Just got my first boat

Discussion in 'Boating' started by gamedog357, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. gamedog357

    gamedog357 New Member

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    Well I went and took the plunge. I got a great deal (in my opinion) on a 16.5 bass tracker with good running 35 mercury. new floor and carpet. Hummingbird depth/fish finder. Got a motorguide 55 thrust foot controlled trolling motor came with 2 downriggers. Just need to get and mount some rod holders and get the title switched and go catch some catfish.
     
  2. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I remember my first boat.
    I kept going outside and just standing there looking at it with a silly grin on my face.
    congratulations
    have a good one
    just
     

  3. grandpa7

    grandpa7 New Member

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    Just got my first boat a couple of months ago. 17' dominator with 50 hp mercury and two elevated fishing seats. Mounted 8 atwood rod holders on homemade 9" stands. Seems very sturdy but haven't had any explosive hits on them yet. However I do keep my drags set fairly light just in case. Has been a real joy and should of had one many years earlier. Congrats on the new ride.
     
  4. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    congrats on your new ride

    Happy fishing

    Honey is the grease hot I have the fish ready haha:smile2::smile2:
     
  5. gamedog357

    gamedog357 New Member

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    thanks guys looking forward to getting the boat out and getting it broke in.
     
  6. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    congrats on the new boat, i just got mine may 1
     
  7. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Congrats on your boat ENJOY:big_smile:
     
  8. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, enjoy your new boat, good luck fishing!
     
  9. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    Welcome to the world of boat ownership. I bought my "new" used boat in april. I have had several before.
    Sometimes I wonder why I spend so much time and money on boat projects and then I wonder when I am going fishing again-when where and how I want!!!!!
    Have fun and enjoy the boat.
     
  10. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Congrats on the new boat!
     
  11. Bait Boat

    Bait Boat New Member

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    Congrats on the the new boat:0a22: I hope to order one soon:smile2: