Picked up my new Seaark boat today!

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Ictalurus Punctatus, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Ictalurus Punctatus

    Ictalurus Punctatus New Member

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    Just a plain Jane MV 1648 and a 4 stroke Suzuki 30 hp tiller steer. No bells, no whistles. Everything else that is added to it will be exactly what I want/need for "THE ULTIMATE CATFISHING JON BOAT!"
     
  2. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    Congratulations on the new boat. Make it like you want it. SeaArk is a good boat.
     

  3. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    congratz cant wait to see a picture have you named her yet.
     
  4. Ictalurus Punctatus

    Ictalurus Punctatus New Member

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    Haven't decide on a name yet. I was thinking of "Ictalurus". At this point I just thinking of a good location for my depthfinder/gps. Of course "Sea Aardvark" keeps coming to mind too.

    Jon
     
  5. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    Congrats, let us know when you get that new smell out of it. Also, if this is your first new boat/motor ... pay attention to what it says about breaking the motor in right. Hope it gives you many years of slimed filled fun.
     
  6. special liberty

    special liberty New Member

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    Congrats - now PICTURES!!!!!!
     
  7. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Congratulations on the new boat Jon, it's a lot of fun rigging a new boat.
     
  8. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    Congrats on your new boat. I wish you many years of fun with it. :big_smile:

    Be safe & post some pics:wink:
     
  9. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    Congrats on the boat Jon! You will enjoy rigging her out and then taking her out on the water.

    I am with the rest of the BOC Family, share pics of her as you go. :smile2:
     
  10. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Way to go.
    And I know you will have fun filled days in it. Also that is a great size boat.
    And I know you will love the motor also.
    Pete
     
  11. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Congrats! I am contemplating a Plain-Jane setup as well.
     
  12. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Youre only missing one thing in that boat......... A good coating of catfish slime!:smile2: Congrats on your new boat. Cant wait to see the pics of the boat and the cats.


    Kenny
     
  13. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    congrats on the new boat and a big welcome to the BOC, show us some pics.
     
  14. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    grats on the addition to your fishin gear. I'm sure your very excited!

    i wish you many safe and successful fishin trips in your new toy!
     
  15. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    Congrats on the new boat. I have a Sea Ark McCrappie rig and it is a great little platform. Is a nice ride and does well on the Mississippi River Too.
     
  16. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    I wanna see, I wanna see....I want one!
    :smile2:
     
  17. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    Congrats Jon, on the new boat and welcome to the BOC!
     
  18. Ictalurus Punctatus

    Ictalurus Punctatus New Member

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    Thank you all for your congratulations! I just got back from Jordan Lake, where I took the Aardvark out on her maiden voyage. I wanted to get started on breaking in the new motor. I was so suprised by how quiet that 4 stroke is! People told me that you can't hear them running at an idle, and doggone if they weren't right! The only way I knew it was running was by the little pee stream of water shooting out of the back of the motor. The little 30 hp had plenty of power for that 16' hull even at no more than half throttle (I still have to run it for about 8 more hrs before I can open it up all the way) it had no problems plaining out, even with me by myself in the stern.

    The hull was amazingly stable. We had a somewhat breezy day today. Winds were 10-20 mph, and there was a fair amount of boat traffic about. Yet standing up in the boat to throw a casting net, or moving around was not a problem.

    I still have much to do to the Aardvark, but all and all I'm very happy with my purchace. No buyer's remorse here :smile2: . Next on the list is definitely going to be navigation lights, some more rod holders, and finding a way to mount my gps antena. I've got 4 driftmaster type on it already, but I think I'm going to get a couple of Scotty rod holders to see if I like them any better. If anyone has any opinions I'd love to hear them.

    By popular demand, here are a few pictures. I appologize for the quality ahead of time, I was dark though. I will be posting more as I invest more elbow grease into this little project.

    Thanks again,

    Jon
     

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  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jon congrats on the new Sea Ark and thanks for sharing the pics. Glad you had a successful maiden voyage. I hope you enjoy rigging it just the way YOU want it.:cool2: :big_smile:
     
  20. rebcatman

    rebcatman New Member

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    Jon, congrats on the new boat.