BenNewt

    BenNewt New Member

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    I'm not sure what I would offer them. I might go take a look at both of them this weekend. Lots of good deals out there right now.....