My new BOAT! And 1st Boat!

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by evilfud, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. evilfud

    evilfud New Member

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    So i got my very fist boat. It was with the wisdom you guys shared with me and i trusted in that got me a 1992 Lowe 1620. The boat has a Lowe trailer,60hp Johnson motor,tilt/trim,190 hours,30# Johnson foot controlled trolling motor,2 batteries,Eagle Fish Elite 502c iGPS $450 with receipt in the box!,2 anchors,2 life vests,1 floatation,New pull strap,livewell,rod locker,new front and rear lights.

    Funny story about this boat. Just about 3-4 days ago i was with my buddy on his pontoon and we watched this guy in a boat close to us hook this big catfish and i mean big for this place and he gets it up to the boat and reaches down and grabs the line and we are both like heh we know whats going to happen and it did he broke the line fish got away. Well that guy is the one i just bought the boat from small world lol. This guy just took the boat and some cash in on trade for a Harley and he already has a pontoon. i am basicly the 2nd owner.

    So i got to buy some rod holders for it and a landing net so that dont happen to me and possibly a battery charger could you guys recommend anything to me?

    Here is some pics.
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  2. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    Sweeeet Boat!! Hope u have better luck then that guy... I still need to get me a larger boat for lakes and Big rivers
     

  3. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    Congrats on the new boat, Good Luck out on the water :wink:
     
  4. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Nice, hope you get to fish quite often having a boat now. Good Luck, hope you land some monsters.
     
  5. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    Nice boat chris. That is the type of boat I want to eventually get. Have you thought of a rod rack across the back of the boat? There is a section here on the boc, rod holder review I think. I have some pics posted of the rod rack and rod holders I had made. My friend has his own body/welding shop at home. I designed it and he made it for me and a very good price. If you dont like the idea of a rod rack then you should check out the driftmaster rod holders.
     
  6. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    congrats Chris thats going to make a good kitty rig
     
  7. evilfud

    evilfud New Member

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    I wouldnt mind a rod rack but it depends on the cost PM me i would also like to get you to hook up with me at prairie creek and help me test this boat out and get it where i feel its ready to go to the Ohio river. If you got the time and wouldnt mind.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  8. evilfud

    evilfud New Member

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    Also where do i get the sticker for fishing state lakes etc? BMV said it wasnt from them.

    Chris
     
  9. Kalvinc

    Kalvinc New Member

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    Thats a nice lookin boat, you should invest in a net before you head out lol
     
  10. RonSki

    RonSki New Member

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    Chris, Congratulations on your first boat! If you're anything like me, you'll find that it's the BEST purchase you've ever made.
    The State Park Permits are from the DNR, you can get them here ----> http://estore.dnr.state.in.us/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=106

    As for battery chargers, I have had 2 Guest chargers and have never had a problem. I only had to change from a one bank charger to a two bank. I have the 2611, which is on sale :smile2: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

    Good luck and enjoy your new baby!!
     
  11. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    Chris you can purchase your dnr lake tag also at one of the state lakes. It is only 20.00 bucks I think but it wont help you on prarie creek as it it city owned. I work all weekend including Monday. How about Tuesday? Doug can give us a hand also. Did your boat come with a boat drainage plug? If so I would purchase an extra one or two. They are cheap and a must have if the boat is set up that way. Does the boat have a bilge pump? I think my friend could build you the rack with the rod holders for around a 100.00. Thats material and labor, he will even paint them. Let me know. Later. Sorry this is Allen, im at dougs and was logged in under his name.
     
  12. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Chris if that boat motor has no more hours on then that, it is just now getting broke in good. Don't expect it to be a race horse but it will be very stable in the water and ride good. I know you will like it and for the price you didn't get hurt.
     
  13. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Chris,
    Nice rig. Be sure to give it a thorough test run and familiarize yourself with the boating rules and etiquette. Make sure you have a first aid kit, fire extinguisher and a spare anchor with rope.
    Then get some rod holders on it and get it slimy. Good luck and be safe...W
     
  14. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    Hey Chris, nice boat. I think that a good tarp well help with storeage. I'd thought about this myself if we ever do get a boat ourselves. It'll be good to help keep trash & weather out, either inside or outside. To help keep the tarp from getting too wet or even holding water, a light weight/ makeshift roof that can easely be placed on the boat & off again in only minutes can save hundreds or thousands of dollars in damages. :cool2:
    P.S. I live in New Albany & not far from The Falls Of The Ohio.:wink:
     
  15. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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  16. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Nice looking boat, now it's time to slime 'er up:wink: Stay safe and good fishing!!!
     
  17. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Chris congrats on the great find.
    those are fine boats and motors. You did good.
     
  18. evilfud

    evilfud New Member

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    Well with everything im spending i have went the cheap (er) way for the charging situation.

    I bought a 15/10/2 Battery Charger from wally world the Schumacher Ship n Shore for $50 and i already own a 2amp trickle charger.

    So maybe i will use the trickle charger on the Trolling Battery and the new one on the engine battery.

    Next year i will look into maybe getting new batteries and a on board charger.

    The batteries on the boat now i think are both from 2007.

    Fud
     
  19. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    Chris - that is a fine looking boat...sounds like you got a great deal and it looks like it's set up perfect. Congrats!
     
  20. RonSki

    RonSki New Member

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    Chris, reverse that and you'll be fine. Put the battery charger on the trolling motor battery and the trickle charger on the starting battery. The alternator in your engine should keep the starting battery topped off. You might NEVER need to actually charge that battery. The trolling motor battery is the one you'll need to charge after every use. Too bad you're just a little too far south of me, I have a 10 amp onboard charger I'd give you (I upgraded to 24 volts)...